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.
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.
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:
Hunt born August 1887 and Caroline "Carrie" a daughter born January of
1891( David and Carrie must be freom a previous marriage.)
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.
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.
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
The eldest child of Clyde and Ruth was
Walter Hunt born about 1932 and
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
Photo of Robert James Hunt as young man.
Hunt, 69, of Stevensville, known to many as "Big Hunt",
died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph.
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.
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.
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
was a member of the Michigan Education Association, and the Fairplain
Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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
was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Pat Wyant.
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
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