He attended Salisbury Academy and Chillicothe Business College.
After returning to Marceline he worked for several years for Fred Loeb in the Mercantile Store.
Later, he owned and operated a confectionery in the Allen Hotel building.
One son, Richard Olin, was born in 1913 and after his graduation from high school in 1931, he took over the operation of the farm because of his father’s illness.
The farm has been in the Hainds family for four generations.
Richard married Reta Evelyn Newman in June 1934 and they had one daughter, Gloria Lee, born in 1943.