Clyde LeRoy Hunt 
and son
Robert James Hunt


Born  20 Nov 1901 in Arkin, Vernon Co., Wisconsin to :  Joseph M. Hunt and Leona Bottford Hunt.  He was killed in a trucking accident on 25 Oct 1940 just shy of his 39th birthday.
The accident occurred in Emmet Co., Michigan. He is buried at Crystal Springs Cemetery this county, as is his wife Ruth Byers Hunt. (6 Mar 1907 to 24 Jan 1988)
 Ruth did marry 2 more times. A short lived marriage in 1952 to Gale Sluder and then wed Claude Purnell. Ruth is buried next to her first husband, Clyde.

More about Clyde's parent and sibblings:  His father Joseph was also born in Wisconsin in August of 1866 and mother Leona , same state in April 1875, so states the 1900 Fed. Census
They married in about 1894 and died 6 Jun 1965 at age 90 years.

Sibblings of Clyde (all born Wisonsin) were:
David Hunt born August 1887 and Caroline "Carrie" a daughter born January of 1891( David and Carrie must be freom a previous marriage.)
Then noted are children that appear to be from Joseph and Leona (as she stated she has had 3 children and 3 are still living. They were:
Jessie born March  6, 1895 and died July of  1977 having previously married Fred F. Costersian both buried as her parents are in Resting Green Cemetery, Sauk Co., WI.
Charles A. "Charley". Hunt born May 1896, and died 13 September 1993.
Harold born May 1899. In the 1910 census - taken on May 2, 1910 - we see the family in Goodrich, Taylor Co., WI - Harold dob and dod are 9 May 1899 to 21 June 1994 in Washington state.
George shares a stone with Gertrude at Resting Green Cemetery, Sauk Co., WI
and to Joseph's  family has been added  
Clyde L. (the subject of this piece) who is 8, not quite 9 years of age,  
Nyna about 3 years of age born 24 Sep 1906 and died Wisconsi 23 May 1960 She married Robert Woolever
and Marion age 1.  And in 1920 we find two more children born to this union they were
Marion F. Hunt  born 12 April 1909 and died in Minnesota November 1982 -
and  Anna Marie born abour 21 Aug 1914 and died in California 21 July 1991. She married an Arendt. 
Joseph and Leona  remained in Vernon Co., WI through the years.


Clyde  L. Hunt  wed Ruth  H. Byers d/o Roy H. Buyers and Gertrude (Murphy) Byers . She was born 6 March 1907 and wed Clyde L. Hunt in Vigo Co., Indiana 27 May 1929. Shortly there after
they moved to Berrien County, Michigan and appear in the 1930 census. Work must have taken them back to Indiana for a brief period of time as they are found because the census states in 1940 that
one of their children
Robert J. Hunt
was born  there in 26 Septmber 1933 in Noblesville, Indiana and he died 25 Oct 2002.  Robert J. Hunt was a history and gym teacher at Chikaming for a few years.
He had studied at the Emmanuel Missionary College in 1954. What ever it took to keep his students attention, including an imaginary charge while explaining the Civil War, he would do. He was a 
gifted teacher.
The eldest child  of Clyde and Ruth was
Walter Hunt born about 1932 and
Patricia   E. born 8 May 1937 and died 29 Mar 1999 she was the wife of David G. Wyant. Both buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery this county.

Robert J. Hunt

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Photo of Robert James Hunt as young man.

Robert J. Hunt, 69, of Stevensville, known to many as "Big Hunt", died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, with Pastor Dan Rachor of the Fairplain Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bob was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Noblesville, Ind., the son of Clyde LeRoy and Ruth Byers Hunt. He was a teacher, starting his career at Sorter School in Benton Harbor, and then working at Milton and Upton Junior High Schools in St. Joseph. Bob had majored in History and that was his passion, but he spent most of his career teaching English. Many children and parents expressed their appreciation for Mr. Hunt and the impact he had in their lives. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

Bob was a member of the Michigan Education Association, and the Fairplain Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He married the former Norma Kuykendall on August 15, 1954 in Earlville, N.Y. and she survives. Also surviving: daughter, Heidi (James) Butchma of Leesburg, Va.; son, Robert J. (Teresa) Hunt II of Baroda; three grandchildren -- R.J. Hunt III and Nick Hunt of Baroda, and Emily Butchma of Leesburg; and a brother, Dr. Walter (Mary) Hunt of Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Pat Wyant.

Web note – ashes were buried in Linclaen Center Cemetery, Chenango Co,. NY next to his wife's family.

Photostate copy of father's (Clyde Hunt's) accident in October 25,1940

accident




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