Biography of Dr. Charles R. Hunt
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hunt, Charles Richard, physician and surgeon, was born at Easton, Mass., October 17, 1855. He is the eldest son of John R. and Georgianna (Hayward) Hunt. In his younger days, while his father was in the west, he made his home with his maternal grandparents, prominent citizens of Easton. It was in his native town that he received his early education, and after graduating from the High School of Easton, he entered the city engineer's oftice in Boston. While in the employ of the engineering department he took special instructions from the professors of the Boston Institute of Technology. Continuing in the engineering department of that city he gained a high reputation for efficiency in his chosen profession, and when American capitalists conceived the idea of building the Mexican Central Railroad, he was one of the first engineers engaged by the company in the preliminary work, making surveys and locating the road As resident engineer of the company with headquarters at Aguas Callientes. he gained valuable knowledge of that country. After a very successful service in which he gained high praise and commendation he returned to Massachusetts and was induced to take up the study of medicine with his uncle, Dr. Joseph W. Hayward, of Taunton, one of the ablest physicians and surgeons in the Bay State. In 1884, he entered the Boston University School of Medicine, from which he was graduated M. D. in 1887. Immediately after, or to be more accurate, with his graduation, he received the appointment of resident house surgeon at the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital in Boston. Serving a year in that capacity he decided to practice in New Bedford, and is one of the leading homeopaths of that place, having a large practice. Dr. Hunt is the visiting physician to the House of Correction in New Bedford. He is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy; Massachusetts Homeopathic Society; Rhode Island Homeopathic Society; Boston Homeopathic Medical Society; American Society of Orifical Surgeons and the Massachusetts Surgical and Gynaecological Society. On both the maternal and paternal sides Dr. Hunt comes from Puritan families. He is of the eighth generation of William Hunt, who settled near the present site of Concord, Mass., in 1635, and a lineal descendant of Sir Thomas Hayward, who as one of the early settlers of Duxbury, Mass., arrived in this country the same year. His paternal grandfather, John E. Hunt, was a practicing physician of great reputation and ability in Maine and New Hampshire. Dr. Hunt was married August 22, 1888, to Annie Vincent, daughter of the late Charles L. Haskins of Raynham, Mass.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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