Darling S. Hayes

HAYES-DARLING S-POROctober 18, 1853 – January 6, 1912
Division Commander 1906
Descended from John M. Hayes
Sgt. Co. K 27th ME
Mustered in September 9, 1862


Dropped Dead
Darling S. Hayes Passes Away at Age of 58

Prominent in Sons of Veterans
News of Death Last Friday Night Was a Shock to Community – Funeral Held Wednesday

The community of Sanford was shocked last Friday evening when the news spread about town that Darling S. Hayes had dropped dead in his home, immediately after finishing his evening meal.  Mr. Hayes had attended to his work as usual on Friday and appeared to be in the best of spirits.  The cause of his death was given as heart failure.

Col. Darling S. Hayes was born in Newfield October 19, 1853, a son of John M. and Harriet (Ham) Hayes.  John M. Hayes, father of the deceased, was a musician in the 27th Maine Regiment in the Civil War, and for many years was one of the prominent members of the association of that regiment, until his death about two years ago.

April 19, 1883, Darling S. Hayes was united in marriage with Miss Charlotte Lowe, daughter of John and Hannah (Hargraves) Lowe of Shapleigh, who survives him.  They came to Sanford 14 years ago and had lived here ever since, where they have made a host of friends.  Mr. Hayes was allied with several fraternities, being a member of Miltonia Lodge of Odd Fellows, Milton Mills, N.H., and Sagamore Tribe I.O.R.M, Preble Lodge of Masons and Lieut. W.H. Miller Camp, Sons of Veterans, in Sanford.

He had been honored in all his fraternities but was most deeply interested in the Sons of Veterans, of which he had been Department Commander of Maine, with the rank of Colonel and also treasurer of his own camp for eight consecutive years.  At the time of his death he was a member of District Deputy ???? (parts illegible)???

The funeral was held from the home on Winter street Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Eugene S. Hallbrook officiating.  The services were conducted under the auspices of Preble Lodge of Masons, Lieut. W.H. Miller Camp acting as escort.  The bearers were members of the Masons and Red Men and Sagamore Tribe and a delegation from Sanford Mills Fire Department of which the deceased was a member formed a part of the procession.  The interment was in Oakdale Cemetery.

Burial at Oakdale Cemetery
(Listed in Find a Grave in Highland Grove Cemetery, North Shapleigh)

Find A Grave Memorial# 13041848n8