Jim Hunt enlisted in the first contingent to fight in France during World War I. He was a member of the shock troops, nearly all of which were wiped out. One time on the battle field all he had to eat was a piece of bread soaked in blood.
Jim and Alice Hunt in 1940.
Footnotes (including sources)
Facts and Folks: A History of Jefferson County, Illinois. Mount Vernon, Illinois: Jefferson County Historical Society, 1978
US Census, 1900, Farrington Township, Jefferson County, Illinois.