Merced Star

Thursday, June 18, 1914
 
Pioneer Woman Dead
 
 Mrs. Rebecca Hayes one of the pioneer woman of California, died at her home in this city on Wednesday, June 10. She was born in Illinois February 9, 1863. She came to California when a girl and had made it her home since. Mrs. Hayes leaves a husband, E. B. Hayes, and twelve children -- ten boys and two girls -- as follows: John, Frank, Lee, Harry, Fred, Albert, Herbert, Ralph, Hugh and Homer Hayes, and Mrs. A. D. Lowe and Mrs. R. W. Dunbar. The funeral took place from the M. E. Church, South, Thursday at 4 p.m.