Elwood Lester Hoyt

30 September 1911–18 October 1989 (Age 78)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Elwood Lester

When Elwood Lester Hoyt was born on 30 September 1911, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, his father, John Edward Hoyt Sr, was 38 and his mother, Emily Sutton Montross, was 37. He married Vivian Louise Dickerman on 30 December 1944, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. He lived in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 5 years and Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1940. He died on 18 October 1989, in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Elwood Lester Hoyt
Vivian Louise Dickerman
Marriage: 30 December 1944

Spouse and Children

30 December 1944
New York City, New York County, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Emily Sutton Montross





    Harold Richard Hoyt


    Arthur Pawson Hoyt


    John Edward Hoyt



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 2

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 21

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elwood Hoyt in household of Helen W Straun, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elwood Hoyt in household of John Hoyt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elwood Hoyt in household of John Hoyt, "United States Census, 1930"

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