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Descendants of William M. (Will) Hunt

      5. Jesse William (Jack)2 Hunt (William M. (Will)1) was born December 03, 1899 in Thurber, Erath County, Texas, and died January 07, 1962 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas19. He married Sarah Alice Meador April 06, 1919 in Haskell County, Texas20, daughter of I.A. Meador and Sarah Lee. She was born November 29, 1897 in Moody, Texas, and died November 24, 1984 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas21,22,23,24.

Notes for Jesse William (Jack) Hunt:
      1900 Population Census for Hood County, Texas, E.D. 93, 4A, Sheet 1. [Copy in files.cdh]
      1910 Population Census for Haskell County, Texas, E.D. 111, page , sheet No. 6B, line 73, in the household of Wiley O. Sanders (Stepfather]. [Copy in files.cdh]
      1920 Population Census for Haskell County, Texas, E.D. 132, page 7, married to Sarah. [Copy in files.cdh]

Grave Stone showed birth date was 12-15-1898 birth records show 12-3-1898

The following information comes from: JUST PASSING THROUGH WEINERT A HISTORY OF NORTHEASTERN HASKELL COUNTY, TEXAS BY R.S. AND BETTY SANDERS PAGES 247-248 "William Jessie (Jack) Hunt was born to Susie and William Hunt in 1898. After William's death in the early 1900's, Susie married Wiley O. Sanders and they moved to this area, three miles east of Weinert, on what later became known as the Bartel Place. There they lived for many years.
Jack did some freighting, driving a mule team between Ft. Worth and Graham, Texas, before his marriage to Sarah Meadow. The couple was married in Haskell County and farmed east of Weinert for many years.
About 1921 the Hunts moved to a portion of what was once known as the Nolen Ranch, where their son, Clyde, was born. Clyde attended school at Lake Creek and Weinert. The Hunts were members of the Weinert Baptist Church.........
Jack and Sarah lived on their farm east of Haskell until the time of his death in 1962. Sarah moved to Haskell, where she lived until her death in 1984."

Jack Hunt is listed as living in the Lake Creek Community during the 'thirties and 'forties: Taken from: COW POKES AND SOD BUSTERS A HISTORY OF RURAL COMMUNITIES IN HASKELL COUNTY, TEXAS 1885 - 1940 1996 BY: BETTY AND R.S. SANDERS page 377 under the section entitled: 55. LAKE CREEK COMMUNITY "West of Lake Creek Road (where the road 'T's') lived the family of John Fought. Jogging north and again west were the families of Ed Elliot and Bob Fought. The Hoseys and the Dave Stewarts lived west of the creek. The families of Jack and Tom Hunt lived 'upon the highway toward Throckmorton'."
Listed on page 391: "The Weinert School District sold the Pleasant View Schoolhouse to Jack Hunt, who in turn sold it to Smitty's of Haskell. The lumber was used to construct a house, which still stands, outside the eastern city limits of Haskell."

More About Jesse William (Jack) Hunt:
Burial: January 08, 1962, Willow Cemetery, Haskell County, Texas, under the supervision of Holden's Funeral Home
Cause of Death: Coronary Occulusion
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist. Listed as a member of the Weinert Baptist Church in 1936. Page 385, JUST PASSING THROUGH WEINERT by R.S. & Betty Sanders.
Social Security Number: 453-60-8103 issued in TX before 1951

Notes for Sarah Alice Meador:
      1920 Population Census for Haskell County, Texas, E.D. 132, page 7, married to Jesse Hunt. [Copy in files.cdh]

More About Sarah Alice Meador:
Burial: November 26, 1984, Willow Cemetery, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, under the supervision of Holden-McCauley Funeral Home25
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Homemaker
Religion: Baptist. Listed as a member of the Weinert Baptist Church in 1932. Page 385, JUST PASSING THROUGH WEINERT by R.S. & Betty Sanders.
Social Security Number: 453-17-2019, issued in Texas before 1951.

Marriage Notes for Jesse Hunt and Sarah Meador:
To any Regularly Licensed or Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Jewish Rabbi, Judge of the District or County Court, or any Justice of the Peace, in the State of Texas, GREETING: You are hereby authorized to solemnize the rites of matrimony between Mr. J. W. Hunt and Miss Sarah Meador and make due return to the Clerk of the County Court of said County within sixty days thereafter, certifying your action under this License. Witness my official signature and seal of office, at office in Haskell the 4 day of April 1919, Emory Menefee Clerk of County Court, Haskell County,
      I C. J. White, hereby certify that on the 6 day of Apr. 1919 I united in Marriage Mr. J.W. Hunt and Miss Sarah Meador the parties above named. Witness my hand this 6 day of Apr. 1919. Rev. C. J. White, Ordained Minister.       Returned and filed for record the 9 day of Apr. 1919, and recorded the 2 day of May 1919. Emory Menefee County Clerk. by Jason Smith, Deputy [Copy in file.cdh]
Child of Jesse Hunt and Sarah Meador is:
+ 22 i.   Clyde Leslie3 Hunt, born January 23, 1923 in Weinert, Haskell County, Texas; died December 10, 1990 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

      6. James Ruben2 Hunt, Sr. (William M. (Will)1) was born January 09, 1902 in Thurber, Erath County, Texas26,27, and died July 22, 1972 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas28,29,30. He married Myrtle (Mert) Caroline Sanders Abt. 1919 in Dublin, Erath County, Texas, daughter of Charles Sanders and Mary Kitchens. She was born January 31, 1904 in Thurber, Erath County, Texas, and died December 20, 1993 in Meridian, Bosque County, Texas31,32,33.

Notes for James Ruben Hunt, Sr.:
      1910 Population Census for Haskell County, Texas, E.D. 111, page , sheet No. 6B, line 74, in the household of Wiley O. Sanders (Stepfather). [Copy in files.cdh]
      1920 Population Census for Haskell County, Texas, E.D. 132, page 6, line 48, listed in the household of Wiley O. Sanders (Stepfather). [Copy in files.cdh]

CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH: Thurber, Erath County, Texas, January 9, 1902 [Copy in files.cdh]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH: Tarrant County, Texas, in Cedar Lane Nursing Home, 22 July 1972, Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease [Copy in files.cdh]

More About James Ruben Hunt, Sr.:
Burial: July 25, 1972, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; under the supervision of Ray Crowder Funeral Home34
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Last known address: Tarrant County, Texas
Occupation: Textile Worker / Laborer
Religion: Baptist. Listed as a member of the Curry Chapel Baptist Church in 1915. Page 374, JUST PASSING THROUGH WEINERT by R.S. & Betty Sanders. Listed as a member of the Weinert Baptist Church in 1924. Page 385, JUST PASSING THROUGH WEINERT by R.S. & Betty Sanders
Social Security Number: 467-07-3749 issued in Texas before 1951

Notes for Myrtle (Mert) Caroline Sanders:
GRAVESIDE RITES HELD IN CROWLEY FOR MYRTLE FAILING Graveside service for Myrtle Caroline (Sanders) Failing, 89, was held at the Laural Land Garden of Memories in Crowley, with John Crowder of Lake Side Village Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Failing died Monday, Dec. 20, 1993, at 7 p.m. at Clifton.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nan Sanders. She is preceded in death by her husband, E.B. Failing; a daughter Mary Melinda; two grandsons; a great-grandaughter; her parents; four sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include three daughters, Inez Nichols of Hamlin, Winnie Jensen of Azle, and Rosell Calahan of Lake Side Village; three sons, Fred Hunt of Palacios, Melvin Hunt of Las Vegas, and James R. Hunt, Jr. of Nocona; a brother, Dick Sanders of Houston; two sisters, Ruth Decinzo and Mary Ruth Sanders of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Raymond Nichols Jr., Jack Hunt, James Hunt III, and Marty Jensen, all grandsons; Les Miller, Jerry Hill and Jimmy Lavender, all grandsons-in-law; and Johnny Rabjohn, great-grandson. [Copy in file.cdh]

More About Myrtle (Mert) Caroline Sanders:
Burial: December 1993, Laurel Land Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas35
Last known address: Lakeside Village, Bosque County, Texas 76671
Religion: Baptist
Social Security Number: 451-26-3228 issued in Texas before 1951
Children of James Hunt and Myrtle Sanders are:
+ 23 i.   Fred (Son) Wilson3 Hunt, born May 13, 1920 in Kopperl, Bosque County, Texas; died October 16, 1995 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.
  24 ii.   Mary (Sister) Matilda Hunt, born July 13, 1921 in Cooke County, Texas36,37; died February 15, 1929 in Weinert, Haskell County, Texas38,39.
  Notes for Mary (Sister) Matilda Hunt:
There was quite a discussion as to the real name of Mary Matilda Hunt. Most called her "Sister" as a nickname. Some called her Mary Elizabeth, some Mary Melinda, and others Mary Lou. Mary Matilda Hunt is the name on the Texas Birth Index 1921, page 730, and on the birth certificate in the Birth Records Book #3, 1917-1928, Certificate #168, Page 26 filed in the Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas Court House.

The following information was copied from the Birth Certificate Records that are on file at the County Clerk's Office in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas, on March 17, 2000, by Carolyn Hunt.
Book: Birth Records # 3 1917-1928 Certificate No. 168, Page 26 Date Filed: September 23, 1921
1. Place of Birth:      Valley View 2. Full Name of Child:      Mary Matilda Hunt 3. Sex: Female 4. Single Birth 5. Legitimate 6. Birthdate: July 13, 1921 7. Born: Alive 8. Father's Name: Rube Hunt 9. Father's Residence: Valley View 10. White 11. Father's Age: 19 12. Father's Occupation: Farmer 13. Father's Birthplace: Erath County 14. Mother's Name: Mirtal Hunt 15. Mother's Residence: Valley View 16. White 17. Mother's Age: 17 18. Mother's Birthplace: Erath County 19. Mother's Occupation: Housewife 20. Number of children prior to this birth: 1 21. Number of children of Mother now living: 2
The spelling of the name MIRTAL was copied just as it was written on the birth records that I saw at the Court House in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas. [The correct spelling is MYRTLE. CDH]

OBITUARY: HASKELL FREE PRESS, HASKELL, HASKELL COUNTY, TEXAS Thursday, February 28, 1929 MARY LOU HUNT Mary Lou Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rube Hunt, died February 15th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevens, Weinert, Texas. Services were conducted at the Weinert Baptist Church, 2-16-1929. Interment in the Weinert Cemetery. The going away of little Mary Lou, was expected as she had been sick for sometime. Some few months ago she had become afflicted, and since has been confined to her bed. In the going of little Mary Lou we see the handywork of an allwise and loving Father. We sometimes can not understand just why he takes our little ones, but this we know, "That He doeth all things for the best." And we must come to be willing to let him have his will. May God bless the sorrowing father and mother and the other loved ones. Services conducted by Rev. Cecil Fox.
[The spelling is copied just as it was written in the Newspaper. STEVENS is not the correct spelling for the uncle and aunt, but STEPHENS is. cdh]

  More About Mary (Sister) Matilda Hunt:
Burial: February 16, 1929, Weinert, Haskell County, Texas
Medical Information: Age 7 at time of Death

+ 25 iii.   Nannie Rosell Hunt, born March 05, 1924 in Haskell County, Texas.
+ 26 iv.   Hazel Inez Hunt, born July 21, 1925 in Weinert, Haskell County, Texas.
+ 27 v.   Winnie Julia Hunt, born January 27, 1927 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.
+ 28 vi.   James Ruben Hunt, Jr., born October 17, 1928 in Weinert, Haskell County, Texas.
+ 29 vii.   Melvin Burnet Hunt, born April 02, 1931 in Kopperl, Bosque County, Texas.

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