Saturday, February 16, 2013

Samuel B. Hunt

I love finding "new" ancestors for Zachary and our Anna. Today's find? Samuel B. Hunt and his wife Margaret M. Farrow. They had 14 children. I have the names of 11 of them: William C., Elizabeth Ann, Susannah S., Harriet F., Mary Hanna, Jonathan D., Rhoda Ellen, Emma R., George D., Edward S., and Charles J. At the time of their father's death, 10 of the children were still living.

From the Ponca City Democrat, 20 November 1897

The Hand of Death.
Samuel B. Hunt died at his home, east of Ponca City, Friday, November 11, 1897, of apoplexy and was buried Saturday in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. C. Harper. Samuel B. Hunt was born in Hamilton County, New Jersey, October 20, 1823. He was married to Miss Margaret M. Farrow, May, 1844. They moved to Indiana in 1855 and to Iowa in 1865, and came to Cowley county, Kansas, in 1869. He came to the Strip last September. He was 74 years and 21 days old. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his loss. His wife is 71 years old. They had been married for fifty-two years. Several of the children live in and near Ponca City. The grief stricken wife and children have the sympathy of their friends in this their sad hour of bereavement.

From the Ponca City Courier, November 18, 1897

Samuel B. Hunt Dead.
After a long and useful life venerable Father Hunt passed away yesterday at his home on the Webb farm east of Ponca city. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. C. Harper, at the residence and interment took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt had been married for more than 50 years when his death separated them. They have a number of children who have grown to maturity, several of whom live here. To them and to the aged wife the sympathies of this community is extended in the heat of their bereavement. He was born in Camden county, New Jersey, October 20, 1828, and early he became a member of the United Brethren church. Fifty-two years ago last May he was married to his beloved wife Margaret M., who survives him at the age of 71 years. Ten children of the union now survive them.


Robert Wayne Moore said...

Good work, Elizabeth. I'm in Cowley County quite often. Do you know where they lived? Let me know if you need photos of any landmarks up there. ...Dad

Elizabeth E Pruett said...

Thanks, Dad, I will let you know if I need anything.