Dr. J.M. Hunter came here in 1891 or 92, from the Haile Gold Mine. They “built their home on East Main St., across Confederate St. from the Tompkin’s home – now the home of J. D.Good.”
City Directories and History: 1908 – Mrs. E.L. Hunter, 1917 – Mrs. Ela Hunter (widow of Dr. J.M. Hunter), It appears Dr. Hunter’s office was at #218 E. Black St., 1922/23 – J.D. Good, 1946 – James D. Galloway, 1963 – Mrs. Jessie E. Good, Paul Workman, Mrs. E. S. Napier, 1975 – NA
The RH City Directory of 1922/23, also lists J.M. Hunter on Charlotte Ave., it is unclear as to this person’s identity.
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Dec. 2, 1891 – “A man names Wilson was badly beaten in a fight several weeks ago. Drs. Strait, Hunter and Crawford performed a surgical operation last week on his brain, relieving it from the pressure of portion of the skull. At last reporters he is doing well.”
“On the northeast corner of Academy and East Main was a house built in 1890 by Dr. J. M. Hunter for a residence. It was built in the style of a Swiss chalet, with unusually wide and elaborate eaves all around. For many years the property was owned by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Good.” [Robbins – White Historic Tour]
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