Hays, Will S.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1837-07-19
Death 1907-07-23
Americans

Biographical notes:

Louisville journalist, poet, songwriter, and steamboat pilot.

From the description of Diary and scrapbook, ca. 1861. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49279811

Will S. Hays (his more familiar name) was a song writer, newspaper columnist, and steamboat captain. A Louisville native, he wrote as many as five hundred songs including "Mollie Darling," which was said to have sold three million copies.

From the description of Photograph collection, ca. 1850-1939. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49279813

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Subjects:

  • Lyricists--Photographs
  • Poets, American--Archives

Occupations:

  • Composers
  • Lyricists

Places:

  • Kentucky--Louisville (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)