Hayward, Richard W., Jr., of the Pennsylvania State arsenal, was born at Philadelphia, July 1, 1840. He is a son of Richard W. Sr., and Frances (Fisher) Hayward, the former a native England, the latter a native of Philadelphia. His ancestors on his father's side were English. His father came to America in his early life, and resided at Philadelphia for many years. In the early part of 1840 he went to Texas and purchased a tract of land with the intention of removing his family to that country, but was accidentally drowned while bathing, about two weeks previous to the birth of Richard W. His mother died at Camden, N. J. in 1888. Their family consisted of five children, three of whom are living: Alice, widow of the late William Weston; Deborah, widow of the late Thomas Murtha, both of whom reside in Philadelphia; and Richard W.
The latter spent his youth in his native city and received his education in Girard College. He learned the trade of fancy wood turning, serving an apprenticeship of six years at the business. He responded to the call of his country for volunteers and enlisted in the Twenty-eighth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, which was commanded by the late governor of Pennsylvania, John W. Geary, and was assigned to company D. After serving three months in this regiment he was transferred to Independent Battery B, Capt. Joseph M. Knapp, Pennsylvania artillery, and served in this battery until October 29, 1863, when he was seriously wounded at the battle of Wauhatchie Valley. He was taken to the hospital and, on May 18, 1864, he was discharged from the service on account of disability, and returned to Philadelphia. On August 4, 1866, he was appointed to the State arsenal by the late Governor Geary, and since that date has filled this office. He was married in Philadelphia, July 3, 1864, to Susan Funston. Ten children were born to them, five of whom died in infancy; those surviving are: Catherine, wife of John Jones, Richard M., Margaret, Albert S., and Nary A., all residing in Harrisburg. Mr. Hayward is a member of the Union Veteran Legion, No. 61, and Post No. 58, G. A. R. In political views he is a Republican. The family attend the M. E. church.
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