Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt

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Rear Adm. Livingston Hunt

Birthdate:
Birthplace: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States
Death: January 18, 1943 (83)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Col. CSA William Henry Hunt and Elizabeth Augusta Hunt
Husband of Catherine Howland Hunt
Father of Livingston Hunt, Jr.
Brother of Ridgely Hunt; Randall Hunt; Thomas Hunt; Hon. William Henry Hunt, Jr.; Cornelia Ridgely Newton and 1 other

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About Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt

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Admiral Hunt's naval career spanned the period from sailing ships to steam vessels, included battle service in the Spanish-American War and varied duty afloat and ashore. While attending Harvard with the Class of 1881, he was appointed by President Arthur to the Pay Corps. He was promoted through various grades, until selected for rear admiral July 7, 1921. He was born in New Orleans, La., November 3, 1859, son of William Henry and Elizabeth Augusta Ridgely Hunt. His father was at one time Secretary of the Navy and Ambassador to Russia.

His first naval duty was on the U.S.S. Alert, a sailing ship, on the Asiatic Station. He then was on the U.S.S. Portsmouth, another sailing craft, assigned there for training purposes, before going to the U.S.S. Dolphin, the President's yacht, on which he served from 1892 [or 1882?] to 1895. When the Spanish-American War broke out, he was on the U.S.S. New Orleans. That craft saw action against the Spanish fleet off Santiago, Cuba. He later served on battleships Kentucky, Maine, and Connecticut. His shore duty included a year at Cavite in the Philippines, Charleston, S.C., Brooklyn, N.Y., and this city. During his federal duty, he was several times fleet paymaster.

Admiral Hunt, who was a writer on naval history, married Miss Catharine Howland [Hunt, a coincidence] July 7, 1892, when he was serving on the Dolphln. The admiral was senior honorary president of the Seamen's Church Institute of this city. He belonged to the Clambake Club and the Reading Room here, the Army and Navy Club of New York, and the Harvard Club of Boston. He was a communicant of Trinity Church.

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Obituary in Newport Daily News, Tuesday, January 19, 1943, accessed via Newspapers.com. The online copy was produced with an optical scanner; there were a large number of 'typos' which I've corrected or slightly interpreted, with brackets indicating words/characters I couldn't decipher, or a correction:

"Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt, Pay Corps, U.S.N., retired, died late Monday at the Naval Hospital. He was stricken Saturday at his Catherine Street residence, where he made his home since his retirement in 1923. For some years before that, he was a summer resident here. He was 83. Admiral Hunt's naval career spanned the period from sailing ships to steam vessels, included battle service in the Spanish-American War and varied duty afloat and ashore. While attending Harvard with the Class of 1881, he was appointed by President Arthur to the Pay Corps. He was promoted through various grades, until selected for rear admiral July 7, 1921. He was born in New Orleans, La., November 3, 1859, son of William Henry and Elizabeth Augusta Ridgely Hunt. His father was at one time Secretary of the Navy and Ambassador to Russia. His first naval duty was on the U.S.S. Alert, a sailing ship, on the Asiatic Station. He then was on the U.S.S. Portsmouth, another sailing craft, assigned there for training purposes, before going to the U.S.S. Dolphin, the President's yacht, on which he served from 1892 [or 1882?] to 1895. When the Spanish-American War broke out, he was on the U.S.S. New Orleans. That craft saw action against the Spanish fleet off Santiago, Cuba. He later served on battleships Kentucky, Maine, and Connecticut. His shore duty included a year at Cavite in the Philippines, Charleston, S.C., Brooklyn, N.Y., and this city. During his federal duty, he was several times fleet paymaster. Admiral Hunt, who was a writer on naval history, married Miss Catharine Howland [Hunt, a coincidence] July 7, 1892, when he was serving on the Dolphln. They observed their golden wedding anniversary last July. Mrs. Hunt survives, as does their son, Livingston Hunt, Jr., of Boston. He also leaves a brother Judge William H. Hunt of Charlottesville, Va. The admiral was senior honorary president of the Seamen's Church Institute of this city. He belonged to the Clambake Club and the Reading Room here, the Army and Navy Club of New York, and the Harvard Club of Boston. He was a communicant of Trinity Church, where a full military funeral will be held Thursday at 10 AM. The Rev. Dr. Lauristo L. Scaife, the rector, will officiate."

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Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt's Timeline

1859
November 3, 1859
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States
1894
August 12, 1894
Age 34
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
1943
January 18, 1943
Age 83
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
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Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States