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Henry Stokes Hayden

Henry Stokes Hayden

Male 1920 - 1941  (21 years)

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  • Name Henry Stokes Hayden 
    Born 11 May 1920  Newark, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1941  Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
    Person ID I05557  Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2017 

    Father George Rutherford Hayden,   b. 19 Jun 1890, Borough of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1982, Castroville, Monterey County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Mae Belle Brewster,   b. 20 Jan 1894, Newark, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1983, Watsonville, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1919  Newark, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1920 - Newark, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1941 - Alaska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Hayden
    Henry Hayden
    Henry Hayden
    Henry Hayden

    Documents
    M'Quaide Boy Missing After Canoe Trip
    M'Quaide Boy Missing After Canoe Trip
    Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Santa Cruz, California
    Page 5

    Headstones
    Henry Hayden
    Henry Hayden
    Hayden Henry S
    PFC 250 CA REGT California

    Courts of the Missing

    Census
    1930 US Census
    1930 US Census
    Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California
    1940 US Census
    1940 US Census
    Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California

  • Notes 
    • Accompanying the name "Henry Stokes Hayden" on the December 2, 1942, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian Roll of Honor, was the comment, "Missing in Alaska."
      While residing in Santa Cruz County, he enlisted as a private in the 250th Coastal Artillery National Guard. On September 16, 1940, the unit was mustered into federal service and stationed at Camp McQuaide near Watsonville. At the camp Private Hayden was trained to be a coastal artillerymen and/or "army mine planter."
      In order to strengthen the defense of the Alaskan coast the army ordered the 250th Coast Artillery from Camp McQuaide to the area of Sitka, Alaska in June 1941. Henry Hayden departed with his battery from San Francisco on September 12, 1941, aboard the SS Chirkof. They arrived in Seattle on September 15 and three days later, left for Alaska. During the month of September, his unit was deployed on a windswept island two miles wide and ten miles long, located seven miles across a choppy sea from Kodiak, Alaska.
      The circumstances behind Hayden's death are not known, but the American Battlefield Monument Commission records note that on September 19, 1941, Henry Hayden was "Missing in Action or Buried at Sea."
      --Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010.