|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1849|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1907|
William Wright Hunter was born the 16th of October 1849 in Wilson County, Tennessee. He was the son of Edward Nicholas Hunter and Rachel J Harvel. William Wright Hunter married Sophronia T. Smithwick the 21st of September 1871. Sophronia died in Wilson County, Tennessee between 1884 and 1890.After the death of Sophronia, William Wright Hunter married again to Selina Ellen Kirk about 1890 in Wilson County, Tennessee. In 1894 they removed to Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, where they remained about three years finally settling in McKinney, Collin County, Texas in about 1897. They lived here until the death of William Wright Hunter on the 24th of July 1907. He was buried in the Mt. Olivet/Williams Cemetery where his daughter Leona Ramsey and another young daughter Diverah Hunter were also buried. Sadly, their grave placement like Leona's has been lost. I have looked at every readable stone in this cemetery with no success at finding any of the three graves, but at least we do have the name and place of the cemetery from the obituaries.
William Wright Hunter is my GGgrandfather.
THE DAILY COURIER
July 25, 1907
W. W. HUNTER PASSES AWAY
William W. Hunter, on whom an operation for appendicitis was performed last Thursday, as mentioned at the time in this paper, died last night about 11 o'clock. His condition was thought to be favorable up until a few fours prior to his death, when a turn for the worse occurred. Two years of poor health had undermined his system and he was unable to further resist the shock of the attack of appendicitis and death resulted as above stated.
The deceased was born October 16, 1849, in Wilson County, Tennessee, where he was twice married first to Miss Sophrona Smithwick and then to Miss Salena Kirk. Two children by the first marriage survive—Lilliard, married and living at Woodlawn, and Walter, who lived with his father. Four children by his last marriage—Jennie, May, Curtis and Ruth, ranging in age from 14 to 2 years, survive with their mother. The deceased came to Texas thirteen years ago and lived in Dallas County for three years. Since then he made his home in and around McKinney, being engaged in draying at the time of his death. He was a member of the Baptist church at Willow springs and was made a Mason in Tennessee. While a poor man in this world's goods, the deceased was honest, honorable and industrious, and had no enemies. He held two $1,000 policies on his life in the Home Relief Association.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from his late residence and burial at 5 o'clock at Mt. Olive, four miles west of McKinney, where he formerly lived. Dr. E. E. King, pastor of the First Baptist Church of McKinney, conducted the funeral.
The grief-stricken widow and children have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement of a kind husband and loving father.
Note: His youngest daughter Willie Edna was born shortly after his death.
Rachel J Harvel Hunter (1828 - 1899)
Sophronia T Smithwick Hunter (1852 - 1885)
Selena Ellen Kirk Hunter (1873 - 1960)
Leona Humphrey Hunter Ramsey (1874 - 1902)*
Lillard Nicholas Hunter (1881 - 1966)*
Walter Burpy Hunter (1884 - 1963)*
Virginia Belle Hunter Bullock (1893 - 1982)*
Edward Curtis Hunter (1898 - 1966)*
Diverah Hunter (1901 - 1905)*
Ruth H Hunter (1905 - 1981)*
William Wright Hunter (1849 - 1907)
Mary Ann Hunter Davis (1853 - 1886)*
Created by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
Record added: Sep 06, 2006
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