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Jim Hayes highlights the current state of affairs and the need for a coherent response. Is there a singular answer to our problems? He encourages us to look to the power of education and younger generations to respond to our most pressing issues.

According to Lloyd Lewis’ genealogy notes, compiled from reports of various family members, Johanna Hayes and the rest of the family that had not yet emigrated to the United States, finally made the trip over the pond shortly after the death of her husband, Patrick Hayes.  According to a biography of Edward Hayes, a son who had arrived in the United States circa 1869, his father Patrick died in Limerick on April 15, 1875.  So far, I have been unable to find a Civil Death Record for him in that year.  But using that date as a starting point for searching, I began looking for a ship manifest that contained Johanna and one ore more known children of hers.  I soon found the following record.

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Late Thursday night I was doing some casual genealogy surfing at the web site when I came across a record that caught my eye.  It was an Irish Birth and Baptism Record for a Patrick Hanly in Bruree, Limerick, Ireland.   The spelling of the last name was different than what I had been accustomed to, but I investigated anyway.  It turns out that Patricks parents were listed as Daniel Hanly and Ellen Hayes.  WOW!  That is an exact match.  I don’t know why I hadn’t seen that before.  Maybe is was part of a new set of records recently added to the web site.  Whatever the case, I was excited.  I immediately searched the site for Patrick’s brother, William and sister, Ellen (my great grandmother) but did not have any success.  Unfortunately, the Family Search record offered me little information that I did not already know…  but it was proof… so I took it.  Thinking I might get lucky, I looked for any Hayes records in Bruree.  I found quite a few, but none that were related.

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Here is another obituary article about the very popular Erie Pennsylvania Alderman , Edward Hayes.  This article provides us with a special treat!  It has a picture of the well liked man. He died on March 5, 1926 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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Today I received a copy of Erie  Alderman Edward Hayes Death Certificate.  Edward was born May 2, 1853 in Limerick, Ireland.  One interesting fact about this Death Certificate is that it provides another  spelling for his mother’s name.  This time we see it as “Coughey”.  We have also seen Cowie, Cowhey and Couhy.

Edward Hayes Death Certificate
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Calvary Cemtery is the final resting place of Patrick Hayes, son of Patrick Hayes and Johanna Couhy.  Also brother to Ellen, Bridget, Mary Hayes Morrison, Edward and John. Special thanks to “ronzoni” at for the photo.

Calvary Cemetery

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I found this interesting video on Cousin Jim.

A lifelong Republican, Jim has had a long and successful career in magazine publishing, including Fortune. A traditional conservative believing in small government and fiscal responsibility, Jim has also been deeply concerned about the deep polarization in America over the last couple years even as the problems we face grow in severity. Obama’s promise to work toward national unity appealed to Jim as well as his belief that the route to economic prosperity starts with building a strong middle class.

Who: James B. Hayes
Ellis Island Medals of Honor
When: Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are presented to Americans of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their own ethnic groups and to American society. Honorees typically include U.S. Presidents, Nobel Prize winners, leaders of industry, and gifted artists, performers, and athletes. Each receives a specially crafted Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have unanimously passed resolutions sanctioning the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations and the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. This recognition inspires us to work anew for a better world through the advancement, protection, and encouragement of all of America’s ethnic groups, religions, and races.

To Learn More, check out the website and video at:

This week’s genealogical success was with the Hayes branch on the Lewis side of the family. In the recent months I had found many articles that mentioned James V. Hayes, but lacked concrete evidence to link them to the descendants of Patrick Hayes and Johanna Cowhey.

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HAYES-Agnes B. Age 92. On April 15, 1997. Beloved wife of the late James V. Devoted mother of Mary- Ann Mumma, James B. and John. Adored grandmother of ten. Dearest great-grandmother of four. Friends may call at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81st St., Wednesday, 6-8PM. Funeral Mass on Thursday, St. Thomas More, 65 E. 89th St., 10AM. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Interfaith Neighbors, Inc., 247 E. 82nd St., NY NY 10028.