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Delaware County, Iowa


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Cornelius Darley Hunt





      There are many native sons of Delaware county who have continued to make their home here, being convinced that the opportunities to be found in the county are the equal of those offered by other sections of the country.  Among this number is Cornelius Darley Hunt, who is operating the old homestead, which he rents, and who owns four hundred acres of land in another part of the county.  He was born December 6, 1878, and after completing the course in district schools, attended the Earlville school, being graduated there from in 1897 and from Epworth Seminary in 1902.  He is a progressive and efficient agriculturist and under his management everything about the homestead kept in the best condition condition and the fields yield a large number of bushels of grain per acre. He also pays considerable attention to the raising of stock and his cattle and hogs bring a good price upon the market as they are always in prime condition when sold. He owns four hundred acres situated two miles west of Earlville and supervises the operation of that place.

      On the 20th of January, 1909, Mr. Hunt was united in marriage with Miss May J. Morris, a daughter of George and Mary (Robinson) Morris. The father, a native of England, emigrated to the United States in 1875 and after living in Ohio for six years came to Delaware county, locating upon a farm in Delhi township. On the 11th of April, 1883, he was married in this county to Miss Robinson and eight children were born to their union, namely: Mrs. C. D. Hunt; Bernie, at home; Celia and Harry, also at home; Hazel, who died in infancy; William, who died when a child of three years; and Ruth and Ruby, twins. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt have become the parents of two children: Viola May, born November 9, 1909; and Dale Morris, born August 26, 1911.

      Mr. Hunt is a republican and is active in local political circles, having served as a member of the republican central county committee for six years. He has also been justice of the peace for a number of years and is scrupulously just in his decisions upon the cases brought before him. As his entire life has been passed in this county he is widely known here and his staunchest friends are those who have been most intimately associated with him since his childhood, which is the best evidence of the genuineness of his worth as a man.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II.

 The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 219-220.

               Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.


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