Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Eggleton

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24. William John Hayden

Died from asphyxia by lying on his nose and mouth, while in a state of intoxication, on November 8.
Source: Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post 14 Nov 1913

Annie Marie Loughlin

Death registered as Haydon

155. Lionel G Haydon

Birth registered as Hayden. Married as Haydon

29. Robert Hayden

(By An Associate)
The Great Reaper claimed another of his grand old pioneers on Tues- day, 24th July, when Mr. Hayden, of "Homely Point," Argalong, passed away at the ripe age of 78 years.
The subject of this obituary was a native—one of the oldest—of Tumat, having been born near Ander- son's, and lived in the district practically all his life. As a nation builder, in his humble sphere, he left a record that Lord Lubbcok would have been proud of when writing in his book, "The Use of Life." In earlier life he was associated with Messrs James McEvoy and Thomas Keefe, bridge-building. In the palmy digging days, he was one of a syndicate who pioneered the Great Britain Gold Mine at Argalong (in which district he resided for 40 years). In doing so, a herculean task was successfully carried through—a tunnel through a granite bar of about 200 yards, which intersected Sandy Creek. This work stands out as a monument and one of the great undertakings that the younger generation would shrink from ; yet the Fitz- geralds and their associates, with |Mr. Hayden, saw its consummation.
It was an achievement that will resist the agencies of denudation in the tide of time. Thus was the best gold-producing show, next to Adelong, opened up, and still continues to yield profit under other hands, being held by Pool and Co., under the dredging lease. He married the Fitzgerald's sister. Messrs Fitzgerald and Hayden sold to the Messrs Lynch and Arthur, who disposed of their interests to a dredging company. Mr. Hayden, was also associated with the late Mr. Thos. Nestor and the late Alderman W. Bourke in operating Lacmalac Reef, from which they won good dividends. After the gold business (in which he was never very lucky) subsided, he turned his attention to the more permanent and sure industry of the fruits of the soil by pioneering the holding he held till till death. His wife died during his struggling period. After he became established in his new departure in life, he remarried, Miss Annie Halloran, only sister of the late Mr. Frank Halloran, of Lacmalac Vale, being his choice. There he set up a very fine orchard, and showing the fruits the soil is capable of producing to Sir Joseph Carruthers (then Mr. Carruthers) while he was State Premier, was the mean's of his obtaining a substantial grant for road construction. As a trait of dauntless perseverance and indefatiguable effort, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden carried on dairying before Lacmalac Hill cutting was completed, and continued it profitably up to the last, they being amongst the first suppliers to the Tumut Butter Factory. The late Mr. Hayden added to his farm a small but rich block of freehold where the old Arga- long Station homestead used to be. The deceased and Messrs. Pearce, Herilhy and D. and E. Lynch, assis- ted in important occasions by Mes- srs Elliot and the late F. Halloran, were in the Argalong-Lacmalac Pro- gress Executive which did so much for roads, schools, telephones, etc., in the district. Mr. Hayden's motto was "Press on and do what is right, let come what may !" He was one of the first Oddfellows of Tumut, his revered friend, the late Mr. Robt. Dear, and he being inaugurating members, and to the home of his friend's wife he was brought to be near his spiritual and medical advisers. Mrs. Halloran, in kindly spirit, anticipating her late husband's wishes, prevailed on Mrs. Hayden to bring him to Lacmalac, and, as his health further declined, Mrs. Dear, in the same spirit induced Mrs. Hayden to bring her husband to her home, where he passed peacefully away.
Source: The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser 31 Jul 1923