Farmer Dies From Injuries

Charles Hayes, Near Vermont, Falls From Load Of Hay, Breaks Neck

Charley H. Hayes, 65, injured in a fall from a load of hay while at work on the farm he operated in Eldorado township, west of Vermont, Friday, died early Sunday evening in the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, where he was taken immediately following the accident.

Death was attributed, at least partially, to pneumonia which developed following the accident in which he suffered a fractured neck. The injury paralyzed the lower part of his body and caused partial paralysis of the arms.

Hayes was standing on the back end of a load of hay when his team stepped forward, throwing him to the ground. The accident happened on the Harry McCarty farm, operated by the latter’s son, Forrest McCarty, where Hayes was working with a number of other men in putting up hay.

Born April 4, 1879 near Bader, a son of George and Sarah (Stambaugh) Hayes, he was married Dec. 9, 1902, to Miss Ethel Kimble, who died Aug. 13, 1942.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Eva Bollinger, Springfield, Mrs. Iva Danner and Herbert Hayes, Vermont, and Charley Hayes at the family home. Brothers living are Albert, George and Floyd Hayes of Vermont and Herbert Hayes of Industry. Surviving sisters are Mrs. McDonald of Vermont and Mrs. Eba Toland of Industry. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

He was a member of the Vermont Methodist church.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 7/5/1944

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