Richard Hugh Bayne

b. July 17, 1877 in Virginia
d. October 11, 1938 at age 61

Mary Elizabeth Loveless

b. 1877
d. After 1930



Elmar R. Bayne, b. 1904
Edward F. Bayne, b. 1906
Esther M. Bayne, b. 1908
William Henry Bayne, b. 1911
Catherine E. Bayne, b. 1915
Mildred Bayne, b. 1918



  • Hugh BayneIn the 1900 Federal Census for Brandywine District Hugh (21) resided with his sister Fannie Selby, a widow, and her children, and helped with the farmwork.
  • Richard Hugh Bayne married Mary Elizabeth Loveless on June 17, 1903 at St. Thomas Church in Croome, Maryland. [MSA Special Collections M1202, p. 44]
  • In the 1910 Federal Census for Brandywine - District #11, Hugh (32) has been married for six years to Mary E. (32) and is working as a watchman at the Jardin Property. Three young children are at home: Elmer (6), Edward (4), and Esta M. (2).  They live next to the widow Catherine Loveless (66) who has two children still at home: Rosey E (39) and Wilham H (32), a farmer.
  • Hugh's WWI Draft Registration Card of September 12, 1918 states that his occupation is farming, he is employed by the House of Reformation, and he resides in Cheltenham with his wife Lizzie Elizabeth Bayne. At age 41 he has light colored hair and blue eyes.
  • By the 1920 Federal Census for Brandywine District #11 Hugh (42) has become a farmer and wife Mary E.(43) is keeping house with five children at home. Elmar (16) has apparently left home. Catharine Loveless (78) lives nearby with her son William H. Loveless (43), a farmer, and his wife Emma C. (34), and their nephew James Harde (9).
  • The 1930 Federal Census shows that Hugh (53) is a house painter living with his wife, Mary, and three children in Surratts, Election District 9. Son Henry (19) is a clerk at an A & P store. Catharine (15) and Mildred (13) are at home.
  • Draft of obituary: "On Oct 11th at Providence Hospital, Richard Hugh Bayne passed away. He had been in failing health for the last few years. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Loveless of Cheltenham and the following children: Elmer, Edwin, Mrs. Esther Godhart and Mrs. Catherine Disson Henry and Miss Mildred Bayne. The following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. Edwin Selby of Cheltenham, Mrs. Thomas Heflin, Mrs. Judson James and Mr. Hamilton Bayne of Va. The deceased came to Md when a young man from Va where he was born and was related to several of the old prominent families of  Va, among them that of President Monroe. He was a kind father & husband, an energetic worker, and the community has lost a substantial citizen. The comforting Episcopal service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Valiant in Christ Church and he was laid to rest among beautiful floral offerings in the church cemetery." [KR, copy in hand]