In Recognition For: Service to the Town of Gray
Joseph Hayden ( - 1842) was one of the first shoemakers in Gray. He built a small one story shop (10-15sf). It was well lighted by a hanging lamp and had a round woodstove in the center with an iron skillet setting inside the top in which he melted his wax. These were for sewed shoes, the shoemaker using waxed thread with a needle on each end of the thread. An awl was used to make the holes. Someone quoted “he was a honest man, did his work well and put in no poor leather”.
Sponsor: Gray Historical Society
Added: 25 Jan 2012