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1877 Lena Hayes Family CDV Photo, Norwich, Chenango County New York NY


#1087 Edward Hayes Piano Makers, Norwich NY

On reverse:  "Lena Hayes, Age 10 years" is handwritten in old period pencil. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: H.S. Wells Nos 182 & 184 Broad Street, Norwich NY, Chenango County. (known to be Dr. H.S. Wells, Dr. Wells, Dr. Henry S. Wells, Dr. Henry Wells 1834-1906, listed as a photographer and a "Magnetic Physician" in US & NYS census records) 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Lena comes from an important piano making family in Norwich NY. We cannot find her in records to see who she married, much more work needs to be done.

Lena's parents:
Edward P. Hayes, born in New York 1843
Ellen Hayes, born Ireland 1849

Lena's grandfather: Edward Thompson Hayes 1812–1889 of Chenango County, son of Parents Edward Jones Hayes 1775–1813 and Abigail Terry Hayes 1775–1813.
Lena's grandmother: Permelia Hayes 1816–1871


Note: Family names are Hoyt, Smith, Mindwell, and Jones back to Norwalk Connectucut. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family.

Lena Hayes in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 13
Birth Date: Abt 1867
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Norwich, Chenango, New York, USA
Street: 13 West Main Street
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Father's name: Edward P. Hayes
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Ellen Hayes
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: At School
Household Members, Name, Age
Edward T. Hayes 67 (grandfather Edward Thompson Hayes 1812–1889)
Mary L. Hayes 50
Edward P. Hayes 37 (father)
Ellen Hayes 31 (mother)
Lena Hayes 13 (herself)
Mary Hayes 9 (sister)

Her father:
Edward P Hayes in the Chenango County, New York Directory, 1902
Name: Edward P Hayes
Occupation: Piano Maker
Town: Village of Norwich

From Chenango Union, October 24, 1889, Chenango County NY:
Another of our old and esteemed citizens has passed away: Edward T. Hayes died at his residence on South Broad street (Norwich, Chenango Co., NY) on Tuesday afternoon last, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. For several years past his mental faculties have gradually failed, and his death was not unlooked for. Mr. Hayes was born in 1813, in the town of Guilford (Chenango Co., NY), near Mount Upton, where his boyhood years were passed. He served an apprenticeship at piano forte making in Cooperstown, and about fifty years ago established himself in that business in Norwich, in company with his brother, James, the latter retiring from the firm after about two years. Soon after the late George H. Lattin became his partner, and the increasing business was conducted by the firm of Hayes & Lattin for several years. In 1854 George Rider became a partner, and after many changes in the firm name, by the admission of new partners, in 1873 all other partners were bought out, and the firm continued in the name of Hayes & Rider until the business was discontinued nearly ten years since, when what was once a leading industry in Norwich was no more. In 1868 Mr. Hayes became associated with Mr. Rider in the gas works, retaining his interest therein until his death. He was identified with the building of the midland railroad, and was one of its charter Directors. He was a public spirited citizen, of unquestioned integrity, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of this community. Deceased was twice married, and he survived both wives. He leaves two children, Edward Hayes, of this village, and Mrs. Charles T. Marston, of Hartford, Conn. Funeral services will be held at his late residence, Thursday, at 2:30 P.M.

From Norwich News, NY state: OCTOBER 1899:
"Edward T. Hayes, Esq., died at is residence in this village, Tuesday evening. He was born in 1912 near Mt. Upton, where his boyhood days were spent. He acquired a knowledge of the construction of musical instruments with Utter & Smith, of Guilford, and afterwards with Perse & Utter, of Cooperstown. Having learned his trade, he located here and in December, 1838, began the manufacture of pianos with his brother James for a partner. In 1842, Geo. H. Lattin was admitted to the partnership, and remained such until his death, at Summerville, Tennessee, in 1863. In June, 1854, George Rider was admitted to the partnership and the firm was known as Hayes, Lattin & Co. Upon the death of Lattin it became Hayes & Rider. Subsequently other changes were made until about 1880, when the firm substantially retired form manufacturing. The first year Mr. Hayes made four pianos; during the war the firm manufactured six pianos a week and employed forty skilled workmen. In 1868, Mr. Hayes became associated with Mr. Rider in the Norwich Gas works, which interest he retained until his death He was one of the original directors of the N. Y. O. & W. He was public spirited and in 1855 bought a tract of land and layed out Hayes Street, one of the most attractive avenues in our village. He was twice married, but survived both wives. He leaves him surviving a son, Edward Hayes, of this village, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles T. Marston, of Hartford, Conn. His funeral was attended, Thursday afternoon, Rev H.D. Stebbins officiating. Interment in Mt. Hope."

This is a beautiful old CDV and portrait of young Lena. It was found in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Much more work needs to be done on this important Chenango County family to see what family might have married into, and where. 

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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