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Founded in 1902 by Thomas H. Hayes, Sr., T.H. Hayes and Sons Funeral Home is Memphis' oldest black business. Originally on Poplar, the business moved to Lauderdale in 1918. Hayes was active in the National Negro Business League founded by Booker T. Washington. In 1933, he was co-founder of Union Protective Life Insurance Co. A son, Thomas, Jr., owned the Birmingham Black Barons, of which Willie Mays was a member. Taylor, another son, was president of the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association. The photo on the collection page shows, from right to left: Thomas H. Hayes, Jr, Mrs. Thomas H. Hayes, Sr., Thomas H. Hayes, Sr., and Taylor Hayes standing in front of the funeral home on Lauderdale Street. This image is from the Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library & Information Center and is also available in their digital archive, Dig Memphis.

The accompanying digital object and associated documentation are provided for online research and access purposes. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and present this digital object and the accompanying documentation, without fee, and without written agreement, is hereby granted for educational, non-commercial purposes only. The Rhodes College Archives and Special Collections reserve the right to decide what constitutes educational and commercial use. In all instances of use, acknowledgement must be given to Rhodes College Archives Digital Repository, Memphis, TN. For information regarding permission to use this image, please email the Archives at archives@rhodes.edu.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 11 of 11
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
THHayesLedger11.pdf.jpg1918-12-18T. H. Hayes Ledger 11 (04/29/1917 - 12/18/1918)-
THHayesLedger10.pdf.jpg1917-01-07T. H. Hayes Ledger 10 (08/02/1915 - 01/07/1917)-
THHayesLedger9.pdf.jpg1915-06-28T. H. Hayes Ledger 9 (03/03/1914 - 06/28/1915)-
THHaysLedger8.pdf.jpg1914-03-01T. H. Hayes Ledger 8 (12/23/1912 - 03/01/1914)-
THHayesLedger7.pdf.jpg1912-12-23T. H. Hayes Ledger 7 (01/01/1912 - 12/23/1912)-
THHayesLedger6.pdf.jpg1911-12-31T. H. Hayes Ledger 6 (1911 - 12/31/1911)-
THHayesLedger5.pdf.jpg1911-02-13T. H. Hayes Ledger 5 (03/13/1910 - 02/13/1911)-
THHayesLedger4.pdf.jpg1909-12-12T. H. Hayes Ledger 4 (04/01/1909 - 12/12/1909)-
THHayesLedger3.pdf.jpg1909-04-01T. H. Hayes Ledger 3 (03/18/1908 - 04/01/1909)-
THHayesLedger2.pdf.jpg1908-03-15T. H. Hayes Ledger 2 (04/16/1907 - 03/15/1908)-
THHayesLedger1.pdf.jpg1906-04-24T. H. Hayes Ledger 1 (10/03/1905 - 04/24/1906)-
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 11 of 11

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