Frederick and Edythe Haynes House, 5033 43rd Avenue S.
This is a follow up to the Minnehaha Neighborhood tour. While researching after the tour, I found a few interesting facts about another Minnehaha resident, Dr. Frederick Haynes. Frederick and Edythe were married on June 20, 1900. The above house was built in 1911. The Haynes’ moved from the Andrew J. Foster house (5026 44th Ave. S.) with Edythe’s mother, Ada Mills to this new house in 1911.
Edythe was the granddaughter of Andrew J. Foster, who was spotlighted in an earlier post. Her husband, Dr. Frederick Haynes was assistant Minneapolis Health Commissioner in 1910. He also was involved in politics, he was the Republican candidate for Ward 12 at least once. He led the successful opposition against the installation of a roller coaster opposite the entrance to Minnehaha Park in 1914. In 1904 as health inspector, Haynes advocated a ban on kissing in the interest of stopping the spread of disease. The 1904 Minneapolis Tribune article also mentioned although he was married, he had not had been entwined in “connubial bonds” in three years.
Frederick and Edythe most probably were once again entwined in “connubial bonds” by 1907: son Gene Haynes was born July 24, 1908. His brother Ned Byron Haynes was born October 17, 1917. Edythe died on January 10, 1943. Frederick died on September 16, 1959 and was survived by his two sons and second wife, Ruth B. Haynes. She was thirty years his junior and lived until March 25, 1982.