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Hunter, Beulah

Miss B. Hunter Succumbs at 78; Buried Thursday

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home last Thursday afternoon, Oct 28. for Miss Beulah Hunter who died Oct. 26 at the age of 78.

Rev. Lee Geldmeir, pastor of First Methodist Church of which Miss Hunter had been a member since 1909, officiated in services at the funeral home and Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Miss Hunter was born Feb. 8, 1887, in Weimar, a daughter of the late Capt. T. W. Hunter and Nannie Glaze Hunter, pioneer Texans and early settlers of Weimar.

For a number of years she was an employee of the Texas Company in Louisiana. Because of illness in 1924 she returned to Weimar to make her home with her sister and her family, the George Careys.

Miss Hunter was a expert beautician and hair stylist and operated her own beauty salon here for many years. She also found much pleasure in oil painting, creative art and handiwork.

Her sister, Mrs. Carey, preceded her in death in 1959. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Weimar Mercury, November 4, 1965
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hunter, Grace
Eanes, Eliza

Two deaths of more than passing interest occurred among the colored people here within the past few days. “Aunt Gracie” Hunter, well and favorably known among our citizens, died Saturday and buried the following day. On Sunday night her mother, “Aunt Eliza” Eanes, died and was buried Monday afternoon. “Aunt Gracie was probably over 80 years old. Her mother often told it that she was a grown woman and the mother of two children when the stars fell, so this would make “Aunt Eliza in the neighborhood of 100 years old. Some of our citizens believe she was even older. Her mind and memory were remarkably clear for one of her age. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1911

Hunter, Henry


A colored veteran of the late World War was buried here last week--on Thursday, in the colored people’s burying ground [Paradise Gardens] west of town. This was a young colored man known as “Sonnie” Hunter, a son (if we mistake not) of the late “Uncle Josh” Hunter, who resided a few miles southwest of town.

“Sonnie” died in a government hospital in San Antonio, a victim, we understand, of being gassed during the war. His funeral was largely attended.

Weimar Mercury, July 3, 1931

Hunter, Josh


Josh Hunter, a well known negro farmer living a few miles southeast of town, died Thursday night of last week and was buried the following day. “Uncle Josh” was one of the old-time darkeys, was well liked by the white people, and his death is sincerely regretted. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 27, 1917, page 4

Hunter, Lillie (Watson)

Mrs. Hunter Ex-Resident Buried Here

Graveside services were held here Thursday Aug. 11, for Mrs. Oscar R Hunter, the former Lillie Watson of here, who died Aug. 9 in Willis Convalescent Home, Willis, Texas, at the age of 97.

Mrs. Hunter was born March 12, 1880, at Oakland but spent most of her childhood and youth in Weimar. She was the daughter of William Pickens Watson and Mary Emma Castleberry Watson. She was married to Oscar R. Hunter of Weimar on June 13, 1900. They made their home in Yoakum, and she remained there after his death In 1954 until 1972, when she moved to Spring, Texas.

Survivors are two sons, 0. Lloyd Hunter of Houston and Lisle B. Hunter of Spring; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hunter Stevens of Bellaire; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held in Buffington Funeral Chapel at Yoakum with Rev. Fred Martin of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial was in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery here.

Weimar Mercury, August 18, 1977

Hunter, Margaret

The aged wife of Crockett Hunter, a well known colored farmer of he Clear Creek community, died the first of the week, after an illness of several weeks. She was well and favorably known by both whites and blacks, being an old resident of this section, and her death is sincerely regretted. The funeral took place Tuesday [Paradise Gardens].

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1909, page 8

Hunter, Mattie (Verse)


Mattie Hunter, 88, well known former colored resident of near Weimar, died March 11 at the home of her daughter in San Antonio,four months after the death of her husband, Will Hunter, who was 90 when he died. Her funeral was held here Sunday. [Paradise Gardens]

She had recently celebrated her 69th wedding anniversary, and before moving to San Antonio recently had been a resident of the Clear Creek community for 70 years.

She is survived by two daughters, five sons, 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. [See Hunter]

Weimar Mercury, March 19, 1948, page 5

Hunter, Nannie “Annie” (Glaze)

Death of Mrs. Annie Hunter

While the death of Mrs. Annie Hunter, widow of the late Col. T. W. Hunter of his city, was not unexpected, still it caused a thrill of sadness to pervade the hearts of many of our people who had known and loved this estimable lady for so many years. Confined to her bed for many weeks, she bore her sufferings uncomplainingly, with that resignation that only true Christians ever show.

Mrs. Hunter was a noble good woman, and although crippled and afflicted for many years prior to her death, she bore up remarkably well. Her death occurred Monday morning at 3:25, at the age of 66 years. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, the body being laid by the side of her late husband, Col. Hunter. Rev. G. T. Gibbons, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated in a touching service at the grave. Many relatives and friends attended the last sad rites. Mrs. Hunter leaves two daughters, Mrs. Geo. E. Carey and Miss Beulah Hunter, both of the city, and two sons, Oscar and Henry Hunter, both of Yoakum, all of whom were present at the funeral. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

The Weimar Mercury, August 30, 1912
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hunter, Oscar R.

Burial Here Today for Oscar Hunter, Spanish War Vet

Funeral services for Oscar R. Hunter, 78, of Yoakum, formerly of Weimar, were set for this afternoon at Buffington Funeral Home in Yoakum, with burial in the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

The rites here are expected to begin at about 4 o’clock.
Mr. Hunter, a veteran of the Spanish American War and a descendant of early Texas pioneers, died Tuesday in Veterans Hospital in Houston after a long illness.

A resident of Yoakum for 50 years, he was born and reared at Weimar, the son of Thaddeus Warsaw Hunter, who was reputed to have been the first male white child born in Stephen F. Austin’s colony. His uncle, Robert Hunter, served at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Hunter’s widow is the former Miss Lillie Watson, whom , he married here.

Other survivors include a daughter Mrs. Mildred Stevens of Houston; two sons, Lloyd and Lyle Hunter of Houston; two sisters, Miss Beulah Hunter and Mrs. Lorena Carey, both of Weimar; and three brothers, Henry Hunter of Oil City, La., Charles Hunter of Santa Anna, and Thadeus W. Hunter of Oklahoma.

Weimar Mercury August 20, 1954

Hunter, Powell


Powell Hunter, colored, about 69 years of age, died here Tuesday night. He had lived in Eagle Lake for about twenty years, coming here from Alleyton, where burial was made yesterday afternoon.

Until the past year, when his health began to fail him, he worked as yard man for various homes in Eagle Lake. He was well known and popular among the colored people.

He leaves four daughters, Ethel Speakes, Millie Shropshire, Sarah Conoway and Leola Gant, and two sons, John Hunter of Eagle Lake and another son living elsewhere, whose name the Headlight failed to learn.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 25, 1933

Hunter, Thaddeus Warsaw

Death of Colonel T. W. Hunter.

A death that is deeply and truly regretted occurred in this city Wednesday afternoon near the hour of 6 o’clock, when the spirit of Colonel Thaddeus W. Hunter passed unto his Maker, after a long and painful illness. He died surrounded by his beloved wife and children, who, with numerous friends, were unremitting in their efforts to allay his sufferings. Colonel Hunter was an old citizen of Weimar, and possessed the friendship and esteem of every man, woman and child in the town. His cheery greetings and familiar presence was ever welcome wherever he went. In the days of better health it was his wont to visit from place to place among the business institutions, call out his friends, and spend a few moments in friendly greeting and pleasantry. Such visits, as the writer can vouch for, were mutually enjoyable, for the colonel was an interesting talker, and his friendship was of that type that everyone appreciated. Some few nights ago he had a chill, followed by a stroke of paralysis, and this, in his aged, crippled condition, proved too much for his constitution, and he grew worse rapidly, until it became the painful duty of the family physician to announce that there was no hope of his recovery, and that the end was near. His absent children was notified, and where it was possible they came at once to see for the last time their beloved father. Colonel Hunter was the oldest native born Texan, having been born at Morgan Point, then his father’s home, on Sept. 23, 1823. His talk of the early days of Texas were very interesting, and no one heard same without being benefited. We regret that we are not well enough informed to give our readers a biographical sketch of this man’s life. That it would be interesting it is needless to state. At some future time we hope some friend will furnish us with same The remains of Colonel Hunter were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Thursday afternoon, a large concourse of relatives and friends witnessing the last sad rites so feelingly administered by his late pastor, Rev. Bracewell of the Methodist church. To the grief-stricken family thus bereft of their loved husband and father, our sincere sympathy is extended. Colonel Hunter was a warm personal friend of the writer, and he deeply deplores his death.

Weimar Mercury, September 28, 1901, page 2

Hunter, unknown

Weimar Locals

Mr. Thad W. Hunter lost one of his sons last Saturday. He was buried by neighbors and friends in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] grave yard at this place.

Colorado Citizen, June 30, 1881

Hunter, unknown


The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hunter died in this city on the 23d inst., after a few days of intense suffering. The little tender bud has been gathered into the shepherd’s fold, where tears, suffering and death are not known. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, October 30, 1884

Hunter, William


Funeral services for Will Hunter, 90-year-old retired colored farmer, were held Sunday afternoon, with interment in the Weimar Colored Cemetery.

A resident of the Clear Creek section for about 74 years, he was well known and well-liked in Weimar and the surrounding community. Death came to him Saturday at San Antonio, where he and his wife were visiting at the home of their late daughter’s family. The daughter had died only a short time previously.

Surviving are the widow, eight girls and five boys. [See Hunter]

Weimar Mercury, December 5, 1947, page 1
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