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Henry F. Hunt

HUNT, Henry F., a prominent farmer in Hire Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in the county named on November 14, 1858, and in his boyhood enjoyed the advantages of the common schools in his locality. He is a son of Simon W. and Rebecca (Stookey) Hunt, the former a native of Tennessee, and the latter of Ohio. The paternal grandparents, Joshua and Abbie (Bacon) Hunt, were natives of Tennessee. Simon W. Hunt, who was a farmer by occupation, came to McDonough County in 1832, and entered land in Section 33, Tennessee Township, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits during the remainder of his life. He died in August, 1903.

Henry F. Hunt is one of a family of eight children born to his parents, six of whom are living. He grew up on his father's farm to mature years, and in course of time bought his present farm in Section 33, Hire Township, where he has followed farming and stock-raising with successful results. He is a man of sound judgment and upright character and is careful find systematic in his farming methods.

On October 29, 1886, Mr. Hunt was united in marriage with Edie Young, a native of McDonough County, and a daughter of C. A. and Rebecca (Ireland) Young, who were natives of Ohio. One child, Bernice, has been born of this union. Politically, the subject of this sketch is in favor of the policies of the Democratic party. He has served as Tax Collector in Tennessee Township, and later held the office of Road Commissioner in Hire Township. Fraternally, he is a member of the order of M. W. of A.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 915, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

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