Edward Everett Hayden
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Hayden worked for the navy primarily as a scientist. In addition to his official duties, he published articles on timekeeping, hydrography, and meteorology, especially relating to hurricanes. The series titled Navy Files includes Hayden's correspondence with the Navy and War departments as well as office correspondence and miscellaneous items from each of his duty stations. A large number of official papers, photographs, and various documents preserved in the Navy Files relate to Hayden's work in charge of time service and chronometers at the Unted States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C., from 1902 to 1910 and his service as commandant of the Key West naval station from 1910 to 1915.
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE EDWARD EVERETT HAYDEN
14 April 1858, Born at Boston, Massachusetts
Joseph Jones Reynolds
- J. J. Reynolds was the father of Kate Reynolds Hayden. He
commanded the Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War, achieving the rank
of major general. During the early years of Reconstruction, he had command
of military districts in Texas and Louisiana; the general correspondence
of 1865-67 contains copies of letters documenting his work there. Also
included are military papers, financial material, and photographs.
When he retired, he moved to Washington, D.C., with his wife, Mary Elizabeth
WASHINGTON, November 17, 1932 – Rear Admiral Edward E. Hayden, USN, retired, died this morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, after a brief illness. He was 74 years old.
With him were his wife, the former Miss Kate Reynolds of Lafayette, Indiana; his son, Captain Reynolds Hayden, Medical Corps, USN, and Mrs. Hayden; another son, Major Herbert Bainbridge Hayden, USA, retired, of New York City and his daughter, Miss Mary Bainbridge Hayden.
Admiral Hayden is survived also by a son, Alfred, of Norfolk, Virginia, and a daughter, Dorothy, wife of Dr. Gaylord Palmer Coon of Harvard University, both of whom will arrive tomorrow.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday in Bethlehem Chapel of the Washing Cathedral. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
During his long and distinguished career Admiral Hayden made many important contributions to science, serving successively as assistant geologist of the United States Geologist Survey in 1885; marine meteorologist, United States Hydrographic Officer, and editor of the Pilot Chart, 1886-92; officer in charge of the Naval Observatory, Mare Island, California, 1898; in charge of the branch hydrographic office at Manila, 1899, and in charge of chronometers and time service at the Naval Observatory in Washington, 1902-10. He was an acknowledged authority on tropical hurricanes, the law of storms and Standard Time. On these subjects he had written extensively.
Admiral Hayden was born in Boston, April 14, 1858; appointed to the Naval Academy in 1875; was graduated in 1879, and thereafter promoted through the grades to Rear Admiral, retiring in 1921.
The Admiral wrote “West Indian Hurricanes and the March Blizzard, 1888,” and the poem, “O Mother Nature, An Evolutionist’s Prayer.”
HAYDEN, EDWARD EVERETT
R/ADM U S NAVY RETIRED
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/1932
DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/19/1932
BURIED AT: SECTION SPECI SITE 21
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
HAYDEN,KATE REYNOLDS W/O EDWARD EVERETT
Posted: 5 July 2004 Updated: 6 July 2004 Updated: 9 October 2004 Updated: 23 December 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, April 2004