History of Taylor County, Iowa: from the earliest historic times to 1910 by  Frank E. Crosson. Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1910
(biographicals transcribed by Linda Kestner: lfkestner3@msn.com)
Page 556
Frank Hunter is numbered among the agriculturists of Taylor county and is also gaining a reputation as an auctioneer, his services in this connection being in demand in various sections of the state.  He was born in Page county, Iowa, February 5, 1869, being next to the youngest in a family of ten children, born of the marriage of John J. and Samantha (Hecos) Hunter, the other members of the family being William, Riley, Oscar, Truman, John, Tama, Caroline, Bessie and Henry.
(Page 557) Frank U. Hunter was reared to farm life and when starting out upon his own account chose that occupation with which he was familiar.  He now owns a fine farm of one hundred and sixty acres, located in Dallas township, and on this tract has been engaged in general farming throughout a long period.  His place is improved with good buildings and his thorough understanding of farm labor has brought to him success in his undertakings.  In later years, however, he decided to take up auctioneering and to that end entered the Carpenter School of Auctioneering at Trenton, Missouri, from which institution he was graduated in January, 1909.  In this connection he has built up quite an extensive patronage, crying sales of all kinds in various sections of the state.  For a number of years he has given close study to pedigreed stock and he expects to make that particular branch of auctioneering his specialty.
Mr. Hunter was married June 23, 1889, to Miss Abbie McAlpin, who was born in Page county, Iowa, in 1866, a daughter of Robert and Susan (Harris) McAlpin.  Mrs. Hunter has one sister and three brothers, these being Dora, Thomas, George and Charles.
A republican in his political beliefs, Mr. Hunter has taken a very active part in public affairs and has been called by his fellow townsmen to fill some township offices, having served as assessor of Dallas township one term, which at the present writing he is serving as school treasurer of the township.  He is an Odd Fellow, holding membership with the lodge at New Market, while both he and his wife are members of the Methodist church.  He is courteous, affable and approachable, which will form strong features in the line to which he is now bending his energies, and the sales which he has already conducted have brought to his patrons a good profit and this is proving his best advertisement.