Blake, D Hoyt

Blake, D. Hoyt a Congregational minister, was a native of Sutton, Vt. After the death of his parents, he went, at the age of seventeen, to reside with a brother in Michigan. With the intention of preparing for a business life, he entered Knox College. His conversion led him to devote himself to the work of the ministry. In 1859 he graduated from the Union Theological Seminary of New York. His first charge was the Church in Mendota, Ill. For some months he served the Church in Waupun, Wis., and then became pastor of the Church in Princeton, Ill. Some time after he served as chaplain in the hospitals of the Army of the Potomac, and among the exchanged prisoners, contracting a disease which eventually proved fatal. He was installed, however, in the Church at Spencerport, N. Y., where he labored earnestly for a year or two, and was then compelled to resign. He died in Stamford, Conn., April 6, 1869, at the age of forty years. See Cong. Quarterly, 1869, p. 564.

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