On March 11th the angel of death called one of its children home. This time it was Cornelius Hayes, who was killed in a wreck at Quilmore, 15 miles from Omaha, through a mistake of the station agent, who threw the switch on the double track in the face of the passenger. Con was instantly killed. The funeral took place last Sunday from the Catholic church at Bryant. The remains being brought there Saturday evening. Con Hayes was of a mild disposition and numbered his freiends by his acquaintances. At the time of his death he was 25 years and 2 days old.
To mourn the loss of a loving brother and son he leaves his mother and father, of Vienna, Mrs H. S. Turner of Lincoln, NE, Mrs J. J. McBride of Vienna, Mrs M. McNulty of Bryant, Mrs J. H. Johnston of Faribault MN, Miss Barbara Hayes of Vienna, W. H. Hayes of Mason City IA, Jas Hayes of St. Paul, MN, Tom Hayes of Texarkana TX, Geo Hayes of Estherville IA and Richard Hayes.
Transcribed from clipping in scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper, circa 1911.