Re: Cornelius Hayes, New Brunswick 1845, 1883 Seattle WA
I was going through some old negatives that belonged to my Grandfather, Lester Edward Hayes and several were of the family Logging Mill in Ft. Steele, BC Canada. I was trying to find any info online about the mill and came across your posting. When I read your info about Cornelius who had a brother, Patrick...it caught my attention.
My Great-Grandfather, John Henry Hayes was the owner of the mill and the sons who worked with him were John Henry Jr. and William "Billy", (who also died young in some sort of accident but haven't been able to find out what kind of accident, but he died in Montana, I think). Anyway, John Henry had a brother, Patrick. There may be no connection but thought it was worth a try to see.
If you think there is any connection or would like to look into this further, would love to hear from you.
Cheryl (Hayes) Burger