W. I. HUNT, commercial traveler, was born in Jefferson County. N. Y., in 1842, son of Horatio N. and Eliza Hunt.
He came to Chicago in 1856. At the age of twenty he entered the army, enlisting in Company L, 14th Illinois Cavalry,
and participated in the engagement of Kenesaw Mountain, and a succession of the battles on the Stonemanís raid,
and other engagements of his command. He was taken prisoner with his command, and was held for seven months at
Andersonville, Ga., Charlottesville, and Florence, S. C. He was woundcd at Cumberland Gap, by shell. He enlisted
as a private, and was promoted to Commissary Sergeant, which position hc held until he was mustered out, at the
close of the war. He was appointed Postmaster of Tyler, Smith Co.. Tex. After two years he returned to Chicago
and engaged in the farniture business for five years. In 1877 he went to Kansas, and engaged in the hotel business
for three years. In 1880 he returned to Chicago and engaged in his occupation, that of a commercial traveler. He
was married in 1869 to Mrs. Alice Comford, daughter of John and Eliza Norris. Mr. Hunt owns a fine brick residence,
28x40 feet, two stories, with one and one half acres of ground, on Chicago Avenue.
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Names A to B
Names C to G
Names H to M
Names N to Z
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906