MARTIN THOMAS HOY
††††† Martin T. Hoy, who is the owner of one of the best dairy farms in the Weed section of Siskiyou County, has attained success because he has worked hard for it and in all of his operations has shown excellent judgment.† He was born near Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas, on the 16th of November, 1873, and is a son of William Alexander and Nancy Jane (Kimmel) Hoy.† His father, who is a native of Ohio, went to Kansas in young manhood and engaged in farming.† In the early spring of 1877 he came by railroad to Redding, California, but soon went to Chico, where he spent several years, working at whatever occupation presented itself.† Later he moved to Red Bluff and took up a homestead, which he later relinquished and bought a piece of railroad land, on which he spent the remainder of his life, except a few years in Shasta County, from which place he returned to Red Bluff in 1890 and there continued until his death, which occurred in 1928.† To him and his wife were born six children, all of whom are living, namely:† Martin T., of this review; Albertis, who is represented on other pages of this work; Edward K., who is engaged in the meat business and conducts a hotel at Alturas, this state; Charles, who is a stock raiser near Red Bluff; Grace, the wife of Rev. Ruthford Haselden, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church in this state; and John, who is a butcher by trade, but is now living in Red Bluff, where he is in the hotel business.
††††† Martin T. Hoy receved his education in the public schools and has always followed ranching and stock-raising.† In 1909 he moved to Siskiyou county where he lived on rented land for five years.† He then bought his present ranch of four hundred and eighty acres of land, located on a good highway.† He has one hundred and ten acres of land under irrigation, having rights to water from certain springs.† While he carries on general farming, he gives considerable attention to dairy farming, having from thirty-eight to sixty milch cows, and sells the cream at his gate to the Edgewood Creamery.† He has made most of the improvements on his place, built the silo and fences, and now has a very attractive and well kept farm.
††††† In 1911 Mr Hoy was united in marriage to Miss Vinnie Gertrude Leighton, and they are the parents of a son, Warren Kenwood, who is a student in the Weed high school and assists his father in the operation of the home ranch. He takes an active interest in school athletics and holds the county record for the discus throw, one hundred and sixteen feet eight inches, and is a member of the field, track and menís relay teams. Mr. Hoy votes the republican ticket and is a member of Weed Lodge, No 363, I. O. O. F., at Weed.† He has exemplified the best type of citizenship, and has proven to be an up-to-date farmer and is well liked by everyone who knows him.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major,† History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 284-287. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
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