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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Thriller Thursday - James Lewis Hyder

Thriller Thursday is a daily blogging prompt on Geneabloggers.com used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them.

Neither I or my husband are related to Lewis Hyder but I found his story as I was researching one of the Sheriff's Deputies in Henderson County, NC. The deputy was a distant cousin. I became intrigued and decided to include a post on James Louis Hyder.

James Lewis Hyder was born 8/22/1894 in NC to John Lewis Hyder (DOB 11/1862 in NC; DOD 4/20/1917 in Henderson County, NC) (aka John Crayton Hyder) and Martha Case.(DOB 11/1860 in Polk County, NC; DOD 10/6/1944 in Henderson County, NC). James Louis Hyder was one of 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters:

1) Jason G. Hyder (DOB 8/1886 in NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

2) Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hyder (DOB 2/22/1891 in Polk County, NC; DOD 10/26/1919 in East Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC of "Puerkeral case Uremia probably duration 1 yr," contributing factor was Eclampsia, forceps delivery, 2 convulsions) married John A. Sheehan.

3) Missouri Ann Hyder (DOB 2/22/1891 in Saluda, Polk County, NC; DOD 2/4/1945 in Henderson County, NC of cerebral hemorrhage (duration 4 hours) due to hypertension) married Henry O. Condrey.

4) Drew Melvin Hyder (DOB 12/15/1893 in NC; DOD 6/22/1965 in Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC of "Rt middle cerebral artery thrombosis (duration 17 days) due to cerebral arteriosclerosis", other contributing factor bronchopneumonia. He never married.

5) James Louis Hyder (DOB 8/22/1894 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 11/5/1932 in Campobello, Spartanburg County, SC) married Eva Hutcherson.

6) Viola Hyder (DOB 3/22/1898 in Polk County, NC; DOD 6/26/1950 in Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC of Hemiplagia due to bronchial enlargement) married Terrell M. Shipman.

7) John E. Hyder (DOB 6/10/1899 in NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Galin ?

8) Willie Daisy Hyder (DOB 7/21/1901 in NC; DOD 3/31/1978 in Shelby, Cleveland County, NC) married ? .

1900 U.S. Census of Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina; Roll: 1211; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1241211, Family 3, Lines 13-20, "John L. Hyder"
John L. Hyder, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Nov, 1862, 37 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Rents farm
Martha A.E. Hyder, Wife, W, F, Born Nov, 1860, 39 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, 9 children with 8 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read, cannot write
Jason G. Hyder, Son, W, M, Born Aug, 1886, 13 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read, Cannot write
Elizer A. Hyder, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1888, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read, Cannot write
Masoury A. Hyder (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1888, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read, Cannot write
James L. Hyder, Son, W, M, born Aug, 1891 (sic), 8 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Drewry M. Hyder, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1893, 6 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Violer E. Hyder, Daughter, W, F, Born Mar, 1896, 4 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
John E. Hyder, Son, W, M, Born June, 1898, 1 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


The French Broad Hustler, 12/3/1908, Image 1, "Louis Hyder In Jail"
Louis Hyder was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Connor, last Saturday night, with the assistance of John Smathers, and after a desperate struggle was bound and brought to town and is now in jail, where an effort is being made to determine his mental condition. Hyder, was captured on the Ridge near Jim Hyder's home. He was well armed and only after a hard chase and a terrific struggle he was subdued and bound. He is of a very powerful build, served four years four years in the United States army, and probably 30 years of age. He was confined in the jail here some few months ago, but seeming to improve, was released. He has threatened to burn his father's property, seems to be of a sullen and morose disposition and when examined by Dr. Waldrop, Judge Pace and Sheriff Freeman, refused to talk except by nods and shakes of his head. Not long ago Louis wrote the steel trust that he intended building a new railroad here, and received from them a long letter asking for more definite information as to just what kind of an equipment he desired.


The French Broad Hustler, 4/29/1909, Image 1, "News Of This Live Town"
News Of This Live Town
...
Deputy Sheriff Conner has returned from Raleigh where he left Louis Hyder in the insane asylum. The big deputy had a strenuous time, Hyder who is extremely powerful, refusing to walk from one train to another and Sheriff Conner was obliged to "tote" him bodily at the necessary transfers.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/19/1909, Image 1, "Lewis Hyder Escapes"
Lewis Hyder Escapes
From Saturday's Hustler
Lewis Hyder, dangerously insane, while being taken to Raleigh yesterday by Sheriff Blackwell and Deputy Tom Conner, jumped, handcuffed, from the fast moving passenger train and escaped. He is now hidden in a swamp about ten miles from Statesville, and the country people for miles around, under the direction of Deputy Conner are now searching for him. Hyder escaped from the penitentiary at Raleigh last May, was found in Polk county, brought to Hendersonville by Sheriff Hill, and Thursday, taken to Raleigh, offering the strongest resistance. The officers were obliged to carry him to and lift him on the train.
Yesterday when near Statesville, Deputy Conner stepped out on the platform of the smoker in which the prisoner was riding. Hyder asked the Sheriff for drink of water. While getting it, his prisoner, handcuffed, jumped from the moving train, rolled over and over on the ground, and then headed for the distant swamp. The train was stopped, the lunatic tracked to the swamp, and the country around alarmed.
A large crowd of men and boys are no searching for the escaped lunatic, who seemed entirely unhurt by his leap from the train, which at the time was moving probably 30 miles an hour.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/19/1909, Image 7, "Leaped Handcuffed Through Car Window"
Leaped Handcuffed Through Car Window
Lewis Hyder, who escaped from Sheriff Blackwell and Deputy Conner, while being taken to Raleigh penitentiary, has not yet been re-captured.
He has been traced to Third Creek Swamp, near Statesville, from which he has evidently escaped. Unless someone knocks the bracelets from his wrists, he is still handcuffed, and would seem to be in rather a deplorable condition. All the officials have been notified, for many miles around, and it is likely he will be caught, says Deputy Conner, who returned to town this morning.
Hyder, leaped, handcuffed, through the window of the smoking car while the Sheriff had turned his back for a moment to get his prisoner a drink of water, and who was not three feet from him when Hyder went headfirst through the window. The conductor says the train was going at least 35 miles an hour, and only one man in a hundred could have made the jump without being instantly killed.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/2/1909, Image 5, "Lewis Hyder In Marion Jail"
Lewis Hyder, who recently escaped from Henderson county officers, is now in the Marion jail. Sheriff Blackwell has received a telegram from the sheriff of McDowell county reading like this:
"I have Lewis Hyder in jail here. Do you know anything about him?"
The Sheriff thought he did know something of him - all he had to do was to close his eyes a moment and he could still see Lewis shoot, head first out of the car window, strike the ground, roll over and over down the embankment, and escape. So the Sheriff sighed with relief to know his escaped prisoner was safe and not dead of starvation as he had feared.
Deputy Otis Powers leaves for Marion either tonight of in the morning and will take Hyder to Raleigh to the Asylum for "dangerous insane" there.
Lewis Hyder has a record of escaping. He escaped from jail in Washington, D.C., while serving in the army, got away from the Raleigh institution last May, and recently escaped from Henderson county officers who were returning him there, jumping, handcuffed from the car window while the train was going about 35 miles an hour. He escaped near Statesville, and was recaptured near Marion. Sheriff Powers, will use every precaution to land his dangerous prisoner at the State capital.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/9/1909, Image 2
Deputy Sheriff Powers has returned from Raleigh, after safely landing in the asylum there one Lewis Hyder. Lewis gave all sorts of trouble while on the journey but the big Deputy has a receipt for his person from the prison authorities, just the same.


McDowell Democrat, Marion, McDowell County, NC, 9/9/1909, Page 1, "Man Who Escaped Officers by Leaping From Train Caught Near North Cove"
Lewis Hyder, a white man, was arrested near North Cove last week by Deputy Sheriff Harris and brought to Marion and in jail. Shenff Mashburn immediately communicated with the authorities of Henderson county where the man was wanted and an officer...And carried Hyder to Raleigh. In reference to the Hendersonville Hustler says: "Lewis Hyder, who escaped from Henderson county officers, is now in the Marion jail". Sheriff Blackwell has received a telegram from the sheriff of McDowell county reading like this: "I have Lewis Hyder in jail here. Do you know anything about him?" "The Sheriff thought he did know something of him it had to do was to close his eyes a moment and he could still Lewis shoot, head first out of the car window, strike the ground and roll over down the embankment and escape. So the Sheriff sighed with relief to know the escaped prisoner was safe and not dead of starvation as he had feared. Deputy Otis Powers leaves for Marion either to-night or in the morning and will take Hyder to Raleigh to the asylum for dangerous insane there. Lewis Hyder has a record for escaping. He escaped from ail in Washington, D. C, while serving in tho army, he got away from the Raleigh institution last May and recently escaped from Henderson county officers who were returning him there, jumping, handcuffed from the train that was going about 35 mile an hour. He was recaptured near Marion. Sheriff Powers, will observe every precaution to land his dangerous prisoner at the State capital


Hyder Back Co Prison.
Marion, Special.
Deputy Sheriff Otis Powers, of Hendersonville, has left Marion with Lewis Hyder, famous jail-breaker, for Raleigh, where Hyder will be confined in the department for the dangerous insane. Hyder was captured here by Deputy Sheriff Harris, near North Cove, and brought to Marion and landed in jail. Sheriff Washburn immediately communicated with tho Henderson county authorities and they sent an officer here for the man.


1910 U.S. Census of Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1472; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1375485, Family 101, Lines 33*38, "John Hyder"
John Hyder, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 48 yrs old (DOB 1862), Married 34 yrs (DOM 1876), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Carpenter, house, Can read and write
Martha Hyder, Wife, F, W, 49 yrs old (DOB 1861), Married 34 yrs old, 9 children with 7 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Louis Hyder (sic), Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Boarder hosiery mill, Can read and write, Did not attend school that year
Drew Hyder, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Machine oiler in hosiery mill, Cannot read or write, Did not attend school that year
Viola Hyder, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Looper, Did not attend school that year
John Hyder, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Looper, Did not attend school that year


The French Broad Hustler, 3/3/1910, Image 1, "Louis Hyder Caught Again"
Louis Hyder, who has escaped twice from the pen and once from the sheriff as he was being taken to Raleigh, has been recaptured, and is now in the iron cage at the county jail.
Sheriff Blackwell, Tom Conner and Clarence Roper found Hyder at a Mr. King's house, the other side of Little Hungry river, about nine miles from town, last Sunday morning. Louis was in bed when the officers called, and without stopping to make a complete toilet made for the woods. He was soon caught and brought to town, and will be tried on a charge of carrying concealed weapons at coming term of court.



He must not have spent much time in jail or the insane assylum. So was he insane? I don't know if I will ever know. And how did he survive until his recapture?  If you have any further information, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.




James Louis Hyder married Evie Hutcherson on 1/4/1913 in Henderson County, NC. Evie Hutcherson was born 12/23/1895 in NC to John Hutcherson and Louise "Lou" E. Sheehan.

NC Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Polk County, NC
1/4/1913
To any Ordained Minister of any Religious Denomination, or any Justice of the Peace of said County:
I Robt Henderson having applied to me for a LICENSE for the marriage of James Hyder of Landrum, SC, aged 20 yrs, color White, and the son of J.L. Hyder and M.L. Hyder the father now living and the mother living, resident of Landrum, SC and
Eva Hutcherson of Landrum, aged 18 years, color White, daughter of John Hutcherson and Lue Hutcherson, the father now living, the mother living resident of Landrum, SC.

J.Lewis Hyder and Eva Hutcherson had 5 children:

1) Pearl Louise Hyder (DOB 7/31/1916 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 7/23/1966 in Davidson County, NC) married Russell Bruce

2) Virginia Norene Hyder (DOB 8/20/1918 in Henderson County, NC; DOD ? in ? )

3) Elizabeth Mourine Hyder (DOB 5/25/1919 in ? ; DOD 7/7/1990 in ? )

4) James Lewis Hyder (DOB 9/28/1922 in SC; DOD 9/11/1956 in Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC of brain tumor, non malignant) married Blanche Hagner.

5) Vera M. Hyder (DOB 10/21/1920 in ? ; DOD 12/30/1992 in White County, TN)


Lewis Hyder's father, John Lewis Hyder, died 4/20/1917 of organic heart disease and malaria. He was only 54 yrs old.

Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Henderson; Roll: 1765651, Serial #45, 1014, Order #52, James Lewis Hyder, 22 yrs old, DOB 8/22/1895
Serial #45 1014, James Lewis Hyder, 22 yrs old, Order #52
E. Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC
DOB 8/22/1894 in Saluda, Henderson County, NC
Occupation: Mill work, Skyland Hosiery Co, E. Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC
Dependents: Wife and child
Married, Caucasian
Exemption: "kidney trouble"
22-1-26-A
Tall height, Tall build, Brown eyes, Dark hair, Not bald
Signed by him at Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC, 6/5/1917

His sister, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hyder Sheehan died on 10/26/1919 in East Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC.

1920 U.S. Census of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1321; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 1136, Family 275, Lines 36-41, "Jams L. Hyder" (sic, James Lewis Hyder)
Jans L. Hyder, Head, Rents , M(ale), W(hite), 25 yrs old (DOB 1895), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Operator hosiery mill
Eno Hyder (sic, Eva Hutcherson Hyder), Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Pearl Hyder, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Virginia Hyder, Daughter, F, W, 1 yr old (DOB 1919), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


The News, Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC, 4/14/1922, Page 3
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hyder of Spartanburg visited Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Shipman Saturday and Sunday. - Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hyder visited tneir sister, Mrs. H. O. Condrey of East Flat Rock Sunday.


1930 U.S. Census of Fifth St, Landrum, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 2213; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0014; Image: 39.0; FHL microfilm: 2341947, Family 78, Lines 17-22, "Lewis Hyder"
Lewis Hyder, Head, Owns home valued at $1,700, Did not own radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 36 yrs old (DOB 1894), Married at age 22 yrs old (DOM 1916), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (sic), Mechanic for hosiery mill
Eva Hyder, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married at age 20 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (sic), Looper in hosiery mill
Pearle Hyder, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (sic)
Mourine Hyder (sic), Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Single, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (sic)
J.L. Hyder, Son, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1923), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (sic)
Vere Hyder (sic), Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (sic)




SC Death Certificate #19439, Registration District 4001-a, Registered #33, James Lewis Hyder, DOD 11/5/1932 in Campobello, Landrum, Spartanburg County, SC
Male, White, Married, DOB 8/22/1894 in Henderson County, NC, 38 yrs old
Occupation: Machinist in hosiery mill for 15 yrs, last worked 1929
Father: John Hyder, born in Henderson County, NC
Mother: Martha Case, born in Henderson County, NC
Informant: Mrs. James Lewis Hyder, Landrum, SC
DOD 11/5/1932 at 10:00pm
Cause of death: Chronic disabled nephritis
Buried: 11/6/1932 in Refuge Cemetery, Henderson County, NC

He is buried at Refuge Baptist Church and Cemetery, 27 Oleta Road, Dana, Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC. If you have any further information, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

1940 U.S. Census of Campobello, Landrum, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3837; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 42-20, Family 118, Lines 29-32, "Russell Bruce"
Russell Bruce, Head, Rents home for $5, M(ale), W(hite), 24 yrs old (DOB 1916), Married, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Knitter in knitting mill, Income $580
Pearl Bruce, Wife, F, W, Married, 23 yrs old (DOB 1917), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Topper in knitting mill, Income $580
Eva Hyder, Mother-in-law, F, W, 43 yrs old (DOB 1897), Widowed, Attended school thru 3rd grade, Born in SC (sic), Lived in the same place in 1935, No occupation
Vera Hyder, Sister-in-law, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 7th grade, Bron in SC (sic), Lived in the same place in 1935


NC Death Certificate #15324, Registration District #2981, Eva Hyder, DOD 5/1/1963 in City Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, Davidson County, NC
Usual residence: Route 2, Thomasville, Davidson County, NC
Female, White, Widowed, Married to James L. Hyder, DOB 12/23/1895 in NC, 67 yrs old
Occupation: Hosiery worker in hosiery mill
Father: John T. Hutcherson, Mother: Louise Sheehan, Informant: Mrs. Russell Bruce, Thomasville, NC
DOD 5/1/1963 at 5:00am
Cause of death: Bronchogenia, rt lung (duration 12 mos)
Buried: 5/2/1963 in Holly Hills, Thomasville, Davidson County, NC

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Baking Center

If you do any baking, you have an idea how great it would be to have a baking center in your kitchen. A place where you can organize your baking supplies and equipment. I did a Google search to find ideas for organizing a baking center. I looked for ideas from building in a baking center (the expensive solution) to just a way to organize your stuff (the cheap solution).

A real baking center will usually have a lower countertop versus the normal countertop. That's to help with rolling out doughs. It also may have a cool stone or wooden countertop for the same reason. I love this with the spring loaded mixer shelf.



I love how this is not painted cabinets like the rest of the kitchen. And it's wooden countertop is lower than the kitchen countertops.


This is a lovely mixing area, a corner just for baking.



If you don't have enough room (or money) for a fancy baking center, just set off a part of your regular countertops for your baking.



You can use plastic boxes to organize and store all those baking supplies like cookie cutters, pie pans, cake pans, pastry cutters, etc.



Maybe you don't have an expensive custom made baking center but you have some room in your kitchen to set aside a spot for a baking center. This was a great idea. Some open shelves with canisters and wooden top island for the mixer and rolling out. I bet that Hoosier cabinet stores baking supplies and I'm sure it saw enough baking in it's lifetime!



Nice canisters for your baking supplies.



This is probably one of my favorites. I love how you can close the cabinet doors to hide and yet, how practical when you fold them open!



Another one like it. Charming!











Another Hoosier cabinet used as a baking center.







This is beautiful. Boy I love it!











So vintage looking! If you are working around a lower window, use it for a baking center.









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