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Perry A. Hunter

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Mr. Perry A. Hunter was born in Knox Township, Jefferson County, PA, on May 12, 1863, a son of Samuel A. and Sarah H. (Foster) Hunter.  He attended the Belleview Academy and then enrolled in a business course.  He began his adult life as a teacher, and taught thirteen terms in the local school system.  In 1896, he was married to Emma M. McCann, also a resident of Knox Township.  He was engaged in the lumbering business until 1903 when he left the family farm to move to Brookville, and establish a home with Emma.  Having taken an interest in politics, he served as a member of the Brookville Town Council.   During his time on the town council, he ran for and won election to the office of Register and Recorder for Jefferson County in 1912.  From 1903 to 1905, and his brother, Samuel A. Hunter, owned and managed the American Hotel on Main Street.  In later years, he was interested in the oil and gas industry in Jefferson and Venango Counties.  He was at Frampton's barbershop when he had a stroke and died at his home three days later, on May 25, 1926.  His wife Emma, died in 1947.  Both are buried in the Brookville Cemetery.  

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