Biography of Eugene M. Hunt
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Hunt, Eugene Mortimer, was born in Washington county, N.Y., in 1860. He is a son of Thomas Hunt, who was born in England in 1828; he was one of seven sons born to Russell Hunt, who was a blacksmith and who lived and died in England; the sons all came to America; the mother made ladies' shoes in England and also afterwards came to America; she lived in Fort Ann, Washington county, and resided with her son Thomas, with whom she spent her last days and died at the age of ninety eight. Thomas, the father of Mr. Hunt, came to America about 1855 and settled in Fort Ann, Washington county. He was a tailor by trade, which business he followed for a number of years; he then removed to Troy, where he engaged for a short time in the liquor business, and then removed to Fort Ann and resumed his tailoring, which he followed until the time of his death in 1895; he was constable for seven years and poormaster for five years; his wife was Elizabeth Batey, who was born in Port Kent, N. Y.; she was a daughter of George and Ann Batey; the latter lived to be eighty eight years of age; their children were Eugene M., Jennie, Minnie, Thomas, jr., and Nelson; the mother now resides at Glens Falls, N. Y. Eugene M. Hunt began life for himself at the age of sixteen. He entered the employ of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company as brakeman, remaining there for seven years. He then engaged in the retail liquor business in Troy, where he remained in active business until April, 1895, when he removed to the village of Poestenkill and purchased his present hotel property which he has since conducted and enjoys a good trade. While in the city of Troy he manifested an active interest in the political affairs of the city and was elected to the office of alderman of the Second ward for one term. In 1890 he married Mrs. Lena (Moore) Furlong; she was born in Poestenkill and was a daughter of Henry Moore; they have one child, Martin William.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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