Biography of Thomas Perry Hunter
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THOMAS PERRY HUNTER, one of the most widely and favorably known farmers of Jackson County, was born on the banks of the Mississippi River in Arkansas, December 12, 1853. His parents, William and Eliza J. Hunter, are natives of Ireland; the mother died in Mississippi in 1855, and the father is now one of the representative farmers of Jackson County, where he has lived since 1800.

Thomas Perry is the only child born who lived to maturity. He was but seven years of age when his father removed to Jackson County, and there he grew to man's estate, receiving his education in the common schools. In 1872 he went to Kane County, Illinois, but after one year he came back to Jackson County. Two years later he went to Europe, and traveled extensively through England, Scotland and Ireland, hut came back to America and settled on the farm where be has since resided. He has 260 acres of land, 100 of which he has under cultivation, In the season of 1890 he raised 1,700 bushels of small grain and 400 bushels of potatoes. He has given considerable attention to the raising of live stock, and has met with very good success in this line of farming. He has erected good, substantial buildings, fashionel after modern styles of architecture, and has wade many valuable improvements.

In politics he has until the past year been identified with the Republican party; but in 1890 he was nominated by the Farmers' Alliance party for Assemblyman, and made a strong race, but was defeated. He organized the Farmers' Alliance in Jackson County, and takes a deep interest in all their movements. He has represented the people of his township in different offices, and has exhibited unusual capacity in the discharge of his duties. In his church relations he is connected with the Methodist Episcopal society.

Mr. Hunter was united in marriage, June 29, 1875, to Miss Anna Taylor. a native of Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland, She was born April 4, 1859, and is a daugliter of William and Margaret (McPherson) Taylor, natives of Ireland. Her parents emigrated to America in the year 1879, and settled in Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, where they still reside.

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter have had five children born to them: Eliza J., Maggie M., Edith C., Raymond L. and William T.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.