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conservationist

Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, American conservationist. member Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain, Horticultural Society of Germany, National Society of Colonial Daughters; member American Planning and Civic Association.

Background

Hoyt, Minerva Hamilton was born on March 27, 1866 in on cotton plantation near Durant, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Joel George and Emily Victoria (Lockhart) Hamilton.

Education

Educated Wards Seminary, Nashville, Tennessee, and College of Music, Cincinnati, O. Honorary Doctor of Bbtany, University of Mexico.

Career

Conservationist and naturalist since 1898, specializing in desert flora and fauna. Organizer, now president International Desert Conservation League. Suggested International Peace Park between Mexico and United States.

Active in securing million acre preserve for Joshua Tree National monument in Southern California. Suggested Death Valley as a national monument. Chairman garden and parks committee, Olympic Games, California, 1932.

Honorary member Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain, Horticultural Society of Germany, National Society of Colonial Daughters. Member American Planning and Civic Association.

Membership

Member Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain, Horticultural Society of Germany, National Society of Colonial Daughters. Member American Planning and Civic Association. Clubs: Friday Morning (life), Southern Pasadena, South Pasadena Woman’s (life) also honorary.

Member McDowell Music and Art.

Connections

Married A. Sherman Hoyt. Children: Charles Albert (deceased), Ruth Hamilton (Mistress LeRoy Sanders), Julia Sherman (Mistress Hoyt-Griswold).

father:
Joel George Hamilton

mother:
Emily Victoria (Lockhart) Hamilton

spouse:
A. Sherman Hoyt

children:
Julia Sherman Hoyt (Mistress Hoyt-Griswold)

Charles Albert Hoyt (deceased)

Ruth Hamilton Hoyt (Mistress LeRoy Sanders)