Biographical sketch of WILLIAM HUNTER from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.
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The genial and accommodating post-master at Capac, St. Clair county, Michigan, is William Hunter, who was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1, 1851, and was in his sixth year when brought to America by his parents.They first located in Rockton, Ontario, whence they came to St. Clair county, Michigan, in March, 1860, since which date Capac has been the home of Mr. Hunter, with the exception of four years, which he passed in Port Huron, where he was employed in the customs department of the United States government.For several years during the early part of his residence in Capac, Mr. Hunter was engaged in butchering and also conducted a meat market until September 2, 1901, on which day he assumed charge of the postoffice.At the age of about twenty-seven years William Hunter was united in marriage with Miss Mary A. Kelly, who has borne him four children, namely: William, James, and Frank, who are still living, and one, Margaret, who died in her twenty-first year.
Mr. Hunter has always taken an active part in public affairs and has served as supervisor of the township of Mussey, and also served as township treasurer for three terms, having been elected on the Republican ticket.Fraternally Mr. Hunter is a member of Forest Lodge, F. &. A. M., and also of Capac Tent No. 270, K. O. T. M. [Knights of the Maccabees], and the Independent Order of Foresters.Although the village of Capac and the township of Mussey have a population of only about two thousand, Mr. Hunter is kept quite busy in performing the duties pertaining to his office.As a citizen he is very highly respected, and he and his amiable wife have reared their children in the way they should go, the survivors being amply able to care for themselves and being in every instance most useful members of the community in which they live.Although not a native of the country, Mr. Hunter has an innate love of liberty, it being a characteristic of his race, for it is a well-known historical fact that Scotland has never been conquered by any foreign power, not even Albion, who for years has been “mistress of the seas,” and has carried her vanquishing arms to every quarter of the globe, civilized or uncivilized, the United States alone being excepted.
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