Rev. Thomas A. Hyland, who was the first Episcopal Minister in Clatsop County, died at his residence here this evening, after a long illness, with a complication of diseases.
Rev. Mr. Hyland was born in Great Britain 70 years ago and came to New York City when a boy. Later he went to California and for several years was a rector of the Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. He came to Astoria about 35 years ago and established the Grace Episcopal Church, remaining as its rector for about 15 years when he went to New York City and for a short time conducted a seaman’s mission there. Returning to Astoria about 12 years ago, he retired from active ministerial duties and he has resided here since that time.
Mr. Hyland was a man of high intellectual attainments, an indefatigable worker, and for years was one of the foremost ministers on the Coast. He left a widow, but no children, and his only other living relative, is a brother residing in Seattle. His funeral will be held on Wednesday morning, with the interment in the I.O.O.F. plot in Ocean View cemetery.