|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1855|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1921|
From the "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana," page 486, published shortly after 1893. This couple did have one more son Herbert Walker Hundley who was born in 1895.
Allen B. Hundley, clerk of the court and ex-officio recorder Caldwell parish, of Columbia, La., was born in that parish on August 5, 1855, the fourth in a family of five of Dr. Aurelius L. Hundley and Sara M. (Wells) Hundley. His father was a native of Alabama, his mother was born in east Tennessee, and they grew to maturity in the states of their nativity.
Mr. Hundley's paternal grandfather was a graduate of medicine, having graduated from the Philadelphia Medical college many years ago, emigrated from Alabama to southern Arkansas in 1840, and was one of the pioneers in that part of the state. At that time the father of our subject was a young man and a student of medicine at Memphis, Tenn. He was married at Monticello, Ark., in 1849, and lived there for several years thereafter, removing to Caldwell parish, La., in 1852, and there engaged in the drug business and the practice of medicine.
In 1860 he removed to Claiborne Parish, La., where he opened a drug store in connection with his professional practice, living in the town of Homer until the year 1866. He served about eighteen months as a surgeon in the army hospital in Shreveport, La., and, returning to Caldwell Parish, died there November 10, 1890,; his wife surviving him and being now in her sixty-sixth year.
Dr. Hundley was a well-educated man of more than ordinary ability, and was a successful physician.
Our subject was reared in Claiborne parish and Caldwell parish , and received his early education in the public schools. He began life for himself at the age of twenty-two as a clerk in a dry goods store in Columbia, La. He continued that occupation from 1877 to 1884.
In May, 1883, he married Miss Addie B. Van Horn, a daughter of T.D. Van Horn and M.L. Van Horn, of New Orleans, who borne him three daughters and two sons: Margaretta L., Jessica (deceased), Allen V., Addie Lucille and Kerchival.
In 1884 he purchased the plant and became the editor and publisher of the "Caldwell Watchman," of Columbia which he published until March, 1891. He was assessor of the parish for four years from 1884-1888. In 1888 he was elected clerk of the court and ex-officio recorder and notary public for Caldwell parish and served one term of four years, and upon retiring entered the real estate and loan business at Columbia. he served several years as deputy sheriff and tax collector for Caldwell parish. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Knights of Pythias and of the I.O.O.F.; he is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church south.
Mr. Hundley owns considerable property in Caldwell parish, consisting of farm and timber lands, besides fine property, eligible residences, in Columbia, and an interest in the mercantile business of Bridger & Hundley, in that town. This concern carries a stock of general merchandise, valued about $6000, and has a large and increasing trade. The Hundley family is one of the prominent families in the parish, and its members are all of high social standing.
Mr. Hundley's brothers and sisters, except one, are residents of Caldwell parish, and are named as follows: Medora (widow of T.B. Butler), Carrie V. (widow of Dr. D.C. Meredith), Oscar B. and Jacob M. (planters).
And his obituary printed on July 11, 1921:
Alexandria Mourns Death of Judge A.B. Hundley
Alexandria, La, July 11. - Announcement of the death in New Orleans of Judge A.B. Hundley, a prominent citizen of ALexandria, and a leading attorney of the local bar, was a shock to his many friends here. Judge Hundley underwent an operation at Hotel Dieu two weeks ago, and although he apparently rallier, he grew weaker until death resulted. He came to Alexandria in 1908 from Columbia, Caldwell parish, where he resided the greater part of his life, and where he had been engaged as editor and publisher of a newspaper, clerk of the court of Caldwell parish, superintendent of education of the same parish and district attorney of the judicial district composed of the parishes of Caldwell, Winn and Jackson.
Judge Hunley engaged in the practice of law here in which he has been eminently successful. He was a large property owner and was engaged in various business enterprises. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Judge Al Hundley of the Alexadria City Court; K. Hundley, local attorney; Mrs. G. V. Briethaupt, of this city (New Orleans-LVH); and Herbet of Big Cleerk, Cal. The funeral took place in New Orleans.
Aurelius L Hundley (1823 - 1890)
Addie Blonde Van Horn Hundley (1860 - 1924)*
Allen Van Horn Hundley (1887 - 1955)*
Kerchival Hundley (1892 - 1955)*
Herbert Walker Hundley (1895 - 1949)*
There is no marker on Allen's burial lot.
Plot: Section 21, lot 38
Created by: Larry Van Horn
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73923133
Rest in peace Uncle Allen. We visited your resting place earlier this year in New Orleans. Your work is now done.|
Larry Van Horn
Added: Jul. 29, 2012