Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - March 25, 2014 - Robert Wesley Hainer

Robert Wesley was born on December 26, 1839 in Louth, Grantham, Ontario. He was the son of Henry Hainer and Nancy (Schram) Hainer. He lived his childhood in Louth, Ontario. He married Dorothy Ann Morgan, daughter of David Morgan and Charlotte Fox Morgan, in Grimsby, Ontario on December 30 1862 in Grimsby, Ontario. They had two daughters. Addie Jane was born in Ontario in 1863 and Mary Morgan was born in Port Hope in 1871. Wesley Hayner , Doreatha and Ada Jane Hayner can be found in Rubicon Township, Huron County, Port Hope Michigan in the 1870 US Federal Census. Robert Wesley surname changed in this same time period. In Canada, Robert Wesley's name is recorded as Hainer but once he came to America it was recorded as Hayner. Could have been an error or a deliberate change on his part. We shall never know. He died March 30th 1896 in a farming accident. The story that is passed down in the family is that he was working with a horse on his daughter's farm and he was kicked in the head. He was found dead in the stall. He is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in East China Township, Michigan.

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