Notes for HENRY THOMAS HUNT:|
Henry (0188) and Philip Hunt (0189), were scholars in the schools of Cincinnati until they were ready for college and both went to Yale. Henry T. (0188) graduated with the class of 1900 and Philip (0189) expected to graduate in the class of 1906. Henry studied law at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1903. He entered the law firm of Jones & James of Cincinnati, where he is at the present writing (1904). At the election November, 1905, he was elected Representative for Hamilton county in the Ohio Legislature, on the Democratic ticket.
Some time after the foregoing was written, the author was shocked by a telegram of May 15th, announcing the death of his cousin, Samuel Hunt (0174), whom he had seen only three months before in apparently perfect health.
Judge A. C. Thompson, of the United States District Court, who was an intimate friend of Mr. Hunt, said to The Commercial Tribune yesterday:
"The distinguishing features in Mr. Hunt's character were his absolute honesty and integrity and his devotion to duty, a devotion which caused him to make incalculable sacrifices without a protest. He was a generous man. He did much good, but he did it quietly and did not blazon his charities before the world. His friends are many and their love is great and their sorrow and grief sincere. Yet when he was in death sickness, his one great cause of worry was found in the fear that he was causing those friends trouble. In his death Cincinnati has lost a great man, a man who did practical things and did them well."
Scores of telegrams came to the family yesterday containing expressions of sympathy and condolence. Among them was one from Secretary of War William H. Taft to the widow, which read as follows:
"am greatly shocked to hear of your bereavement. Your husband was one of the pure and upright men that society can ill afford to lose. I knew him well and bore for him profound affection and respect.
"WILLIAM H. TAFT."