Frederick Maxfield Hoyt (September 15th, 1873 - July 5th, 1940) was an American First Class passenger of the Titanic.
Frederick Maxfield Hoyt was born in Connecticut to Joseph Blachley Hoyt (1814-1889) and Susan Swain Evans (1837-1907). he was the third of three known children, with Joseph Blachley (b. 1867) and Willard Evans (b. 1870) being the other two.
Hoyt graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale in 1895, shortly before marrying Jane Ann Forby. By that time he lived at 112 East Seventy-Third Street, Manhattan where Frederick was a senior partner for the Lace importing firm Houghton, Lee & Hoyt, with offices at 45 Broadway.
Hoyt and his wife boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers (ticket number 19943, which cost £90). Their eventual destination was to be Stamford, Connecticut, and the couple occupied Cabin C-93.
During the sinking Hoyt escorted his wife to Collapsible Lifeboat D. Realizing the ship would likely sink soon, he calculated where Collapsible D would approximately be and jumped into the water. People in the lifeboat noticed him and pulled him in, however his wife would not know he has been in the same lifeboat as her until they were both rescued by the RMS Carpathia.
After living in both New York and Los Angeles, Frederick's wife Jane died in Long Beach, California on July 17th, 1932 from cancer. Frederick's last years were spent living in the Manor Inn in Larchmont, Mamaroneck. He died from a heart attack at the New Rochelle Hospital on July 5th, 1940, and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut with his wife.