Delbert Elisha Hays

b. May 14, 1928, d. Feb 2, 2003
FatherOrice Lee Hays1,2,3 b. Dec 15, 1884, d. Dec 4, 1945
MotherEffie Viola DeWitt1,2,3 b. Apr 8, 1888, d. Dec 29, 1935
     Delbert was born in Chapman, Dickinson Co, KS, on May 14, 1928.1,2,3
     Delbert Elisha Hays was listed as a son in Lee Hays's household on the 1930 Census in 401 East Republic, Salina, Saline Co, KS.3 Delbert Elisha Hays, Lee Hays's child, resided with Lee, in Chapman, Dickinson Co, KS, on Jan 2, 1936.4
     He resided in Salina, Saline Co, KS, December, 1945.5
     The Hays family gathered at Jim and Margie's house in Hutchinson in February 1946.
Bill, Lowell, Jim, Delbert, Clarence, and Mervin Hays
Hays Family, Feb 1946, Hutchinson, KS
Back row: Lowell, Jim, Mervin, Pearl
Middle row: Nelda, Rosie, Lila, Verda
Front row: Bill, Delbert, Clarence
Hays Family, Feb 1946, Hutchinson, KS
Stan Jantz writes: Jim and Marges house in Hutch near prison. Jim, Delbert, Jack (uniform), Vernon, Barbra, Donna
on back: Hays Sisters
Back row: Lila Jantz, Pearl Hays, Verda Lady
Front row: Nelda Hays
RosaLee Goodwin
Taken at Cleins
Feb 1946
Hutchinson, Kansas

     He married Juanita Owens on Dec 23, 1953.1
     He married Mary Bushnell.6
     He resided in Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS, on Nov 28, 1969.7
     Delbert Elisha Hays lived in Dec, 1976 in Newton, Harvey Co, KS.8
     Delbert Elisha Hays lived in Mar, 1990 in Newton, Harvey Co, KS.9
     He resided in Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS, in Feb, 1997.10
     Delbert Elisha Hays was a carpenter.11
     Delbert Elisha Hays lived in Aug, 2002 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS.12
     Delbert Elisha Hays died on Feb 2, 2003 at age 74.11 An obituary was published on Feb 5, 2003 in the Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS.11 Delbert's funeral was held on Feb 8, 2003 at All Faiths Funeral Services in Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS.11 He was buried circa Feb, 2003 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Sedgwick Co, in KS.13

Family 1

Juanita Owens

Family 2

Mary Bushnell


  1. [S175] Sharon Shellhorn Phelps, Descendants of Barnet DeWitt, online
  2. [S282] Wichita Eagle, February, 1998.
  3. [S1062] 1930 U. S. Census, unknown cd2, Kansas, Saline County.
  4. [S154] Chapman Advertiser, January 2, 1936, page 1, column 5.
  5. [S24] Salina Journal, December 6, 1945.
  6. [S378] Charlotte Shaffer, "Re: Pictures," e-mail to Julia Langel, February 10, 2000.
  7. [S46] The Salina Journal, November 28, 1969, page 19.
  8. [S644] Salina Journal, December 10, 1976.
  9. [S550] Salina Journal, March 4, 1990, page 11, column 2.
  10. [S459] Newton Kansan, February 24, 1997, page 2, column 2.
  11. [S1211] Wichita Eagle, February 5, 2003,
  12. [S1073] The Hutchinson News, August 30, 2002,
  13. [S1982] Delbert Elisha Hays Cemetery Marker, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Sedgwick Co, KS.
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