Biography of Ralph Hoyt
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Hoyt, Ralph, is a descendent of D. J. B. Hoyt, who died at Eagle Harbor in 1879, aged seventy three years. D. J. B. Hoyt was a Methodist Episcopal minister for many years, after which he preached in the Congregational Church of Gaines from 1852 to 1858. His wife was Eunice Frye. born in Dansville, Livingston county, and died in Eagle Harbor, aged seventy eight. Capt. George A. Hoyt, father of Ralph, was born in Dansville in 1830, and came to Gaines in the spring of 1855, where he carried on an extensive harness business, and was well and favorably known. In June, 1862, he received a commission of first lieutenant in the 129th Regt. Infantry, N. Y. Vols., which was recruited at Lockport He went to the front soon after and was promoted to captain of Co. C. 8th Heavy Artillery. He took part in all the general battles up to the battle of Petersburg, where he was wounded in the ankle, and came home and lived but a week, dying with the lockjaw July 5, 1864. Capt. George A. Hoyt married Julia Macomber, born in Gaines November 27, 1831. Her father. Asa, is still living at the age of ninety years. He is a native of Saratoga county. George A. and Julia Hoyt had three children as follows: Marilla, born June 7, 1858, married Charles De Mange, of Denver, Cal.; Ralph; and Octavia A., born January 15, 1863, married Martin F. Clapp, reside in Chicago, and have two sons, Howard and Allen. Ralph Hoyt was born in ------ and was educated in the common schools of his native town and in the Albion Academy. After leaving school he was a student in the office of Dr. H. B. Doolittle of Albion, for three and one half years, and then took a regular course in the dental department of the Ann Arbor University, Michigan, from which he was graduated with the degree of D. D. S. in 1886. He commenced the practice of dentistry in the village of Gaines. where he has continued to practice his profession to the present time. Mr. Ralph Hoyt has always been a Republican and was elected town clerk in 1891 and 1892. He is a member of the Sons of Veterans of Albion. April 7, 1887, he married Margaret Hines, daughter of Alexander Hines of Buffalo. She was born in Buffalo, February 4, 1870. They are the parents of three children: Mildred E., born October 15, 1889; George A., born April 11, 1891, and James Martin, born March 26, 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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