Obit: Hunt, Henry W. (1853 - 1910)
Surnames: HUNT JOSCELYNE BROWN
----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 02/24/1910
Hunt, Henry W. (5 NOV 1853 - 21 FEB 1910)
In the passing away of Henry W. Hunt on Monday morning, at 11:45, Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. lost one of its oldest, most respected and prosperous citizens; one who has made hour little place the better from the fact of his having lived in.
Henry W. Hunt was born at Hazel Green, Grant Co., Wis., on the fifth day of Nov., 1853, and where he lived with his parents until he was nine years of age. He was the son of Capt. C.A. Hunt, who was a miller by trade, and who moved to Melvina, Wis., in 1862. Here Mr. Hunt helped his father in the milling business for about ten years, when he went west and spent about one year in the state of Nebraska, returning to this state, where he taught a few terms of school, and on the 30th of March, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Joscelyne at Melvina, by which union seven children were born, five boys and two girls, on of the girls, Clella, dying at the age of one year in 1888. All of the other children still survive him, and all but Clarence, who was born in Melvina, were born in this city (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.).
In 1874 he moved from Melvina to Arcadia, Wis., where he engaged in the drug business with a Mr. Bryan, and in the fall of 1876 he moved with his family to this city, where he engaged in the mercantile business with John Brown, whom he later bought out, conducting business alone for some time, when he took his son Clarence into partnership with him.
When he first came to this place, the nearest railroad station was Hatfield, and all freight and stores had to be hauled overland by horses or stage routes. After purchasing his son’s interest he again conducted the business alone until 1905, when he sold out his business to Arends & Steffen, retaining the building in which he successfully carried on a prosperous business in the farming implement line up to the time of his death.
For thirty-four years Mr. Hunt had been a continuous resident of this city; he was an active member and one of the heaviest supporters and hardest workers in the M.E. Church and was one of the most devoted of husband and a loving father, the welfare of his home and family coming before anything else, and he had endeared himself to all who became closely acquainted with him, and it was with deep regret that we learned of his death, which was caused by the grip, and from which he had been confined to the house for several weeks.
Besides a loving and grief stricken wife, he leaves five sons, Clarence, Donald, Marion, Hale and Nugget, all of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. C.H. Brown, of Bentley, N.D. to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at one-thirty o’clock in the M.E. Church, Rev. W.E. Mash conducting the services. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
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