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Elizabeth Watson Hoyt

  • Birth 14 Aug 1913 Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 1939 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Burial Brewster, Putnam County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 58576370

Elizabeth W. Hoyt

14 August 1913
in Beacon, Dutchess County, New York

16 August 1939
in Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York

Elizabeth Hoyt, Beacon, Dies
Judge's Daughter Stricken in March

Elizabeth Watson Hoyt, 26, daughter of Judge Ferdinand A. Hoyt and Beatrice Watson Jones of 71 Spring Valley street, Beacon, who was stricken suddenly with a streptococcus viridian infection soon after she returned from a trip to the Bahama Islands, last March, died yesterday afternoon in Vassar hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at St. Luke's Episcopal church, Beacon, with the Rev. Benjamin J. Myers, rector of the Episcopal church in Fishkill officiating. Burial will be in the Milltown cemetery, Brewster. The bearers will be Police Sergeant Joseph Judge, Patrolman Walter E. Dearnaley, Patrolman Samuel Rogers and fire driver Frank Schmitzer.

Miss Hoyt, who observed her 26th birthday Monday, was the recipient of numerous congratulatory messages, gifts and flowers which she received in a bright, and cheerful mood. Later in the day she lapsed into a coma.

Born in Beacon, Aug. 14, 1913. Miss Hoyt was graduated from the Overfield private school in Beacon and the Beacon High school. She participated in amateur dramatics and later engaged in the newspaper field, being employed for five years as a reporter for the Beacon Light and a correspondent for metropolitan dailies. She was a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hall Watson, prominent southern Dutchess county residents and former owners of Magnolia farms.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Austin Hoyt, a government employee in Washington, D.C.; and by her uncle and aunt, Morgan Hoyt, Democratic city chairman of Beacon, and Mrs. Hoyt.

Miss Hoyt was removed to Vassar hospital in May when her condition became critical and she had been given numerous bleed transfusions since that time, the donors including several Beacon policemen and firemen and close fiends. Dr. Charles V. Keating of Beacon was the attending physician until her condition became grave three months ago and pr. R.H. Breed of Wappingers Falls, Dr. Scott Lord Smith and Dr. Emil A. Stoller of this city and Dr. Douglas Barry of Peekskill were called into the case. Other doctors and specialists from the Rockefeller Medical center, New York City, also were called into consultations held frequently in the last several weeks. The rare infection was closely studied by the several doctors and specialists. Three tubes of serum were obtained several weeks ago from a New York hospital and Miss Hoyt rallied from the treatment. Since that time efforts were made throughout the country to obtain additional serum from blood of a person who had survived the disease. Judge Hoyt communicated with hospitals in several states and physicians sought serum from distant points, but it was not available.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 58576370
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