Sarah Melvina Hoyt

14 January 1852–6 January 1937 (Age 85)
Phillips, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Sarah Melvina

When Sarah Melvina Hoyt was born on 14 January 1852, in Phillips, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Henry W Hoyt, was 40 and her mother, Mary Jane Walker, was 27. She married George Washington Berry about 1872, in Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Madrid, Franklin, Maine, United States for about 50 years. She died on 6 January 1937, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Berry
Sarah Melvina Hoyt
Marriage: about 1872
Elmon Berry
Harry Eben Berry

Spouse and Children

about 1872
Franklin, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall, thin person, from Middle English hoit ‘long stick’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Wills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah M Berry in household of George W Berry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah M Wells in household of Jowel C Wells, "United States Census, 1900"

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