Memorable Manitobans: Theodore Alexander Hunt (1871-1934)
Born in Middlesex County, Ontario on 20 August 1871, son of Miciah and Curlista Emma Hunt, he was educated at the public school of Talbotville (Elgin County, Ontario), St. Thomas Collegiate, the University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall (Toronto). He was called to the Ontario Bar in June 1898. He came to Winnipeg in 1900 and was employed by the legal department of Canadian Pacific Railway. He subsequently became a member of the firm Aikins, Robson, Hunt & Sparling, then a member of the firm Howell, Mathers, Howell & Hunt in 1905. Later that year, he was appointed Solicitor for the City of Winnipeg, later Corporation Counsel. He held this position for over fifteen years. He was appointed King’s Counsel in 1913. He served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1925 to 1934.
On 21 July 1901, he married Edith Clara Harmer (1871-1955) at York, Ontario and they had three daughters: Edith Gwendolyn Hunt (1902-1970), Phyllis Audrey Hunt (1907-1967, wife of Walter George Carroll and James Wesley Martin), and Theodora Patricia Hunt (1916-?, wife of James Edward Trow and ? Beamish). He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, Manitoba Club, Masons, Manitoba Fishing and Hunting Club, and Assiniboine Lawn Bowling Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a Conservative candidate for Winnipeg in the 1927 provincial general election and a candidate for Mayor of Winnipeg in 1931.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Theo. A. Hunt is dead following heart seizure,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 1934.
“Theodora Patricia Hunt and James E. Trow wed in church in Westmount,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 October 1941, page 10.
“PO. James T. Trow buried in Montreal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 May 1944, page 8.
Obituary [Edit Clara Hunt], Winnipeg Tribune, 7 January 1955, page 21.
Obituary [Phyllis Martin], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1967, page 40.
Obituary [Edith Gwendolyn Hunt], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1970, page 34.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 September 2019
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