Louise Hayes

b. 24 May 1878, d. 29 August 1954

Louise Hayes Wilson, 1878-1954
  • Louise Hayes was born on 24 May 1878 in Ontario, Canada. [Her Ontario birth record has yet to be found.].
  • Henry Hayes and Johanna Brassel appeared in the 4 April 1881 census of Canada in Niagara Falls (formerly Clifton), Welland County, Ontario, Canada. Other members of the household included Louise Hayes, Mary Ann Rushton, Jane Rushton, George Rushton, Henry Hayes and Hannah Hayes. "Johanna" is identified as Hannah Hayes, age 37.
  • Henry Hayes and Johanna Brassel appeared in the 6 April 1891 census of Canada in Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, Canada. Other members of the household included Louise Hayes, Henry Hayes and Hannah Hayes. "Johanna" is identified as Hannah Hayes, age 54.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Louise Hayes, about 1898.
    Louise Hayes, 1878-1954
  • Henry Hayes and Johanna Brassel appeared in the 31 March 1901 census of Canada in Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, Canada, at McGrail. Other members of the household included Louise Hayes, Henry Hayes. "Johanna" is identified as Anna Hays, age 58 (born 6 August 1843).
  • The following appeared on 9 June 1903 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Announcement is made of the approaching wedding of Miss Louise Hayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hayes of Niagara Falls Center, Ont., to Mr. Peter M. Wilson, the wedding to take place on Wedensday, June 24th.
  • She married Peter MacIntosh Wilson, son of Robert Thomas Wilson and Margaret Adams, on 24 June 1903 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 751 8th Street, at the residence of Louise's sister Jennie Gorman.
  • The following appeared on 26 June 1903 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The wedding of Miss Louisa Hayes and Mr. Peter M. Wilson of Buffalo took place at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. Gorman, No. 751 Eighth Street, at 8:30 Wednesday evening. It was a very pretty affair, the house being handsomely decorated with smilax and potted plants. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Barrows, president of De Veaux College, who used the impressive English Services. Miss Maud Wilson a sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid, and Mr. Harry Hayes, brother of the bride, acted as best man. The bride wore a gown of champagne colored crepe de chene trimmed with Cluny lace. The bridesmaid wore a brown batiste over green taffeta, lace trimmings. The bridal procession came down the front stairway and was med at the arch of greens by the bride's brother[-in-law], Mr. Wright, who gave her away. An elaborate wedding feast followed the ceremony. The happy couple left at 9:15 for a trip to the Thousand Islands. They will be at home after July 10 at No. 751 Eighth Street.
  • On a postcard postmarked 30 August 1907, "Souvenir of Olcott Beach," addressed to Mrs. Jennie Gorman, Youngstown, N.Y. (c/o Mr. F. M. Woolworth), Louise Wilson wrote:
         Dear Sister -- What do you think of this. hope you are feeling better. are having a grand time. all well, with love, Lou & Pete.
    Pete and Louise Wilson, Olcott Beach 1907
    Pete and Louise Wilson, Olcott Beach 1907
    Pete and Louise (far right) Wilson, Olcott Beach 1907
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson and Louise Hayes appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 525 Ninth Street. Other members of the household included Dorothy Edna Gorman.
  • The following appeared on 13 September 1912 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Leavens of Hoyt street, Buffalo, was the scene of a pretty wedding yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, when their daughter, Maizie F., was married to Mr. Harold Wilson Brauer by the Reverend Raphael H. Miller of the Richmond Avenue Church of Christ. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of this city.
  • About 1914, Louise and Pete Wilson were photographed with daughter Carolyn relaxing at the beach.
    Louise and Pete Wilson with daughter Carolyn
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson and Louise Hayes appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1915 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 461 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included Carolyn Margaret Wilson and Dorothy Edna Gorman. Also in the household were two lodgers.
  • About 1916, Louise and Pete Wilson were photographed with daughter Carolyn on their porch steps, 461 Fifth Street.
    Louise and Pete Wilson with daughter Carolyn
  • The following appeared in an Ontario newspaper: (Niagara Falls, Ont., Dec. 2) Harry Hayes, 78 years of age, died at his home, No. 79 McGrail avenue yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held on Monday at 2:30 p. m., from the family residence to All Saints Church cemetery for burial -- motors. Deceased is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Wright, of Toronto; Mrs. J. Gorman of Niagara Falls, N. Y; Mrs. P. Wilson, Niagara Falls, N. Y., and one son, Harry, at home.
  • In Johanna Brassel's will probated in the Surrogate Court, Welland County, Ontario, Canada, heirs included Louise Hayes and Jane Rushton, Henry Hayes and Hannah Hayes.
  • She and Peter MacIntosh Wilson purchased property at 336 Seventh Street, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, on 29 August 1919.
  • Peter, Louise and Carolyn Wilson at 461 Fifth Street in Niagara Falls apparently were overlooked in the 1920 census due to an enumerating error. Dorothy Gorman is identified as "Niece" in the household of John Connor at 463 Fifth Street. and the family of Chester Wright is enumerated at 461. The Wilsons likely still were living at 461 on 1 January 1920, since Louise's mother Johanna Hayes died there on 14 March 1919.
  • Sisters Hannah, Louise and Jennie were photographed, with other assorted family members, at the beach, sometime about 1920.
    Sisters Hannah Hayes Wright, Louise Hayes Wilson and Jennie Rushton Gorman, with Pete Wilson, Eleanor Wright, Carolyn Wilson, etc
    Sisters Jennie Rushton Gorman and Hannah Hayes Wright with niece Carolyn Wilson at the beach
  • The following appeared on 25 May 1922 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Births] To Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Wilson of No. 336 Seventh street, May 23rd, a son, Robert Emerson.
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson and Louise Hayes appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1925 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 336 Seventh Street. Other members of the household included Carolyn Margaret Wilson, Robert Emerson Wilson, Dorothy Edna Gorman and Harry Hayes. Boarding in the household was Vincent DeFrancis.
  • A photographic portrait was made of little Bobby, about 1927.
    Bobby Wilson, about 1927
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson and Louise Hayes appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 336 Seventh Street Also living in the household was roomer Vincent DeFrances.. Other members of the household included Henry Hayes, Carolyn Margaret Wilson and Robert Emerson Wilson.
  • The following appeared on 16 June 1930 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Wilson of Seventh street today announce the marriage of their daughter, Carolyn Margaret, to Harry J. Robinson of Beeville, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson will make their home in Kingsville, Texas in September.
  • The following appeared on 13 October 1936 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Wilson, of Seventh street, have returned from Atlantic City, where Mr. Wilson was a delegate to the National Safety convention.  Miss Carolyn Wilson, of Buffalo, and Peter Wilson, of McKoon avenue, accompanied them to Atlantic City. 
  • Robert Wilson's five children and his only living sibling gathered in Lockport when he and Alice visited from California during the summer of 1937.
    Robert Wilson and his family, about 1937
    Robert Wilson and his family, about 1937
  • Pete and Louise Wilson had photographic portraits made about 1940.
    Peter MacIntosh Wilson, 1882-1967
    Louise Hayes Wilson, 1878-1954
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson and Louise Hayes appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 336 Seventh Street. Other members of the household included Robert Emerson Wilson. Also in the household was lodger Vincent DeFrancis.
  • The following appeared on 21 January 1941 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Harry Hayes, 65, a retired silver-plater of the Rogers Silverware corporation, died yesterday afternoon at Memorial hospital. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Peter M. Wilson and Mrs. Jennie Gorman, both of this city. Funeral services will be held from the Hardison and Beatty funeral home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. David Henry Weeks officiating. Interment will be in All Saints cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • The following appeared on 5 July 1941 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Wilson, of 336 Seventh street announce the marriage of their daughter, Carolyn Margaret, to Mr. Frederick Augustus Vorwerk, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk. The ceremony was performed yesterday morning in the presence of the immediate families in St. Ambrose Chapel, Deveaux School, the Rev. Philip Wheeler Mosher, D.D., officiating. Mr. and Mrs. G. Murray Brownjohn, of Buffalo, were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Vorwerk will reside in Buffalo.
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 in Niagara County, New York, while living with his wife Louise at 336 Seventh Street in Niagara Falls, and employed there at Mathieson Alkali Works Inc., Buffalo Avenue.
  • The following appeared on 29 August 1944 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. P. M. Wilson, of Seventh street, is speinding a month at Asbury Park, New Jersey, the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Vorwerk, and Mr. Vorwerk.
  • During the summer of 1947, Pete and Louise Wilson visited daughter Carolyn Vorwerk and family shortly after their move from Asbury Park to "the pie stand" on Route 35 in Laurelton, where telephone had just been installed in preparation for the imminent birth of daughter Margaret. They are pictured here with granddaughter Elsa.
    Pete Wilson and granddaughter Elsa, 1947
    Louise Wilson and granddaughter Elsa, 1947
  • The following appeared on 28 February 1948 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In this city, Feb 27, 1948, George Rushton, 642 Elmwood Ave, age 80; husband of Emma; father of George A. and Charles H; brother of Mrs. Peter M. Wilson, all of this city. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral at Gridley Funeral Home, 750 Main St., Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. D. H. Weeks officiating. Interment in Oakwood cemetery, Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 132, F. & A.M. will conduct services Sunday evening at 7:30. Military rites at the cemetery by the M. B. Butler Post, Spanish-American War Veterans.
  • The following appeared on 20 October 1948 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Frederick A. Vorwerk and daughters, Elsa and Margaret, Laurelton, N.J., are the guests of Mrs Vorwerk's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Wilson, Seventh street.
  • The following appeared on 1 June 1949 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Frederick A. Vorwerk and daughters, Elsa and Margaret, Laurelton, N.J., are the guests of Mrs Vorwerk's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Wilson, Seventh street.
  • A snapshot was taken of Eleanor Wright Hayworth and her mother's sister Louise Hayes Wilson, about 1950.
    Eleanor Wright Hayworth and her aunt Louise Hayes Wilson, about 1950
  • The following appeared on 2 January 1950 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Among the visitors to Niagara Falls are Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Vorwerk, Miss Elsa Vorwerk and Miss Margot Vorwerk, who have come from Laurelton, N.J. They are guests of Mr. Vorwerk's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk, and Miss Elsa Vorwerk in Ontario Ave. They will spend some time with Mrs. Vorwerk's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilson, in 7th St., before returning to their home.
  • During the summer of 1950, family gathered at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls for the christening of Frederick Augustus Vorwerk Jr. Pictured are infant Frederick and his parents, Pete Wilson, Marilyn Wilson (husband Bob the photographer), Elsa Vorwerk, Elizabeth Vorwerk, Louise Wilson and Eleanor Hayworth, with young Frederick's sisters Margaret and Elsa Vorwerk in front.
  • Peter MacIntosh Wilson became a widower at her death.
  • Louise Hayes died on 29 August 1954 at age 76 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • She was interred at Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 30 August 1954 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Louise H. Wilson, 75, of 336 Seventh St., who died yesterday at her home.
         Born in Niagara Falls, Ont., she had been a resident of this city for 25 years.
         She is survived by her husband, Peter M. Wilson, a son, Robert E. Wilson, this city; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn M. Vorwerk, Laurelton, N.J., and four grandchildren.
         Services will be held at the Gridley Funeral Home at 3 p.m., with the Rev. John A. Wickenden officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood [sic] Cemetery.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of Peter MacIntosh Wilson and Louise Hayes.
  • Last Edited: 26 Jan 2017

Family: Peter MacIntosh Wilson b. 4 October 1882, d. 28 August 1967