|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1850|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1917|
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Cheyenne State Leader no. 72 April 20, 1917, page 1
GEORGE W. HOYT, PIONEER, DIES OF HEART FAILURE
George W. Hoyt, one of Cheyenne's most prominent pioneer citizens, passed away yesterday afternoon. The cause of death was heart failure, though Mr. Hoyt had been ill for some time with a nervous breakdown.
His Death was a shock to the scores of friends who have been his intimate associates for so many years.
No family or close relatives survive Mr. Hoyt, his wife and daughter having passed away several years ago. Notice of his death has been sent to cousins and nephews, and also to Mrs. Isabelle Johnson of Mart Texas, a niece of Mrs. Hoyt, who has visited at the Hoyt home several times.
Mr. Hoyt came to Cheyenne from his New England home, in 1876, at that time 26 years of age. For a score of years he was one of the leading druggists. His store is now the site of the Atlas theater. In 1897 Mr. Hoyt received the appointment as postmaster, which position he held until 1914.
Mr. Hoyt amassed a considerable fortune through his business acumen and wise investments. His property interests in Cheyenne are large, and include residence properties, the Hoyt block and holdings in the Plains hotel and the Capitol Avenue theater.
In addition to his business successes Mr. Hoyt held many public offices of trust, being one of the commissioners of Laramie county for a long term of years, and serving as state senator from 1893 to 1897. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal church, and of the Elk, Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges.
The funeral services will be held Sunday.
Cheyenne State Leader no. 75 April 24, 1917, page 8
GEORGE HOYT IS BURIED WITH FLAG ABOUT CASKET
With the flag of the country which he loved draped about his casket, the mortal remains of George W. Hoyt were laid at rest in the family vault at Lakeview cemetery Sunday afternoon and will there rest beside the bodies of his wife and only daughter, Genevieve.
Because Mr. Hoyt had so requested, his funeral was a simple one, only his relatives and intimate friends attending the services at the Hoyt home recently constructed by Hoyt on West Seventeenth street. Dr. George C. Rafter and Rev. S. Al Huston of St. Marks Episcopal church officiated. Of his relatives who had come from distant cities to attend the funeral were Mrs. Florence Hoyt-LaRue of Grass Valley, Cal.; Mrs. Louis Herron-Kenney of Chicago, Mrs. Katherine Herron-Coffey of Minneapolis, nieces of Hoyt, and Mrs. Burnham of Minneapolis, daughter of Mrs. Coffey.
The pall bearers were chosen from among the leading institutions of the city with which deceased had been affiliated and were: Samuel Corson, representing the Masonic bodies; Fred Hofmann, representing the Elks; J. H. Walton, representing St. Marks church; Archie Allison representing the Industrial Club; A. D. Johnston, representing the bankers, and A. D. Kelley representing the business interests.
When Mr. Hoyt first came to this section he was a member of the United States army hospital corps, and was one of the pioneers who helped blaze the way for those who followed and, with him, helped build this city and state. The flag which he served under when first a resident of Wyoming went with him to the tomb.
As president of the state senate, legislator, county commissioner, postmaster and in other public capacities George W. Hoyt served the people of this section well, while few there were who equaled him in efforts to here erect a metropolis of the first rank. In his death the city and state has lost an energetic builder and a faithful friend.
Mr. Hoyt's will, recently made, was offered for probate in the office of the clerk of the district court yesterday. The Wyoming Trust and Savings is designated as administrator. The estate will probably approximate $100,000 in value.
Catherine T. Murray Hoyt-Draper (1832 - 1893)
Margaret T Hoyt (1856 - 1912)
Genevieve Hoyt (1879 - 1895)*
George Walter Hoyt (1850 - 1917)
Charles Walter Hoyt (1852 - 1896)*
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