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 Orlando Hunter

Orlando Hunter

Birth
Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Feb 1916 (aged 70)
Iola, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Burial Iola, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Plot Blk 6 lt 177 sp 5
Memorial ID 103786563 · View Source
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Orlando Hunter was born Oct 31, 1845 at Marrietta, Ohio and died Feb. 52, 1916, age 70 years.

In early manhood he enlisted in Co. D, 77th Volunteers and served 18 months. In the spring of '69 he came to Kansas and has since made his home. On Dec. 1 1871 he was united in marriage with Fannie E. Bearer and to this union six children were born of whom three are living. They are: Dan Hunter of Iola; Mrs. Nettie Melker of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Mrs. Bertha Smith of South Third stree, with whom he had made his home for the past ten years and who in his last illness gave him the tenderest of care and comfort. His wife died when the children were small, he gave then a double measure of love and care until they were old enough to do for themselves but with Mrs. Smith the younger of them he had spent all of his life since his wife's death with the exception of three months.

Mr. Hunter leaves besides his three children and one brother, seven grandchildren. They are: Clifford Lees of Pratt, Kas., Merritt Lees of Little Rock, Ark., Eugene and Arlo Smith, Orval and Fern Hunter of Iola and Gladys Hunter of Bartlesville, Okla.

His funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home and he was laid to rest in the old cemetery. Many sorrowing friends and relatives paid him the last tribute.

The one we loved is missing. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled.

Iola Register
Feb. 28, 1916

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Service Record:
Enlisted in Company D, Ohio 77th Infantry Regiment on Jan 30 1864. Mustered out on Oct 8 1864 at Little Rock, AR.
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  • Created by: debilyn
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103786563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orlando Hunter (31 Oct 1845–22 Feb 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103786563, citing Iola Cemetery, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by debilyn (contributor 47160033) .