Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. Walter Emmett Hunnicutt]
FOLKLORE - White Pioneer
Miss Effie Cowan, P. W.
McLennan County, Texas.
District No. 8
No. of words 2,250
File No. 240
Page No. 1 Reference
Interview with Mrs. Walter Emmett Hunnicutt, Marlin, Texas.
“My husband, Judge Walter Emmett Hunnicutt, was born June 11, 1865, and he passed away in December 1936. He was Judge of Falls County for fourteen years, at different times. He was the son of Winfield S. Hunnicutt, who came to Texas in 1849 and established his rural home in the Blue Ridge community where he continued to reside until his death in 1908. Mr. Scott Hunnicutt was a member of Company B, of Waller's battalion, General Hardeman's brigade of the Confederate Army. He was a native of Tennessee before coming to Texas.
“The pioneer record for large families was almost broken by Judge Hunnicutt's father and mother, above mentioned. There were seventeen children, my husband being among this number. I married Walter Hunnicutt on December 12, 1894. My maiden name was Miss Mattie Keyser and I was the daughter of W. D. Keyser a pioneer stockman and farmer, and business man of Merlin, Texas. My father and mother came to Texas from Alabama.
“Judge Walter Hunnicutt was reared near the place of his birth in Falls County and there his education began. He spent some time in Southwestern College at Georgetown, Texas, and two years in the school of Mr. Chamber's in Kossee. For two years after leaving his school work, he devoted his life to farming but was not content and a long cherished idea of joining the legal profession caused him to enter the office of Goodrich and Clarkson, one of the most noted firms of that day of the Brazos Valley.