Sardis Birchard (Austin) Hayes (1853 - 1926)

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Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Death: Died in Toledo, Ohio, USA
Occupation: Tax Attorney
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About Sardis Birchard (Austin) Hayes

Birchard Austin Hayes

[1852-1926] was born November 4, 1853 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he spent much of his early childhood. During the Civil War he, along with his mother and brother Webb, spent several winters in camp in West Virginia with Rutherford B. Hayes during his service in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Before the end of the war, Birchard moved to Fremont, Ohio, to live with his great uncle, Sardis Birchard, for whom he was named. He remained in Fremont for seven years, completing his high school education. He enrolled in Cornell University and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1874. He then continued his studies at Harvard Law School receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1877.

He began his law career in New York with the firm of Evarts, Southmade, and Choates. He specialized in tax and real estate law. In 1879 he moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he became a partner in the firm of Swayne, Swayne, & Hayes. He continued in partnership with Noah Swayne until Swayne's death. Birchard then practiced alone.

Birchard married Mary Sherman of Norwalk, Ohio, in 1886. They lived at 2112 Ashland Avenue in Toledo until 1905 when they moved to their new home at 2242 Robinwood, Toledo, Ohio. They were the parents of four sons: Webb II, Walter, Sherman, and Scott. Mary died in June of 1924. Birchard’s death occurred two years later. Both Mary and Birchard are buried in the Hayes family plot at Oakwood Cemetery in Fremont, Ohio.

From the Ruthford B. Hayes Presidential Center

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Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes's Timeline

November 4, 1853
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
December 30, 1886
Age 33
Age 32
October 2, 1887
Age 33
October 11, 1888
Age 34
Toledo, OH, USA
September 25, 1890
Age 36
Toledo, OH, USA
July 27, 1893
Age 39
September 23, 1894
Age 40
Toledo, OH, USA
January 24, 1926
Age 72
Toledo, Ohio, USA