Mr William F. Hoyt was a former resident of Cleveland, Ohio and the son of Charles E. Hoyt. He had been the captain of the Lakeside Bicycle Club and was also connected with the Lozier Bicycle Company. William Hoyt was connected with the Sterling & Welch, Co. and was a resident of New York City. He had been going to Europe for several years as a buyer for the Houghton, Lee & Hoyt Company. He was returning from Europe on one of these trips, boarding the Titanic in Cherbourg and travelling in first class.
William Hoyt was heavily built and the survivors of lifeboat 14 struggled to haul him out of the water. He was bleeding from the nose and mouth. Fifth Officer Lowe reported "After we got him in the boat we took his collar off so as to give him more chance to breathe, but unfortunately, he died. He was too far gone when we picked him up." He was buried at sea by sailors from the Carpathia. His brother travelled to Washington, DC to ask crew members if they knew anything about his brother but without success.
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