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Burt M Huntley


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 14:05:13

Burt M Huntley, who is engaged in buying and shipping grain at Boone, was born in De Kalb, Illinois, December 16, 1869. His parents were Fernando C and Louisa K (Wright) Huntley, the former a native of Illinois and the latter of Ohio. The father engaged in the grain, lumber and live stock business and in 1870 came to Boone county, settling in Ogden, where he continued to reside until his death, which occurred in January 1901. His wife survived him for thirteen years and was called to her final rest on February 16, 1914. Her last days were spent in the home of her son, B M Huntley. Her remains, however, were interred at Ogden, the Rev. S Muneke of the Presbyterain church having charge of the services. She was born in Tallmadge, Summit county, Ohio, and came of good old Puritan stock. In her girlhood days the family removed to Cleveland, Ohio, and when she ws still quite young a further removal was made to De Kalb, Illinois. Both parents died within five days after their removeal to the west. The father's death occurrig in the south while he was serving as a soldier of the Civil war. The daughter afterward returned to Ohio and attended school at Tallmadge and at Oberlin. She subsequently engaged in teaching for a time near the latter city, after which she returned to De Kalb, Illinois, where she taught for one year in the graded schools. It was on November 21, 1865, that she gave her hand in marriage to Fernando C Huntley, and they continued to reside in De Kalb until July 27, 1870, when they went with their little family to Ogden, Iowa. They were among the early residents of the locality and ever shared in the work of development and improvement. The Huntleys united with the Congregational church and were active in every line of church work, while Mrs Huntley's rare musical gifts were of much value to the choir. She was also very active in church, Sunday-school and missionary work and inded was weel kown along every line of Christina service. She possessed a charitable disportion, a brave and courageious spirit and notable nobility of character. She was ever a most gracious, cordial and kindly hostess,and her friends were indeed many. To Mr and Mrs Huntley were born five children: Mabel now the wife of George H Rogers, living in Ames, Iowa, Burt M , Frances Elva now in Portland, Oregon, Ralph W now at Cheyenne Wells, Colorado and Lillian who passed away at the age of three years.
In taking up the personal history of Burt M Huntley, we present to our readers the life record of one who is widely and favorably known in Boone and throughout the surrounding country, for since attaining manhood he has been closely associated with business affairs along various lines. He was cashier of the Bank of Ogden for seven years and as then elected to the office of county treasurer, in which he served for two terms, or four years, as his efficiency won him reelection, and also for six months by appointment. He was a most careful custodian of public funds and discharge his duties with a promptness and fidelity that left nothing to be desired. After retiring from office he bacame one of the organizers of the Boone-Brick-Tile Company, of which he remained as manager for seven years, wisely directing the interests of that constantly growing business. He then built an elevator at Boone and has since beeng engaged in buying and shipping grain. Soon after embarking in that business he admitted C Williams to a partnership. Their interests have developed steadily along substantial and gratifying lines, and their business is an improtant one to the community, isasmuch as it furnishes a market for local grain produers, while at the same time their annual sales to the city grain markets bring to them a substantial annual inome.
On September 20, 1893, Mr Huntley was untied in marriage to Miss Bessie G Phillips, a native of Jones county, and unto them have been born three children: Marjorie Louise, born July 19, 1895, Helen Elizabeth April 7, 1902, and Burt Phillips August 10, 1910. The parents hold membership with the lodge, chapter, commandery and the Mystic Shrine, and all times he is faithful to the teachings of the craft, which has at its basic principle the truth of mutal kindness and brotherhood. Mr Huntley was less than a year old when the family came to Boone county and has since resided within its borders, his record at all times commending him to the confidence, good will and high regard of those with who he has been brought in contact.

1914 Boone County History Book


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