From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1001

HENRY WARRINGTON HOYT, was born in the town of Spring Prairie, Walworth Co., Wis., July 29, 1852; his father's name is Avery Atkins HOYT; his mother's maiden name was Caroline HOYT. The subject of this sketch was brought up on a farm; graduated from Rochester (Wis.) Academy in 1868; entered the University of Wisconsin in 1869, and graduated with the first honors of his class in 1872; immediately after graduating, he occupied the position of city editor of the Madison (Wis.) Daily Democrat, which position he filled till the spring of 1873, when, in partnership with H. M. WELLS, he purchased the Saline County Post, at Crete, Neb.; with the Post he was connected actively for four years, in the meantime serving as Postmaster of Crete under President Grant's appointment. On the 22d of December 1875, he was married, in Chicago, to Miss Florence HASTINGS, youngest daughter of Hon. and Mrs. L. D. HASTINGS, of Madison, Wis. In the spring of 1877, he sold his interest in the Post and returned to Madison, Wis., having purchased a third interest in the Democrat Printing Company - an interest which he still owns.

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