The Hoy Family
Some of the information about this generation of our family was obtained from the family bible.

Thomas Hoy (son of James Hoy and Margaret Phelan ) was born 19 Feb 1849 in Easton, PA, and died 14 Jun 1912 in Easton, PA.

He married Elizabeth Lynch on 12 Aug 1875 in St Bernard's Church, Easton PA. She was the daughter of Phil Lynch and Mary McInerny.

1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1870 census: Residence - Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Living with Sarah J working as motorman at RR.
1880 census: Residence - South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Brakeman on RR.
1890 census: Residence - 1002 Berwick St. South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Conductor on RR.
1900 census: Residence - Jersey City, New Jersey. Brakeman on RR.
1910 census: Residence - Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Laborer.

In the 1900 census, his sons James R, Edward and Thomas were also Brakemen while John was an Iron moulder.
In the 1910 census, his younger children Philip was a Salesman, Eleanor was a Saleslady, Francis was a Printer and Michael was a Trollyman.

His wife's mother Mary Lynch lived next door with her children Francis and Ellen.

Burial: St Joseph's Church, Easton, PA.

Children of Thomas Hoy and Elizabeth Lynch are:

  1. John Hoy , b. 02 Jun 1876, PA, d. date unknown, PA.
  2. James Hoy , b. 24 Jan 1878, PA, d. date unknown, PA.
  3. Thomas Joseph Hoy , b. 20 Feb 1880, d. 1950, Easton, PA.
  4. Edward Hoy , b. 27 Aug 1882, PA, d. 23 Oct 1902, PA.
  5. Philip Frances Hoy , b. 23 May 1886, Easton, Pennsylvania, d. date unknown, PA.
  6. Mary C Hoy , b. 20 Aug 1886, PA, d. 07 Feb 1889, PA.
  7. Eleanor Hoy , b. 20 Nov 1888, PA, d. Jul 1974, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania..
  8. Francis Hoy , b. 23 Jan 1891, PA, d. date unknown, PA.
  9. Michael Hoy , b. 1893, Pennsylvania, d. date unknown, NJ.
  10. Joseph Hoy , b. 16 Mar 1899, PA, d. date unknown

Picture of Thomas Hoy

Elizabeth Lynch (daughter of Phil Lynch and Mary McInerny ) was born 14 Dec. 1852 in Easton, PA, and died 25 July 1933 in Easton, PA.

She married Thomas Hoy on 12 Aug 1875 in St Bernards Easton PA, son of James Hoy and Margaret Brennan.

1860 census: Residence - South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1870 census: Residence - South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1880 census: Residence - South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1890 census: Residence - 1002 Berwick St. South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1900 census: Residence - Jersey City, New Jersey.
1910 census: Residence - Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Laborer.
1920 census: Residence - Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
       She lived as a widow with her son Joseph E, his wife Marian F and their son Fred R.
1930 census: Residence - Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
       She lived as a widow with her daughter Elenore, her husband Charles Glantz, their daughter Mary Elizabeth and their son Charles P. Her name was listed as Hoey.

Burial: St Joseph's Church, Easton, PA.

Children of Thomas Hoy and Elizabeth Lynch are:

  1. John Hoy , b. 02 Jun 1876, PA, d. date unknown, PA.
  2. James Hoy , b. 24 Jan 1878, PA, d. date unknown, PA.
  3. Thomas Joseph Hoy , b. 20 Feb 1880, d. 1950, Easton, PA.
  4. Edward Hoy , b. 27 Aug 1882, PA, d. 23 Oct 1902, PA.
  5. Philip Frances Hoy , b. 23 May 1886, Easton, Pennsylvania, d. date unknown, PA.
  6. Mary C Hoy , b. 20 Aug 1886, PA, d. 07 Feb 1889, PA.
  7. Eleanor Hoy , b. 20 Nov 1888, PA, d. Jul 1974, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania..
  8. Francis Hoy , b. 23 Jan 1891, PA, d. date unknown, PA.
  9. Michael Hoy , b. 1893, Pennsylvania, d. date unknown, NJ.
  10. Joseph Hoy , b. 16 Mar 1899, PA, d. date unknown.

Kate Hoy (daughter of James Hoy and Margaret Phelan) died 13 May 1877 in Easton, PA.

1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1860 census: Residence - Bushkill ward Easton. Worked as a servant.
1870 census: Residence - Lehigh ward Easton. Worked as a servant.

 

Picture of Kate Hoy

Sarah J Hoy (daughter of James Hoy and Margaret Phelan) was born 1842 in Newark NJ, and died 30 Jan 1889 in Easton, PA.

She married Edward Kelly.


1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1860 census: Residence - Bushkill ward Easton. Worked as a servant.
1870 census: Residence - Lehigh ward Easton. Married to Edward Kelly.
       In 1870 Edward was an Ironsmith and her brother Thomas lived with them.

Burial: St Joseph's Church, Easton, PA.

Picture of Sarah and Edward

Margaret Hoy was born 1836 in Newark, New Jersey.

She married Patrick Brennan Jr. on 20 Feb. 1851.

She and Paddy left Easton after the Civil War. Paddy worked as a civilian engineer during the war.

She died about 1885.

1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.

 

Mary Hoy was born 1845 in Easton, PA.

She married Cornelius McCarty and they moved to Philadelphia.

Her sister Rose was also in Philadelphia and she often lived with Mary.

1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.

 

Rosanna Hoy was born 1846 in Easton, PA, and died in Philadelphia, PA.

She never married and moved to Philadelphia with her sister Mary after the Civil War.

She and her sister Kate puchased the family headstones.

Rose often visited Easton. The picture on the right was taken there.

1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1880 census: Residence - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Working as a servant.

Picture of Rose

John Hoy was born on 11 April 1852 in Easton, PA and died on 22 August 1863 in Easton, PA.

He shares a grave with his father James.

1850 census: Residence - Williams Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
1860 census: Residence - South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
 

 

All of the photographs and information about the three generations of the Hoy family on these pages has been gathered by Bob Hoy of Arlington, VA. The information for the book "Story of the Hoy Family" was compiled by Bob Hoy and the artwork was done by Lou Smull. Bob is the son of Frank Hoy from the second generation born in this country and Lou is the grandson of Frank's brother Tom.