Harvey Hunt (1894-1935)

by Idris Redding-Ray

Harvey Hunt was born December 11, 1894 to Lizzie and Nicholas Hunt on St. Paul Street in Norfolk, Virginia, prior to his enlistment Harvey worked as a tailor. Harvey enlisted in the Army at the age of 23 on June of 1917 and he served until 1919. After Harvey’s discharge he resumed to work as a tailor until his death in 1935. Harvey had one sister named Bessie. He passed away October 1935 and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Willie Fulford (1896-1933)

by Idris Redding-Ray

Willie Fulford Jr. born July 6, 1896 to  Alphine and William Fulford Norfolk, Va. Prior to enlisting in the Naval Reserves, Willie worked for W. Davies as a waiter. Willie lived with his parents in the Berkly area of Norfolk, Va. when he enlisted in the Naval Reserves for four years; his job while enlisted was machinist helper. After the war Willie moved to Cleveland,Ohio where he lived at 5802 Hawthorne Dr. Cleveland, Ohio. Willie was employed as a laborer and never married. Willie visited the Doctor on October 15th 1933 at which point he was diagnosed with vascular heart disease; Willie died at the age of 36 a month later on November 23rd 1933. Willie was buried at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio he had no children and never married. He was survived by both his parents, his sisters Alice and Qenene and his only brother Ivan.


Benjamin Hatten (1896-1942)

by Idris Redding Ray

Benjamin Hatten born September 3, 1896 in Norfolk, Virginia to Edmond Hatten and Julia Anne Patterson.

Benjamin lived in Norfolk prior to enlisting in the Navy in 1917 and he served one year. After leaving the Navy he worked as a mess boy on a ¬†steamer. His wife’s name was Evelyn and they had no children and lived in Talbot, Maryland until his death at the age of 44 on September 26,1942.
Benjamin was survived by his wife Evelyn, sister Minerva, her husband Charlie and his two parents. Benjamin was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia where most African American veterans were laid to rest.