James Wright Hunley (1927 - 2003)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

James Wright Hunley’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of James so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit James’s biography.

James Wright Hunley Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of James Wright Hunley and his immediate Hunley family. Add to James Wright Hunley's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

in Duff, Campbell County, Tennessee United States

Death

on at St. Mary's Health Care, in La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee United States

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for James.

Burial / Funeral

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did James move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add James's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Mother: Maggie L Ford
Father: James Everette Hunley

Wife: Rachel L (Bryant) Hunley

Children: Patricia L Hunley

Education

Did James finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did James attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what James did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Organizations

Add organizations, groups and memberships.

Military Service

WW II

Middle name

Wright

Surnames

Ethnicity

white

Nationality

Unknown. Add James's nationality.

Religion

christian

Gender

Male

Timeline

1927 - In the year that James Wright Hunley was born, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

1940 - When he was just 13 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1957 - When he was 30 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1977 - By the time he was 50 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

1984 - By the time he was 57 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

James Wright Hunley Family Tree

Who was James’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share James’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Relationships:
edit James Wright Hunley & Rachel L (Bryant) Hunley
James Wright Hunley
James Wright Hunley & Rachel L (Bryant) Hunley
edit James Wright Hunley &
James Wright Hunley
Unknown partner
James Wright Hunley &
Children:

You can add or remove people from James's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of James Wright Hunley is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

James Wright Hunley, father to 1 child, died on December 17, 2003 at St. Mary's Health Care, La Follette, Tennessee at 76 years old. No cause of death has been listed. James was born on May 13, 1927 in Duff, Tennessee. He was born to Maggie L Ford and James Everette Hunley, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He married Rachel Bryant. He had Patricia L Hunley with an unknown spouse.

Share a Memory about James Hunley

What do you remember about James Wright Hunley? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that James is remembered.

James Wright Hunley was born in a small comunity of Campbell County Tennessee called Duff to James Evert Hunley and Maggie Lou Ford Hunley on May 13, 1927 He had one step brother named Fowler Walden. Due to the early death of his mother, and the lack of paternal concern of his father his family history is in question.
However after living with different families and dealing with the hardships of being the extra child to care for, He found himself to be a strong and loving man, who would become the father that he wanted and give his child and grandchildren the family that he deserved.
At the age of 18 he married Rachel Loueller Bryant of Campbell County Tennesse. in a small court house in the neighboring state of Kentucky on Sept 6, 1945. The following day he proudly left for the Army, as he had been drafted into WW2, where he served both in the states and abroad.
After returning from his military duities, He made his home mostly in Campbell County, Tennessee. He spent a short stay in Ohio working, but returned to Campbell County, in the 1950s never to move away again.
He worked for years on the farm and in the textile factory supporting his family and making a home for them. His only dreams was to provide for his family's future. He was a man of strong faith and morals, who didn't care to fight for what he believed in. He served as a Decon to his church for several years and was a member of the Disabiled American Verterans and the Tennessee Defence Force for several years as well.
He found his way to Heaven on Dec. 17,2003 leaving behind his wife Rachel, his daughter Patricia and his grandchildren Lonnie Dewayne Branam and Jamie Denice Branam
May 18, 2014 · Reply
Write a comment

Other Records of James Wright Hunley

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Sources

Success Stories from Biographies like James Wright Hunley

I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.