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In loving memory

John E. Hayes

The Odon Journal
March 1, 1890, page 2

After a long and lingering illness of that dreadful disease Consumption, John Hayes closed his earthly career at his home at the corner of West and Elnora streets Tuesday morning. John Hayes was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, on the 12th day of December 1835. He enlisted in Co. B, 27th Regt. Ind. Vol. on the 10th day of August 1861, held the office of 1st Sergeant, and was discharged on the 21st day of July 1865. He joined J. W. Thornburg Post No. 474, Department of Indiana GAR on 23rd day of March 1889, and died on the 25th day of February 1890, aged fifty-five years two months and thirteen days. After returning from the fields of battle he married a daughter of Jesse TRUEBLOOD, who with four children survive him. One innocent had gone before him to welcome him to a home of health and joy, and where disease and death is a total stranger. An immense throng attended the funeral services at the M. E. church Thursday. Rev. Woods delivered a fitting funeral address, and his remains were deposited in the Good Hope cemetery. He was honored as a soldier from his late residence to his grave by the burial rites of the GAR Post and the Sons of Veterans. He was a consistent member of the M. E. church and died in the triumph of a living faith. He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss which is his gain. He is gone. His frolicsome boyhood days are only memories of his early associates, his brave deeds in battle are treasures of his comrades, and his kindness as a husband and a father belong to the list of cherished memories of his weeping wife and children. His weary march through life is ended, his "tramp tramp" to the fields of battle is no more, freedom's flag of earth waves no more over his brave head and heart, but the glorious banner of his Savior is his ensign on the other shore. Peace to his ashes."

Contributed by: Debra Dougherty

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