Thursday, July 11, 2013

Charles S. Hunter.

Picture plub. date 1899.
Age about 47.
Charles S. Hunter wholesale and retail dealer in grain, hay and feed at Rock Creek, Kansas; was born in Pailadelphia.  Reared in Fairfox County, Virginia, where he resided during the War of the Rebellion, here upon his father's farm in hearing of the battles of Bull Run, Gettsyburg and Fredericksburg.  He spent his time grubbing and working among the stumps, being to young for the army.  Came to Kansas in 1868; settled in what was at that time Grasshopper Falls, but now called Valley Falls.  Enlisted in the Nineteenth Kansas Cavalry, in the fall of 1868 and served in the Indian campaign under General George A. Custer, the following winter and spring.  Came to Rock Creek in 1881 and established himself in the hay business there, and is still in the business; built the elevator and about a dozen other buildings.  He has been twice appointed postmaster by Presidents Harrison and McKinley.

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