Harvey Seaver Hunt died 23 October 1964

Harvey Hunt was born 22 October 1895 in Florence, Colorado, the second son of William Hunt and Isabel Lentz. 

In 1900, the family lived at 4139 Lee Street in Denver.  William was a miner.  Harvey had an older brother Glen (1892-1956) who had been born in Anaconda, Montana, and a younger brother Ellsworth (1897-1949) born in Cripple Creek, Colorado. I was not able to find the family in the 1910 census.        

 Harvey registered for the WW1 draft, and was living at 3610 Stuart Street in Denver.  He worked as a shipping clerk for Beckwith Grocery Company at 424 16th Street.  The record stated that he was married and had a child, but his wife was not named.  He was described as medium height and build, and brown hair and eyes. 

In 1920, Harvey and family lived at Mitchell, CO, at Holy Cross Forest Reserve.  His wife was Hilma, a lady of Swedish descent, and they had a daughter, Charlotte, age 4.  They rented their home, and Harvey worked as a telegraph operator for a stage and railroad company. 

In 1930, Harvey and family lived at Wolcott, CO.  Harvey was an agent and telegrapher for the railroad.  Although he had registered for the WW1 draft, the 1930 census says he was not a veteran.  The family paid $15 monthly rent for their home. 

Harvey married Hannah Pallister on 30 April 1957.  Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Pallister and Ella Tourville.  I’m not sure if Hilma had died or if they divorced.  Hannah’s first husband, Elmer Rochford, had died in 1933.  Hannah subsequently married someone named Matney.  I’m not sure if he died or they divorced. 

Harvey died 23 October, 1964, one day after his 69th birthday. 

Eagle Valley Enterprise Oct 29, 1964 – HARVEY HUNT PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 23  Death claimed Harvey S. Hunt, long time railroad employee, following an illness of several months.  He suffered a stroke last summer and had been hospitalized in Glenwood Springs since.  He passed away last Friday at the age of 69 years.  Mr. Hunt was agent at the Wolcott Denver and Rio Grande railroad depot for many years before coming to Eagle about 12 years ago to hold the same position here.  Many will remember Mr. Hunt for his friendliness and musical ability, when he was a member of a local dance orchestra in the 1930’s.  He was born in Florence, Colo October 22, 1895 to W. F. and Isabella Lent Hunt.  He was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star Lodges.  The funeral service was conducted Monday at the Eagle Methodist Church by Reverend L. B. Friend, and interment was in Glenwood Springs.  Pallbearers were Zeke Summerfield, Tony Palese, Rudy Lunk, Howard Bardsley, Roy Peate, and Fred Collett.  Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife Hanah, of Eagle; daughter, Mrs. Lemley (Charlotte) Gates, Phoenix, Ariz., her daughters Linda Dixon of New Mexico and Louise Moore of California; three step-children, Mrs. Beverly St. Johns, of Idaho Springs; Elmer Rochford and Bill Matney of Eagle, and several step-grandchildren.  Contributions to the Eagle Valley Medical Center may be made in Mr. Hunt’s memory.  They may be left at the Eagle Valley Enterprise.


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