ACKERMAN, LUCY HAYES HOUGH

Rutherford B. Hayes Collections

Collection ID: 274
Location: HAYES - 36

(Description ID: 595727)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Lucy Hough Ackerman

HAYES-36

 

Introduction
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
Inventory

 

Introduction

The Lucy Hough Ackerman collection, comprised of various items pertaining to descendents of President Rutherford B. and Lucy Webb Hayes, was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in November 2013 by Lucy Hough Ackerman of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

 

Biographical Sketch

 Lucy Hough Ackerman is the great-great-granddaughter of Rutherford Birchard Hayes and Lucy Ware Webb Hayes.

 The president’s oldest son, Birchard Austin Hayes, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio Nov.4, 1853 and married Mary Nancy Sherman of Norwalk, Ohio in 1886. Birchard was a lawyer and lived in Toledo, Ohio. Mary Sherman Hayes died June 22, 1924 and Birchard died Jan. 22, 1926.

Sherman Otis Hayes, son of Birchard and Mary Sherman Hayes, was born in Toledo, Ohio Oct. 11, 1888. He attended Oregon Agricultural School and married Beatrice Henrietta Baker in Newport, Oregon Feb. 14, 1912. Their only child was a daughter, Lucy Webb Hayes, born Jan. 8, 1915. Sherman was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Infantry during World War I. Much of his business career was in the automotive industry. Beatrice died July 25, 1939 and Sherman died Feb. 22, 1949.

Lucy Webb Hayes graduated from Flintridge School for Girls, Flintridge, California and Chevy Chase Junior College, Washington, D.C. She married Lt. Col. Lloyd Webster Hough, a 1940 graduate of West Point Military Academy, at Spiegel Grove April 17, 1950. They had two children, Lucy Webb Hayes Hough and Lloyd Webster Hayes Hough. Lucy died July 30, 1963 and Lloyd died June 26, 1975.

Lucy Webb Hayes Hough was born Sept. 30, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated in 1970 from Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, Georgia and received a B.S. in Biology from Emory University. Lucy was elected to the Macungie, Pennsylvania Borough Council and served from 1984 to 2009. She was President of the Council for 6 years and Vice President for 13 years. She also served on the Borough Zoning hearing Board as well as other county boards. She received numerous journalism awards from the Pennsylvania Press Club. Lucy married Hilery John Ackerman July 6, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. They are retired and living in South Carolina [2014].

 

Scope and Content

This collection, spanning the years 1878 to 2013, contains photographs, correspondence, and other records of descendants of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States. A scrapbook of Birchard Austin Hayes, son of the president, containing photographs and newspaper clippings of his family is found here. Most of the items in this collection pertain to the president’s oldest grandchild, Sherman Otis Hayes and his family, especially daughter Lucy Webb Hayes and granddaughter Lucy Webb Hayes Hough. The collection contains a large number of photographs of Sherman during childhood; his youth, growing up with his 3 brothers; World War I service, and his marriage to Beatrice Baker. There are also many photographs of the only child of Sherman and Beatrice, Lucy Webb Hayes as she grew up, traveled to Europe, and married Lt. Col, Lloyd Hough. The collection also contains a scrapbook, documenting Lt. Col. Hough’s years (1936 – 1940) at West Point.

 

The collection includes correspondence to Lucy Hayes Hough at the time of her marriage and birth of children Lucy and Lloyd. Photographs and newspaper clippings about the life and activities of Lucy Hough Ackerman complete the collection.

 

Inventory

Ac. 5839

Box 1

Folder  1 President and Mrs. Hayes Items

             2 “Lucy Webb Hayes Reminiscences for Her Grandson” by One of Her Nieces

             3 Birchard Hayes

             4 Mary Sherman Hayes Trip to Europe with Sherman Otis Hayes, 1902

             5 Mary Sherman Hayes

             6 Webb C. Hayes

             7 Fanny Hayes and family

             8 Scott Hayes

             9 Birchard Hayes family

            10 Sherman Otis Hayes

            11 Sherman Otis Hayes

            12 Sherman Otis Hayes

            13 Sherman Otis Hayes – World War I

            14 Royal Flint Baker, Nettie Gore Baker

            15 Walter Sherman Hayes

            16 Scott R. Hayes

            17 Sherman, Beatrice, and Lucy W. Hayes

            18 Lucy W. Hayes (daughter of Sherman Otis Hayes)

            19 Lucy W. Hayes trip to Europe 1938-1939 – Postcards, Photos

            20 Lucy W. Hayes trip to Europe 1938-1939 – Photos

            21 Lucy W. Hayes trip to Europe 1938-1939 – Mementos

            22 Lucy W. Hayes trip to Europe 1938-1939 – Mementos

            23 Lucy W. Hayes Hough Correspondence

            24 Lucy W. Hayes Hough Newspaper Clippings

            25 Lloyd Hough

            26 Lucy Hough Ackerman    

            27 Lloyd Hough (son of Lloyd and Lucy W. Hayes Hough)

            28 Other Hayes family members

            29 Bess Pease French

            30 Fred Clark

            31 Dr. William F. Pierce (president of Kenyon College)

            32 Kenyon College

            33 Mouse Island

            34 Unidentified Photos

            35 Pamphlets: Rock of the Marne (WW I);

                                   Why I Was Not Hung  (Civil War)

 

Box 2

- Birchard Hayes Scrapbook

- Lucy W. Hays European Trip 1938-1939 Photo Album

- Wedding Photo Album of Lucy W. Hayes and Lloyd Hough

 

Box 3

            - Lucy Hough/Lloyd Hough Photo Album

            - Sherman Otis Hayes baby pictures

            - Wedding Book of Common Prayer Lucy W. Hayes and Lloyd Hough

- Mary Sherman Hayes European Trip 1902

- Photo Album of Sherman Otis Hayes baby pictures, etc.

- Lucy W. H. Hough International Science Fair Finalist Medal

Wedding Book of Common Prayer Sherman Otis Hayes and Beatrice Baker

A Message To You to Lucy W. Hayes from grandmother Baker 4/22/1924

- Lucy W. Hayes European Trip Itinerary 1938-1939

- Rolled photo of Sherman Otis Hayes – 4th Co. training 11/17/1917

- Rolled photo of Sherman Otis Hayes – officers of 14th Infantry

 

Box 4

- Lucy W. Hayes European Trip 1938-1939 Photo Album

- Lucy W. Hayes European Trip 1938-1939 Photo Album

- Lloyd Hough West Point Scrapbook 1936-1940

- “L’Illustrazione Italiana” Feb. 5, 1939

 

Addendum – Scope and Content

Lucy Hough Ackerman donated additional material in 2016. These items include a folder regarding the Parsons family (friends and neighbors of Birchard A. Hayes) at Mouse Island, numerous photographs of Sherman Otis Hayes at different ages, and pictures of Sherman, Beatrice, and their daughter Lucy Webb Hayes. School yearbooks, correspondence and photographs of Lucy Webb Hayes Hough with her children are found here as is information regarding the military career of her husband, Lloyd Hough. An extensive genealogical record, “The Descendants of William Hough Who Came to Plymouth, Mass. in 1640” is added.

 

Other items in this section relate to Lucy Hough Ackerman’s youth and political career.

 

Inventory

Ac. 5950

Box 5
Folder1 Sherman Otis Hayes Military

          2 Sherman Otis Hays Correspondence – 1907-1947

          3 Sherman Otis Hayes – Miscellaneous

          4 Sherman Otis Hayes – Photographs

          5 Sherman, Beatrice, Lucy Webb Hayes – Photographs Prior to 1920

          6 Sherman, Beatrice, Lucy Webb Hayes – Photographs 1921-1929

          7 Sherman, Beatrice, Lucy Webb Hayes – Photographs 1930-1936

          8 Sherman Hayes, Beatrice Hayes, Scott Hayes, Fred Clark Photographs

          9 Otis Family Genealogy

          10 Lucy Webb Hayes – School Yearbook 1929

          11 Lucy Webb Hayes – School Yearbook 1932

          12 Lucy Webb Hayes – School Yearbook 1933

          13 Lucy Webb Hayes – School Yearbook 1936

          14 Lucy Webb Hayes – School Yearbook 1937

          15 Lucy Webb Hayes – European Trip 1937-1938

          16 Lucy Webb Hayes Hough – Photographs

          17 Lucy Webb Hayes Hough – Miscellaneous

          18 Lucy Webb Hayes Hough – Correspondence

          19 Lucy Webb Hayes Hough – Correspondence with Omar Bradley

          20 Lucy Webb Hayes Hough & Children – Photographs

          21 Lucy Webb Hayes Hough & Children – France 1955-1958

          22 Lloyd Hough – West Point

          23 Lloyd Hough – Correspondence

          24 Lloyd Hough – World War II – India

          25 Lloyd Hough – World War II – China

          26 Lloyd Hough – Korean War

          27 Lloyd Hough – France

          28 Lloyd Hough – Miscellaneous

          29 Lucy Hough Ackerman – School, Including Science Prize

          30 Lucy Hough Ackerman – Political Career
          31 Lucy Hough Ackerman – Miscellaneous

          32 Mouse Island – Parsons Family

Binder – “The Descendants of William Hough Who Came to Plymouth, Mass. in 1640”