[p. 774] who is engaged in a general contracting business at New Castle and a leader in that line of business in this city, was born at New Castle, Pa., in 1873, and is a son of William Hoyland.
William Hoyland was born in England and came to America when young, and to New Castle when aged about twenty years. Here he followed bricklaying and general contracting for a long period, but has been retired from business for some years. After completing his education with a business course at Clark's University, Albert A. Hoyland engaged in business on Long Street, New Castle, where he conducted a confectionery store for three years. He then learned the bricklaying trade with his father and followed the same until 1905, since when he has been engaged in general contracting. In this period of three years he has done a large amount of important work, some of the most notable buildings being the Union Bank and the B. J. Thomas Block, both on Long Street; the Withers Block on Mills Street, the Kline Block on Pearson Street; also the Weaver and Dean Blocks, Evangelical Lutheran Church on Pittsburg Street, together with a number of fine private residences. He also built for himself a fine block of flats with a frontage of eighty-five feet and a depth of forty-five feet, which he rents. He also erected a number of the fine residences on Highland Avenue.
In 1894 Mr. Hoyland was married to Miss Edna Shaw, a resident of New Castle at that time, but who was born in England. They have four children, namely: Helen Marion, Wilfred, Herbert Chester, and Albert Edward. Mr. Hoyland takes no more active interest in politics than behooves a good citizen, who has the welfare of his native place at heart.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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