Grace (De Berry) Hunt

Grace Lee (De Berry) Hunt (1897 - 1991)

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Grace Lee Hunt formerly De Berry aka DeBerry
Born in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texasmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 27 Nov 1915 in Springer, New Mexicomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Albuquerque, New Mexicomap
Profile last modified 8 Feb 2019 | Created 22 Oct 2016
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Grace Lee De Berry was born February 4, 1897 [1] in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas to Charles Lenard De Berry and Maude "Mollie" Milligan De Berry. In 1900, their family was recorded in Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas. [2] Their family had moved to Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas by 1910. [3]

Grace Lee De Berry married Olin Edward Hunt on November 27, 1915 in Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas. J. B. Copeland officiated. [4]

Olin's parents homesteaded land in Springer, New Mexico in 1915. [5]

Their family moved to Mosca, Colorado in 1923. [6] They were recorded in the 1930 census. [7] Living in close proximity were his parents, Edd and Katy Hunt with their children, Henry and Beulah.

Her oldest son, Mallory Hunt, graduated from Hooper High School in 1934. His brother, Woody (1936) and sisters, Hazel (1938) and Lillian (1939), graduated from Monte Vista High School. Hazel married Bill Jordan September 3, 1939 in Monte Vista.

In 1940, the Hunt family was recorded in Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado. Olin, Grace, and Edward were living at home. Olin's occupation was gas station operator. [8] Her son, Mallory, had enlisted in the Navy. He was sent overseas in 1941. [5]

The Hunt family moved to California and Olin went to work in the war effort. His employment was with Curry and Young, in the 11th Naval District, San Diego, California. Grace enjoyed riding horses at Balboa Stadium. [5]

Olin died June 12, 1955. [9]

After Olin's death, Grace began painting. [10]

When her son, Woody, and his family moved to New Mexico, Grace moved to be near them. They lived in Albuquerque. [10] She continued to paint.

Grace died April 23, 1991 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, California next to Olin.


  1. Whisenant, Rhonda Shortes, "Joseph Eddie Hunt Family - 4" October 6, 2015
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 January 2015), Gracie L Deberry in household of Charlie Deberry, Justice Precinct 5 (north part) Collinsville town, Grayson, Texas, United States; citing sheet 13B, family 243, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,640.
  3. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 October 2015), Gracie L Deberry in household of Charles L Deberry, Justice Precinct 5, Wilbarger, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 241, sheet 9B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,610.
  4. "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Olin E. Hunt and Grace Deberry, 27 Nov 1915; citing , Wilbarger, Texas, , reference 2:HBC4ZV; FHL microfilm 1,443,618.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hunt, Katy Godwin, "Collection of Personal Papers, Letters, and Photographs documenting the life of her family and friends." Brown, Donna Wilson, "J.E. Hunt's Family, 10/10/05" Digital images with labels completed by Donna Wilson Brown, computer assistance from Gary Brown." From the personal collection of Allen Brown.
  6. Wilson, Norma Jean, "Hunt History", 2013. Copy in the collection of Allen Brown.
  7. Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mosca, Alamosa, Colorado; Roll: 229; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 686.0; FHL microfilm: 2339964. Source Information: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002. Original Data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  8. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 October 2016), Grace Hunt in household of Alin Edward Hunt, Election Precinct 11, Alamosa, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-13, sheet 7A, family 142, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 454.
  9. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Olin E Hunt, 12 Jun 1955; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Brown, Donna Wilson, 'History and Memories about the Wilson side of our Family", Family history and stories written and distributed to family members. Copy from the collection of Allen Brown. August 23, 2003

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On 22 Oct 2016 at 01:51 GMT Allen Brown wrote:

DeBerry-177 and Deberry-167 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge the two profiles. They both represent the wife of Olin Hunt.

Grace is 24 degrees from Cari Starosta, 22 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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