Joseph Henry Hunt
b. 5 April 1860, d. 12 January 1954
- Father: Joseph Hunt b. circa 1828, d. 14 May 1897
- Mother: Fanny Jane Lyons b. January 1830, d. 3 August 1915
- Joseph Henry Hunt was born on 5 April 1860 in Canada West (later Ontario), Canada.
- He was known as Harry J.
- The following appeared on 3 August 1915 in the Buffalo Courier: Mrs. Fannie J. Hunt, eighty-five years old, died early this morning at the home of her son, William Hunt, commissioner of charities and corrections, No. 408 Trenton avenue. Death followed an illness of several months.
Mrs. Hunt, a resident of Berlin, Ont., until the death of her husband Twenty years ago, then came to Buffalo to reside with her son. The body will remain in Buffalo until Wednesday, when it will be taken to Berlin, Ont., for interment. The funeral will be held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Sheppard, in Berlin. Mrs. Hunt was a member of Linwood avenue Methodist church in Buffalo.
Six sons and two daughters survive. They are: Mrs. Fred Sheppard of Berlin, Ont; John Hunt of Regina, Man; and Mrs. Frank G. Gilchrist [sic], Harry J. Hunt, William Hunt, Walter Hunt, Charles Hunt and Robert Hunt of Buffalo.
- He married Anna Stahle, daughter of Konrad Stähle and Ursula Walter, in 1920.
- The following appeared on 17 August 1926 in the Buffalo Evening News: [Died] In Waterbury, Conn., Aug. 15, 1926, Charles A. Hunt, husband of Carrie Hunt, father of Charles and Genevieve Hunt, brother of William, Harry, and Robert Hunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard of Kitchener, Ont., Mrs. Frank Gilchriese of Buffalo, N. Y. Funeral from the residence of his son, 31 Heussy avenue, time to be announced later.
- Anna Stahle and Joseph Henry Hunt appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, at 636 East Capitol Street NE. Also in the household were two lodgers.
- He was employed as a clerk by the US government, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 18 August 1934 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Mrs. Fred Hollenbeck and daughter, Marjorie, entertained Wednesday afternoon at their home with a variet shower in honor of Miss Lorraine Sand, a bride-elect of this month.
The home was prettily decorated with gift bouquets of garden flowers and the afternoon was spent playing games. A supper was served with covers laid for ten. The guest of honor was showered with many thoughtful gifts.
Guests from out of town were Mr. and . Mrs. Harry J. Hunt of Buffalo; Mrs. Margaret Stahle and Ursula Stahle, of Niagara Falls.
- Joseph Henry Hunt became a widower at the 21 April 1938 death of his wife Anna Stahle.
- The following appeared on 24 April 1938 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: [Died] In this city, April 21, 1938, Anna S. Hunt, wife of Harry J. Hunt; sister of Mrs. John Cleghorn of Cuba, N. Y. Funeral from the family residence, 103 Purdy Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends invited. Deceased was a member of Tyrian Chapter No. 610 O. E. S. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
- The following appeared on 12 July 1944 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: [Died] William Hunt, July 9, 1944, beloved husband of Loretta Dundas; brother of Harry J., Walter, and Robert Hunt, Mrs. Frank Gilchrist and the late Charles and John Hunt, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard. The funeral will take place from the family residence, 298 Woodward Ave., Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend. Deceased was a member of Erie Lodge, 161 F. & A. M., Buffalo Consistory, Ismailia Temple and B. P. O. E. No. 23.
- Joseph Henry Hunt died on 12 January 1954 at age 93.
- He was interred at White Chapel Memorial Park, West Amherst, Erie County, New York.
- The following appeared on 14 January 1954 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Funeral services for Harry J. Hunt, 93, of 378 Warren Ave., Kenmore, who served as chief bill clerk in the House of Representatives in the Coolidge and Hoover administrations, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the McGinnis-Sauerwein Funeral Home, 2268 Main St.
Mr. Hunt was born in Guelph, Ont., April 5, 1860, and came to Buffalo as a youth. He operated the old Carriage Blacksmith Co., later became the owner and operator of Hunt's Hotel and Restaurant, which was located at the site of the Lafayette Hotel.
After the building was razed in 1910, Mr. Hunt became the proprietor of the LaTouraine Hotel which was located at 264 East Utica, now known as Crescent Hall.
He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1902 from the old Sixth Ward. For 40 years he served as a Republican committeeman from the old 12th Ward. He left the hotel business in 1923 and served as chief bill clerk of the House of Representatives for 10 years. He retired in 1933.
He was married to the former Alice S. Barnes Aug. 29, 1886. There were four children, Margaret E., Albert H., assistant purchasing agent of Erie County; Mrs. Alice L. Scruton, Oakville, Ont., and William P., New York City.
Mr. Hunt married Anna Stahle in 1920, after the death of his first wife. His second wife died in 1938.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jean Gilchriese, Miami, Fla., and two brothers, Walter and Robert E. Hunt.
- Last Edited: 10 Mar 2014