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William Hunter


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 3/4/2014 at 11:17:34

Though not one of the earli­est pioneers, William Hunter was so long a prominent figure in the affairs of Northwood that a history not containing his name would be incomplete. He was born in Seneca county, N. Y., April 15, 1827, and came to Northwood in 1868. For a time he was in the lumber and machinery business. In 1886 he sold his interests in this line and started a furniture store. In 1896 he sold this business to his son, W. W. Hunter, but continued to participate in the work as long as he lived.

In 1846 he was married to Miss Sarah Pike, who survives him and resides in the old family home in this city. Six children were born to them, five of whom are still living. C. P. Hunter and G. G. Hunter of Minneapolis and W. W. Hunter, Mrs. Edwin Collin and Mrs. W. H. Barnes of Northwood. Mr. Hunter's death occurred April 1, 1901.

Source: The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 15.


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