"Orphan Trains of Kansas" is contributed by CONNIE DIPASQUALE.

Monday, November 7, 1938

Lost Three Children and Found These

     Walter Hoyt, Miami, Fla., labor executive and newspaper publisher, lost trace of his three children thirty years ago, after they were put in a New York orphanage. A chance letter, written by his son, William Hoyt, of Wichita, Kan., reached him and resulted in the reunion of Hoyt and his three children - and twelve grandchildren. Walter Hoyt is shown, center above, greeting nine of his grandchildren, the seven sons and two daughters of his daughter, Mrs. Eddie B. Shirley, at their home at Americus, Kan. Left to right, rear are, Clifford N. Hoyt, Miami, a brother of Walter; Eddie B. Shirley; Walter Hoyt; Mrs. Shirley, William Hoyt, and Mrs. William Hoyt. Another son, Edward Hoyt, was found in charge of a state fish hatchery near Neosho, Mo.

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