Bert Hunt Sr.

Bert Eugene Hunt Sr. (1888 - 1950)

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Bert Eugene Hunt Sr.
Born in Pickens County, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Limestone, Cherokee County, South Carolinamap
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Biography

Bert Eugene Hunt was born in Pickens County South Carolina, November 14, 1888 to Harvey Clay Hunt and Nancy Mansell. In the United States Census, 1900 Central, South Carolina, Bert is found living with his large family.[1]

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In the United States Census, 1910 Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina Census he is living with his wife, sons Cleland and Kenneth and a 14 year old servant Virginia Lyles.[2]

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On June 5, 1917 - Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina, Bert registered for the World War I draft. His draft card shows that he was working as a Carding Overseer at Victor Monahan Mills in Walhalla, South Carolina. [3]

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He claimed exemption from the draft as the soul support of his young family. He is further listed as a man of medium height, slender build, brown eyes and Black hair. 1917 United States World War I Draft Registration Card, image of full document


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In the United States Census, 1920, Bert's family has grown with four young children. He is still living in Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina and is still married to Ethel. His occupation continues to be an overseer at a Cotton Mill.[4]


For the United States Census, 1930 we find Bert his wife and their now 9 children still living in Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina. Bert has been promoted to Foreman at the Cotton Mill.[5]

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From 1929 though 1934 textile mill workers went on strike.[6] Victor Monahan Cotton Mill in Walhala, as the strikes happened the supervisors at the Mill were required to stay at the Mill. At some point Bert's wife, Ethel, didn't like what she was hearing about the strike and the possible danger that loomed for her husband. So she sent her oldest son, Clee, through the stikers and barricades at the Mill to bring his father home. Clee said he told his father that he had to come with him or he couldn't go home. Bert left and went to the house with Clee.

They are still living in Walhalla in the United States Census, 1940 image of document, but Robert and Cleland have moved out to start their own lives.[7]

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The residence address on April 16, 1940 - Spring Street, Walhalla, Wagener Township, Oconee County, South Carolina.

When Bert Passed away he was living in Gaffney, South Carolina, his death record:

Name Bert Eugene Hunt
Event Date 14 Aug 1950
Event Place Limestone, Cherokee, South Carolina
Gender Male
Age (Original) 61y
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Ethel Hammond Hunt
Father's Name Harvey Clay Hunt
Mother's Name Margaret Mansel[8][9][10]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3TJ-45X : accessed 7 December 2014), Bert Hunt in household of Harry Hunt, Township 3, Central (west part) Calhoun town, Pickens, South Carolina, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 93, NARA microfilm publication T623, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,241,539.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5DW-K7R : accessed 6 December 2014), Bert Hunt, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19, sheet 2A, family 28, NARA microfilm publication T624, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,375,474.
  3. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ66-R2Y : accessed 6 December 2014), Burt Eugene Hunt, 1917-1918.
  4. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M68Q-TTG : accessed 6 December 2014), B E Hunt, Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 226, NARA microfilm publication T625, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,821,706.
  5. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SPZS-BXR : accessed 6 December 2014), Bert E Hunt, Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0016, sheet 9B, family 197, line 74, film number 2207, NARA microfilm publication T626, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); FHL microfilm 2,341,941.
  6. Textile Workers Strike of 1934
  7. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K469-7FT : accessed 6 December 2014), Bert E Hunt, Walhalla, Wagener Township, Oconee, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-24, sheet 18A, family 369, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3828, NARA digital publication of T627, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  8. "South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG19-Z7P : accessed 26 January 2016), Bert Eugene Hunt, 14 Aug 1950; citing Limestone, Cherokee, South Carolina, CN 50-010336, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia; FHL microfilm 2,399,140.
  9. Find A Grave Memorial# 10609027,Bert E. Hunt, Graceland West Cemetery and Mausoleum, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA.[1]
  10. South Carolina, Deaths, 1944-1955, Film Number: 2399140, Reference Number: CN 50-010336[2]

See Also:

  • Hunt Papers unpublished,[3], [4]
  • Personal papers and notes of Eunice L. Hunt, Family Biographical Information, unpublished. M. Gaulden
  • Conversations with Eunice L. Hunt and Thomas C. Hunt Gaulden-7
  • Interview with Thomas Cleland Hunt, Conducted and recorded by Dean Lake, September 3, 1983. Thomas Cleland Hunt Interview.

Acknowledgments

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on 1910 census

Virginia Lyles Servant F 14 South Carolina



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