MEET THE HUNTER SISTERS
Back row – left to right – Grace Hunter 1874-1946, Daisy Dean Hunter 1876-1948, Ada Emily Hunter 1865-1949.
Front row – left to right – Estelle “Stella” M. Hunter 1867-1947, Florence Hunter 1860-1946 (my great grandmother) and Myra Hunter 1859-1938.
There were also two brothers in the family, Clyde Hunter 1861-1901, and Raphael Hunter, 1871-1952. Another sister, Lenorah Hunter 1863-1892 is not in the picture as we believe the photo was taken after her death.
These women are the children of James Gillen HUNTER 1832-1884 and Susan Caroline BOGGS 1842-1913. This couple married in Lawrence County, Ohio on 29 Aug 1859. The first five children were born in Lawrence County, Ohio. The other four were born in Kentucky. James Hunter was a Carpenter. Sadly, he died in 1884, at the age of 52. That left 8 of the 9 Hunter children still at home from ages 23 down to 8 years. It certainly cannot have been easy for Susan with all those children to care for. She didn’t remarry for 13 years.
|Marriage record for James G. Hunter & Susan C. Boggs|
THE ORIGIN OF THE PHOTOGRAPH
I obtained this lovely 8 x 10 photograph from my cousin, Rick, in Michigan. When I went back for a visit in 2007 he brought a box down from the attic that contained some items from our grandmother, Florence Bowden Milne. Rick said he didn’t know who any of the women in the photograph were. However, I immediately recognized our great grandmother, Florence Hunter, front row, center. And, I also recognized two of her sisters, Ada & Myra, from other pictures I have. Eventually I was able to correctly identify the other 3 sisters, Daisy, Stella & Grace.
GREAT STORY ABOUT ASKING COUSINS FOR PHOTOS
THE STORY ABOUT THE TWO PHOTOS MADE IT INTO MAUREEN TAYLORS PHOTO DETECTIVE POSTING ON 1 DEC 2008.
Now this was exciting! I read Maureen’s columns all the time and she is always asking for people to submit photos to her for dating and identifying. She’s the author of several books about identifying photos (which I have in my library) and I love to read her articles. When I submitted this photo and said I wanted to narrow down the date, she accepted it and wrote the following article. I hadn’t been doing genealogy for very long, maybe 5 years, and this was exciting to me. There was my family in an online article.
Here is a link to that posting: http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/photodetectiveblog/default,month,2008-12.aspx
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO THIS LINK TO VIEW MAUREEN'S ENTRIES. YOU CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT PHOTO DATING BY READING HER MATERIAL.
HERE IS THE ENTRY FROM THAT WEB PAGE.
Since all of this occurred I have learned so much about the Hunter sisters and their families. All the girls (except Lenorah) went on to marry and four of the six had children. Of the two brothers, Clyde died in 1901 at the age of 40. I never located any marriage records for him and in the 1900 census he is living with his sister, Myra, and her family, as a single man.
The other brother, Ralph, married twice and had two children. He first married Helena Hill and they divorced. Next he married Lucy Della Siler.
Of the four sisters who did have children, they had 12 between them. I’ve had plenty of descendants to follow up on and have thoroughly enjoyed learning about this family.
A couple more pictures of the ladies in this family:
|Florence, Myra & Ada Hunter circa 1910|
In the picture above are, standing left to right, Florence Hunter Bowden Bell (my great grandmother), Florence Bowden Milne, (my grandmother) and seated is the mother of all the HUNTER children Susan Caroline Boggs Hunter with Dorothy Milne, her great granddaughter in her lap - 1907
Here is a quick listing of the family:
James Gillen Hunter married Susan Caroline Boggs on 29 Aug 1859 in Lawrence Co., Ohio. Here are all the children born to that union.
1. Myra Hunter married Jacob Seigle 6 Oct 1880, probably in Ohio
Children: Grace 1882-1882, Mary Ada 1883-1939, Arthur George 1889-1936
2. Clyde Hunter 1861-1901
3. Lenorah Hunter 1863-1892
4. Ada Emily Hunter married William James King 26 Nov 1884 in Lawrence Co., OH
Children: Charles Louis 1886-1961, Joseph Edward 1889-1974, William Albert 1891 – ? Grace Leona 1896-1990, Unknown child born bet 1900-1910, Edith Lucille 1900-1976
5. Estella “Stella” M. Hunter married 1st Leon R. Leigh 28 May 1893 in Cook Co., Illinois, married 2nd William J. Ferguson 27 Aug 1901 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, married 3rd Albert Frederick Pfeiffer 18 Dec 1913 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Children: Albert Herman Pfeiffer 1910-1979
6. Florence Hunter married 1st Robert Lee Bowden 10 Mar 1887 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. They divorced in 17 Jul 1899. She then married George Keatley Bell on 16 Oct 1904.
Children: Florence Lenora Bowden 1888-1986, Edna Mabel Bowden 1890-1932
7. Raphael Hunter married 1st Helena Hill 25 Jun 1901, they divorced. Married 2nd Lucy Della Siler 15 Apr 1916 in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee
Children: Joseph Jackson 1913-1938, Helen Marian 1917-1994
8. Grace Hunter married 1st Charles Henry Fenner on 16 May 1891 in Belmont Co., Ohio. He died and she later married John A. Jenkins. She had no children.
9. Daisy Dean Hunter married George A. Skinner bet 1900-1910. She had no children.
There is my Mother’s mother’s family. If you are related to or researching anyone listed here or anyone descended from these families, please contact me. There is still a lot I don’t know about them and I would love to exchange information.
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