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Samuel C. Hunsaker
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Birth: Oct., 1864
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1915
Cook County
Illinois, USA


Samuel was born in Quincy and followed avocation of Stage Carpenter for many years.

His brothers received a dispatch this forenoon announcing the death of Samuel C. Hunsaker at his home, Elmhurst, a suburb of Chicago, this morning, the death ensuing after ten days of suffering from pneumonia.

The deceased was a son of the late Fernando Hunsaker and a brother of A. J. and C. C. Hunsaker of Chicago and David S. and John H. Hunsaker of this city.

In the old opera house days at Sixth and Maine David Hunsaker was stage carpenter under Dr. P. A. Marks, and Samuel thus became interested in the work. David retired to engage in business, but Samuel joined a traveling troupe of actors and became a professional stage carpenter. For the last four years he had not traveled any, being employed during that period at Chicago theaters He was an expert stage carpenter and his services were in constant demand.

Mr. Hunsaker was married twice. By his first wife ho has a son, Willie. His second wife survives.

He was born in this city in October, 1864, and had therefore just passed the fifty-first anniversary of his birth.

"Sam" Hunsaker, while away from Quincy for years, had many friends here and they will learn of his death with regret.

Announcement of the funeral will be made later. The brothers here had not been advised up to noon on what funeral arrangements were being made, or whether the burial was to be here or in Chicago.

Husband of Elizabeth. Working as a stage manager and his wife is working as a servant, both in the theatrical business in 1910.

These gentlemen are buried in an area of Oak Ridge Cemetery marked by a memorial from the "Chicago Theatrical Protective Union, Local No. 2, Organized March 15, 1887 Lest We Forget". Sadly, it seems someone forgot. I have been trying to find information on this organization.

When there is information available on that I feel is accurate, I have added it. I feel bad that there never seems to be flowers on any of these graves.

So far all I know is that it had offices on the 16th floor of the Burnham Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago in September of 1933 and in the building located at 32 W. Randolph Street in Chicago in August of 1950.

If anyone has information, please contact me or feel free to add it yourself. Thanks… Lynn aka/SixthSense

Family links: 
  Fernando Hunsaker (1825 - 1913)
  Mary Blevins Hunsaker (1832 - 1896)
  Elizabeth A. Yost Hunsaker (1872 - 1940)*
  William Samuel Hunsaker (1892 - 1974)*
  Amanda B. Hunsaker Raplee (1846 - 1891)**
  Lemuel Green Hunsaker (1851 - 1915)*
  Andrew Jackson Hunsaker (1853 - 1922)*
  David S Hunsaker (1857 - 1923)*
  Perry A. Hunsaker (1860 - 1895)*
  John H. Hunsaker (1861 - 1960)*
  Samuel C. Hunsaker (1864 - 1915)
  Christopher Columbus Hunsaker (1865 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Chad Kendell
Originally Created by: SixthSense
Record added: Jun 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14755585
Samuel C. Hunsaker
Added by: SixthSense
Samuel C. Hunsaker
Added by: SixthSense
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 Added: Jun. 27, 2006

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