Biography of Rev. W. H. Hyde
Grand Isle County, VT Biographies





Hyde, Rev. W. H., born May 26, 1833, at East Highgate, Vt., was educated in the schools of Franklin county, and spent some time in 'the West in various pursuits. He left these interests thinxing that a more useful life would better accord with his taste and judgment, and therefore engaged in the ministry, following this chosen work with the Methodist Episcopal church in the St. Albans district of Vermont for nearly forty years. He has spent several winters in Florida, where he has established a mission school for colored girls where they receive mental and moral training, and where they are also taught industrial pursuits. He married Rhoda J., daughter of Charles P. and Rhoda (Adams) Brown, of Eden, Lamoille county, Vt., in March, 1860, and they have two sons, George B., born March 1, 1863, and William B., born March 21, 1866. The former was educated at Bakersfield, Vt., and at the Vermont Methodist Seminary at Montpelier. He studied medicine and graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, Georgia, and from the Post Graduate School and Hospital of New York city. He engaged in missionary work in Mexico under the auspices of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal church for nearly five years, and supplemented his gospel labors by giving gratuitous medical attendance to those for whom be labored, treating several thousand patients annually, among whom were several hundred cases of small pox. Overworx and climate influence made it necessary that he return to the North, and he is now engaged in the gospel ministry and in the practice of medicine at North Hero. He married Aletha C., daughter of Charles E. and Abbie (Hunt) Halsted, of New York city, May 11, 1886. Their two children are George Edward, born at Tetteia de Ocampo, Mexico, March 9, 1887, and Charles Halsted, born June 5, 1890, at Belleview, Fla. Mr. Hyde is honorable secretary of the Egypt Exploration Fund Society, which has been so actively and successfully engaged in archaeological exploration in Egypt during the last two years. The Hyde families are of English descent, their ancestors coming to this country about 1700.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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