Elizabeth Esther Bess Hoyt

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Esther Bess

When Elizabeth Esther Bess Hoyt was born on 15 May 1891, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Wilbert Hoyt, was 23 and her mother, Edith Stalker Jones, was 21. She married Hugh Deere Bates on 12 September 1917, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 30 September 1986, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Hugh Deere Bates
1886–1976
Elizabeth Esther Bess Hoyt
1891–1986
Marriage: 12 September 1917
Edythe Elizabeth Bates
1918–1988

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth E Bates in household of Hugh D Bates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth E. Hoyt, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Elizabeth Esther Hoyt Bates, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hoit ‘long stick’.

Altered form of Haught , a surname of German origin.

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

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