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Leslie I. Hoyt 1869-1911


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Date: 1/7/2020 at 11:09:19

Leslie I. Hoyt, an account of whose accident and various condition was given in last week's issue of this paper, died Tuesday night, February 28, 1911, at the Practitaners hospital in Chicago. The remains were brought here on Thursday and the funeral was held from the Hoyt residence on Main street Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. H. W. Tuttle of Grinnell, formerly pastor of the Congregational Church of this city, conducted the service, being assisted by Rev. J. F. Moore, the present pastor of the church. Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.

The news of the death of Mr. Hoyt was received with profound sorrow by his friends in this community, who confidently believed that his recovery was assurred until his condition took a turn for the worse on Tuesday last. After his injury his wife, who with her children was spending the winter at Hammond, Louisiana, hastened to his side. His brother Senator E. H. Hoyt of Lamont, who was at Des Moines and his uncle, General M. F. LeRoy, president of the First National Bank of this city, immediately went to Chicago. The attending physicians from the first held out hope of his recovery until his condition became suddenly worse a few hours before his death. The injury which he received caused a blood clot to form at the base of the brain and the physicians considered it impossible owing to its location to remove it by an operation. The skull was not fractured and it was at first thought that he would recover notwithstanding the seriousness of the injury. He was promptly given every possible care and attention but all efforts were ?????.

Mr. Hoyt was the order of ??? the well known firm of Hoyt Brothers, composed of the deceased and Senator E. H. Hoyt of Lamont, who have lived in this community all of their lives and who had large land and business interests here. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hoyt of this city and a grandson of the late A. R. Loomis, one of the most prominent men in the history of this county. The deceased was born in Manchester, November 23, 1869, and graduated from Iowa college at Grinnell. He was united in marriage with Miss Marjory Case of Lone Rock, Wisconsin, on October 24, 1904. The surviving relatives are the wife and two children, Leslie Loomis Hoyt, Jr., and Etna Fedora, and his brother, Senator E. H. Hoyt. In addition to these are his aged grandmother, Mrs. A. R. Loomis, and the family of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. LeRoy, the latter of whom is an aunt of Mr. Hoyt.

Rarely has the community been so shocked and grieved as in the case of Mr. Hoyt. Struck down by a blow intended for another and by a man whom he had never known or wronged. The testimony given at the coroner's inquest which was held after his death showed that Mr. Hoyt had no part in the quarrel between several men and women in the street. He was simply an innocent bystander who was mistaken for an assailant by a man whose mind was probably so inflamed by drink that he was not conscious of his acts.

The deplorable affair has taken one of the brightest and best liked young men from this community, He was generous and warm hearted, kind and considerate and a loyal friend. His wife and two small children have suffered an irreparable loss and they have the profound sympathy of many friends in their sorrow. The loss of his companionship and intimate association, which endured throughout life is a severs one to his brother, E. H. Hoyt.

During the funeral hour the business houses were generally closed.
The pall bearers were J. F. McEwen, F. B. Blair, E. W. Hoag, Edw. Hruby, C. A. Peterson, Edw Hollister, W. H. Hutchinson and Burton Clark. The board of directors of the First National Bank of which Mr. Hoyt was a director, were the honorary casket bearers. The spacious rooms of the Hoyt home were filled with a large number of friends and relatives of the deceased. Hyperion lodge, K. of P. attended the services in a body. Music was rendered by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rann, Mrs. M. J. Yoran and E. B. Stiles. The casket lay in a bank of flowers and many beautiful floral offerings filled the room and spoke of the love esteem borne the deceased.

Many out of town friends and relatives were here to attend the funeral. A large number from Lamont and Ryan were here and among those form more distant points were: Mrs. Hoyt's fater, Mr. T. M. Case of Lone Rock, Wisconsin, Mrs. Edw. Case, her brother, Mrs. Alice Ellswoth and son Clair and Chas. Thomas, all of Lone Rock; Mr. H. B. Gratiot, Mrs. Kate Agard and Miss Juliette Hewett of Dubuque; H. A. ?????en of Beloit, Wis, Wm. Denton of Gettesburg, S.D., Robt. and Harry Denton of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hollister of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hoag of Minneapolis, Dr. McGrady of Independence, Representative E. C. Perkins of Delhi, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Field of Oelwein.

Manchester Democrat, Manchester, Iowa, March 8, 1911


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