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Jim Hunt was born January 1888 to Charles E. Hunt (1860-1947) and Mary Emma Boycan (1866-1954) . He married Alice (?-?) . Ancestors are from the United States.

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 1940

  • Jim and Alice Hunt in 1940.


Footnotes (including sources)

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  • 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.