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Delaware County, Iowa


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George Hunt

Merchantile Business

Earlville Township



      George Hunt has been successfully identified with the general mercantile pursuits of Earlville throughout his entire business career and since 1895 has been a member of the well known firm of Hunt Brothers. His birth occurred in this county on the 15th of December, 1867, his parents being James and Elizabeth (Gibbs) Hunt. He supplemented his common-school training by a commercial course, and when he had attained his majority embarked in the mercantile business at Earlville as a member of the firm of Bisgrove & Hunt. In 1895 the name of the enterprise was changed to Hunt Brothers, the partner of our subject being William Hunt, his brother, with whom he has been associated in business continuously since. They carry a large and carefully selected line of general merchandise at reasonable prices and are accorded an extensive and gratifying patronage, being widely recognized as reliable, progressive and up to date business men. George Hunt owns nineteen acres of land adjoining the corporation limits of Earlville.
      In 1892 Mr. Hunt was united in marriage to Miss Belle Rich, who was born in West Virginia in 1867, her parents being David and Tabitha (Hoard) Rich, natives of Virginia. The father passed away in that state, but the mother is still living there. Their children were five in number. To Mr. and Mrs. Hunt have been born six children, as follows: O. Evlon, whose natal day was September 9, 1898; Ivy E., born January 4, 1895, who is a high-school graduate and is now continuing her studies at Cedar Falls; Ruby Rich, born October 11, 1896; Leon E., whose natal day was August 9, 1900; and Forest G. and Fearyl B., twins, who were born January 4, 1909.
     Mr. Hunt gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has served as city treasurer, making a most creditable and commendable record in that connection. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to Square Lodge, No. 286, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Congregational church, to which his wife also belongs. In Delaware county, where his entire life has been spent, Mr. Hunt commands and holds the confi­dence and high regard of his neighbors and friends and is known as a business man of unquestioned integrity as well as a public spirited, loyal and progressive citizen.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 56-57. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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