Wish to learn more about the ancestry of John A. Hoyle (1854-1915). I have so far been unable to determine if this is the Alexander Hoyle who joined the Boston architectural firm of Cram and Ferguson in 1904. [The firm is now called HDB/Cram and Ferguson.] All I have is a name for his father - Fred. One son of John's we know was born in Caboose, New York. Here is what I do have presently on John A. Hoyle:
JOHN A. HOYLE (son of FRED HOYLE) was born August 1854, and died April 29, 1915. His first wife was (1) ELLAN (Helen?) WHITE, daughter of FARAGON WHITE and (UNKNOWN) BEACON. She was born January 1857, and died August 09, 1900. John Hoyle's second wife is (2) UNKNOWN. His third wife was (3) CATHERINE MACPHERSON, whom he married December 18, 1907.
Notes for JOHN A. HOYLE:
Hoyle family lore has it that five women showed up at John's funeral to claim his body. He was said to be a promiment 19th century architect in Boston, having designed several big buildings, some with markers with his name. One was St. John's church. He supposedly had trouble with alcohol, which led to great swings in fortune for his family.
Notes for ELLAN (Helen?) WHITE: From Boston's Beacon Hill. Family lore has it that she was descended from a Mayflower Pilgrim.
Children of JOHN A. HOYLE and ELLAN WHITE are:
i. ELLEN HOYLE.
ii. JOHN HOYLE, b. 1878; d. February 10, 1960.
iii. ALFRED FRANCES HOYLE, b. June 06, 1886, Caboose, New York; d. November 24, 1942.
iv. LAURA L. HOYLE, b. 1888; d. September 07, 1971.
v. FRANCES HOYLE, b. April 1891.
vi. RUTH HOYLE, b. March 1897; d. May 09, 1951.
vii. THOMAS HOYLE, b. May 11, 1900.:Adopted out of family
More about the children of John A. Hoyle and Ellan White:
1. ELLEN HOYLE.
2. JOHN HOYLE was born 1878, and died February 10, 1960. He married MARY PEPPER.
Children of JOHN HOYLE and MARY PEPPER are:
i. MILDRED HOYLE, b. 1900.
ii. JOHN C HOYLE, b. 1901; d. August 03, 1956.
iii. THOMAS HOYLE, b. January 26, 1905; d. May 24, 1981; m. CATHERINE RODGERS.
iv. MARY HOYLE, b. February 07, 1910; d. May 19, 1993.
v. MARGUERITE HOYLE, b. 1912.
3. ALFRED FRANCES HOYLE was born June 06, 1886 in Caboose, New York, and died November 24, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married MARY LUCETTA MACKENZIE (nickname "Mame") July 04, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of ABEL MACKENZIE and MARY KELLY. She was born January 28, 1891, and died June 1953.
Notes for ALFRED FRANCES HOYLE:
Lived on Savin Hill in Boston. The owner of Wrights Detson Tennis Company lived across the street. Mary MacKenzie's (Mame's) mother - Mary Ellen Kelly - did not like him because he wasn't Catholic. He owned a garage that housed and repaired Boston City Maintenance trucks.
Children of ALFRED FRANCES HOYLE and MARY LUCETTA MACKENZIE are:
i. FREDERICK HARROLD HOYLE, b. December 29, 1909; d. August 26, 1954; m. MARY DWYER, 1936. Frederick was tall (6' 5") and a WWII Veteran. Wife was an RN.
ii. HELEN CATHERINE HOYLE, b. May 24, 1912; d. March 16, 2002, Boston; m. OWEN C. MULLANEY, October 04, 1942.: Helen was an RN, husband was a physician, and WWII veteran.
iii. ALFRED FRANCES HOYLE (nickname "Huck"), b. July 11, 1914; d. February 19, 1989; m. MARY THERESA LYDDY; b. 1917; d. February 26, 1989. Alfred graduated Suffolk University, was a WWII veteran (Marine in Pacific theater), and later became superintendent of vocational schools in Massachusetts.
iv. JOSEPHINE FRANCIS MARY PATRICIA HOYLE, b. June 13, 1917, Boston, Massachussetts; d. May 29, 1989, Chatham, Massachussetts; m. DONALD R. MACLENNAN, April 13, 1941; b. October 24, 1914; d. April 09, 1998.
v. ROBERT STEVEN HOYLE, b. October 13, 1921; d. January 17, 1967, Jacksonville, Florida; m. MARY ELIZABETH HENNESEY. Robert was a LTCDR Navy Flyer.
vi. JAMES BARNES HOYLE (nickname "Mickey"), b. May 07, 1925; m. RITA FLYNN. James was WWII veteran, and is a retired Boston policeman. Wife died at age 35-36.
vii. RUTH THERESA HOYLE, b. January 20, 1928; m. PHILBERT MORIN, May 30, 1958; b. February 10, 1931; d. January 14, 2002.: Ruth was Hair dresser and Bookkeeper with First National grocery store on Savin Hill in 1940's. Husband was a national Yo-Yo champion.
viii. JOAN MARIE HOYLE, b. December 20, 1931, Boston, Massachusetts; m. CHARLES PATRICK PFARRER, JR., April 07, 1956, Naval Chapel, Oakland, California; b. August 15, 1931, Dayton, Ohio. Joan was a LTJG Navy Nurse in 1950's. Husband
was a career Navy Officer (USNA 1954), commanded the destroyer USS Brister during Vietnam War. They have four children, including the successful movie screenwiter Chuck Pfarrer ("Navy Seal," "Darkman," "Red Planet," "The Jackel," "Hard Target," "Barb Wire").
4. LAURA L. HOYLE was born 1888, and died September 07, 1971. She married WILLIAM LAW October 10, 1910. He was born 1885, and died March 01, 1939.
Children of LAURA HOYLE and WILLIAM LAW are:
i. ALBERT H LAW, b. October 28, 1908; d. May 07, 1984.: Never married.
ii. ROBERT H LAW, b. October 28, 1908.: Never married.
iii. JAMES P LAW, b. 1910; d. February 17, 1964.: Never married.
iv. RUTH LAW, b. 1917; d. July 16, 1931.: Never married.
v. WILLIAM T LAW, b. July 29, 1925; d. April 30, 2000.: Never married.
5. FRANCES HOYLE was born April 1891. She married JAMES BELL.
Children of FRANCES HOYLE and JAMES BELL are:
i. JAMES R BELL, b. June 12, 1918; d. September 14, 1997.
ii. THELMA BELL, b. August 15, 1921; m. IRUM PRIEST, December 08, 1945.
6. RUTH HOYLE was born March 1897, and died May 09, 1951. She married NORMAN REINHARDT.
Child of RUTH HOYLE and NORMAN REINHARDT is:
i. PHYLLIS REINHARDT, b. November 06, 1922; m. JOHN GORMAN.
Any help on the ancestry of John A. Hoyle would be sincerely appreciated.
James A. Duke, Jr.
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