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Lucy Webb Hayes
C-SPAN First Ladies Series - Lucy Hayes
Birchard Austin Hayes
Webb Cook Hayes
Rutherford Platt Hayes
Joseph Thompson Hayes
Fanny Hayes
George Crook Hayes
Scott Russell Hayes
Manning Force Hayes
Hayes Family Genealogy



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Manning Force Hayes was the third child of Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes to die in infancy.Manning Force Hayes [1873-1874] was born August 1, 1873, the youngest child of Rutherford B. and Lucy Webb Hayes. Manning was the only child born at Spiegel Grove. He was named for General Manning Force, longtime friend of President Hayes. Manning was born after a difficult labor, during which Lucy Hayes suffered convulsions. At the age of three months, Lucy described him as "the brightest wee baby we have had." Manning survived only a year and 27 days. On his mother's 43rd birthday, August 28, 1874, he died of what his father described as "summer complaint," most likely a dysenteric disease. Rutherford B. Hayes believed Manning had not seemed "altogether healthy at any time" He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery beneath a white pine tree on the south side of the Hayes plot. On December, 2, 1890, President Hayes recorded in his diary that the remains of Manning Force Hayes were "taken up and re-interred by the side of his mother."