TAPED INTERVIEW WITH
Of 5 years, and
Run, air plane factory, he soon became ill and was diagnosed with TB. Apparently,
Albert was only male Olson, male, to work the farm with the sisters.
as a crane operator.
moved downstairs. Then,
0800 Laura and Gary talking about the farms near the Olson Farms, and who lived in
them. Laidlaw’s near
and caring people.
and hugged one another. Never spoke ill of another, didn’t criticize one another, and
shared Love & Affection towards one another.
to come into the Family of the Hoyt’s. In that, she returned to do the same for her
Brothers and Sisters of her Family, and became open, as we were not supposed to talk
openly or question way things were done.
Having the Lord in their (Hoyt’s) hearts, and each day, a Bible reading at Dinnertime,
And each day, of, “How they could make it better for someone else, the caring they
showed to others of less means”.
Her and other children sit on there lap and rock.
friendlier, but they never had the time to show affection, nor listen to us.
1290 Gary said that Hoyt’s worked mental, while the Olson’s worked physical, which can
be a very different life.
All the girls (
Talked of music of the Hoyt’s, except
started to pay for
after a while. Grandpa (
there kids beer at 16 or 17, he thought that was
to spend on anything, and had to rely on school chums to help him out once in a while.
about 14 *(16-17) years old, as they were so poor they didn’t have enough food. He
stayed nearby, the Presbyterian Church house next door, and they helped in out.
was about 1877, not 1875, just after G. Gerard & Elizabeth Adellia Hoyt moved to Saline, MI; as Bessie (Eliz. Isadore)
Hoyt, was born in
and when Carrie M. Hoyt was born in 1877, and by Sept. 1, 1878,
a logging train. When they had stopped at
doctor in town that would teach a person how to be a pharmacist. Most people, back
then, learned pharmacy, from a doctor, as there were no Pharmacy Schools.
Your Grandma (
was only 17. But she was an adult, having taken
care of her sister
was but 11 years old, as their Mother was sick in bed for years, that she had to use
a stool or step to cook on the stove. Father was Colonel Rose from Civil War.
2700 Gary thought Hoyt money came from Clinton, but Laura says that Earnest and Hugh
started in the Milling Business in Clinton and became successful, but not rich.
When Marcus Hoyt wanted to move from Mio & McKinley, Oscoda Co., MI, as a
druggist, he took a very careful view of where to move, either Suttons Bay or Saginaw.
He took a long time weighing the factors of which place would be successful, and he
decided that the lumbering town of Suttons Bay, and it’s capacity to have rail & boat
travel & shipments, would be better then the potato area in Saginaw with their farmers
and it’s workers would not be suitable.
3050 Great Grandpa Hoyt, George Greenwood Hoyt, he was called “Gerald”*, George
Kenneth was called Ken, and George Marcus was called Marc or Marcus.
*(The records show that G.G. Hoyt was George Greenwood Hoyt. It is on his daughter’s
death certificate, it is on the Timothy Hoyt Genealogy booklet by his in-law cousin, Helen
Faye Hoyt. Where he obtained the nickname of “Gerald” is beyond our knowledge, at this
time. Perhaps, when he was younger, he didn’t like his middle name, Greenwood, unless it
was a neighbor or very close friends to his Mother &Father, John G. & S. Isadore Hoyt. – jeh)
Grandpa Marc was a Republican, and he held every office of Suttons Bay, and even
learned law, from his books at the drug store. As he missed his proper education, He
self-studied, so he would be knowledgeable to hold offices, like Justice of the Peace
and then going to Lansing.
(Marcus Hoyt elected as Leelanau County Representative, as Legislature 1923-24, to the
State Capitol in Lansing MI - jeh)
3200 Laura and Gary discuses the Olson’s from Norway. How Grandpa and Grandma
Hoyt, either had visit from Norway, or visited in Norway with the Olson’s.
Gary, “It’s important to learn one’s Family and lives while they are still living.
We seem to want to learn and respect our elders only after they have passed.”
0000 (TAPED TURNED OVER) (Con’t on more of Olson’s from Norway?)
That Marc & Abbie Hoyt went to see Aunt, received letters.
Uncle Hugh & Paul, Earnest, Harland did well. Mentioned the Hoyt sisters,
Aunt Elizabeth Fell, Aunt Carrie, and Aunt Ada. & kids and Great Grandma
Hoyt (Elizabeth) keeping tabs on them, Great Grandpa died young?(76).*
*( George Greenwood Hoyt, at 76 years of age, so he was around quite a while
after all the 7 children were born. George Greenwood Hoyt came to Muir, Ionia Co.,
MI with his Father John G. & Isadore Hoyt about 1860, and married in 1870, in Muir
to Elizabeth Adellia Gerould. They had farms in Muir, Mi and may worked at the Anchor
Grist Mil there in Remus. (see my Hoyt’s in Mill Business web page). Gerald Hoyt had
taken the Family to Saline to be with his Father and his brother, William S. Hoyt, until
1878, after having Carrie, the Gerald Hoyt Family moved to Elm Hall, Gratiot Co, MI,
then, in 1883, (I learned that Elm Hall Saw, Planning & Shingle Mills across from the
flouring Mill, burnt down in 1885, and the Flour Mill burnt down by 1900. Their were
many years of food starvation in Gratiot County during these years of 1878-1883).
Gerald Hoyt Family moved to Mack City,(Curtisville),Oscoda Co., ,MI (farther North,
from 1883 till 1885.They moved to Stanton, Ionia County, MI (South), in1885,, he then
moved the Family with baby in tow, Gerald & Eliz. Hoyt lived in Stanton, MI until
Mill burnt down in 1895, then they moved to Remus, Mecosta Co., MI to operate the
Flour mill there, until they sold it in 1906, and G. Gerald retired. Gerald did the books,
while sons, Earnest &Hugh P. Hoyt did the operations.
George“Gerald” Hoyt died Dec. 4, 1922 in Remus.–jeh)
0230 Marcus Hoyt worked with a doctors at Rose City, MI, and he was able to get his
Certificate of Pharmacy, which hung on the Drug Stores wall in Suttons Bay.
The State recognized him as being Certified, without having attended a School
of Pharmacy, and must have been supported, (sponsored), perhaps by the
Doctors at Rose City & Suttons Bay, (Dr. W.M. Payne -jeh).
0350 Gary talked of while traveling in U.P., he fell down the falls, and while Owen
(Dad), and him were there with Grandma, Owen grabbed a paper bag, and
tried to write everything down of what she was saying.
Gary was 38 years old, and in 1972, he was 42 years old. Family history was
there but not important.
0500 Laura mentions, Religious background. Reading from the Bible, relating to
everyday life as examples from the reading..
“What can you do, to do the best to others”.
0540 END OF TAPED INTERVIEW
of Laura (Olson) Hoyt, of Suttons Bay, Leelanau Co., MI
11/09/1980 by son, G. Gary Hoyt