|WILLIAM H. HAYES, of Hayes Bros., harness-makers, Oregon, is a son of Plympton and Isabel (Zook) Hayes, and was born in Oregon April 15, 1857; began at his trade in 1872, and opened the present business Nov. 1, 1878; the brothers have the only shop in town, and make and sell any and every thing in light and heavy harness; also, carriage trimmings, whips, robes, nets, etc. W. H. Hayes married Miss Alice, daughter of G.W. Getz, of Oregon; their son, Stanley W., born April 20, 1880, is just twelve hours younger than his cousin Annie, daughter of Frank and Susan (Osborne) Hayes; Frank Hayes was born Feb. 9, 1854, and has been a harness-maker since 1874. W.H. is one of the A. O. U. W., and a Republican. His father was born Oct. 12, 1822 in Burton, Geauga, Co., Ohio, and settled in Oregon in 1846; was a farmer until 1870, and has since kept the Oregon Hotel.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1241-1242.