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THE VICI BEACON, Vici, Dewey County, Oklahoma, Thursday May 21, 1931, Vol. 20, No. 22, Page 1, Column 4

Silas C. Hays 46, of Vici, engineer at the Vici High School died Wednesday morning about four o'clock in the Woodward General Hospital at Woodward. He became ill Sunday after returning from a fishing trip. He was operated on for perforated ulcer at two o'clock Monday morning.

He was born in Missouri the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hays, now living at Cestos. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Glen, Virgil, and Merle one daughter Maurine. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.Hays, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services are to be held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian church, the Reverend W. H. Woolard will be in charge.


THE VICI BEACON, Vici, Dewey County, Oklahoma, Thursday May 28, 1931, Vol 20, No. 23, Page 1, Column 4

Silas C. Hays, oldest son of John W. and Arminda J. Hays, was born at Woodhill, Dallas County, Missouri, November 28, 1884, and died at the Woodward General hospital, May 20, 1931 after a short illness at the age of 46 years, 3 months, and 22 days.

He came to Oklahoma with his parents in 1900. Since that time he has lived in Dewey and Woodward county and was married to Ethel Parry, March 10, 1909.

To this marriage were born four children, Mrs. R. N. Craighead, Wenatachee, Washington, Mrs. W. G. Bash, Oklahoma City, Mrs. J. C. McCasland, Yuma, Colo., and one brother S. J. Hays of Fargo survive him. Four infant sisters preceded him in death.

The past two years he had been custodian of the Vici school building and driver of one of the school buses and was beloved by both faculty and student body.

Page 1, Column 3 CARD OF THANKS
We want to take this metod of thank our many friends for their kind words, flowers given during the illness and death of our husband, father, and son.
Mrs. Silas Hays, Virgil, Glenn, Merle and Maurine Hays, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hays, Mrs. R. N. Craighead, Mrs. W. G. Bash, Mrs. J. C. McCasland, S. J. Hays

THE VICI BEACON, Vici, Dewey County, Oklahoma, Thursday, February 14, 1935, Volume 24, No. 24, Page 1, Column 2

Anna J. Stinecipher, youngest daughter of Silas C. and Obedience Stinecipher, was born April 16, 1865 at Woodhill, Dallas county, Missouri, and died at her home at Cestos, Oklahoma, February 10, 1935 at the age of 69 years, 9 months, and 23 days.

She was married to John W. Hays on February 10, 1884. To this union nine children were born four of whom are still living, four daughters having died in infancy and one son, S. C. Hays who passed away on May 7, 1932.

Mrs. Hays, "Grandma" as she was known to the entire community in later years, moved to Oklahoma with her family in 1900 and located near Richmond, later moving to Cestos where she has lived since that time, except for about six years residence in Taloga.

For a number of years, Mrs. Hays with her husband, owned and operated the telephone exchange at Cestos, where she became endeared to all patrons in the community.

She was a good wife, a kind and loving mother, and a neighbor whom all loved as was evidenced by the many who visited her and the help rendered during her brief illness.

She suffered from a stroke of paralysis four years ago and never fully regained her health.

Mrs. Hays joined the Baptist church in early life and tried to live a Christian life and was ready to meet the master when he called her to him.

Mrs. Hays was preceeded in death by her husband, J. W. Hays, one son, S. C. Hays, four infant daughters, one sister and three brothers, and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. N. Craighead, Wenatachee, Wash., Mrs. Wm. Bosch, Cestos and Mrs. J. C. McCasland of Yuma, Colo., one son, S. J. Hays of Huxton, Colo., also six grandsons and two granddaughters and one great great grandson, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Community church at Cestos, Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Caywood of the Baptist church delivering the sermon. Interment was made in the Sunnyside Cemetery.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and neighbors for their "kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our dear mother, and especially for the words of comfort of Rev. Caywood and signers. M/M Wm. Bosch, Mrs. R. N. Craighead, Mrs. Ethel Hays & family, and S. J. Hays