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Hulet - Henry C.

Source: Atlas of Montgomery County  (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 51

HULET, Henry C.PO Darlington, Attorney, son of John and Lavira A. Hulet was born in Putnam Co In July 16, 1846 and settled in this county with his parents in 1866. March 21, 1868 marr. Anna M. RAMEY at Darlington, IN.
Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 560

H. C. HULET, attorney, Darlington, (the son of John and Lavisa JOHNSTON Hulet), was born in Putnam County, Indiana, July 16, 1846. His father, who was a native of Kentucky, came to that County at an early day. His mother was born in Washington County, this state, and removed with her parents to Putnam County, settling on the present site of Greencastle, where grandfather Johnston erected his cabin, which was the first and the nucleus of the present city, and County seat. The subject of this memoir, like the majority of the pioneersĀ“ children, only received a very limited school education, but having a mother, who was a lady of fine education, to ground him thoroughly in the elementary branches, thus enabling him to study and educate himself in later years, when he took an academic course. During his youth Mr. Hulet engaged in agricultural pursuits until he reached the age of seventeen, when he obtained a certificate and began teaching school, which profession he followed every winter (following farming during the rest of the year) until he reached his twenty-fourth year. In 1866 he came with his parents to Franklin township, and in 1870 removed to Darlington and entered the mercantile business, opening the first hardware store in that town. During the three years he was in this business he occupied all his spare time in self- culture and in reading law, and at the end of that period began legal practice, in which his superior natural talent, close application to business, and his acknowledged integrity, have made for him an enviable name and reputation. In 1876 Mr. Hulet was elected on the democratic ticket representative from this district to the legislature, which office he held until 1878, with honor to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. His election was considered a great victory, as the office had been held by the republicans for many years, and all efforts to wrest it from them had proved futile, until Mr. Hulet was adopted as the standard- bearer, when he led the party to victory, defeating the republican candidate, Capt. MCCLASKEY, who was also a resident of this township, by 139 votes. He married, April 21, 1869, Anna, daughter of John RAMEY, one of the oldest settlers of the County. Mr. Hulet inherits the enterprise and energy of his pioneer ancestors, and has done a great deal toward building up and improving the town of Darlington, and has recently erected a handsome brick block 48 x 60 feet, two stories in height, in the under story of which are two commodious store-rooms, while on the upper one are offices and a town hall. He takes great interest in the temperance movement, and is a leading member of the Good Templars Lodge at this place. -- kbz
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