Royal Hyrum Hunt

Royal Hyrum Hunt

Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Death 2 Jun 1921 (aged 49)
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot B_8_17_4_WH
Memorial ID 51667 · View Source
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Royal Hunt Answers Call.

People of this city were shocked to learn that Royal Hunt of Central had died Thursday after noon, June 2, at his home at Central, as he was in this city a few days previously and appeared to be in his usual health. This however, was not the case, as one of his sisters stated that he had been feeling unwell for two weeks before his death. His wife had been staying here with relatives on account of ill health, and he took her home the Friday before he died. He was taken down with pleuro-pnemonia on Sunday, May 29, and four days later passed away.

Royal Hyrum Hunt was born in St. George February 9, 1872, a son of Isaac and Partha Ann Hunt; was married to Miss Nellie Kay of Anna Bella, Utah, at Annaqbella, January 6, 1898, the marriage being sealed in the St. George Temple about two weeks later.

He moved to Hunts Ranch on the Santa Clara Creek with his parents when ten years old, but his father was away a great part of the time and he took responsibility of the work and helped his mother in raising her family.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Royal S, 18 years old, his mother, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Louisa Jacobson, Central, Mrs. Henderson E. Cox, Mrs. Jed Cox, Mrs. Claud Cannon, Mrs. Ralph Carter, Mrs. Philena Pickett, Isaac Hunt and George H. Hunt, St. George; Mrs. Jos E. Gubler, La Verkin; Mrs. O. L. Terry, Gridley, Califonia; Mrs. Martha Terry, Alpine, Utah; I. A. Hunt, Los Angeles, California and William J. Hunt, Arizona.

Royal H. Hunt was a giant physically and a hard worker. He was big and stout in stature and big hearted. His friends were always welcome at his prettily located home. He was devoted to his wife and son and to his brothers and sisters, true to his friends and faithful in his church duties. He was a public-soirited man and was warmly commended by his bishop for his grea efforts during the war in helping sell thrift stamps, war bonds, etc.

Funeral services were held in the tabernacle at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. There was a very large attendance, and a profusion of flowers decorated the stand. Services were under the direction of Bishop James McArthur, and opened with singing "Come, Come Ye Saints," by the choir. Prayer was offered by Elder A. N. Winsor. Choir sang, "Oh My Father."

Elder Chas F. Foster spoke of his early associations with the Junt family when he lived on Foster's ranch and they were neighbors. Gave praise to Royal H. Hunt for his sturdy and upright character; he was truthful, honest and hardworking and could always be depended upon. Offered consolation to the aged mother and son; the son had come of good stock and he prayed the good qualities of his ancestors would show in him, that he would take good care of his mother.

Elder William Gardner said he knew Brother Hunt when he was a small boy, and he was humble, upright, honest and true to his friends. To the bereaved ones he offered consolation, advising them to fight the good fight and be found ready to join Brother Hunt and receive the great blessings promised the faithful.

Sisters Ruth Winsor and Mary Atkin sang, "O God My Father While I Stray."

Bishop William B. Baker of Central said he and Brother Hunt were close friends. Royal was a willing worker and a big-hearted man; the speaker related many incidents, especially during the war activities in support of this. Brother Hunt had worked hard all his life, in fact he had worked too hard, the cander of rust was not found in him.

Brother Hunt was a kind man, this kindness even being estended to cattle. If we are all as well prepared as Brother Hunt to leave this world, all is well with us, said the speaker. Prayed the Lord would bless the wife, son aged mother and other relative of Brother Hunt and comfort them.

Brother McArthur said it was hard to understand how such a big, strong man as Brother Hunt who was with us but a few days ago should so suddenly depart. It was in line with the purpose of the father and none could doubt His wisdom.

This life is but a link in the chain of eternity. Brother Hunt's labors here are finished, his mission is fulfilled; he will continue his labors in the next life. Hi wife, son and mother would meet him again and rejoice. Prayed for the blessing of the Lord upon all. Hoped the son would emulate the noble example of his father and honor himself in doing so.

Choir sang. "The Better Land."

Bishop Baker thanked all for kindness in behalf of Central Ward.

Benediction by Elder Wallace B. Mathis.

The grave was dedicated by Elder Jas. S. Jones, and was covered with a wealth of floral offerings

-Washington County News, June 9, 1921.

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
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