Biography of George H. Hunt
Oswego County, NY Biographies





George H. Hunt, who has successfully engaged in business in Oswego for more than half a century, is a widely known and highly esteemed citizen of this community. He was born at Windsor, Conn., Dec. 2, 1858, the son of Michael L. and Rebecca (Sweetman) Hunt.

Both Michael L. Hunt and his wife were natives of Ireland. They lived in Connecticut for a number of years and later settled in Oswego, where Mr. Hunt was a truck gardener. He died in 1921 and his wife died in 1924. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oswego. Their children were: 1. Mary, who died in 1901. 2. George H., the subject of this sketch. 3. John T., who died in 1926. 4. Matthew I., a teacher, lives in New Mexico. 5. Charles A., who died in 1918. 6. Samuel, lives at Oswego.

George H. Hunt was five years old when his parents settled in Oswego. After completing his schooling he entered the employ of Major N. A. Wright, flour and grist mill owner. In 1888 Mr. Hunt purchased an interest in the business, and the firm of Wright & Hunt continued until 1898, at which time Mr. Hunt purchased his partner's interest. He handles flour, feed, grain and hay, and has been in his present location, 117 West Second Street, since 1894. Mr. Hunt is vice president of the Ontario Milling Company and a director in the First National and Second National Banks of Oswego.

Mr. Hunt was married (first) in 1888 to Miss Mary Farrell, of Oswego, the daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth Farrell. They had two daughters: 1. Mary, a graduate of Oswego State Normal School, a teacher. 2. Helen R., the widow of Penton Hull, lives at Oswego. She has a son, Lyman, born in 1925. Mr. Hunt was married (second) in 1909 to Anna May (Parsons) Mitchell, the daughter of Capt. John Parsons, who was a native of England. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt have a daughter, Georgiana, born in 1910. She is a teacher.

Mr. Hunt is a Republican, and in 1888 served as alderman from the Third Ward under Mayor H. D. McCaffery. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, and belongs to the City Club.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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