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Index Name Hayes Hayes Hayes Hayes
Address South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington, Vermont Shelburne, Vermont South Burlington, Vermont
Head of Household Lawrence, 36, born in Vermont, parents born in Ireland, farmer Lawrence L., 50, born in Vermont, parents born in Ireland, farmer Lawrence L., 60, born in Vermont, parents born in Ireland, farmer Lawrence, 82, born in Vermont, widower, farmer, lived in Milton, Vermont, in 1935
Wife Jennie, 26, married 9 years, 6 children, all living, born in Vermont, parents born in Vermont Jennie M., 36, married 20 years, 9 children, all living, born in Vermont, parents born in Vermont Jennie M., 44, born in Vermont, parents born in Vermont
Daughter Mary M., 10, born in Vermont
Son John W., 8, born in Vermont John W., 28, born in Vermont, farm laborer
Son Lawrence, 6, born in Vermont Lawrence L., 16, born in Vermont, farmer
Son Thomas, 4, born in Vermont Thomas L., 14, born in Vermont Thomas L., 24, born in Vermont, farm laborer
Daughter Ellen E., 2, born in Vermont Ellen E., 12, born in Vermont
Son William R., 7/12, born in Vermont William R., 10, born in Vermont William R., 20, born in Vermont
Son James E., 8, born in Vermont James E., 18, born in Vermont, farm laborer
Son Stephen R., 7, born in Vermont Stephen R., 15, born in Vermont, farm laborer
Daughter Ruth M., 3, born in Vermont Ruth M., 10, born in Vermont
Servant Fred, 21, born in Vermont
Granddaughter Ethel Cilbirth, 1, born in Vermont, father born in New York, mother born in Vermont
Uncle Charles Cockle, 66, widower, born in Vermont, father born in Vermont, mother born in New Hampshire, farm laborer

Genealogist Maureen O'Brien provided much of the following information.

Lawrence Hayes was born in St. George, Chittendon, Vermont, on April 22, 1861. His parents were Lawrence and Mary Ellen Lynch Hayes. He was baptized on June 2 at St. Mary's Church in Burlington. The family lived in Williston. In 1882, Lawrence went to Eureka, California and worked on a dairy farm.

Jennie Mae Duprey was born in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, on February 7, 1874. Her parents were Benjamin and Jane Cockle Dupry. Jennie was an 8th cousin of Calvin Coolidge, who served as the 30th President of the United States from 1923 to 1929. A Republican lawyer born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of Massachusetts. Jennie and Calvin descend from John Coolidge, born in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1604. He was baptised at All Saints' Church in September 1604. The family home is believed to be the thatched cottage adjacent to All Saintsí Church. Calvin Coolidge contributed funds to the restoration of the church tower in 1928. The table below shows the the name, birth place, and birth year of Jennie and Calvin's ancestors back to John Coolidge.

Jennie Mae Duprey President Calvin Coolidge
John Coolidge (Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1604)
  1. Nathaniel Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1634)
  2. John Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1668)
  3. Deborah Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1711)
  4. Huldah Pratt (Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1738)
  5. Huldah Towne (Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1759)
  6. Isaac A Harris (Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1788)
  7. Phoebe Harris (Milan, Coos, New Hampshire, in 1822)
  8. Jane E. Cockle (Huntington, Vermont, in 1851)
  9. Jennie Mae Duprey (New Haven, Vermont, 1874)
  1. Simon Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1632)
  2. Obadiah Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1663)
  3. Obadiah Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1695)
  4. Minute-Man Josiah Coolidge (Watertown, Massachusett, in 1718)
  5. John Coolidge (Bolton, Massachusetts, in 1756)
  6. Calvin Coolidge (Plymouth, Vermont, in 1780)
  7. Calvin Galusha Coolidge (Plymouth, Vermont, in 1815)
  8. John Calvin Coolidge (Plymouth, Vermont, in 1845)
  9. John Calvin Coolidge (Plymouth Notch, Vermont, 1872)

Lawrence Hayes and Jennie Mae Duprey were married at St. Mary's Cathedral in Burlington, Vermont, on January 5, 1891. Their daughter Mary Mabel Hayes was born in Williston on May 8, 1890, and baptized the day of their marriage.

They lived in Williston. Sons John, Lawrence, and Thomas were born in Williston in 1891, 1893, and 1896. Daughter Ellen Elizabeth "Nellie" was born in 1898.

They moved to South Burlington, where sons William, James, and Stephen were born in 1899, 1901, and 1903 and daughter Ruth in 1909.

They purchased a farm in Shelburne in 1919.

Daughter Mabel married Francis Joseph (Fred) Brown in South Burlington on November 6, 1908. They had a daughter Rita Marion Brown born January 24, 1921. Mabel divorced Fred Hayes in Burlington on April 16, 1925. In the 1930 census, Mabel, 39, was living on Williston Road in South Burlington, divorced, working as a dressmaker in her own shop, living with her daughter Rita, 9, and Aunt Margaret Hayes, 75. Mabel married Leo O'Brien in Crown Point, New York, on June 17, 1930. Sons Leo and Daniel were born in Burlington in 1931 and 1933. See: Leo and Mabel Hayes O'Brien.

Nellie Hayes married George Merritt Cilbreth in 1925. They lived in North Elba, New York, about 60 miles west of Burlington. They then moved to Winooski. Nellie had a child, Ethel, in 1918, but Nellie died six weeks later due to complicatiions of childbirth.

On September 29, 1927, the Hayes barn in Shelburne was destroyed. It was filled with hay, grain, farm tools, and wagons.

Five weeks later, on November 4, 1927, Jennie Duprey Hayes, daughter Ruth, and granddaughter Ethel Cilbrith died in Bolton in the Great Vermont Flood of November 2-4. The main crest of the Green Mountains runs north to south through the eastern part of Bolton, and the Winooski River, running east to west, cuts through the mountains south of the center of the town.

Hayes barn fire
Burlington Free Press, October 1, 1927.
Hayes memorial
Hayes memorial at Saint Catherine Cemetery in Shelburne, Vermont. See: Find A Grave.

Lawrence Hayes was living in South Burlington in the 1940 census. He is reported on Sheet 61, but there is a note that says he belongs on Sheet 7, Household 115, which is the household on Patchen Road of his daughter Mabel and her husband Leo O'Brien. Sheet 61 also says he lived in Milton, Vermont, in 1935. See: Leo and Mabel Hayes O'Brien.

Lawrence Hayes died in Colchester in 1943. He had been living in South Burlington. See: Find A Grave.

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