Jessie Hunter1

F, #2889, b. December 1919
Last Edited=15 May 2008
     Jessie Hunter, daughter of John Hunter and Mary Dawson, was born in December 1919 at Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado.1,2 Jessie Hunter was the daughter of John Hunter and Mary Dawson.1

Jessie Hunter appeared on the United States census of 1920 in the household of John Hunter at Walsenburg Town, Huerfano County, Colorado.3

Jessie Hunter was the child mentioned: In the Gunnison Empire, Vol IV, Thursday, December 20, 1920, we read: "Mr. and Mrs. John Hunter are expected in today (Wednesday) for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Arnott. Upon their return to their home at Walsenburg they will take the little Hunter baby, which Mrs. Arnott has been caring for the past year."

Elsie Arnott Welch recalls that John Hunter was a cousin of her father's and that they had a son, Tom, a daughter Famie, and an adopted son John. She believes that eventually this family moved to California.After further reserch this has proven to be the case in most respects. John Hunter was the son of Thomas Hunter, John Hunter Arnott's uncle. The family did ultimately move to California.4

Citations

  1. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  2. [S299] Unknown compiler, compiler, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Huerfano Co. Colorado (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colorado.
  3. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Walsenburg Town, Huerfano County, Colorado, Enumeration District 83, Supervisors District 3, Pricinct 36, page 1748 A, lines 44-49, family 188. John is working as a Stationary Engineer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S84] Interview with Art and Elsie Welch (informant address private) , by this researcher, Various meetings and correspondence. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona), Conversation with Elsie Welch in March, 2005.