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Henry S. Hoyt


Centurion, 1892–1900

Full Name Henry Sheaff Hoyt

Born 24 April 1853 in Staatsburg, New York

Died 23 May 1900 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Saint James Episcopal Churchyard, Hyde Park, New York

Proposed by George L. Rives and Philip Schuyler

Elected 2 April 1892 at age thirty-eight

Archivist’s Note: Son of Lydig Hoyt; brother of Gerald Livingston Hoyt; brother-in-law of William D. Morgan

Century Memorial

The best Revolutionary stock was represented in Henry S. Hoyt, for he was a great-grandson of Chancellor Livingston and of Gen. Morgan Lewis, at one time Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the United States, and connected with the Hamiltons. Although he neither attained nor desired public prominence, all who knew him recognized his possession of the qualities which might be expected from such an ancestry. He was a graduate of Yale and a member of the New York bar, at which he held a most honorable position. He was a thorough gentleman, accomplished, refined, and graced with a perfect courtesy. Steadfast in devotion to a principle, faithful in his friendships, an ornament in the best society, he had a position second to none, and his untimely death is mourned by a large circle of friends, to whom he was endeared by his estimable and attractive qual[i]ties.

Henry E. Howland
1901 Century Association Yearbook