Hunter, Oscar Henry.


Hunter, Oscar Henry b. May 22, 1908, Orange, New Jersey; African American; father Charles Hunter, mother Lillian Hunter (both deceased), brothers Charles A. (1899-?), Travers (1914-?), sisters Ora (1903-?), Louise (1918-?); Attended the Hampton Institute 1926-28; West VA State College 1930-31, Brookwood Labor College 1931- 32,and night school Northwestern University; ROTC Hampton Institute, 1926-28; Married; Journalist and Laborer; CP January 1932 (1931) unit organizer; Received Passport#88014 on April 12, 1934 which listed his address as 3504 Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on January 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, MG Co.; WIA Jarama; Appointed Commissar Hospital Casa Roja in Hospitals Murcia, Commissar Hospital S’Agaro, later appointed Commissar of International Auto Park Garages in Barcelona; Rank Cabo; Returned to the US on September 21, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; WWII Civilian, 4F due to SCW wounds; d. January 1, 1983, NYC.

Siblings: brothers Charles Hunter (1899-?), Travers Hunter (1914-?), sisters Ora Hunter (1903-?), Louise Hunter (1918-?).
Sources: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 913, ll. 39-63; African Americans; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Oscar Hunter in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 913, ll. 40.