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 Joseph Shuit Hoyt

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Joseph Shuit Hoyt

  • Birth 11 Nov 1833 Monroe, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Death 24 Sep 1929 Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Pulaski, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Range G, Lot 7 N 1/2
  • Memorial ID 51282607

Joseph apparently was told that he was "born when the stars fell" since there is reference to this in a 1940's transcription of the Pulaski Cemetery records. Apparently it was the Leonid meteor shower: "On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth... The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm. Their numbers... were quite beyond counting; but as it waned, a reckoning was attempted, from which it was computed, on the basis of that much-diminished rate, that 240,000 must have been visible during the nine hours they continued to fall." - Agnes Clerke's, Victorian Astronomy Writer, downloaded from http://leonid.arc.nasa.gov/history.html on 7/20/2010.


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  • Created by: Sue Hawes
  • Added: 18 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51282607
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Shuit Hoyt (11 Nov 1833–24 Sep 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51282607, citing Pulaski Cemetery, Pulaski, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue Hawes (contributor 47271025) .