T. W. Hunter is numbered among the enterprising, industrious agriculturists of Washington county, who has devoted
his energies to tilling the soil to great advantage and during the brief period in which he has been engaged in
agricultural pursuits has met with a full measure of prosperity. His birth occurred in Des Moines county, Iowa,
September 24, 1870, and he is a son of A. Hunter, also a native Iowan. His brother in law, George H. Paul, is a
wealthy and influential real estate dealer in this locality whose biography appears in another part of this volume.
T. W. Hunter was taken to Louisa county, Iowa, by his parents when he was five years of age and there he attended
the district schools where he acquired his education. Being reared upon his father's farm, he early became familiar
with the various departments of agriculture. When he was twenty years of age he removed with his parents to this
county, where he completed his education by pursuing a course of study in the academy, and he remained upon the
home farm assisting in agricultural duties until he was married. He then rented land, which he cultivated for five
years, and on the expiration of that time, in 1902, he located on section 1, Washington township, where he now
resides, owning one hundred and twenty acres of land, all of which is highly improved and in excellent condition.
He has erected an elegant dwelling house and, his premises, being provided with modern conveniences requisite to
pursuing the occupation of farming, it is considered as fine a place as there is in his part of the county. General
agriculture demands his attention and, having made a study of soils, he is an expert at the adaptation of his crops
and succeeds from year to year, in drawing from the soil the maximum yield per acre. In addition he takes an interest
in stock raising, keeping on hand only thoroughbred specimens and the shipment of cattle is one of the remunerative
departments of his business.
In 1896 Mr. Hunter was united in marriage to Miss Ella M. Glaze, and to them have been born five children: Geneva,
Clifford, Willard, Mary and an infant daughter, all of whom reside with their parents. Politically Mr. Hunter is
a supporter of the republican party, believing in the feasibility of its policies to establish the premanent prosperity
of the nation and place its financial system on a firm and solid foundation and consequently he is a loyal supporter
of its principles, always casting his vote for its candidates. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church, of
which his wife is also a member and, being a man who always endeavors to conduct his life in harmony with the teachings
of his Christian faith he entertains the respect of his neighbors and merits enumeration among the representative
citizens of the township.
History of Washington County, Iowa
From the First White Settlement to 1908
BY: Howard A. Burrell
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Washington County, IA
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