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Gilbert Hayley Thompson

Obituary of Mark Rogers Hayley, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Mark Rogers Hayley, one of the most prominent and widely known citizens of Lauderdale County, Ala., died in Nashville, Tenn. The body was taken to Florence and interred in the city cemetery.

Mr. Hayley was in his seventy-first year, He had never married. He was a business man of unusual ability and was one of the wealthiest citizens of Lauderdale County. He is survived by a sister and a brother-Mrs. A. J. Gilbert, of Lauderdale County, and Dr. L. B. Hayley, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was a native of Colbert County, but for many years he had lived in Lauderdale. He served four years in the Confederate army, having left LaGrange College, where he was a student, to join the Confederate forces, enlisting in the 35th Alabama Infantry. He was a schoolmate of Gen. Joseph Thompson, of Tuscumbia, both enlisting at the same time and being messmates throughout the war.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1916.

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