John B. Hayward
John B. Hayward is the son of Thomas Hayward, who lives in Pittsburg, Penn. He was born in Allegheny City, Penn., September 10, 1865, and at that place received an education in the public schools. At the age of fifteen years he went into the locomotive works and learned the machinist's trade, and, then coming to Cleveland, found employment in several shops, among which were those of the Globe Iron Works, City Forge Company, Standard Oil, Brush Electric Company, and the Cleveland Ship Building Company. In 1889 he shipped on the Northern King as oiler, and remained throughout the season. The following year he went on the Continental, of the Republic line, as second engineer, and spent the next season, upon the Frontenac, in the same capacity. Closely following this he was on the Republic, Fred Pabst and John Harper. He was then made chief engineer on the steamer Sitka, of the Wilson line, and remained one and a half years, when he became chief of the Sir William Fairbairn on which he has since remained, she being at this time the largest boat on fresh water.
On September 10, 1887, Mr. Hayward was married to Miss Flora M. Hodgeman, and they have two children: Blanche and Viola both in school. Mr. Hayward is a member of the Masonic order, the I. O. O. F. and the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.