With last weeks episode of Who Do You Think You Are, featuring Sean Hayes, I have spent some time doing research on the family. This episode did not really show us a family tree and there are plenty of records on the Hayes family in Chicago.
William F. Hayes married Barbara Anna Duy on 14 May 1935 in Chicago, Cook, IL.1 They had at least three children according to census records.
William (born 1912) is son of Patrick Hayes Jr (born 1881) and Jennie (or Jane) Carmody (born 1880), both native of Ireland. Patrick and Jennie married on 21 Sep 1904 in Chicago, Cook, IL.2 According to census records they both immigrated in 1900.3
Patrick and Jennie had the following children:
- Peter (8 Apr 1905 – 5 Mar 1979)4
- Loretta born about 1907
- John born about 1910
- William (1912 – 16 Nov 1951)5
- Francis (27 Nov 1914 – 14 Mar 1979)6
- Marcella born about 1918
- Mary born about 1920
The 1910 Census tells us that Patrick and Jennie had been married for five years and that Jennie gave birth to four children, with three of them living. No documents of the child’s birth or death have been found.
You can see that the Hayes family is by no means a small one and there should be many cousins out there for Sean. Stay tuned for another post about the Hayes family in Ireland.
From Death Record shown on WDYTYA, 30 Mar 2015 ↩