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 Richard Francis Hoy

Richard Francis Hoy

Birth
Louisville, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 27 Sep 1909 (aged 56)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100499536 · View Source
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Occupation: Merchant Tailor
Age at time of death: 56 yrs
Cause of death: Brights Disease (kidney trouble)

Source (book): History of Detroit by Paul Leake
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912


Richard Hoy: The late Mr. Hoy was for years one of the most prominent merchant tailors of Detroit, where he lived since he was a young man. He was born on a farm near Woodington, New York on February 28, 1855. His parents, Stephen and Mary Hoy were of Irish decent and followed the occupation of agriculture. Richard Hoy grew up on the farm in the good old-fashioned way, attending the district school and helping with the various duties of farm life. At seventeen he came west to Michigan and went to live with an uncle, Judge Dodd, of Mount Pleasant. Here he attended school for some years and then came to Detroit to enter business college. Mr. A. A. Tripp, the leading merchant tailor of that time, was a cousin of Mr. Hoy's and when the young man finished his course in the business school he went into Mr. Tripp's establishment to learn the business. For five years he was in the shop at the corner of Fort and Griswold streets and learned that trade completely in all its branches.
After leaving Mr. Tripp, Mr. Hoy spent two years with C.R. Mabley as a cutter. Following this he was in business with J.L. Hudson for several years before he and Mr. Charles E. Fox started in the tailor business on Woodward Avenue. This partnership lasted for ten years at the end of which Mr. Hoy and Mr. Joseph Yates opened an establishment at 32 Fort street, where they carried on their extensive business until a few months before the death of Mr. Hoy. In 1909 the firm of Yates and Hoy moved to the present location at 94 Fort street. The name has not changed and Mrs. Hoy still retains an interest in the business, which is foremost establishments of the city with a long standing and well merited reputation for excellence of work. Mr. Hoy died on September 27, 1909, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Hoy was a man of genial temperament and deeply interested in matters of public import. He was a devout communicant of the Catholic church and was connected with several fraternal orders: The Order of Elks, The Knights of Columbus and the Fellowcraft. He belonged to the Chamber of Commerce and took a lively interest in politics, being aligned with the Republican party. All projects for the industrial advancement of the city and for its general welfare received his loyal and wholehearted support.
Mrs. Hoy is a native of Ohio, as were also her parents, Robert and Charlotte Ward. The marriage of Richard Hoy and Nellie Ward was solemnized at Toledo, Ohio on April 9, 1892. Their eldest child Zenellah Marian Hoy became the wife of Wallie Herman and lives in Chicago, Illinois. Richard and Florence are both in school and residing with their widowed mother in the beautiful home on Putnam avenue which was purchased thirteen years ago.

Corrections:

1. Woodington should be Waddington.
2. Richard Hoy was born in 1853 (not 1855)
3. A.A. Tripp was the husband of Richard Hoy's cousin, Anna Dodds.
4. Richard Hoy & Nellie Ward were married April 9, 1885 (not 1892)
5. Zenellah Marian Hoy is Zanella Marian Hoy.



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  • Created by: Fred Union
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100499536
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Francis Hoy (28 Feb 1853–27 Sep 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100499536, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Fred Union (contributor 46821710) .