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Hyten - William Henry

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, Apr. 15, 1911

Ladoga, April 15-DR. W. H. HYTEN, one of the oldest physicians in the County, died at his home in Parkersburg, at nine last night, from the effects of heart trouble and other diseases incident to old age. He was eighty-seven years old and has been a resident of the same Parkersburg for the past sixty years, having come to Montgomery from Hendricks County. He has been carrying on the practice of medicine in the vicinity of Parkersburg ever since he located there until the last few years, when he retired on account of failing health. He was twice married. Mrs. W. H. Goff of near Russellville is the only child by the first marriage. He was married a second time to Miss Malinda Goodbar, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John H. Goodbar, who were of the early settlers of the south part of the County. The following children by this marriage survive: Mrs. William Owens, Miss Bertha Hyten, Miss Cora Hyten, the former of near Parkersburg, and the latter two reside at home, and Depew Hyten of near Ladoga, Bailey Hyten of Roachdale and Tilghman and James Hyten of Parkersburg. The funeral services will be conducted from the late residence on Easter Sunday at ten.

Source: History of Clark Township, Ladoga and part of Scott          Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana, 1828 to 1971

Dr. William Henry HYTEN, born Montgomery Co.,          Kentucky, 1823, died at Parkersburg April 14, 1911.  He May have doctored in Clark Township and Ladoga          people, too.  He was son of William C. and Eliza Hyten.  His parents came to Danville, Hendricks County,          Indiana, in October 1833.

It was in Danville he began to study medicine under          Dr. Depew in 1848, and he started practicing there.  In 1856 he moved 5 miles north of Greencastle, then in          1864 to Parkersburg, Ind.  He married Elizabeth Crawford in August 1847.  She died in 1857.  In 1859 he married Malinda GOODBAR, daughter of John          H. Goodbar.

He had 3 children by his first wife, eight by his          second wife.

They were Susan Isabelle, died young, Safronia, died          young, Mary Clay, who married J. William GOFF
         John Scott Hyten, d. 1-1-1909
         William H. Tillman
         Mrs. Effie Owen
         Cora and Bertha Hyten

Source: Having died at age 87 on April 14, 1911, Dr. Hyten had been a resident of Parkersburg for 60 of those years.  He was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky on October 12, 1823 but came to Hendricks County, Indiana with his parents, WIlliam C. and Eliza when he was ten.  

He studied medicine in that county with Dr. DePew (note one of his children is named for the good doctor.  In 1847 on AUgust 8th, he married Elizabeth Crawford who only lived 10 more years, having died November 13, 1857.

His second wife, Malinda Goodbar, married Feb 8, 1859 preceded him in death, as well.

He fathered several children, John, DePew, Bertha, Susan, Safronia, Cora, Bailey, Newton, Mary, Effie, Tilgham and James.  

Dr. Hyten was the typical family doctor of the 19th Century, wearing a high silk hate and dressed in a double-breasted Prince Albert Coat, or at least most of the time.

In the 1880 census, DePew was studying medicine under his father.  Dr. Hyten is buried in the Ladoga Cemetery.  His last message was, "Children, this is death; I will soon be in better hands, and what a glad change this will be for me!"  
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