Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday's Child: James William Hunt circa 1891

Here's a wonderful old picture of my paternal Great Grandfather, James William "Earl" Hunt (1891-1961), when he was just a wee baby. He was born on January 1, 1891, in Lee County, Texas, so it's pretty amazing (and lucky!) that I have the 120-year-old original of this old photo.
James was the son of William Calhoun Hunt (1870-1915) and Francis George Ann Purser (1871-1956). 

I wonder if the Victorian-era frock he was wearing is a christening gown. It sure looks like it. I have another photo of him being baptized in a river as an adult, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was baptized more than once since he he did raise a Baptist minister son (my great Uncle Bud).

Anyway, wasn't he a cutie?

Here's how I'm related to James William Hunt:

James William "Earl Hunt (1891-1961) m. Ethel Modena Martindale (1896-1977) >
Edith Vivian Hunt (1920-1993) m. Woodie Leroy Brittain (living) >
William Lee Brittain (1942-2003) m. Rebecca Elizabeth Bartram (living) >
Me!

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