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M. B. / William D. Hayes

Posted 2017-09-11 by Judy Wight Branson
Weekly Journal Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, February 19, 1913, page 6, column 4

Found Dead In Chair Of His Cabin

(From Thursday's Daily)

William Hayes, for familiarly as 'Mickey' Hayes, was found dead in a
cabin at the McNulty and Birch mining camp on Copper Creek yesterday
afternoon by 'Bob' Coughran, the Skull Valley cattleman.

The deceased was found sitting in a chair by the side of the bed
with his head inclined to the side, and had only his underclothing
on. From the examination made of the body it is believed the miner
had been dead for at least one week. Mr. Coughran was passing
through that section looking after his cattle interests, being
associated with Joe Rudy of Skull Valley.

Mr. Hayes was last heard from at the camp on January 25, where he
was employed as a miner by the above firm. The place is isolated
from the main traveled road, and very few miners frequent that

The deceased enjoyed a splendid name in this city, as an industrious
and upright man. He was a member of the Aspin, Colorado, Lodge of
Elks, and was aged about 54 years. He had been in this section for
the last three years, and it is said relatives reside in the above
Colorado city.

The body will be brought to Prescott today.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Hayes's name is found to be M.B. Hayes on
his Arizona death record and his Ruffner Funeral Home record and
then William D. (Mickey) Hayes on his obituary. No proof has been
found of his correct name.

He is buried in an unmarked grave at the Citizens Cemetery in
Prescott, Arizona.

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