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 Frances Sarah <I>Childs</I> Hunt

Frances Sarah Childs Hunt

West Clarksville, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death 22 Aug 2012 (aged 101)
Wellsville, Allegany County, New York, USA
Burial Cuba, Allegany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 111816140 · View Source
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Frances C. Hunt (1911 - 2012)

CUBA - Frances C. Hunt, 101, of 8749 Hunt Rd., passed away Wednesday, (Aug. 22, 2012) at Highland Park Care Center after a successfully long life.

Born on July 10, 1911, in West Clarksville, she was a daughter of Albert F. and Lena M. Wixson Childs. On Oct. 18, 1934, in Friendship, she married Edwin L. Hunt, and they moved to what has long been known in Cuba as the Hunt Farm. It was there that she and her husband farmed and raised Guernsey cows for over 50 years until her husband passed away on Sept. 22, 1986.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Cuba and an 83-plus year member of Cuba Grange 799.

Frances enjoyed baking in her wood-burning kitchen stove and trying new recipes, making big batches of cookies for family and for bake sales. She even won numerous prizes for her famous white yeast bread. In addition to farming and raising her family, she especially enjoyed bird watching, sewing and reading. Her grandchildren spent many summer days on the farm, where she taught them to love nature, especially birds. Mrs. Hunt had a wealth of knowledge when it came to bluebirds. Hanging bluebird houses was one of her favorite things to do. Even after being housebound, family and friends made sure the feeders were tended to for her enjoyment. She spent many hours mending garments and darning socks for her family members as well as making things for the church bazaars. She remained on the farm until 2010.

She is survived by a son, Julian F. (Alice) Hunt, of Newfield; two daughters, Carolyn (Richard) Graves of West Clarksville and Susan (Bruce) Blair of Palmyra; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Albert F. Childs and Mildred LaFever.

Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba.

Memorials may be made to Cuba Grange 799.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on August 23, 2012

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  • Created by: Diana St. Clair Huber
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 111816140
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Sarah Childs Hunt (10 Jul 1911–22 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111816140, citing Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, Allegany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Diana St. Clair Huber (contributor 47408367) .