HUNT, Hayden

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HUNT, Hayden (1894-1971), Santa Rosa Island cowboy in the 1930s who was hired under C. W. Smith. He had served in World War I, and then went to work on the Empire Ranch in Arizona before moving to Santa Rosa Island. Hunt eventually became foreman on Santa Rosa Island in 1947, and is remembered as “one hell of a bronc rider.” He had an impressive ability in roping wild boar as well.

Hunt and his wife, Maude, had two daughters. He left the island in about 1950 and died at age 77 in Wimberley, Texas.