Person:John Hay (36)

m. 12 Oct 1831
  1. Major Leonard Augustus Hay1834 - 1904
  2. Mary P. HayAbt 1837 - 1914
  3. John Milton Hay1838 - 1905
  4. Charles Edward Hay1841 - 1916
  5. Helen Jemima Hay1844 - 1873
m. 4 Feb 1874
  1. Helen Julia Hay1875 - 1944
  2. Adelbert Stone Hay1876 - 1901
  3. Alice Evelyn Hay1880 - 1960
  4. Clarence Leonard Hay1884 - 1969
Facts and Events
Name[2] John Milton Hay
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 8 Oct 1838 Salem, Washington County, Indiana
Marriage 4 Feb 1874 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohioto Clara Louise Stone
Census[3] 1880 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Census[4] 1900 Washington, District of Columbia
Death[2][1][6] 1 Jul 1905 Newbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Burial[2] Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Reference Number? Q117101?

Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, 1 Jul 1905, p. 1 Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, 1 Jul 1905, p. 1 (cont.)

Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, 1 Jul 1905, p. 1 (cont.) Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, 1 Jul 1905, p. 1 (cont.)

Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, 1 Jul 1905, p. 1 (cont.)

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1880 census:[3]

Hay, John 40 yrs Asst. Sec. of State (U.S.) b. Indiana (parents, b. Kentucky/Rhode Island)
      Clara S. 30 yrs Wife Keeping house b. Massachusetts (parents, b. Massachusetts)
      Helen Julia 5 yrs Dau At home b. New York (parents, b. Indiana/Massachusetts)
      Adelbert Stone 3 yrs Son At home b. Ohio (parents, b. Indiana/Massachusetts)
      Alice Evelyn 4/12 yr Dau At home b. Ohio (parents, b. Indiana/Massachusetts)
[+ 4 servants]

Washington, District of Columbia, 1900 census:[4]

Hay, John 61 yrs (b. Oct 1838) (marr. 26 yrs) b. Nebraska [sic] (parents, b. Kentucky/Rhode Island) Secretary of State
      Clara S. 50 yrs (b. Dec 1849)(4 children, 4 living) b. Massachusetts (parents, b. Massachusetts)
      Helen 24 yrs (b. Nov 1875) (single) b. Ohio (parents, b. Nebraska/Massachusetts)
      Alice E. 20 yrs (b. Jan 1880) (single) b. Ohio (parents, b. Nebraska/Massachusetts)
      Clarence L. 14 yrs (b. Dec 1885) b. Ohio (parents, b. Nebraska/Massachusetts) At school

[+ 10 servants]

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838July 1, 1905) was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life.

Born in Indiana to an anti-slavery family that moved to Illinois when he was young, Hay showed great potential, and his family sent him to Brown University. After graduation in 1858, Hay read law in his uncle's office in Springfield, Illinois, adjacent to that of Lincoln. Hay worked for Lincoln's successful presidential campaign and became one of his private secretaries at the White House. Throughout the American Civil War, Hay was close to Lincoln and stood by his deathbed after the President was shot at Ford's Theatre. In addition to his other literary works, Hay co-authored with John George Nicolay a that helped shape the assassinated president's historical image.

After Lincoln's death, Hay spent several years at diplomatic posts in Europe, then worked for the New-York Tribune under Horace Greeley and Whitelaw Reid. Yet, Hay remained active in politics, and from 1879 to 1881 served as Assistant Secretary of State. Afterward, he remained in the private sector, until President McKinley, for whom he had been a major backer, made him Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1897. Hay became Secretary of State the following year.

Hay served for almost seven years as Secretary of State, under President McKinley, and after McKinley's assassination, under Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was responsible for negotiating the Open Door Policy, which kept China open to trade with all countries on an equal basis, with international powers. By negotiating the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty with the United Kingdom, the (ultimately unratified) Hay–Herrán Treaty with Colombia, and finally the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty with the newly-independent Republic of Panama, Hay also cleared the way for the building of the Panama Canal.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John Hay, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 13, p. 340D, dwelling/family 442/523 (506 Euclid Ave).
  4. 4.0 4.1 District of Columbia, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule: Twelfth Census of the United States, NARA Microfilm Publication T623. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration)
    ED 33, p. 12A, dwelling/family 176/94 (800 - 16th St).
  5.   United States. Passport applications, 1795-1925. (Washington, D.C. : National Archives).
  6. New Hampshire, United States. New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947. (New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration).
  7.   United States. Passport applications, 1795-1925. (Washington, D.C. : National Archives).

    No. 160, issued 10 Jul 1889 at American Legation in Paris.

    Applies for a passport for myself and wife and minor children: Helen (b. 11 Mar 1875 New York), Adelbert (b. 1 Nov 1876 Cleveland), Alice (b. 6 Jan 1880 Cleveland), & Clarence (b. 19 Dec 1884 Cleveland).

    I was born 8 Oct 1839 [sic] at Salem, Indiana. Permanent residence is Washington, DC, but temporarily residing in Paris. Intends to return to the U.S. "within a few months." Desires passport for purpose of "traveling."

    Sworn 10 Jul 1889 before Augustus Jay, 2nd Secretary of Legation.

    Description: 49 yrs, 5' 8", medium forehead, brown eyes, [illegible] nose, medium mouth, bearded chin, brown hair, dark complexion, oval face.