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Hunter Leaf

Male 1895 - 1981  (86 years)


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  • Name Hunter Leaf 
    Born 14 Jan 1895  Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1981  Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I268239  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2013 

    Father Richard Tea Leaf,   b. 13 Mar 1835, Douglassville, Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1917, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Leonora C Hunter,   b. 8 Feb 1851, Moselem Springs, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1933, Muhlenberg, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1876  St Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Douglassville, Berks, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F134995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Josephine Banghart,   b. 20 Jul 1900, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1974, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1923  Staten Is, Richmond, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living Leaf
     2. Living Leaf
    Last Modified 4 May 2015 
    Family ID F134992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helen Lottie Floyd,   b. 17 Dec 1905, Appling, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1993, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Aft 1974  First Pres. Church, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 May 2015 
    Family ID F135007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dear Dawn Aragon:

      Hunter Leaf suggested I get in touch with you. That you might be able to help in my research .

      I am writing a book about how the 107th Infantry Regiment broke the Hindenburg Line in 1918 , during World War One. One of the heroes of the 107th was Hunter's father, Hunter Leaf, a private in Company A. There was also a Morris Leaf in
      Company. I wonder if they were brothers? Morris was

      killed before the battle.

      I am hoping you can tell me about the Leaf family, and especially Hunter. Perhaps he wrote l etters to your side of the family while he was in the 107th, beginning with his days at the o ld Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City (the Seventh
      later became the 107th) and then at Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, SC, and then on through th e war.

      Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely,

      Stephen L. Harris

      I have a photo of Hunter Leaf if you would like me to duplicate it and "snail" mail it to you . My youngest daughter remembers him as being a very kind and gentle person. My oldest daughter remembers the opposite about him. He was, of course, elderly when he married my Mother, so his "gruffness" was indeed a part of his character. He had two children: a son, Hunter Leaf, Jr. and a daughter, Nancy. Hunter Leaf, Jr.' s wife was JoAnn. Don't know anything else about his daughter. These children were from his first marriage. His first wife died. My Mother knew her, as they were involved in some of the same church activities. Hunter died from an aneurysm. He had chronic asthma and bronchitis. Pam Blum

      I knew Hunter Leaf very well. We visited with him constantly, as he was married to my Mother . My entire family knew him. My youngest daughter knew him as her "Gaa-Gaa" (Grandfather) . We all lived in Savannah, GA together (very close proximity to each other). Pam Blun

      107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division

      The 107th was originally the 7th, and was manned by sons of New York City society, including the Van Burens, Van Rensselaers, Vanderbilts, Roosevelts , Harrimans, Tiffanys, etc. The famous 7th Regiment Armory, paid for by private funds, is to this day still privately owned. It stands on plush Park
      Avenue, a block from Central Park.

      I don't know Hunter Leaf at all. I was reading an account of the battle, and came across this line by the author Ben Franklin. "My pal Hunter Leaf jumped over to me and at the risk o f his own life pulled me into a shell-hole, where he bandaged my face and made me comfortable."

      Stephen L Harris