Hunt, Leonard William

Hunt, Leonard William[1]

Male 1905 - 1945  (40 years)

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  • Name Hunt, Leonard William  [2, 3
    Born 5 Jun 1905  Carroll County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military Draft Registration 16 Oct 1940  Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 16 Oct 1940  Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 26 Oct 1945  Monroe, Butler, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried New Liberty Cemetery, Lynn, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I23194  Sackett
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2020 

    Family 1 Mason, Edna Maud,   b. 17 Aug 1906, Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1957, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Hunt, Martha Ermine,   b. 14 Aug 1924, Bloomingsport, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1987, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Hunt, Dessie Elizabeth,   b. 10 Apr 1926, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2011, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Hunt Bell, Ferris Arthur,   b. 28 Feb 1928, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1980, Ocoee, Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F4280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ryan, Bertha Idris,   b. 10 May 1904, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1979, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hunt, Norma Jane,   b. 29 Dec 1935, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1948, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +2. Hunt, Patricia Louise,   b. 16 Dec 1938, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1974, Union City, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F24644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hunt, Martha Ermine - 14 Aug 1924 - Bloomingsport, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hunt, Dessie Elizabeth - 10 Apr 1926 - Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hunt Bell, Ferris Arthur - 28 Feb 1928 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hunt, Norma Jane - 29 Dec 1935 - Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hunt, Patricia Louise - 16 Dec 1938 - Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Draft Registration - 16 Oct 1940 - Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 16 Oct 1940 - Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S184] Ted Smith.

    2. [S1796] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 21 Nov 2020.
      Name: Leonard William Hunt
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 35
      Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
      Birth Date: 5 Jun 1905
      Birth Place: Carroll, Indiana
      Residence Place: Winchester, Indiana, USA
      Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
      Registration Place: Indiana, USA
      Employer: Lovie Narotsky
      Weight: 146
      Complexion: Ruddy
      Eye Color: Blue
      Hair Color: Red
      Height: 5 10
      Next of Kin: Birtha Idris Hunt

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Nov 2020.
      Memorial ID 80523544
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80523544

      Leonard William Hunt
      Birth 5 Jun 1905
      Carroll County, Indiana, USA
      Death 26 Oct 1945 (aged 40)
      Butler County, Alabama, USA
      Burial
      New Liberty Cemetery
      Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 27 Nov 2020.
      The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana), 27 Oct 1945, Page 1

      Two Killed on Crossing

      Randolph County Man, Boy Victims

      Middletown, O., Oct. 26 (AP)--Three persons were killed today when their vehicles were struck by trains in two separate accidents.

      Leonard Hunt, 40, and Frank Tucker, Jr., 14, both of Winchester, Ind., met flaming death when a New York Central passenger train struck their scrap iron laden truck south of Middletown. Fire followed bursting of the truck's gasoline tank and the victims' bodies were not extricated for some time.

      Three hours later a freight train struck an automobile driven by Austin LeForce, 40, Middletown, killing him instantly. The crash occurred a half-mile south of the earlier tragedy.

      RETURN VICTIMS' BODIES TO WINCHESTER MORTUARY

      Winchester, Ind., Oct. 26 (Special)--The bodies of Leonard Hunt, 40. of Winchester, and Frank Tucker, Jr., 14, of north of Winchester, who were killed in a railroad crossing accident today near Middletown, O., were returned to the Fraze mortuary here tonight in sealed caskets.

      Mr. Hunt is survived by the widow. Bertha; three daughters, Norma Jane, Patty Lou and Marjorie, all at home, one son, Roger, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Billiard of Indianapolis, and two brothers, Emmit of Lynn, and Everett of Anderson.

      The Tucker boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tucker, Sr.; four sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Wanda and Dixie, all at home, and two brothers, James and Samuel, both at home.

      Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 27 Nov 2020.
      The Journal Herald (Dayton, Ohio), 27 Oct 1945,Page 1

      3 Killed In Grade Crashes

      MIDDLETOWN, Oct. 26. (Spl.)--Three persona were killed in two grade crossing accidents south of here yesterday within the space of five hours.

      The dead:
      Austin LeForce, 40, of 133 Manhattan street, Middletown; Leonard Hunt, 40, and Frank Tucker Jr., 14, both of Winchester, Ind.

      The injured:
      Fireman F. M. Reams, 53, of 411 Park avenue, Lockland.

      LeForce, driving cast on Waneta avenue, waited at the New York Central tracks for a southbound train to clear the crossing, then drove directly in front of a northbound freight train, an official investigation disclosed.

      The victim suffered a skull fracture, coroner Edward Cook reported. The auto was demolished.

      Alone in the car, LeFort: resided with a brother, William. Anqther brother, Lloyd, is among the survivors. The body was removed to the McCoy-Leffler funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

      Hunt and Tucker were killed at the Lebanon road crossing, a half-mile from the scene of the LeForce tragedy, when the truck in which they were riding was struck and demolished by a speeding passenger train.

      The impact hurled Hunt and his companion, turned into human torches by flaming gasoline, 25 feet to a fence around the nearby American Rolling Mill corporation plant.

      Coroner Cook reported that both Hunt and Tucker died of skull fractures. Both bodies were charred, delaying identification.

      C. A. Heilman, Cleveland, was In charge of the train, with L. E. Applegate as engineer, and Reams, the fireman. Reams sustained a broken arm caused when steel carried in the truck crashed into the cab. He was treated at the Middletown hospital.

      The truck was the property of the Diamond T. Trucking company of Winchester and was loaded with scrap iron and steel.

      Hunt's body was identified by his wife. Four children also survive. The body was removed to the J. R. Baker funeral home pending arrangements of last rites.

      [TCS Note: The described location today is in the City of Monroe, Butler County, Ohio.]


      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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