THE LIFE AND TIMES OF

Wliiiam Louis “Colonel Bill” Hayward

By Sally Mitchell

To Bertina Hayward, Colonel Bill’s devoted and understanding wife, who has prolonged his life by her tender care, and  cheerfully assisted me in searching through family albums, records newspaper clippings for biographical data about her husband, this work is gratefully dedicated.

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“Yes, three people made Detroit famous, he chuckled, 

                       “ Henry Ford, Joe Louis and I.”

When Bill was about ten years old his 

mother and father went to Peru to 

manage a rubber plantation leaving his 

sisters and brothers in the care of their 

grandparents who reared them for 

the next ten years.

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Duke Kahanamoku accepting the Olympic Gold Medal 

from King Gustav, Stockholm, Sweden 1912

Duke Kahanamoku

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Photos by

Bill Hayward

Bill Hayward

YEAR BY YEAR 


Dan Kelly

Wartin Hawkins

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