matthew hunter biography

Matthew Hunter, mechanic, Etna, was born in March, 1837, in the old “blue house” in Etna, the son of James Hunter. He left an orphan at the age of nine years, and when fifteen he entered the rolling-mill, where he worked twelve years; then followed gardening for a period of eight years, when he returned to the mills, and is became a heater with Porter, Delworth & Co., South Side, Pittsburgh. Mr. Hunter married Sarah, daughter of John Still, and they had eight children: Mary E., William B., Emma, Thomas S., Saide E., Sadie E., Matthew H., Samuel J. and Bessie.

Another Hunter republican and Matthew became a councilman and was also a member of the I.O.O.F.

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