Grand Haven Daily Tribune June 15, 1906
Mrs. Hoyt is Dead.
Mrs. Charles K. Hoyt died at six o’clock this morning at her home on Lake avenue after an illness of less than a week. Mrs. Hoyt was taken ill last Sunday and the trouble was pronounced as peritonitis by the attending physician. She seemed to have passed the critical stage, however, and appeared to be improving. The patient had suffered from a weak heart for some time and was unable to withstand the test. The change for worse came at an early hour this morning but even at that time death was not expected. The end came peacefully at six o’clock.
The shock was a great one to the sorrowing family and Charles K. Hoyt, left alone with his seven motherless children, has the sympathy of the entire community in the terrible blow which has befallen him.
Esther McEachron was born in New York State forty years ago and came to Michigan when she was an infant. She was married to Charles K. Hoyt about twenty-seven years ago, at the old home, the residence of her father, the late William H. McEachron, in Jamestown.
She was then teaching school at the Bells school house and Mr. Hoyt operated a general store and served two terms in the state legislature.
Ten years ago the family came to Grand Haven when Mr. Hoyt was elected county clerk and they have lived there ever since.
During her residence in this city, Mrs. Hoyt has made a great many friends. She was a member of the Acme Floral Hive L. O. T. M. M. and Rebecca lodge. She was prominent and beloved in the circles of the Congregational church of this city.
Besides being survived by her bereaved husband, who is broken down by the blow, the following children are left motherless by her death: Burney J., Ralph, Madge, Harold, Victor, Esther and Nelson. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. William McEachron, her sisters, Mrs. T. B. Curtis of Dutton, Mich.; Mrs. E. O. Wipple, of Hudsonville; and her brothers, Lamott McEachron of Hudsonville, Fred F. McEachron of this city.
The funeral will be Sunday afternoon with services at the home oat two o’clock. The burial will be in Lake Forest.
The news of Mrs. Hoyt’s death this morning came as a sad shock to the whole city, where she was known and loved as a kind, tender mother and a good friend. The sympathy of all goes to the bereaved family.