Rutherford B Hayes TB

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Rutherford was the fifth child born into his family. Sophia Birchard Hayes was his mother and he was born two months after the death of his father Rutherford Hayes. He was born in Delaware, Ohio.
  • Graduated from Kenyon College

    Graduated from Kenyon College
    On August 4, 1842 Rutherford graduated from Kenyon College studying law at the top of his class. He went to college to one day become a lawyer and so he could be more educated for the future governmental positions that he held.
  • Graduated from Harvard Law School

    Graduated from Harvard Law School
    In January of 1845 Rutherford graduated from Harvard Law School with legume baccalaureus degree. He went to Harvard so he could become a lawyer and to learn more about laws.
  • Got married

    Got married
    On December 30, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio Rutherford got married to Lucy Hayes, who was a very well educated women for her time. They stayed together for the rest of their lives and had eight kids together that they raised together.
  • Birth of first child

    Birth of first child
    On November 4, 1853 Birchard Austin Hayes was born. He was born into his family of his father Rutherford and his mother Lucy. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he grew up for the majority of his childhood.
  • Birth of second child

    Birth of second child
    On March 20, 1856 James Webb Cook Hayes was born. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was Lucy and Rutherford's second child. He worked along side his dad for the majority of his life.
  • City Solicitor of Cincinnati

    City Solicitor of Cincinnati
    Rutherford B Hayes became the city solicitor of Cincinnati after the last one died and he got appointed by the Cincinnati City Council and served one full term before fighting in the Civil War.
  • Birth of third child

    Birth of third child
    On June 24, 1858 Rutherford Platt Hayes was born. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his life he associated with banks and became a cashier. He helped get his bank through the Panic of 1893 successfully.
  • Intendant Colonel

    Intendant Colonel
    On October 24, 1861 Hayes became a Intendant Colonel. Over his years in the military he got higher rankings. He got to lead troops into South Mountain. He looked back at his military years as some of the best years of his life.
  • Birth of fourth child

    Birth of fourth child
    On December 21, 1861 Joseph Thompson Hayes was born. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lucy described Joseph as a miniature Rutherford and got called "Little Joe" by his brothers.
  • Wounded left arm at South Mountain

    Wounded left arm at South Mountain
    On September 24, 1862 Hayes got hurt at South Mountain. He said that he felt a stunning blow in his left arm just above his elbow. Shortly after, he found a musket ball in his arm. After the battle was over, Haye's brother-in-law dressed his wound and got him onto a ambulance to go to the nearest hospital. He recovered.
  • 4th Son's Death

    4th Son's Death
    On June 24, 1863 Rutherford B. Hayes son Joseph Thompson Hayes passed away. Rutherford B Hayes believed Joseph died from teething complications. He was buried at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio.
  • Birth of fifth child

    Birth of fifth child
    On September 29, 1864 George Crook Hayes was born. George was born in Chillicothe, Ohio and was named after Rutherford's favorite General, General George Crook. Rutherford described George as the most promising child that him and Lucy have had. .
  • Got into the House of Representatives for Ohio

    Got into the House of Representatives for Ohio
    He got inaugurated into the house of representatives for Ohio where he stayed for 2 years. He stayed in the House of Representatives for as long as he could, however he lost his seat in the House of Representatives after just 2 years.
  • Resigned from Army

    Resigned from Army
    On June 8, 1865 Rutherford B Hayes resigned from the army after serving since 1861. He left the army because the American Civil War had ended and Hayes wanted to go and do something else with his life.
  • Fifth Son's Death

    Fifth Son's Death
    On May 24, 1866 Rutherford B. Haye's son George Crook Hayes died. He wasn't even two. His cause of death was scarlet fever. Hayes described George as the most promising child that him and Lucy have had and mourned George's death very harshly.
  • Mother's Death

    Mother's Death
    On October 30, 1866 Rutherford B. Haye's mother Sophia Birchard Hayes died. She died of old age. Sophia outlived her husband Rutherford who died ten weeks before Rutherford B. Hayes was born.
  • Birth of sixth child

    Birth of sixth child
    On September 2, 1867 Fanny Hayes was born. She was born by Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the only daughter out of Rutherford's 8 kids. She was born while Rutherford was serving his second term in Ohio's congress.
  • Ohio Governor

    Ohio Governor
    On January 13, 1868 Rutherford B Hayes became Ohio's governor. He served 3 terms of 2 years as their governor. While the governor, Rutherford worked hard for the ratification of the 15th amendment. He didn't finish his third term due to getting elected the 19th President of the United States.
  • Birth of seventh child

    Birth of seventh child
    On February 8, 1871 Scott Russell Hayes was born. He was born in Columbus, Ohio where his father was serving as Ohio's governor. He is the youngest of Rutherford's kids that reached adulthood.
  • Birth of eight child

    Birth of eight child
    On August 1, 1873 Manning Force Hayes was born. He is the only of Rutherford's children that is born at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio. He was named after Rutherford's longtime friend, General Manning Force.
  • Uncle's Death

    Uncle's Death
    On January 21, 1874, Sardis Birchard died. Sardis acted as a father figure for Rutherford and helped to raise Rutherford whenever he could. His cause of death is unknown. He died at 70 years old.
  • Youngest Son's Death

    Youngest Son's Death
    On August 28, 1874 Rutherford B. Hayes youngest son Manning Force Hayes died tragically just 27 days after his first birthday. He most likely died of a dysenteric disease however his father called it a "summer compliant."
  • Private Inauguration

    Private Inauguration
    Rutherford B. Hayes had his private inaguration at the White House. It was private because of many death threats to the new president. He got many death threats due to alleged fraud in the election, considering he lost the popular vote but won the electoral college vote.
  • Started White House Easter Egg Roll Tradition

    Started White House Easter Egg Roll Tradition
    On April 5, 1878 Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife started the Easter Egg Roll Tradition at the White House. It has been going on every year in the White House since then and has became a big tradition that many people go to. It is now a time open to the public if they have a ticket that is very difficult to get.
  • Becomes First President to Visit Pacific Coast

    Becomes First President to Visit Pacific Coast
    On September 8, 1880, Rutherford B Hayes became the first president to visit the Pacific Coast while in office. He went to San Fransico. This was apart of his trip to try to unite the country after his very controversial election.
  • Public Inauguration

    Public Inauguration
    On Monday, March 5, 1877 Rutherford took the oath of office. It was only the third time the republic fell on a Sunday. Rutherford B Haye's inauguration was in the White House Red Room. Two days earlier Hayes had a private ceremony before the public one.
  • Vice President's Death

    Vice President's Death
    On June 4, 1887, William A Wheeler, Rutherford B. Haye's former vice president, died in New York City, New York. His cause of death was unknown. He was 67 years old. He got married at Morningside Cemetery in Malone, New York.
  • Wife's Deathdate

    Wife's Deathdate
    On June 25, 1889, in Fremont, Ohio Lucy Hayes died. She died of a stroke. Lucy Hayes was buried in Spiegel Grove State Park in Fremont, Ohio. She was fifty-seven years old.
  • Death

    Death
    He got sick in Cleveland, where he told his son Webb to take him back to Fremont, Ohio where he died on January 17, 1893. He died of heart failure after a few days on bedrest surrounded by his family and close friends. He got buried in Spiegel Grove State Park in Fremont, Ohio.