Jane Rachael Hunt

b. circa May 1866
  • Jane Rachael Hunt was born circa May 1866 in Ontario, Canada.
  • She was known as Jennie.
  • She married Charles Franklin Gilchriese in January 1890.
  • The following appeared on 3 August 1915 in the Buffalo Courier: Mrs. Fannie J. Hunt, eighty-five years old, died early this morning at the home of her son, William Hunt, commissioner of charities and corrections, No. 408 Trenton avenue. Death followed an illness of several months.
         Mrs. Hunt, a resident of Berlin, Ont., until the death of her husband Twenty years ago, then came to Buffalo to reside with her son. The body will remain in Buffalo until Wednesday, when it will be taken to Berlin, Ont., for interment. The funeral will be held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Sheppard, in Berlin. Mrs. Hunt was a member of Linwood avenue Methodist church in Buffalo.
         Six sons and two daughters survive. They are: Mrs. Fred Sheppard of Berlin, Ont; John Hunt of Regina, Man; and Mrs. Frank G. Gilchrist [sic], Harry J. Hunt, William Hunt, Walter Hunt, Charles Hunt and Robert Hunt of Buffalo.
  • The following appeared on 17 August 1926 in the Buffalo Evening News: [Died] In Waterbury, Conn., Aug. 15, 1926, Charles A. Hunt, husband of Carrie Hunt, father of Charles and Genevieve Hunt, brother of William, Harry, and Robert Hunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard of Kitchener, Ont., Mrs. Frank Gilchriese of Buffalo, N. Y. Funeral from the residence of his son, 31 Heussy avenue, time to be announced later.
  • Jane Rachael Hunt became a widow at the 17 January 1928 death of her husband Charles Franklin Gilchriese.
  • The following appeared on 18 January 1928 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Frank C. Gilchriese, former newspaperman, died suddenly at his home, 89 Minneapolis avenue. For the last four years, he has been engaged as a bureau clerk in the department of parks, assigned to the building division. He appeared in his customary health Monday. Death was due to heart trouble.
         Mr. Gilchriese was born at Welland, Ont. He studied law, but gave up that profession to enter the newspaper business upon coming to Buffalo about 30 years ago. He covered the city hall for the Buffalo Commercial and later the Buffalo Evening News. Later he returned to the Commercial and at the time he gave up newspaper work he was on the Buffalo Examiner.
         Reporting baseball games became a feature of his work and he seldom missed a game of the Buffalo team. He had an extensive acquaintance among baseball players. He also was well known in public and political circles because of his work as a reporter at the city hall.
         Fellow employes of Mr. Gilchriese recalled that he was in a reminiscent mood at the office of the division of buildings on Monday afternoon. He wrote lines on the desk blotter, among them the following:
              Pleasure is like the poppy spread;
              You seize it, and the bloom is shed.
              Or like the rainbow's awful form,
              Evanishing amid the storm.
              Or like the snowflake on the river.
              A moment seen, then gone forever.
              Or like the Borealis race.
              That flits 'ere you can mark its place.
         He is survived by his wife, Jane C. Hunt Gilchriese, a sister of William Hunt, warden of Great Meadow prison; a son, Harry L. Gilchriese of New York, and a sister, Mrs. William Boissevain. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
  • The following appeared on 19 January 1928 in the Buffalo Evening News: [Died] Suddenly, January 17, 1928, Frank C. Gilchriese, beloved husband of Jane (nee Hunt); father of Harry L. Gilchriese of New York city; brother of Mrs. William Boissevain Jr., of Buffalo, Mrs. William Hannah of Welland, Ont., Albert of Toronto and William of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Funeral services at the family residence, 89 Minnesota avenue, Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Friends invited to attend. Interment at Georgetown, Ont. Welland and Georgetown papers please copy.
  • The following appeared on 12 July 1944 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: [Died] William Hunt, July 9, 1944, beloved husband of Loretta Dundas; brother of Harry J., Walter, and Robert Hunt, Mrs. Frank Gilchrist and the late Charles and John Hunt, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard. The funeral will take place from the family residence, 298 Woodward Ave., Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend. Deceased was a member of Erie Lodge, 161 F. & A. M., Buffalo Consistory, Ismailia Temple and B. P. O. E. No. 23.
  • The following appeared on 14 January 1954 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Funeral services for Harry J. Hunt, 93, of 378 Warren Ave., Kenmore, who served as chief bill clerk in the House of Representatives in the Coolidge and Hoover administrations, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the McGinnis-Sauerwein Funeral Home, 2268 Main St.
         Mr. Hunt was born in Guelph, Ont., April 5, 1860, and came to Buffalo as a youth. He operated the old Carriage Blacksmith Co., later became the owner and operator of Hunt's Hotel and Restaurant, which was located at the site of the Lafayette Hotel.
         After the building was razed in 1910, Mr. Hunt became the proprietor of the LaTouraine Hotel which was located at 264 East Utica, now known as Crescent Hall.
         He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1902 from the old Sixth Ward. For 40 years he served as a Republican committeeman from the old 12th Ward. He left the hotel business in 1923 and served as chief bill clerk of the House of Representatives for 10 years. He retired in 1933.
         He was married to the former Alice S. Barnes Aug. 29, 1886. There were four children, Margaret E., Albert H., assistant purchasing agent of Erie County; Mrs. Alice L. Scruton, Oakville, Ont., and William P., New York City.
         Mr. Hunt married Anna Stahle in 1920, after the death of his first wife. His second wife died in 1938.
         Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jean Gilchriese, Miami, Fla., and two brothers, Walter and Robert E. Hunt.
  • Last Edited: 9 Mar 2014

Family: Charles Franklin Gilchriese b. circa July 1866, d. 17 January 1928