Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Benjamin F. HOXIE

Benjamin F. HOXIE
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Benjamin Franklin HOXIE, son of Lodowick HOXIE (1772-1856) and his wife Ruth TAYLOR (1775-1844) of "South County" Rhode Island, was born 10 May 1810 and died 5 Mar 1899. He was born in Rhode Island and died in Mystic, CT.

Benjamin was a prominent businessman and hotel owner in Mystic. He had a fire engine company named after him in 1875, in honor of his generous donation to the community. (source: A History of Mystic Connecticut by Leigh Fought. History Press: 2007 p.117)

See Before the Gravestones: Hoxie family for more information

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