Frank Hunter, deceased, was one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Columbus, where he was identified with
the builders supply and brick manufacturing industries. He was born on a farm in Licking County, Ohio, in 1853,
the son of William and Mary Hunter, both of whom were born in the County of Mayo, Ireland, and who came to this
country in about 1845. When he was ten years of age, the family of Frank Hunter moved to Shelby County, Ohio, and
settled six miles north of Sidney.
As a boy Frank Hunter worked on his father's farm and attended the district schools. He spent one year at Lebanon
College, Lebanon, Ohio, and at the age of sixteen years taught in a rural school in Shelby County, making the trip
daily by horseback from his home. In 1879 he was elected clerk of courts for Shelby County and was later associated
with the natural gas industry when it extended its lines into the western section of the state. He was appointed
post. master of Sidney, Ohio, under Grover Cleveland, and was later connected with the establishment of the first
telephone service in Shelby County. Mr. Hunter came to Columbus in 1902 and associated himself with the builders
supply and brick manufacturing industries as manager of the Columbus Contractors Supply Company and the Franklin
Brick Company. He was later identified with the Columbus Builders Supply Company and F. Hunter & Sons Company.
He was very active in this industry and for some time was state president of the Ohio Builders Supply Association.
Mr. Hunter died at Columbus on January 30, 1919, and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Columbus.
In April, 1882, Mr. Hunter was united in marriage with Miss Anna M. Kingseed, of Sidney, Ohio. Their children were
as follows: William Christian, lives at Columbus; John Frederick, lives in New York City; Frank
Anthony, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history; Paul Joseph, lives at Detroit, Mich.; Anna Marie
Peterman, lives at Rockville Center, L. I., New York; Ruth Katherine, lives at Columbus; Daniel Richard, lives
at Cleveland; and Robert Leo, lives at Columbus.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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