Rutherford B. Hayes Quick Facts

Name Meaning

Rutherford is of Old English origin and
means “cattle crossing”.

Vital Stats

Birthday: October 4th, 1822
Birth Name: Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio
Date of Death: January 17th, 1893
Cause: Heart failure
Place of Death: Fremont, Ohio
Height: 5’9”
Nationality: American
Ancestry: English and Scottish
Occupation before Civil War:
Occupation during Civil War:
U.S. Army officer, rising from Major in
23rd Ohio Infantry to Brigadier General
and Brevet Major General
Occupations after Civil War:
U.S. Representative, Governor of Ohio,
19th President of the United States


Major Battles

Cloyd’s Mountain, South Mountain,
Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek


Father: Rutherford Hayes Jr. (January 4th, 1787-July 20th, 1822)
Mother: Sophia Birchard (April 15th, 1792-October 30th, 1866)
Brother: Lorenzo Birchard Hayes (1816-June 20th, 1825)
Sister: Sarah Sophia Hayes (July 10th, 1817-October 9th, 1821)
Sister: Fanny Arabella Hayes (January 20th, 1820-July 16th, 1856)


Married: Lucy Ware Webb (August 28th, 1831-June 25th 1889)
on December 30th, 1852.


Son: Birchard Austin Hayes (Nov. 4, 1853-Jan. 24, 1926)
Son: Webb Cook Hayes (March 20, 1856-July 26, 1934)
Son: Rutherford Platt Hayes (June 24, 1858-July 31, 1927)
Son: Joseph Thompson Hayes (Dec. 21, 1861-June 24, 1863)
Son: George Crook Hayes (Sept. 29, 1864-May 24, 1866)
Daughter: Frances “Fanny” Hayes (Sept. 2, 1867- March 19, 1950)
Son: Scott Russell Hayes (Feb. 8, 1871-May 6, 1923)
Son: Manning Force Hayes (August 1, 1873-Dec. 2, 1874)


Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President by Ari Hoogenboom

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