453. Gilbert Marshall Hunter
was born on
6 Nov 1854 in Crockett County, Texas. He appeared on the census on 6 Nov 1870
in P. O. Owensville, JP No. 4, Robertson County, Texas.
(1013) He appeared on the census on 7 Jun 1880 in Precinct #6, Robertson
County, Texas.(1014) He died on 25
Jul 1895 in Battle, McLennan County, Texas. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery,
Waco, McLennan County, Texas.(1015)
Memorial and Biographical History of
McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas
RG 976.4284 Memorial
GILBERT M. HUNTER, a successfuI farmer of McLennan county, is a son of Gilbert
V and Naomi (McCuistion) Hunter. The father was born in Nashville, Tennessee,
in 1823, was Justice of' the Peace a number of years in his community, was a
member of the Masonic order and of the Methodist Church, and was a farmer and
saddle-maker by trade. He participated in the late war, in Captain Richardson's
company, and while in the service contracted a cold, and died of pneumonia April
16, 1863, in Robinson county, Texas. Grandfather Isaac E. Hunter was a native
or North Carolina, and subsequently removed to Davidson county, Tennessee, where
he married and reared his family. He was first married to a Miss Marshall and
they had two boys and three girls, and afterward wedded Mary Redden, by whom
lie had three boys and one girl. The Hunters are of German descent. Mr. and
Mrs. Hunter were married in Robinson county in 1845, and were the parents of
eight children, viz.: Isaac, a resident of Mart; B. J., also of Mart; Mary E.,
wife of J. H. Goodman; G. M., our subject; James R., deceased; Thaddeus S., deceased;
and Martha B., deceased, was the wife of-James Davis. After the father's death
the mother was married to J. L. Hunter, a half brother of her former husband,
and they had one child, William, of Battle, Texas. The mother died September
Gilbert M. Hunter was born in Crockett, Houston county, November 6, 1854, and
after his mother's death lie lived with an older sister until his marriage. At
the age of eighteen years be began farming the land which he inherited from his
father, but afterward sold this place and bought land in Robinson county, five
miles from Franklin. In 1881 he came to his present farm of 400 acres, four
miles west of Mart 240 acres of which is cultivated. Mr. Hunter came to his
present location with only $600 and by thrift and energy lie has accumulated
about $9,000. He is a Democrat in his political views, and his first presidential
vote was for Samuel J. Tilden. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist
Church, in which the former has held the office of Steward since his marriage.
He was married in Robinson county Texas, October 27, 1872 to Sarah A., a daughter
of Rev. Oscar D. and Isabella Wyche. The father died December 4, 1871, and the
mother now resides in Marlin Falls county. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter have had seven
children, viz.: Gilbert Oscar, born August 20 1874; Naomi Isabelle, February
16, 1876; Bertha May, August 10, 1878; Marshall E., November 26, 1880; Sally
W., February 26, 1883; Martha W., July 18, 1885; and Mary Alice, March 7, 1888.
He was married to Sarah Ann Wyche (daughter of Oscar Dunreath
Wyche and Elizabeth Isabel Trainer) on 27 Oct 1872 in Robertson
Sarah Ann Wyche
was born on
5 Oct 1854 in Bexar County, Texas. She appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900
in Precinct #1, McLennan County, Texas.(1017)
She appeared on the census on 20 Apr 1910 in JP #2, McLennan County,
Texas.(1018) She appeared on the census
on 27 Apr 1910 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
(1019) She appeared on the census on 13 Jan 1920 in Dallas, Dallas
County, Texas.(1020) She appeared on
the census on 8 Apr 1930 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
(1021) She died on 6 Sep 1956 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She
was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
From the Dallas Newspaper, Thursday, September 6, 1956:
MRS. SARAH ANN HUNTER, 101, DIES AFTER HEART ATTACK
Mrs. Sarah Ann Hunter, 101-year old native Texas, died Wednesday in a Dallas
hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Born Oct. 1, 1854, in Bexar County, she was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Oscar
Wyche who came to Texas from Virginia soon after the Texas Revolution. When
she was 18, she married Gilbert Marshall Hunter in Robertson County.
They farmed there until 1882 when Hunter bought a farm 16 miles east of Waco.
They moved into Waco in 1894 and he died there the following year.
Mrs. Hunter was a charter member of the Austin Avenue Methodist Church in Waco,
and was a lifelong Methodist.
She came to Dallas in 1908.
Survivors include a son, E. M. Hunter of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. G. M. Easley
and Mrs. C. W. Wheat, both of Dallas, Mrs. F. A. Waldrop of Waco and Mrs. P.
B. Arrington of Yucaipa, Calif., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Geo. A. Brewer Funeral
Chapel, 3603 Ross.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Waco.
Gilbert Marshall Hunter and Sarah Ann Wyche had the following children:
Gilbert Oscar Hunter was born on 20 Aug 1873 in Robertson County, Texas.
He died on 10 Jan 1875 in Robertson County, Texas. He was buried in Camp Creek
Cemetery, Robertson County, Tennessee.
Naomi Isabelle Hunter.
Bertha May Hunter.
Emmett Marshall Hunter Sr..
Sally "Sadie" W. Hunter was born on 26 Feb 1883 in Robertson
County, Texas. She died past 1900.
Martha W. Hunter.
Mary Alice Hunter.