Sunday, February 18, 2018

SUNDAY’S OBITUARY ~ James Hunt, Civil War Veteran–1840-1884


Transcription of the entry in the above image, for James Hunt
HUNT_On Thursday morning, April 17 at his residence at Natrona, PA., James Hunt aged 44 years of age,  late of Company L, 102d Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Members of regiment and friends invited to attend.  Sunday train leaves West Penn. Depot, Federal street at 12:50 p.m.

James Hunt is my husband’s 2nd great grandfather on his paternal side.  I have limited information about him.  I know that he married a woman named Catherine and that I have 4 children born to them: Malissa M. (my husband’s great grandmother), Nannie E., Thomas and Jenna. 

Both James and Catherine are buried at Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.  You may visit their memorial here James #21911467 and Catherine #42828404.

James was working as a Machinist as stated in the 1870 and 1880 census enumerated in Pennsylvania. I have not located a death certificate or register that might give me the cause of his death at the age of 44. 

I do know that James served in the Civil War from 1861-1864.  He was a Corporal in Company L., 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers.  Was his death related to his service?

Here is his Veterans Burial Card
HUNT_James_veteran burial card_1884_PA

Sadly, James’ wife Catherine preceded him in death.  She died in 1881 at age 47.

I have made a note for myself to look for Pennsylvania death records while I am attending Rootstech later this month.  I will have time to research at the Family History Library while I’m there.

If you are connected with this family in any way, I’d love to hear from you.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl
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