478. James Henry Hunter
was born on
28 Apr 1876 in Robertson County, Texas.(1067)
(1068) He appeared on the census
on 15 Jun 1900 in Precinct #5, Taylor County, Texas.
(1069) He appeared on the census on 30 Apr 1910 in JP #3, Ector County,
Texas.(1070) He appeared on the census
on 12 Jan 1920 in Precinct #5, Taylor County, Texas.
(1071) He appeared on the census on 10 Apr 1930 in JP #1, Uvalde County,
Texas.(1072) He died on 31 Mar 1943
in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.(1073)
(1068) He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery,
Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.(1074)
From the Abilene Reporter-News, Thursday Morning, April 1, 1948:
JAMES H. HUNTER DIES AT BLAIR
MERKEL, March 31, James H. Hunter, 67, died at his home near Blair at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, following an illness of several years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, with
the Barrow-Sheppard funeral hope in charge.
Mr. Hunter had lived in the Blair locality since 1898, going there from McLennan
County. In 1896 he married Maude Adcock at Battle near Waco. He was a Mason
and a member of the Methodist church since childhood.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Roy Bennett of Alpine, Willis of Fort Worth,
J. J. of Midland, and James R. of Merkel; four daughters, Mrs. Roay Coats of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs. Otto Kappelman of San Antonio, Mrs. L. E. Bell and Mrs.
Grady Baldwin of Merkel; three brothers, Joe of Fort Worth, Bob of Austin and
S. M. of Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Bennett Balch, of Temple; 37 grandchildren and
He was married to Maude Jane Adcock (daughter of Ransom
Jefferson Adcock and Dorinda H. Brown) on 21 Oct 1896 in
McLennan County, Texas.(1075)
Maude Jane Adcock was born on 26 Feb 1889 in Corsicana, Navarro
County, Texas.(1068) She died on 24
Aug 1954 in Baker, Oregon.(1068) She
was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.
From the Midland Reporter Telegram, Wednesday, August 25, 1954, Page 20, Column
MRS. MAUDE HUNTER DIES ON MOTOR TRIP; RITES SET AT MERKEL
Mrs. Maude Hunter, 74, operator of Hunter's Trailer Courts at 1407 Garden City
highway, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Baker, Ore. She was accompanying a son,
W. L. Hunter, and his wife to their home in Portland when she became ill of a
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Starbuck Funeral Home at Merkel.
Interment will be in the Merkel Cemetery.
Mrs. Hunter left here Sunday by automobile. Her son and his family had been
visiting Midland. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in the Oregon
Born in McLennan County, Mrs. Hunter was married to James H. Hunter in 1897.
He died in 1943.
Survivors include four sons, Deputy Sheriff Emmett L. and James Ray Hunter, both
of Midland; J. J. of San Angelo and W. L.; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Kappelman
of Marion, Texas. Mrs. Blanche Bell of Trent and Mrs. Beth Baldwin of Weatherford;
three sisters, Mrs. Jeffie Rice ans. R. E. Kuntz, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs.
Mattie Moore of Cisco; 33 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
John Hunter, a city patrolman, is a grandson.
From the Merkel Mail, Friday, August 27, 1954, front page, Column 3:
MRS. J. H. HUNTER DIES ON TRIP TO VISIT HER SON
Mrs. J. H. Hunter, 74, of Midland died Monday at Baker, Ore., to visit her son.
She will be brought here at 1:40 p.m. today, Friday, by train and the funeral
will be at 4 p.m. at the Starbuck Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Minister Clark of the South Side Church of Christ of Midland will officiate.
Mrs. Hunter was born Feb. 26, 1880, the former Maude Adcock. She and her husband
lived at different times in Merkel, Odessa, New Mexico, Uvalde, Ft. Worth and
Midland. Mr. Hunter was a farmer.
The survivors are: sons, E. L. of Midland, James of Midland, Willie of Portland
and J. J. of San Angelo; daughters, Mrs. L. E. Bell of Trent, Mrs. Ethel Caperman
of San Antonio and Mrs. Grady Baldwin of Weatherford; sisters, Mrs. J. Willie
Moore of Cisco, Mrs. Jeffie Price and Mrs. Ernest Kuntz of Ft. Worth; 33 grandchildren
and 24 great-grandchildren.
From unknown newspaper, undated:
Ex-Merkel Woman Dies in Oregon
MERKEL, Aug 25, (RNS) - Mrs. J. H. Hunter, 74, of Midland, died at Baker, Ore.,
The former Merkel resident was en route from Midland to Portland, Ore., to visit
her son, Willie Hunter, when she was stricken and died.
The body will be brought to Merkel by train. It will arrive here at 1:43 p.m.
Friday at Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
She was born Maude Adcock on Feb. 26, 1880.
She lived in Merkel at various times from 1900 on. She also lived in Odessa,
new Mexico, Uvalde, Fort Worth, and Midland.
Her husband receded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, E. L. Hunter and James Hunter, both of Midland,
Willie of Portland, Ore., and J. J. of San Angelo; daughters, Mrs. L. E. Bell
of Trent, Mrs. Ethel Caperman of San Antonio and Mrs. Grady Baldwin of Weatherford;
sisters, Mrs. J. Willie Moore of Cisco, Mrs. Jeffie Price and Mrs. Ernest Kuntz
of Ft. Worth.
James Henry Hunter and Maude Jane Adcock had the following children:
Emmett Leslie Hunter.
Theresa Ruth Hunter.
William Laurence Hunter.
Alton Hunter was born on 3 Aug 1904 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.
(1068) He died on 21 Mar 1918 in Weatherford,
Parker County, Texas.(1077)
(1068) He was buried in City Cemetery, Weatherford, Texas.
Ethel Loree Hunter.
Mable Blanche Hunter.
Joseph Jefferson Hunter.
Uvalde Hunter was born on 21 Jan 1914 in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas.
(1068) She died on 21 Jun 1914 in Uvalde,
Uvalde County, Texas.(1068) She was
buried in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas.
Elizabeth May Hunter.
Kathryn Hunter was born on 14 Nov 1917 in Quemado, Socorro County, New
Mexico.(1068) She died on 16 Apr 1918
in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.(1078)
(1068) She was buried in City
Cemetery, Weatherford, Texas.
James Roy Hunter.
Infant Boy Hunter was born on 1 Sep 1923 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.
(1068) He died on 1 Sep 1923 in Merkel,
Taylor County, Texas.(1068) He was
buried in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.