Ambrose H Hunt Family Outline

For  other details on this HUNT family contact Sharon J Burgess, e mail  We're trying to find when Ambrose [Ambrus] died. In the letters from my great aunt Mabel it states sometime around the time Lola was 17  that would have been 1901. 

Generation No. 1 

1.  AMBROSE H4 HUNT  (JOHN PROVIDENCE3, JOHN ELIA2, AMBROSE1) was born Abt. 1853, and died Abt. 1901.  He married MARY ANN NEAL October 10, 1875.  She was born Abt. 1855 (Source: 1880  Federal Census, Greene Co, IA , Hardin Twp, page 60-61, Census record M.A. Neal 25 , born Ohio parents born VA.), and died June 7, 1926 in Detroit, MI. 


Notes written by Mabel Hunt Brown (dob 29 Jan 1882 died 5 Jan 1972) as copied or modified  by Violet (Brown) (Buswell) Dickenson, her daughter  

Ambrose Hunt married a Neal girl in Hardin Township and moved to Cedar Rapids. They had two children . Charlotte  and Lola .

Ambrose died  when Lola was 17 yrs. old. 

Bertrum  went to Missouri and married Flo Parker. They had one daughter. 

1880 Federal Census, 4 June 1880, Greene County, Hardin Twp, Iowa  Film # T9-341  52022  1254341, Page 8, 60-61 

line   name                      age  indv  Birth    Father's Birth    Mother's Birth

                                                         Place          Place                Place

20    Ambrose (A.H.) Hunt   26    F      IL              Canada            Canada

21   M. A.                            25    W    OH             Virg                  Virg

22   Charlotte                       2     D     IA               IL                     OH


Found on Clinton Iowa web page: 1887 Directory of Clinton, Lyons and Chancy: L. P. Allen, Printer and Binder. June , 1887.  

Hunt, A. H., works stock yards, res Liberty st 26 s. Harrison st 

10 Oct 1875  married at  Greene County, Hardin Township,  Iowa by J. S. Dunning minister Ambrus H Hunt to Mary Ann Neal daughter of  James Neal born West VA and Rachel Ann Coon 

In the Greene County Genealogical Society (Iowa) newsletter called'  Greene Gleanings ' that came in the mail today 8 June 2002 was the following. : 

Jefferson Bee  October 3, 1923 (included with an article from the past :)

James Neal

 1862,  they came to Iowa,  locating in Benton county, residing there until 1875, when they came to  Greene county and settled on section 10, Hardin township.    In 1897 Mr. Neal died, leaving a wife and  the following named children ; Mary A  (Mrs. A. H. Hunt, Clinton Iowa); David W,, Omaha Neb, and G.W., who now  resides on the old homestead. 

Notes for MARY ANN NEAL:

FORMER RESIDENT OF HARDIN PASSES AWAY reads the obituary from the Jefferson Hearld, June 10, 1926 (Jefferson , Greene Co, IA).  

Mrs. Mary Neal Atkinson, a former resident of Jefferson but who has been making her home in Des Moines, died on Monday of this week at  Detroit, MI where she had been visiting. The body was brought to Jefferson on Wednesday and the funeral service will be held this afternoon at 1:30 at the Slininger chapel, Rev. Burroughs will have charge of the services. 

Mrs. Atkinson was 69 years of age at the time of her death and had been an old time resident of Hardin township. Mrs. Floyd Stevens of this city is her niece. Those who will act as pall bearers this afternoon are Andrew Fisher, Floyd Stevens, Fitz Miller , Chas., Jeffery, Jas. Manbeck and Elmer Neal.       

Children of AMBROSE HUNT and MARY NEAL are:

                      i.    CHARLOTTE5 HUNT, b. 1877; d. August 12, 1912, Seattle , WA. 

Notes for CHARLOTTE HUNT:    The Death of Miss Charlotte Hunt

                     ii.    LOLA HUNT, b. July 6, 1884; d. February 1980; m. REUBEN LATHERS, September 9, 1907; b. October 7, 1879; d. September 9, 1954. 

Notes for LOLA HUNT:

Vital Records : Births 1884: Clinton County, Iowa  

Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Annette Lucas  

HUNT, Lalar M.          06 Jul 1884   River Park           NEAL, Mary A.        HUNT, A. H. 

Database: Michigan Deaths, 1971-96 

 LATHERS , Lola 

 Death Date:

 13 February 80

 Birth Date:  06 July 84

 Gender:  Female

 Residence:  Bellville, Wayne, Michigan

 Place of Death:  Bellville, Wayne, Michigan 


Reuben , known as Bob, was born on the farm , which later became the Dearborn Drive-In Theater. When he was about twenty, he moved to Chicago and spent some time on the road as a salesman for a custom clothing firm. He was also a cutter in the tailoring department of Marshall Field and Company. For some time, around 1911-12, he was a salesman for the Bunday-Haggen Ford Agency in Cleveland. This, of course was when automobiles were more or less in their infancy. He also owned a haberdashery store on Michigan Ave in Detroit and during the depression of the 1930's sold cars at a used-car lot on Livernois.

Reuben was a pleasant and amiable man of quiet disposition. He was fond of reading , perhaps, his main hobby. Both Reuben and Lola Hunt, a nurse,  were interested in the theater and attended the legitimate theater and hardly missed a Shakespearean performance.  A member of Kilwinning Lodge, with a 32 degree, he is buried at Newburgh. (From Chapter 7 , exhibit 63 , of The Story of a Family, by John B Macfie )


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