Charles W. Hays, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hays, was born December 15, 1859 in Pine Creek Township. He departed this life May 5, 1937, at the age of 77 years 4 months and 19 days. He spent his entire life in and around Polo. His life’s occupation was farming. He was united in marriage to Viola Bomberger December 16, 1886. To this union four sons were born. They are Bryant, Harold, Max, of Polo, and Edgar of Savanna. There remain to mourn his loss his wife and children, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Artz, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Polo. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist Church, with Rev. S. A. Bloomquist officiating. Internment is at Fairmount Cemetery.

Charles W. Hays, 77, Passes Away Wednesday at Home
Charles W. Hays, 77 year old resident of Polo, who was born and raised in this community and lived here all his life, passed away Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home and at 2:30 at the Methodist Church with Rev. Sidney Bloomquist officiating. Burial will be made in Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Hays is survived by his wife and four sons, Bryant, Harold and Max of Polo, and Edgar of Savanna, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Artz of Polo. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s issue of the TriCounty Press.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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