|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1896, USA|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1974|
Herbert Anderson Hunt was born 07 March 1896 at Hartshorne, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.
During the time that Herbert was growing up in Indian Territory his father, John A. Hunt, was a lawman (city marshal, deputy U.S. marshal) and a businessman (retail saddles, harness, and buggies).
After statehood in 1907 the family moved to LeFlore County, Oklahoma, where his father continued as a lawman (deputy U.S. marshal, city marshal, county sheriff) and businessman (sawmills and lumberyards). Herbert helped in the family businesses and soon after high school enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Herbert Anderson Hunt, Service Number 19607, is a veteran of World War I. He was "accepted for enlistment" in the United States Army at New Haven, Connecticut, on March 17th, 1917. With a rating of Private, he served with a U.S. Army Casual Detachment, driving ambulances and motorcycles near the front lines in Europe.
At war's end, he was "Furloughed to Regular Army Reserve at Langley Field, Virginia, on March 16th 1920, for expiration of three years of service."
At that time he was due soldier travel pay to Hughes, Oklahoma, and soldier bonus of sixty dollars ($60.00), but owed the Post Exchange Langley Field four dollars ($4.00). The total "due soldier" was as follows: (annual) pay, $119.50; bonus, $60.00; travel pay, $65.30; less $4.00 owed Post Exchange, Langley Field; balance due soldier, $240.80." "Paid by check No. 248 on Treasurer United States, dated March 18th 1920.
He was at home in Poteau, Oklahoma, when his mother died of smallpox in 1922. Her casket was hermetically sealed, welded into a tin box, removed from the home at night, and shipped by train from Poteau to Hartshorne, Oklahoma, for burial. Herbert drove his father by automobile to the cemetery for his mother's pre-dawn private burial.
Herbert was charming and gregarious; he had a long and successful career throughout the country as a salesman, accountant, and construction supervisor.
In WW-II, Herbert served with the American Red Cross in Cuba and Scotland.
On the basis of his service to his country, he retired to the US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home in Washington, DC, and resided there until his death. He was buried with military honors in the National Cemetery there.
John Anderson Hunt (1864 - 1951)
Mary Katherine Cook Hunt (1876 - 1922)
Herbert A Hunt (1896 - 1974)
Alwin Howell Hunt (1899 - 1901)*
Grace Devota Hunt Burk Baker (1923 - 2007)**
John Arden Hunt (1924 - 1979)**
Lela Frances Hunt Jaggers (1927 - 2000)**
Margaret Marie Hunt (1929 - 1935)**
Ovid Lee Hunt (1938 - 2011)**
OKLAHOMA, PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I
US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Site H 3113 A
Maintained by: Bill Hunt
Originally Created by: GulfportBob
Record added: Jan 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32851556