Charles Luther Hayes
Keystone, Reliance, SD
1933-34, 1794, Rockerville, F-10 LEM
1935, 1764, Mayo (Custer), F-13 Member
Both Charles and Eliza (Charles' wife) worked for what is now Ellsworth AFB. Charles worked as a Federal Guard for eleven years. He was severely injured in a car accident in early 1950 and was retired from Civil Service. He remained handicapped for the rest of his life. Clara Eliza Hayes was a teacher for forty years in South Dakota, the last fourteen at Ellsworth AFB.
Charles Luther Hayes, Born: 02/05/1895, Bloomington, S.D. Entered Army: 07/22/1918, Served: Army of Occupation, Germany. Discharged: 08/18/1919. Sailed for Europe: 11/23/1918. Died: 12/30/1970. Buried: Black Hills National Cemetery, Stugis, S.D. Grave: 1451.
Mr. Hayes worked for Gutzon Borglum at Mount Rushmore for a short time in 1933.
photos courtesy Kevin Schroeder, Hayes' Grandson
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