Hays Mulkey died of paralysis at his home 10 miles northwest of Eugene, last Thursday, aged 69 years.
“Mr. Mulkey was the oldest son of Mr. Philip Mulkey, deceased, (well-known in this county) was born in Monroe county, Kentucky, April 23, 1830, and came to Missouri in an early day with his parents. From Missouri he came to Oregon in 1853 with the same train in which his father Philip Mulkey, Zimri Crabtree, Soloman Zumwalt, Jack Zumwalt and others came and settled soon after on the place where he died. Mr. Mulkey married Louisa Crabtree in 1855, daughter of Zimri Crabtree to whom 10 children were born, 7 of whom, 5 girls and 3 boys are living.
Mr. Mulkey was a model citizen. Respected and loved by his neighbors. A typical pioneer, a plain unpresuming citizen, of which it can be truthfully said, “A good man has fallen asleep” Broad Axe.” Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR) September 9, 1899, pg. 5, col. 4. University of Oregon, Knight Library’s newspaper collection.
The Mulkey Cemetery in west Eugene is where Hays Mulkey and his family are buried. Cemetery listing shows W. Hayes Mulkey born Apr. 29, 1830 (discrepancy with obituary) and died Aug 30, 1899. His wife Louisa Mulkey was born Dec 27, 1838 and died Dec 1, 1931, just shy of her 93 birthday!
Oregon birth & christenings 1868-1929 (familysearch.org) list the birth of Martin Thomas Mulkey and his parents, “Welcom Hayes Mulkey and Louisa Crabtree”. It appears that though his name was Welcom Hayes Mulkey, he was commonly known as Hayes Mulkey.