Clifton man dies at age 88 years

Edward William HAYSLETT, of Clifton, died at 6:30 o'clock this Monday morning at the age of 88 years. He was a wagon maker by trade and was highly esteemed in Clifton and vicinity. He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral will take place at the Methodist church in Clifton at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Xenia Daily Gazette
Monday, 17 January 1916, p. 5.


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Greene Countian called by death

Mrs. Cynthia HAYSLIP, of Clifton, died Wednesday morning while on a visit at the home of her daughter in Greenfield according to word received by Clifton relatives. Death was caused by pneumonia.

Mrs. HAYSLIP's remains will be brought to Clifton, the funeral arrangements not being completed. She is survived by three daughters and one son. Her husband preceded her in death several years.

Xenia Daily Gazette
Wednesday, 3 December 1924
p. 5


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Edward William HAYSLETT

The late Edward William HAYSLETT, a veteran of the Civil War, who for years was engaged in wagon-making at Clifton and who died at his home in that village on January 17, 1916, was a native of the Old Dominion, but had been a resident of this county practically all the time since the days of his young manhood. He was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, April 12, 1827, and there resided until he was past twenty-one years of age, when in 1848 or 1849, he came to Ohio and became engaged in farming in the vicinity of Jamestown, in this county. He was married in 1850 and not long afterward went to Springfield and there became engaged in wagon-making. When the Civil War broke out his patriotic impulses were stirred and on December 25, 1861, he enlisted, at Xenia, for service in behalf of the Union and while thus serving was so seriously disabled that on June 16, 1862, he received his honorable discharge. Upon the completion of his military service Mr. HAYSLETT resumed his trade, setting up an establishment at Clifton, but presently disposed of his interest there and moved to Illinois where he remained but a short time, however. After coming back to Greene county he made one more trip to Illinois and remained there until 1877, when he again located at Clifton, resuming there his wagon-making industry, and there spent the rest of his life, dying there in his eighty-ninth year. Mr. HAYSLETT was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and by political persuasion was a Republican.

Mr. HAYSLETT was twice married. In 1850, not long after coming to this county, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth MORRIS, of the Clifton neighborhood, who died in 1867. To that union were born six children, two of whom died in early youth, the others being Margaret, who died in the '90s; William A. and Henry H., now residents of Germantown, this state, and Madison, deceased. On April 17, 1877, Mr. HAYSLETT married Mrs. Cynthia A. (HOUSE) WAGNER, widow of George WAGNER, her first marriage having been solemnized in April, 1864, and to this second union four children were born, namely: Francis Marion, who has been twice married, after the death of his first wife, Millie RANKIN, having married Mamie BALDMAN; Robert Elder, now living at Dayton, who married Lucy HOUSE and has three children, Clarence Leroy, Ruth Merle, and Ethel May; Ole Bull, who married Myrtle BOLMAN and is engaged in farming in this county, and Jennie Lind, who married John Franklin CULTICE, of Clifton, and has four children, Dulcie, Dorothy, Gertrude, and Leonard. Since the death of her husband Mrs. HAYSLETT has continued to make her home in Clifton. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

A Biographical History of Greene County, Ohio
pp. 540-541 (with picture)
(published about 1920?)


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