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Hunter - Clyde Henry

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Indianpolis: AW Bowen, 1913) p 802

The prosperity and substantial welfare of a town or community are in a large measure due to the enterprise and wise foresight of its business men.  It is progressive, wide-awake men of affairs that make the real history of a community and their influence in shaping and directing its varied intersts is difficult to estimate. Clyde Harvey HUNTER, formerly a hotel man now engaged in the lumber business at Wingate, Montgomery County is one of the enterprising spirits to whom is due the recent substantial growth of the town whose interests he has at heart. With a mind capable of pallning, he has a will strong enough to execute his well-formulated purposes and his great energy, keen discrimination, and sticktoitiveness have resulted in material success. Many of these commendable qualities he seems to have inherited from his worthy father, who has also long been one of the substantial citizens of Paxton, Illinois. Clyde H. HUNTER was born in Belle River, Illinois, Dec 5, 1883, son of William Harrison Hunter who was born in Rush Co IN in 1847. He has for many years been one of the enterprising business men of Paaxton, Ill where he is living a retired life. The mother of our subject was known in her maidenhood as Olive Rotramel, and was born in Ill in 1855. These parents are now living in the town of Paxton, Ill. William H. Hunter ha salways followed the lumber business and is one of the best known lumbermen in this section of the state. During the Civil War enlisted in 1861 47th Ill Vol. Inf and was later transferred to the 49th Inf. He saw nearly 3 years of active service, proving to be a gallant and faithful defender of the union. 3 ch were born to William H. Hunter two of whom are deceased: Clyde Harvey of this review; Harry and Fred H, deceased. Clyde H. Hunter received a good common school education, later attending Culver MIlitary College, then spent a year in Univ of Wisconsin, Madison also one year at Univ. of Illinois at Champaign. Thus well equipped for life's duties he took charge of the inn Hotel at Wawasee, Indiana which he conducted successfully for a period of two years. On Jan 1, 1912 he came to Wingate and took charge of his father's lumber yard, which position he still holds, and is doing much to further the prestige and business of the same, being ain partnership with his father. They own the only lumber yard in Wingate. They own a large, substantial brick building and they handle on an average 15,000 feet of lumber. The yard was purchased by the father of our subject in 1900. Clyde H. Wingate (sic - should be Clyde H. Hunter) is a Republican politically. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church and fraternally is a member of Masonic Order. - typed by kbz
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