From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 999

JOHN E. HAYES, blacksmith at roundhouse of the C. M. & ST. P. R.R.; was born in Ireland in June 1842; came to the Untied States in 1862; served a portion of his apprenticeship in the old country and worked eighteen months at his trade in New York City, and in 1864 came to Madison and worked a year at his trade; on the 1st of May 1865, he began work for his present employers and has continued with them up to the present time. Mr. HAYES was married to Miss Ellen C. SULLIVAN in 1869, she died May 22, 1879, leaving two sons - John M. and Thomas F. Owns his residence, No. 62 Main street; his sister is his housekeeper. He was elected Senior Alderman in 1877; has been President of the benevolent society of St. Raphael's Church, and has held other offices in said church; has also held the office of Vice President and Corresponding Secretary of the Machinist and Blacksmith's Union, No. 1, in Milwaukee; is a skilled mechanic and a reliable citizen.

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