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There was quite a discussion as to the real name of Mary Matilda Hunt.Most called her "Sister" as a nickname.Some called her Mary Elizabeth, some Mary Melinda, and others Mary Lou.Mary Matilda Hunt is the name on the Texas Birth Index 1921, page 730, and on the birth certificate in the Birth Records Book #3, 1917-1928, Certificate #168, Page 26 filed in the Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas Court House.
The following information was copied from the Birth Certificate Records that are on file at the County Clerk's Office in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas, on March 17, 2000, by Carolyn Hunt.
Book: Birth Records # 31917-1928Certificate No.168, Page 26Date Filed:September 23, 1921
1. Place of Birth: Valley View2. Full Name of Child: Mary Matilda Hunt3. Sex:Female4. Single Birth5. Legitimate6. Birthdate:July 13, 19217. Born: Alive8. Father's Name:Rube Hunt9. Father's Residence:Valley View10. White11. Father's Age: 1912. Father's Occupation:Farmer13. Father's Birthplace:Erath County14. Mother's Name:Mirtal Hunt15. Mother's Residence: Valley View16. White17. Mother's Age: 1718. Mother's Birthplace:Erath County19. Mother's Occupation:Housewife20. Number of children prior to this birth:121. Number of children of Mother now living:2
The spelling of the name MIRTAL was copied just as it was written on the birth records that I saw at the Court House in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas.[The correct spelling is MYRTLE. CDH]
OBITUARY:HASKELL FREE PRESS, HASKELL, HASKELL COUNTY, TEXASThursday, February 28, 1929MARY LOU HUNTMary Lou Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rube Hunt, died February 15th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevens, Weinert, Texas.Services were conducted at the Weinert Baptist Church, 2-16-1929.Interment in the Weinert Cemetery.The going away of little Mary Lou, was expected as she had been sick for sometime.Some few months ago she had become afflicted, and since has been confined to her bed.In the going of little Mary Lou we see the handywork of an allwise and loving Father.We sometimes can not understand just why he takes our little ones, but this we know, "That He doeth all things for the best."And we must come to be willing to let him have his will.May God bless the sorrowing father and mother and the other loved ones.Services conducted by Rev. Cecil Fox.
[The spelling is copied just as it was written in the Newspaper.STEVENS is not the correct spelling for the uncle and aunt, but STEPHENS is. cdh]