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HAYWOOD, Miles P.*
(1811-1876)
GREEN, Mary Priscilla*
(abt 1825-1898)
GAINEY, Elias*
(abt 1807-1887)
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Ann*
(1819-1883)
HAYWOOD, William John David*
(1851-1889)
GAINEY, Virginia A.*
(1855-1896)

HAYWOOD, William Oscar*
(1877-1955)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. DOWNING, Lella*

2. FANN, Bessie Lee

HAYWOOD, William Oscar* 1268,1276,5329,5330

  • Born: 19 Jan 1877, Cumberland Co, NC 1268,1276
  • Marriage (1): DOWNING, Lella* on 19 Dec 1900 in Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland Co, NC 1352,5328
  • Marriage (2): FANN, Bessie Lee
  • Died: 5 Mar 1955, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 1268
  • Buried: 6 Mar 1955, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 1268

   Other names for William were HAYWOOD, Oscar,69,1352,1354,5104,5186,5187,5330,5331,5332 HAYWOOD, W. O.,47,48,1273,1304,1353,1357,2474,5333,5334,5335 HAYWOOD, W. Oscar,47,48,1269,5336,5337 HAYWOOD, William O. 109,1356,5338 and HAYWOOD, Wm. Oscar.5339

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  Death Notes:

Died at Highsmith Hospital in Fayetteville.

  Burial Notes:

Birthdate, deathdate from tombstone in Cross Creek Cem.

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  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, May 1876, North Carolina. 5331

Appearance in Document: NC Birth Index, 19 Jan 1877, Cumberland Co, NC. 1276 1-19-1877, Haywood, William Oscar, child of Wm J. D. Haywood, book D-2 page 143.



Census, 3 Jun 1880, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. 109
1) Haywood, William J. D., age 29, married, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
2) Haywood, Virginia A., age 24, wife, married, keeping house, born NC, parents born NC
3) Haywood, William O., age 3, son, born NC, parents born NC
4) Haywood, Walter E., age 1, son, born NC, parents born NC
5) Haywood, Mary P., age 54, mother, widowed, keeping house, cannot write, born NC, parents born NC.

Appearance in Document: Will of Mother, 16 Nov 1896, Cumberland Co, NC. 48 Will of [mother] V. A. Haywood, leaves son W. Oscar Haywood a mule and a cow, and directs that her real estate "including place on which I now reside I leave in charge of my two oldest sons W. Oscar Haywood and Walter E. Haywood and I wish them to keep the farm up and support all my younger children." Executors are W. O. Haywood and W. E. Haywood. (Cumberland Co Will Book F, p102)

Appearance in Document, 23 Nov 1897, Cumberland Co, NC. J W Edge and wife Lizzie and E Blake and wife Ella sold 30 acres to Mary P Haywood of Cumberland Co for $400. Land in Cumberland Co on Wilmington Road, bordering Flat Swamp. Witnessed by W O Haywood and W E Haywood. (Cumberland Co Deed book 101, p774)

Story: Wounds brother, 7 Dec 1897, Cedar Creek, Cumberland Co, NC. 69 [From newspaper article] Tuesday Mr. Oscar Haywood, age 20, was fooling with a pistol at his home in Cedar Creek, when the weapon accidentially exploded, sending a bullet through the arm of his brother David, aged 10 years. Fortunately the ball went through the fleshy part of the arm and no serios injury inflicted.

Residence, 27 Nov 1899, Macon, Bibb Co, GA. 47

Property: Division of V. A. Haywood Lands, 13 Jan 1900, Cumberland Co, NC. 48 Received an equal share of the property previously owned by mother, following a court dispute (described in Virginia A. Gainey Haywood entry).



Census, 14 Jun 1900, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. 5331
1) Haywood, Oscar, head of household (only member of household), born May 1876, age 24, single, born NC, parents born NC, farmer, owns his farm free.

Occupation: Farmer, 1900. 5104

Property, 1901, Cumberland Co, NC. Mortgage from G M Willis to W O Haywood, 70 acres. (Cumberland Co Deed book 113, page 508)

Property, 1904, Cumberland Co, NC. W O and Lella Haywood to G M Willis, 70 acres, Cape Fear River. (Cumberland Co Deed book 123, page 175)

Court: Cedar Creek and Flea Hill Canal Company, 30 Sep 1908, Cumberland Co, NC. 1304 A group of land owners (T. J. Haywood, Noel Gainey, W. O. Haywood and wife Lella, William Haywood, and ohers) petition the court to form a corporation and dig ditches and canals to drain an area of land that they together own. All members will be assessed a share of the cost. The petition names defendants, presumably they are people who have not agreed to this but will be assessed a cost since the effort will increase the value of their land.

The court orders a group of others (including W. H. Downing) to investigate and report back, including laying out the canal route. They do, with the lands mentioned including Erle Downing, although he is not named as a defendant. The court assesses cost and creates a new corporation to perform the work and maintain the canal in the future, with each member holding stock in the corporation. The corporation is "Cedar Creek and Flea Hill Canal Company". Petition dated 30 Sep 1908, completed by 20 Feb 1909.



Census, 19 Apr 1910, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1352
1) Haywood, Oscar, head of household, age 33, married for 1st time for 9 years, born NC, parents born NC, manager at livery stable, rents his home at 324 Raeford Lane
2) Haywood, Lella, wife, age 34, married for 1st time for 9 years, 4 children, 4 living, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Haywood, Gladys, daughter, age 7, born NC, parents born NC, attending school
4) Haywood, Hilton, daughter, age 5, born NC, parents born NC, not attending school
5) Haywood, Aline, daughter, age 4, born NC, parents born NC
6) Haywood, Houston, son, age 1, born NC, parents born NC.

Occupation: Watchman at Stable, 1913. 5335

Story: Discovers Fire at Stable, 13 Feb 1913, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5335 [From newspaper article A Dwelling House, Two Stables, 29 Horses and Mules, Some Forage and a Cattle Car Burned.]
AT 1:15 o'clock Thursday morning, Mr. W. O. Haywood, watchman at Bevill's stables, discovered that a small barn of Mr. Bevill, just in rear of his main stable on Gillespie street, was burning rapidly. There were 29 mules and horses in the burning barn. Mr. Haywood rushed to the building and opened the door when one mule ran out, but he was so badly burned that he will die. The smoke and flames were so dense that it was impossible to enter the stable in an effort to rescue the poor dumb brutes. ... Seven horses and 21 mules were roasted as they stood in their stalls, which, with the mule mentioned above, make 29 head that were lost. The fire spread to the livery stables of J. F. West on Donaldson street, which was burned to the ground together with a quantity of forage. ... There is no clue as to the origin of the fire. Mr. Haywood was at the stable less than an hour before it was discovered to be afire, and he then saw no trace whatever of fire. Of course this fire does not appreciably affect the great business of Mr. C. L. Bevill, "The Mule King of the South."

Property, 1913, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. W O and Lella Haywood to James A Barnes, lot on Cool Springs St. (Cumberland Co Deed book 173, page 30)



Appearance in Document: WW1 Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5329 Name: William Oscor Haywood; Residence Rt 2, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC; Birth Date: 19 Jan 1877; Farming, owns farm; Nearest relative Lella Haywood; Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, brown hair; Signature William Oscar Haywood.



Census, 3 Jan 1920, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1353
1) Haywood, W. O., head of household, rents his home at 448 Russell St., age 42, married, born NC, parents born NC, clerk at grocery store
2) Haywood, Lella, wife, age 43, married, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Haywood, Gladys, daughter, age 17, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
4) Haywood, Hilton, daughter, age 15, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Haywood, Aline, daughter, age 13, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
6) Haywood, Houston, son, age 11, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
7) Haywood, Harold, son, age 8, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
8) Haywood, Ethel, daughter, age 6, not attending school, born NC, parents born NC.

Property, 1924, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. Deed of trust from W O Haywood to Oates, trustee, 2 lots Woodland Street. (Cumberland Co Deed book 285, p407)

Property, 1926, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. W O and Lella Haywood to Carter, .6 acres, Cedar Creek. (Cumberland Co Deed book 330, page 273)

Property, 1927, Cumberland Co, NC. W O Haywood, by trustees, to Collins, 2 lots 71st Twp. (Cumberland Co Deed book 340, p637)

Property, 1928, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. Cancelled deed of trust from W O Haywood and Lella Haywood to W C Downing, trustee, T, Flea Hill (Cumberland Co Deed book 344, p302)



Census, 10 Apr 1930, Eastover Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. 5336
1) Haywood, W. Oscar, head of household, owns his farm on Old Clinton Road, $7000 home value, age 53, married, first married at 34, born NC, parents born NC, farm manager, not a veteran
2) Haywood, Lella, wife, age 54, married, first married at 35, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation
3) Haywood, Harold, son, age 18, attends school, born NC, parents born NC, grocery clerk
4) Haywood, Ethel, daughter, age 16, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Haywood, Harlan, son, age 10, attends school, born NC, parents born NC.

Property, 1934, Eastover Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. Cancelled deed of trust from W O and Lella Haywood to Rankin, trustee, 140.5 acres, Eastover. (Cumberland Co Deed book 373, p620)

Property, 1936, Eastover Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. W O and Lella Haywood to L G Hair, 140.5 acres, Eastover. (Deed book 396, page 2)

Appearance in Document: Court Petition, 15 Jul 1937, Cumberland Co, NC. 5334 A petition from Robert J. Powell, who is the receiver for Cumberland National Bank of Fayetteville, which suspended business on Jan 4 1932. He is trying to liquidate the banks assets. Among the items listed is "a note reduced to judgement against W. O. Haywood and Lella D. Haywood in the principal sum of $250.00. The debtors have signed statements reflecting insolvency and your petitioner is convinced, after thorough investigation, that they are insolvent and that little or nothing could be realized by executing under the judgement. They offer the sum of $275.00 cash in full settlement of the note and judgement, to be taken in satisfaction of the principal, accrued interest and costs, and your petitioner is convinced that the best interest of said bank and its depositors would be served by accepting said offer and cancel the judgement of record." There are three other assets discussed in the petition, some offering less than the owed amount. The court empowers Powell to accept the offer.



Census, 19 Apr 1940, Eastover Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. 1356
1. Haywood, William O., head of household, owns his home, valued at $2500, age 63, married, completed 10th grade, born NC, lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation operator of produce company, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $900 during 1939, no other income
2. Haywood, Lella, wife, age 64, married, completed 8th grade, born NC, engaged in home housework, received other income
3. Haywood, Aileen, daughter, age 32, divorced, completed 9th grade, born NC, was assigned to public emergency work during week of March 24-30, was seeking work during week of March 24-30, worked 52 weeks during 1939, no other income
4. Haywood, Harrold, son, age 28, single, completed 10th grade, born NC, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation salesman at cigar company, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $1200 during 1939, received other income
5. Haywood, Ethel, daughter, age 26, single, completed 9th grade, born NC, worked 44 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation operator of beauty shop, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $800 during 1939, no other income.

Occupation: Farmer, from 1950 to 1955. 1269,5338



Census, 13 Apr 1950, Stewarts Creek Twp, Harnett Co, NC. 5338
1) Haywood, William O., head, lives on farm, 5 miles on left of unnumbered road off of another unnumbered road, 73, married, b NC, worked 35 hrs as farmer on own farm
2) Haywood, Bessie Lee, wife, 50, married, b NC, keeping house.

Residence, 1955, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1268,1269 William Oscar Haywood was resident of R.F.D. #6, Fayetteville, when he died on Mar 5 1955.



Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 15 Apr 1955, Cumberland Co, NC. 5340 William Oscar Haywood, b Jan 19 1877 in Cumberland Cy. NC, son of William John David Haywood and Virginia Gainey Haywood, farmer, married, residence RFD 6, Fayetteville, NC, d Mar 5 1955 at Highsmith Hospital, Fayetteville, due to Mesenteric thrombosis. Informant Mrs. Gladys Lindley, Chapel Hill. Burial Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville.

Obituary: News and Observer, 6 Mar 1955, Raleigh, Wake Co, NC. 1269 FAYETTEVILLE - W. Oscar Haywood, of Fayetteville, Route 6, farmer of Cumberland County, in a Fayetteville hospital Saturday morning at 2 o'clock. Mr. Haywood was born January 19, 1877. The son of William John David Haywood and Mrs. Virginia Gainey Haywood. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery. Mr. Haywood is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Haywood; two sons, W. Houston Haywood and Harold Haywood of Fayetteville; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Lindley of Chapel Hill, Mrs. A. W. Denning, Mrs. Rayford Weeks and Mrs. Vance Bennett of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Story. 5196 He left Lella and lived in a trailer, eventually with other women, but no other marriages.

Story. 5341 Was 12 when father died, and 18 when mother died. Had responsibility for his brothers and sisters. He married Lella, and she moved in with him and his siblings.

Story. 5196 Was a farmer and horse trader. Perhaps he had a freight business and rented a team of horses at Ft Bragg. Moved to town so that his children could get a good education. He worked in a store on the Cape Fear River for a while. He was a brawny, strong person.

Story. 5342 Lenward Hair remembers Oscar as being very strict with the children, but very fair to work for. Lenward worked for him sorting and packing peaches, arranging them so the good ones were on top of the basket, for a nickel an hour. He told Oscar that he thought he was worth more than that. Oscar agreed, went to the boss, and got his wage raised to fifteen cents an hour. Lenward thought he was rich, and that Oscar was a pretty good person to work for after all. Lenward also thought Oscar was a patient teacher whenever he had a new task to learn. He never raised his voice to him. However, for some reason Oscar and Lella never really got along. Lenward thought that Oscar and Lella were divorced, and that Oscar got married again, but perhaps he waited until Lella died before he got married, and they were never divorced. However, Oscar died before Lella, so there's something wrong here.

Story. 98 Some of the Haywoods moved West to a different state. William Oscar and his parents went to visit them in a covered wagon when he was young.

Story. I have three Downing family photos showing Oscar. I have a photo of Oscar and Lella's house.

Story. 98 At one point, Oscar and his family lived on the first floor of the Gainey home, while Lella's brother Empie and his family lived upstairs. Both Aline and Earl were born there.

Social Security Number: 239-26-1358. 1268


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William married Lella* DOWNING, daughter of William Henry* DOWNING and Sophia Cowan* SMITH, on 19 Dec 1900 in Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland Co, NC 1352.,5328 (Lella* DOWNING was born on 1 Jan 1876 in Alligator Swamp, Cumberland Co, NC,1065,5343 died on 24 Jul 1955 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 5096 and was buried on 26 Jul 1955 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 5096.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 19 Dec 1900, Cumberland Co, NC. 1273 W. O. Haywood of Cedar Creek, age 23, son of W. J. D. Haywood and Virginia Haywood, married Lella Downing of Flea Hill, age 24, daughter of Henry Downing, on 19 Dec 1900 in Cumberland Co, NC.

Marriage, 19 Dec 1900, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. 5328 W. O. Haywood, son of W. J. D. Haywood and Virginia Haywood, married Lellar Downing, daughter of Henry Downing and Mrs. Downing. Officiated by Rev. S. J. Porter.

Newspaper Article: Wedding, 27 Dec 1900, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5104 Miss Lella Downing and Mr. Oscar Haywood were married last week at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Downing, in Flea Hill township. The ceremony, which took place in the beautifully decorated drawing room, in the presence of relatives only of the two young people, was performed by Rev. S. J. Porter, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city. After the ceremony a delightful supper was served, and the young couple received the good wishes of those present. The bride is one of the handsome "Downing girls," daughter of County Commissioner, W. H. Downing, and is possessed of many charms. The groom is one of Cedar Creek's sturdiest and most independent young farmers. Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Haywood gave a reception in their new home.


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William next married Bessie Lee FANN, daughter of Jarrott F. FANN and Jewel GUINN, on 19 Dec 1900 in Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland Co, NC. (Bessie Lee FANN was born on 15 Oct 1900 in North Carolina,5344 died on 10 Mar 1980 in Dunn, Harnett Co, NC 5344 and was buried in Judson, Cumberland Co, NC 5345,5346.)




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