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Henry C. Hayt


Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 1/11/2007 at 03:50:01

Henry C. Hayt was born at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N.Y. on May 9, 1831, and is the son of Henry D. and Jane (Berry) Hayt. After leaving the public schools, he attended Amenia Seminary until 1849. He was then engaged in farming until 1856, when he went to McGregor, Iowa, and entered into partnership with Oscar Burdick, under the firm name of Hayt & Burdick, lumber dealers. They carried on the business there until 1872, when he came to Chicago, and commenced the manufacture of brick with Frank Alsip, under the present firm name. Mr. Hayt was married on November 22, 1862, to Miss Sarah Harris, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. They have one child, Margaret.

-source: "History of Chicago", A.T. Andreas 1884, Vol III, The re-building of Chicago, pg 75


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