Mr. and Mrs. Calvin T. Hay

    The subject of this sketch, Calvin T. Hay, son of David and Polly (Cook) Hay, was born June 18, 1847, at Hay's mill, in Brother's Valley township, in Somerset County.  He is a lineal descendant of Simon Hay, one of the pioneers of the township in which he was born.  Mr. Hay acquired a common-school education, the same as the majority of farmers' sons.  He married Druzie, daughter of Samuel Devore, of Bedford county, and for the two succeeding years worked one of his father's farms.  He then decided to move west and accordingly emigrated to Ottawa, Franklin county, Kansas, where he engaged in farming.  Thence he removed to Falls City, Richardson county, Nebraska, and engaged in purchasing and shipping grain quite successfully for three years, when, in response to the urgent requests of his father, he, in 1878, returned home and engaged in farming.  Two years later he removed to Salisbury and built his present fine residence.  In 1882 he built the Hay's block, the best business block in Salisbury, which contains a public hall, of which the place stood greatly in need.  Mr. Hay has evinced much enterprise and public spirit in thus adding desirable buildings to Salisbury, for which credit should be given to him.

    Quiet and unobtrusive in manner, the salient points of his character are honesty and integrity.  Politically he affiliates with the democratic party, but takes no other interest in politics other than that of a private citizen, who is desirous of having the laws administered in a manner conductive to the public weal.  He is the father of seven children:  Irving, Alice, Ora, William, Edwin, Ira and Grace.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Hay are members of the reformed church.

Information taken directly from: "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania 1884" Waterman, Watkins and Co.
Provided by Ardi Deal

Additional information about C. T. Hay
March 23, 1899
"The Somerset County Star"
Salisbury, PA


"C.T. Hay, the once popular proprietor of Hay's hotel, decamped last week for parts unknown to the general public. His reasons for taking such an unceremonious leave can easily be guessed.  The family will hereafter conduct the hotel business without him, and everybody sympathizes with them and wishes them success."


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