Tombstone Tuesday – May 14, 2019 – Frank Hayner


Frank Hayner was the son of John H. and Sarah (Seaburn) Hayner  was born on September 19, 1874 in St Clair, Michigan.  John and Sarah had nine children; William (1863), John (1867), Nellie (1869), Charles(1871), Frank (1874/5), Paul (1878), Leslie (1879), Fred (1884), Alex (1886).

In the 1880 Federal Census, John and Sarah are found in St Clair, Michigan living on Mulberry Street. John works in a tannery. They have seven children living with them; William, John, Nellie, Charles, Frank, Paul and Leslie. Frank is listed as 7 years old and is attending school. In the 1900 Federal Census, Frank remains living with his parents. He is a single man who works as a day laborer. By the 1910 Federal Census, Frank is now working as a sailor on the Great Lakes. His residences is still with his parents in St Clair.


One hundred years ago today, Frank died in the US Marine Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Frank was working as an sailor on the SS Stadicons when he sustained a spinal injury in an accident which was his eventual cause of death.


He is buried in the Hayner plot in Hillside Cemetery in St. Clair, Michigan.

HillsideCemetery St Clair MI

Rest in peace, Frank!

Love, Jan

Frank is my first cousin three times removed.

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