Biography of Artemas W. Hyde
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Hyde, Artemas W., was born at the old home in Hydesville, September 15, 1816. He was educated in the schools of that day, and was also a farmer. He was the only surviving son of Dr. Henry Hyde, born June 29, 1774 in Vermont, who came to this locality as a pioneer physician and settled amid ferests and small clearings and a scant population in 1810. Artemas W. Hyde began life by putting into practicethese principles of self reliance, untiring industry, promptness in all business transactions, and care and prudence in all the details of his affairs which made him at once the successful and reliable business man he was. Mr. Hyde was supervisor of the town in 1864-65. It was said by the Fox sisters that Artemas W. Hyde was a firm believer in spiritualism. The family wishes this to be emphatically denied, it being a pure fabrication on their part. He was twice married, first; to Armeda Miles, who died in 1856. After her death he married Louise Peirson. He has four children living, two of them E. M. and John L., sons of the first wife, sad William H. and Armeda, now Mrs. P. R. Sleigh, children of the second wife. Mr. Hyde died January 5, 1892, and his wife in September of the same year. William H., the youngest son of Artemas W. Hyde, was born July 26, 1863 at the old home in Hydesville, where he at present resides. He was educated at the Union School, Cook Academy, and at Geneseo Normal School. He is a farmer and capitalist by occupation. Re is a man of enterprise, ability and integrity, already well and favorably known in this and adjoining communities as a capable and successful financier. He married February 26, 1885, Bertha Jackson, of Lyons. They have two children, Bertha L. and William Henry, jr., who is the eighth Henry in the direct line in the Hyde. family. Mrs. Hyde's grandfather, Dr. Cyrus Jackson, was a pioneer settler and physician of the town of Lyons, coming to that town from Milford, Pa., through the woods on horseback some time in 1811. He purchased the farm upon which he resided the rest of his long and useful life, and which is still in the possession of the Jackson family. Like all old time physicians he went to see his patients on horseback and carried his medicine case in his saddle bags. George W. Jackson, the father of Mrs. Hyde, was the youngest son of Dr. Jackson; a farmer by occupation and an upright conscientious Christian gentleman, who was called to his rest while still in the prime of his life, July 6, 1884.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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