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Harriet “Hattie” Newton Hyatt (1873–Unknown)

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Taber, photographer (San Francisco, California), Hattie N. Hyatt, ‘90; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.
Isaiah West Taber, photographer (San Francisco, California), Hattie N. Hyatt, ‘90; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

Harriet “Hattie” Newton Hyatt was born in June 1873 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts to James W. Hyatt and Harriet Snow Taber.1

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Harriet lived with her parents and grandparents in New Bedford during her childhood.2 Harriet’s father, Captain James Newton Hyatt, died in 1881 when Harriet was eight.3

Harriet attended Acushnet Village School, then New Bedford High School, graduating in 1890.4 Also in 1890, Hattie had her photograph taken by per uncle, noted photographer, Isaiah West Taber, of San Francisco, California.5

Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of New Bedford, with the Superintendent's Annual Report, for the Year 1890, (New Bedford : Mercury Publishing Company, 1891), p. 21-23, New Bedford High School Graduating Exercise, 27 June 1890.
Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of New Bedford, with the Superintendent’s Annual Report, for the Year 1890, (New Bedford : Mercury Publishing Company, 1891), p. 21-23, New Bedford High School Graduating Exercise, 27 June 1890.
“New Bedford High School Class of 1890”; photograph held by the New Bedford Free Public Library photograph collection, New Bedford, Massachusetts; published online at Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collection Online.
“New Bedford High School Class of 1890”; photograph held by the New Bedford Free Public Library photograph collection, New Bedford, Massachusetts; published online at Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collection Online.

Following high school, Harriet attended the New Bedford Training School for Teachers, graduating in June 1892 with several of her high school classmates.6

"Superintendent's Report, The Training School for Teachers," Annual Report of the Public Schools of New Bedford, Mass. 1892, June 1892 graduating class.
“Superintendent’s Report, The Training School for Teachers,” Annual Report of the Public Schools of New Bedford, Mass. 1892, June 1892 graduating class.

Harriet’s first teaching appointment was in 1892 to Acushnet Avenue where she earned $400 per year.7 She transferred a couple of years later to the Acushnet ungraded school and was living with her mother, Harriet, on Tarkiln Hill Rd in New Bedford.8

Rev. F. Lincoln Davis

Harriet married Rev. Frederick Lincoln Davis of New York on 10 June 1903 in New Bedford.9

“Wedding at Lund’s Corner, Miss Harriet N. Hyatt and Rev. F. Lincoln Davis United in Matrimony,” marriage announcement, The Evening Standard (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 11 June 1903, p. 2, col. 4.
“Wedding at Lund’s Corner, Miss Harriet N. Hyatt and Rev. F. Lincoln Davis United in Matrimony,” marriage announcement, The Evening Standard (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 11 June 1903, p. 2, col. 4.

By 1910, F. Lincoln, Harriet, and Harriet’s mother, Harriet Taber Hyatt, had moved to Taunton.10

F. Lincoln moved back to New York about 1914 and, in 1920, was living with his mother, Mary, and sister, Ella, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.11 In 1935, F. Lincoln and his sister, Ella, were living in South Nyack, Rockland County, New York when they each inherited $3000 from the will of George H. Perry, the spouse of their sister, Sara Elizabeth.12 F. Lincoln had married the couple back in 1901.13

F. Lincoln wrote two books in the 1930s:14

Frederick Lincoln Davis, author, "Rifted Clouds," (Boston, Massachusetts, Stratford Co., 1933), 385 pages.
Frederick Lincoln Davis, author, Rifted Clouds, (Boston, Massachusetts, Stratford Co., 1933).
F. Lincoln Davis, author, "The Rainbow Round the Throne," (Boston, Massachusetts, Stratford Co., 1938), 385 pages.
F. Lincoln Davis, author, The Rainbow Round the Throne, (Boston, Massachusetts, Stratford Co., 1938).

F. Lincoln also submitted articles to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle regarding the Greenpoint area and his family. When he authored the 21 January 1940, he was living on Fern Avenue in Nyack, New York; his address when the February 1941 article was published was Ocean Villa, 27 N. Ocean Ave. Daytona Beach, Florida.15

"No Spot is So Dear to My Childhood," newspaper article, F. Lincoln Davis contributor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 21 Jan 1940, p. 48, col. 2.
“No Spot is So Dear to My Childhood,” newspaper article, F. Lincoln Davis contributor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 21 Jan 1940, p. 48, col. 2.
"Our Adventures are but Memories; But, Ah, What Treasures They Are!," newspaper article, F. Lincoln Davis contributor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 9 Feb 1941, p. 26, col. 6.
“Our Adventures are but Memories; But, Ah, What Treasures They Are!,” newspaper article, F. Lincoln Davis contributor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 9 Feb 1941, p. 26, col. 6.

Frederick Lincoln Davis died in 1953 in Volusia County, Florida.16 He is buried with Dorothy O. R. Davis who died in 1973; the couple is buried in Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.17

Harriet Hyatt Davis

When F. Lincoln returned to New York in 1914, it is unknown if Harriet returned with him for a short while or not at all. Harriet’s mother, Harriet Snow Hyatt, died on 2 January 1919 in New Bedford and is buried in Congregational Church Cemetery, New Bedford.18

In 1929, Harriet Davis, sailed on the S.S. Minnesota from Boulogne-sur-Mer to New York, New York, arriving on 5 Aug 1929. Her address at the time was 430 W. 116th St, New York, New York.19

Harriet Hyatt Davis’ death date and location are unknown.20

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1. Full name of Harriet Newton Hyatt listed in Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of New Bedford, with the Superintendent’s Annual Report, for the Year 1890, (New Bedford : Mercury Publishing Company, 1891, p. 23, New Bedford High School Graduating Class of 1890, Harriet Hyatt Newton.

Use of “Hattie” written on back of photo, Isaiah West Taber, photographer (San Francisco, California), Hattie N. Hyatt, ‘90; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

A page-by-page search did not find a birth record for Harriet Hyatt, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Birth Register 1873, 484 births.

Harriet’s social security records state her birth was 3 June 1873.
Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Harriet H. Davis. SSN: 117-05-2319. Birth: 3 June 1873, Massachusetts. Claim: 17 Mar 1948. Notes: 15 Sept 1976.

Both Harriet Hyatt’s 1903 marriage record and a 1929 port entry record list birth location as New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1957, S. S. Minnesota, Boulogne-sur-Mer to New York, New York, arrival 5 Aug 1929, manifest list p. 11, no. 30, Harriet Davis.
– Harriet Davis, age 56, married, born 18 June 1873 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Address: 430 W. 116th St, New York, New York.

Also, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Marriage Register 1903, p. 278, no. 351, Frederick Lincoln Davis–Harriet Newton Hyatt, 10 June 1903.
Bride: Harriet Newton Hyatt, age 29, first marriage, resident of New Bedford. Occupation: School teacher. Born in New Bedford. Parents: James Hyatt and Harriet Snow Taber.

Also, a Family Search entry exists (image must be accessed at affiliate library) stating that a birth record exists in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts: Harriet Newton Hyatt, 18 June 1873. Parents: James N. and Harriet S. Hyatt. A page-by-page search did not find this record, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Birth Register 1873, 482 births.

Also, a Family Search entry exists (unsourced) stating Harriet Hyatt was born in Westport, Bristol County, Massachusetts. A page-by-page search did not find this record, Westport, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Birth Register 1873, 65 births.

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2. 1880 U.S. census, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 106, p. 1A, dwelling 10, family 10, Freeman Taber household.
– Freeman Taber, age 80, born in Massachusetts, carpenter
– Louisa D. Taber, wife, age 74, born in Massachusetts
– James N. Hyatt, son-in-law, age 50, born in New York, sailor
– Harriet S. Hyatt, wife, age 44, born in Massachusetts
– Harriet N. Hyatt, daughter, age 7, born in Massachusetts

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3. New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Deaths Register 1881, p. 137, no. 526, James N. Hyatt, 13 Nov 1881. Age: 52 years, 4 months, 12 days. Cause of death: Brights disease. Married.  Occupation: Master mariner. Birthplace: Williamstown, N.J. Parents: Increase and Annie.

Also, headstone reads: Capt. / James N. Hyatt / Born July 1, 1829 / Died Nov. 13, 1881.
Find A Grave, memorial 110176472, Capt James Newton Hyatt (1829–1881), Congregational Church Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts with headstone photo.

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4. Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of New Bedford, with the Superintendent’s Annual Report, for the Year 1890, (New Bedford : Mercury Publishing Company, 1891), p. 21-23, New Bedford High School Graduating Exercise, 27 June 1890, Harriet Newton Hyatt.

Also, “Admission to the High School,” newspaper articleThe Evening Standard (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 10 July 1886, p. 5, col. 3.

Also, “New Bedford High School Class of 1890”; photograph held by the New Bedford Free Public Library photograph collection, New Bedford, Massachusetts; published online at Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collection Online.

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5. Taber, photographer (San Francisco, California), Hattie N. Hyatt, ‘90; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

Also, “Noted Photographer of City for Forty Years Passes Away,” Isaiah West Taber obituary, The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California), 23 Feb 1912, p. 4, col. 2.

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6. “Superintendent’s Report,” Annual Report of the Public Schools of New Bedford, Mass. 1892, (New Bedford : Mercury Publishing Company, 1893), p. 76, June 1892 graduating class of the Training School for Teachers.
Charlotte May AllenLizzie Maria BriggsHarriet Love Cornell, Ethel Washburn Denham, Dora Amanda DeWolfJulia Crocker Gifford, Mary Luther Hillman, Harriet Newton Hyatt, Annie May King, Ruth Emma Pease, Julia Mason Pilling, Fannie Matthews Spooner.

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7. “Superintendent’s Report,” Annual Report of the Public Schools of New Bedford, Mass. 1892, (New Bedford : Mercury Publishing Company, 1893), pages 80, 95, Harriet N. Hyatt.
– p. 80, Appointments, Harriet N. Hyatt, Acushnet Avenue Primary school.
– p. 95, Teacher List, Acushnet Avenue, Grade 13, Harriet N. Hyatt, assistant, Acushnet village, $400.

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8. “Superintendent’s Report,” Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of New Bedford for the Year 1894, (New Bedford : E. Anthony and Sons, 1895), pages 99, 110, Harriet N. Hyatt.
– p. 99, Transfers, Harriet N. Hyatt, from Acushnet Avenue to Acushnet
– p. 110, Teachers List, Ungraded Schools, Acushnet, Harriet N. Hyatt, assistant, Tarkiln Hill road, $450.

Also, 1900 U.S. census, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 170, sheet 8B, dwelling 141, family 147, Harriet Hyatt household.
Address: Tarkiln Hill Rd
– Harriett Hyatt, age 64, widow, born Aug 1835 in Massachusetts, 1 child born, 1 living
– Harriett Hyatt, daughter, age 26, single, born June 1873, school teacher

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9. New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Marriage Register 1903, p. 278, no. 351, Frederick Lincoln Davis–Harriet Newton Hyatt, 10 June 1903.
Groom: Frederick Lincoln Davis, age 36, first marriage, resident of New Haven, Connecticut. Occupation: Clergyman. Born in Brooklyn, New York. Parents: Jonas P. Davis and Mary Louisa Horton.
Bride: Harriet Newton Hyatt, age 29, first marriage, resident of New Bedford. Occupation: School teacher. Born in New Bedford. Parents: James W. Hyatt and Harriet Snow Taber.

Also, “Wedding at Lund’s Corner, Miss Harriet N. Hyatt and Rev. F. Lincoln Davis United in Matrimony,” marriage announcement, The Evening Standard (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 11 June 1903, p. 2, col. 4.

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10. 1910 U.S. census, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 245, sheet 22A, dwelling 277, family 468, Frederick L. Davis household.
Address: 18 Rockland Street.
– Frederick L. Davis, age 43, married once, born in New York, clergyman
– Harriet H., wife, age 36, married once, born in Massachusetts, 0 children born
– Harriet S. Hyatt, mother-in-law, age 78, widow, born in Massachusetts, 3 children born, 2 living

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11. The Taunton Directory 1914 (Boston, Massachusetts : Sampson and Murdock Co, 1914), p. 143, Rev. F. Lincoln Davis.
– Davis, F Lincoln Rev, removed to Brooklyn NY

Also, 1920 U.S. census, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 886, sheet 4A, dwelling 25, family 80, Mary Davis household.
– Mary Davis, age 78, widow, born in New York
– Ella L., daughter, age 58, single, born in New York
– Lincoln, son, age 50, single, born in New York

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12. “Widow of Perry Willed $150,000,” newspaper article, Times Union (Brooklyn, New York), 30 July 1935, p. 6, col. 3.

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13. “Married,” Sara Elizabeth Davis–George Henty Perry, marriage announcement, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 29 June 1901, p. 5, col. 2.

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14. Frederick Lincoln Davis, author, Rifted Clouds, (Boston, Massachusetts, Stratford Co., 1933), 385 pages. Also, F. Lincoln Davis, author, The Rainbow Round the Throne, (Boston, Massachusetts, Stratford Co., 1938), 385 pages.

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15. No Spot is So Dear to My Childhood,” newspaper article, F. Lincoln Davis contributor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 21 Jan 1940, p. 48, col. 2. Also, “Our Adventures are but Memories; But, Ah, What Treasures They Are!,” newspaper article, F. Lincoln Davis contributor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 9 Feb 1941, p. 26, col. 6.

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16. State of Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998, Volusia County, certificate 3025, Frederick Lincoln Davis, 1953.

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17. Headstone reads: F. Lincoln / 1866 – 1953 | Dorothy R. / 1900 – 1973 / Davis.
Find A Grave, memorial 63205870, F. Lincoln Davis (1866–1953), Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida with headstone photo.

Also, “Mrs. Dorothy O. Davis,” obituary, The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida), 15 Nov 1973, p. 17, col. 5.

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18. New Bedford, Bristol County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Standard Certificate of Death, no. 476, Harriet S. Hyatt, 2 Jan 1919. Birth: 13 Aug 1835, Acushnet, Massachusetts. Widowed. Spouse: James H. Hyatt. Parents: Freeman and Louisa Taber. Burial: Congregational Church Cemetery, New Bedford, 6 Jan 1919.

Also, headstone reads: Harriet S. Hyatt / Wife of / Capt. / James N. Hyatt / Born Aug. 13, 1835 / Died Jan. 2, 1919. Find A Grave, memorial 110160611, Harriet Snow Taber Hyatt (1835–1919), Congregational Church Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts with headstone photo.

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19. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1957, S. S. Minnesota, Boulogne-sur-Mer to New York, New York, arrival 5 Aug 1929, manifest list p. 11, no. 30, Harriet Davis.
– Harriet Davis, age 56, married, born 18 June 1873 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Address: 430 W. 116th St, New York, New York.

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20. No date or location is known for Harriet Hyatt Davis’ death.
Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Harriet H. Davis. SSN: 117-05-2319. Birth: 3 June 1873, Massachusetts. Claim: 17 Mar 1948. Notes: 15 Sept 1976.

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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Harriet Newton Hyatt (1873–Unknown),” Cool Adventures (https://cooladventures.com/collection/harriet-newton-hyatt-1873/ : posted 2021).


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