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John Wesley Hoy

Born -April 20, 1857

Westerville, Ohio

Married - November 14, 1877

Henry County, Ohio

Occupation - Mayor of Frankfort, South Dakota

Died - November 1, 1922

Frankfurt, Spink County, South Dakota

Buried - Mount Hope Cemetery

Frankfort, Spink County, South Dakota

Plot: Block E, Lot 56

Find A Grave Memorial # 50899164






John Wesley Hoy


John Wesley Hoy was born in Westerville, Ohio

April 20, 1857. In 1882 he moved to a farm

seventeen miles south of Frankfort, South Dakota,

and homesteaded there. Later, in 1901, he moved to

Frankfort. On November 20, 1878, he was married to

Estella McEuen. To this union six children were born:
Frank Hoy of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Clyde Hoy of

Rockham, South Dakota; Mrs. J. A. Matteson of

Redfield, South Dakota; Mrs. J. J. Travis of Sioux

Lookout, Ontario, Canada; Mrs. J. R. Olson and

William Hoy of this city.


Mr. Hoy had been failing in health about a year and

during the last three weeks was seriously ill and died at

the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Olson,

Wednesday evening November 1, at 8 p.m.


At one time Mr. Hoy served Frankfort as Mayor and was

highly regarded by all the citizens. Mr. Hoy was a member

of the Evangelical Church at Irving, South Dakota,

which was established by his father who for many years

was an Evangelical minister and was highly respected by

a large constituency. Mr. Hoy also belonged to the

Odd Fellow Lodge at La Delle, South Dakota.


He lost his wife and companion July 3, 1910. One brother

Silas Hoy passed away last spring. He leaves to mourn

his loss three sons and three daughters; six brothers and

three sisters; and four grandchildren; and a large

circle of friends. The people of this community extend

their sympathy to the bereaved family.


The funeral services was conducted from the Methodist

church by Reverend Albert Hocking on Friday afternoon.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful.



Card of Thanks


We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation of the

kindness and aid during the illness and death of our father.


We especially appreciate the beautiful floral offerings

from the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, City Council, and

friends, also to those assisting in the music.


Emma Matteson                Frank Hoy

Nellie Travis                      Clyde Hoy

  Amanda Olson                  William Hoy 



The News Messenger

Frankfort, South Dakota

November 9, 1922



Obituary and Card of Thanks for John Wesley Hoy Courtesy of Louise Baden







Wife - S. Estella (McCune) Hoy

Born - April 21, 1859 - Ohio

Died - July 3, 1910

Spink County, South Dakota

Buried - Mount Hope Cemetery

Frankfort, Spink County, South Dakota

Plot: Block E, Lot 56

Find A Grave Memorial # 50899157

To This Union 6 Children Were Born





Per the June 1, 1885, South Dakota Territorial Census, John R. Hoy (55 and a Farmer)

is living with his wife, H. A. Hoy (53) and their children, Son - G. E. Hoy (20), Son - L. L. Hoy (17),

And Daughter - Elva F. Hoy (14).


Living Next Door to them are: J. W. Hoy (26 and a Farmer) with his wife, S. E. Hoy (25), and their

children, Son - F. A. Hoy (6), Son - C. M. Hoy (4), and Daughter - E. M. Hoy (Born - May 1885).

Note - All the Above are listed as being born in Ohio,

Except, E. M. Hoy, Born in the Dakota Territory.


This is the Family of John Wesley Hoy, who is the Son of John Ritter Hoy's Brother, Samuel Hoy.


Per the June 11, 1900, Mount Vernon Township, Davison County, South Dakota Census,

John Hoy (70, Born February 1830) is living with his wife, Hester (66, Born December 1833)

and their son, Lyman L. Hoy (30 and Single, Born December 1869).

This Census also states that John & Hester have been married 36 Years (1864) and that

Hester was the mother of 4 Children, 2 of whom are still living in 1900.


Per the April 15, 1910, Frankfort, Spink County, South Dakota Census,

Clyde M. Hoy (29, born in Ohio) is residing with his wife, Adah E. Hoy (18, born in Illinois)

and their daughter, Avis G. Hoy (1 month, born in South Dakota)

This census also states that Clyde & Adah had not been married 1 year yet as of April 15, 1910.

It also Lists Clyde's Occupation as a Clerk in a Pool Hall.


Per the February 23, 1920, Zell Township, Faulk County, South Dakota Census,

Clyde M. Hoy (39) is residing with his wife, Adah E. Hoy (28) and their daughter, Avis G. Hoy (9).

Also residing with them is Adah's Step-father, Albert J. Fehlman,

(54, Born in Illinois and Widowed).

This Census also states that both Clyde & Albert Fehlman were owners of a Butcher Shop,

and that both Alberts Parents were born in Alsace Loraine, France.



Son - Frank Alden Hoy

Born - September 3,1878

Henry County, Ohio

Died - November 26, 1924

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Buried - Mount Hope Cemetery

Frankfort, Spink County, South Dakota

Plot: Block E, Lot 56

Find A Grave Memorial # 50899159


Son - Clyde McCune "Kit" Hoy

Born - September 13, 1881

Henry County, Ohio

Wife - Adah Elizabeth (Darst)  Hoy - Thoman


Daughter - Emma M. Hoy

 Born - May 1885 - South Dakota


Daughter - Nellie Hoy

 Born - February 1888 - South Dakota


Daughter - Amanda Hoy

 Born - September 1889- South Dakota


Son - William M. Hoy

 Born - November 25, 1895

Spink County,  South Dakota

Veteran - World War 1

P F C, Company H, 59 Infantry

Died - December 16, 1953

Fall River County, South Dakota

Buried - Mount Hope Cemetery

Frankfort, Spink County, South Dakota

Plot: Block D, Lot 24

Find A Grave Memorial # 50899169



Brother - Silas William Hoy

Born - January 6,1861 - Ohio

Never Married

Died - April 17, 1922 -

Albany, Linn County, Oregon

Buried - April 19, 1922, Riverside Cemetery

Albany, Linn County, Oregon


Brother - Charles Henry Hoy

Born - March1864 - Ohio

Died - 1930

Lebanon, Oregon

Buried - I.O.O.F. Cemetery

Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon


Brother - Samuel Alvin Hoy

Born - October 30, 1866

Wife - Blanche (Cadwell) Hoy


Sister - Clara (Hoy) Richards

Born - September 9, 1867 - Ohio

Married - 1887

Died - February 6, 1947

Newport, Oregon

Husband - Frank Richards


Brother - Wiley Leander Hoy

Born - February 27, 1870

Wife - Isabelle (McGaffin) Hoy


Sister -Ida V. (Hoy) East

Born  - February 1871 - Ohio

Married - 1897

Residence in 1900 - Cedar, Missoula County, Montana

Died - 1948 - Newport, Oregon

Husband - Clark East

Born - December 1870 - Michigan


Brother - Jesse David Hoy

Born - March 19, 1877

Wife - Flora Bell (Bixler) Hoy


Brother - Harry Garfield Hoy

Born - May 5, 1879

Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio

Died - December 13,1962

Portland, Oregon


Sister - Lillian Grace (Hoy) Haskins

Born - May1881 - Ohio

Died - November 1963

Newport, Oregon

Husband - Leslie Haskins



Father - Samuel Hoy

Mother - Malinda (Imler) Hoy



Grandfather - David Hoy

Grandmother - Hannah (Ritter) Hoy 



Great -Grandfather - Daniel J. Hoy

Great - Grandmother - Magdalena (Eyer) Hoy



 Great - Great Grandfather - Johann Phillip (Heu) Hoy

(Phillip Hoy )

 Great - Great Grandmother - Barbara Hoy


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