and Lillian Hunt had 4 Children: Ethel May Hunt (born 7-30-1900 died 3-13-1970), George VelsorHunt (my grandfather) (born 3-10-1902 died 7-19-1980), Florence Elma Hunt (born 4-27-1904
died January 1993)and Richard Austin Hunt Jr. (born 2-28-1908 died 12-3-2003)
In 1900, the James Austin Hunt household (In Greenwich) consisted of James, Ida and Cora
(age 19).Ida gave birth to a son, Donald W Hunt on March 13, 1901. Sadly, he died on
July 4, 1902.
Dewitt C (Dean)
Hunt was born on September 26, 1903. On August 6, 1900 Samuel L’Homidieu Hunt married
Lucie A Ferris- Ida’s older sister. So father and son were married to sisters, and the father
was married to the youngest sister. Lucie died on April 28, 1905. Samuel married Marion Louise Brown
on June 27, 1907. Their first daughter, Dorothy Brown Hunt was born on November 30, 1909.
Cora became an actress and was known by the name Corrine,
and was well known around Stamford, Ct. For awhile she and her older sister Mary (Mae) had a vaudeville act known as the Hunt
Sisters. Cora married a motion picture operator, Robert Charles Aitkens, and moved to Ottawa, Canada. Cora and Charles
had a daughter, Dena Fay, born April 28, 1906. Cora died during childbirth on Feb 4th 1908. Dena was working as
a stenographer at the Imperial Oil Co in the 1920s. Her fate after that is not yet known.
Headstone of Lucie Ferris
Here are some pictures of the family and homes of Richard
Austin Hunt and Lillian May Velsor:
Florence (Flo) Elma Hunt
George Velsor Hunt Circa 1921
Lillian May Velsor mid 1920s
Richard Lillian, and Eugenia Velsor (Her Mother 1846-1932)
373 Warren St, Brooklyn- Hunt home in 1918
Florence Elma Hunt
Ethel and Flo at Flo's Grade School Graduation, about 1916
1918 Ethelmarried Austin Ferris Wilson, her first cousin (son
of Mary Borden
Hunt). This caused quite a controversy in the family. Austin had served with the US Army under General Pershing,
and was part of the regiment that chased Pancho Villa into Mexico.
James Austin Hunt left his job at Mcgowan and
Slipper in 1919, after 51 years, as they ceased business. He had worked at that firm from it's first day of
business till it's last. He took a job for a short time in the printing shop of the Erie Railroad. In 1919 he accepted
a position with the Fairfield Press of Greenwich, CT. He transferred his membership in the Typographers Union to Stamford
from New York.
James was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Mendota Tribe 89,
and the Forresters of America, court Henry Ward Beecher, both of Brooklyn.
Samuel and Marion had 2 more children: Harriet Husted Hunt in 1912 and Marion
Estelle Hunt in 1918. They lived in Stamford, where Samuel was advancing into a managerial position at Stamford
Gas and Electric.
Velsor Hunt married Elsie Charlotte Beedle of Dayton, New Jersey in 1922. her parents, David and
Estelle (Green) Bedle, were farmers. George bagan a long career on Wall Street as a bond trader. George and Elsie had
2 sons:Walter Austin Hunt (my Dad) born in 1923 and George Donald Hunt
born in 1925.
George Huntand Elsie Bedle
Elsie and her mother with Walter Sept 9, 1923
Elsie Charlotte Bedle
Walter Austin Hunt April 22, 1925
Walter and Donald Hunt
James Austin Hunt died on March 31, 1927 at the age of 81. He is buried at the First Congregational
Church in Greenwich CT along with his third wife Ida F Ferris.
Ethel Wilson gave birth to a daughter, Virginia
May Wilson on April 20, 1920. During the 1920s, the Wilsons moved to Pasadena, California. Austin was a buyer for a luggage company, and often traveled to New York via train.
In 1930, Mary (Mae) Wilson was living with Austin and Ethel in California. She
would later move to Boston and live with her daughter (Mabel) and her husband Harry (Hans) O Worden.
In 1930, the George Hunt family lived in
Valley Stream, Nassau NY. According to the 1930 census, their home was valued at $8500 (a pretty substantial sum at that time!)
On June 28, 1930 Florence Elma Hunt married Harold Stewart
Kenyon of Manhattan.The ceremony was at the Protestant Episcopal Church of St Mary the Virgin
in Manhattan. They were laterdivorced and had no children.
Ida Huntdied on June 19, 1932.
Austin Hunt Sr. and Lillian lived at 426 Ridgewood Avenue, Brooklyn in 1930.
Richard Austin Hunt married Mildred Stafford on
April 5, 1933.They had 2 sons (Kenneth Robert Hunt bornin 1933 and Richard Austin Hunt Jr. born in1935)
426 Ridgewood Ave Brooklyn Home of Richard Hunt
42 Kenmore Gibson (Valley Stream)
A nice picture of Elsie Hunt, late 1930s
Walter Hunt, High School Graduation
Richard Austin Hunt Jr and Mildred Stafford
Walter Austin Hunt attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and earned a Chemistry
degree. George Donald Hunt served in the MerchantMarines during World War II.
Florence Hunt married Francis Michael Manning on
November 22, 1940. There children are Francis Michael Manning Jr., Richard Dennis
Manning, andLillian Marie Manning
died on January 30, 1941. He is buried at the Woodland Cemetery in Stamford, CT.
and Mildred also had a daughter Margaret Hunt
Donald Hunt married Carolyn Lee on June 19, 1948. Their children are David Hunt and Donna Hunt
Walter Austin Hunt married Catherine MayChatterton
on February 26, 1949
The Hunt brothers celebrated their 66th and 65th wedding anniversaries in 2014.
here on please referto
the genealogy charts for births (there are so many!)
George Velsor Hunt was elected President of the Security
TradersAssociation of New York in 1953. He was a partner at Mclaughlin, Reuss, & Co. (members NYSE).
Hunt) lived with the Wordens in Barnstable, Mass. She passed away on July 31, 1957. She is buried in Greenwich
at the Sound Beach Cemetery.
lived with the Mannings in Livingston, New Jersey. He passed away on March 13, 1958. He is buried at the Huntington Rural
Cemetery on Long Island.
Virginia May Wilson died in San Francisco on April 29, 1965 at the Kennedy Hotel (famed as the
Hotel daniels in the movie Bullitt!)
Austin Ferris Wilson died on August 29,
1967. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale California next to his second wife, Christine.
Charlotte Bedle July11, 1901-October 14, 1971. She and George are buried at maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, Queens, New York (Long
Dewitt (Dean) Hunt September 26,1903- February 28, 1979. He is buried at the Sound Beach Cemetery in
Ethel May Hunt (Wilson)July 30, 1900-March 13, 1970, buried at Huntingon Rural Cemetery, Huntington, NY
George VelsorHunt March 10, 1902-July 19, 1980. Buried at Maple Grove