Leadership

Percy Hoyt, Well Known in Fire Circles, Dead

Issue 2 and Volume 82.

Percy Hoyt, Well Known in Fire Circles, Dead Death came to Percy Scott Hoyt, aged sixty-eight, after a lingering heart trouble that required continuous medical attendance the last few weeks prior to his death. He was a picturesque Wyoming personage, and a benefactor of the Cheyenne Fire Department. Hoyt was a prominent New York clubman and being fond of the outdoors, he was attracted to Wyoming as early as 1882. He purchased a ranch that was used to raise polo ponies. Fire-fighting was his hobby. In recognition of his interest in the fire department he was appointed chief for one year. While chief he purchased much of the city’s fire apparatus and started the practice of having the firemen wear uniforms. For years it was his enjoyment to take a party of guests to the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ conventions in his private car. Chief Healy of Denver was…

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