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The Hunter Branch
Hugh C. Hunter was born about 1837 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. He married (1) Margaret Gilchrist on December 31, 1857 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. He married (2) Charlotte Moulton about 1877. Charlotte was born about 1845 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. Hugh was a tailor. Children of Hugh C. Hunter and Margaret Gilchrist were 1. Mary Hunter, born May 5, 1861, Kilmarnock, Scotland 2. Jane Hunter, born 1868, Kilmarnock, Scotland 3. Agnes Hunter, born June 7, 1870, Kilmarnock, Scotland Children of Hugh C. Hunter and Charlotte Moulton 2. John Hunter, born May 1880, England 3. Grace C. Hunter, born 1884, Manchester, England 4. Arthur George Hunter, born about June 12, 1889, England
Hugh Clark Hunter was born November 10, 1878 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. He married Emma Jane Davis on June 27, 1900 in the home of Emma's parents, Martin Van Buren Davis and Eliza Clark. Emma was born on May 14, 1879 in Ashburnham, MA. She died May 4, 1966 in Gardner, MA. Hugh Clark Hunter was a veteran of the Spanish American War and fought in Cuba. He served in the House of Representatives for two terms from 1936-1940. He later became the Commissioner of Veteran's Benefits in 194 1. Hugh also worked as a silversmith for Frank W. Smith's Silver Shop. Hugh was the last surviving veteran of the Spanish American War in Gardner, MA when he died on June 5, 1962. Hugh and Emma Jane Hunter are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Gardner, MA. Children of Hugh Clark Hunter and Emma Jane Davis were 1. Arnold E. Hunter, born 1900 in Gardner, MA 2. Lillian Mae Hunter, born October 2, 1902 in Gardner, MA 6. Robert Hunter, born 1910 in Gardner, MA
Lillian Mae Hunter was born October 2, 1902 in Gardner, MA. She married Harry Chester Rice on November 25, 1926 in Gardner, MA. Harry was the son of George Rice and Clara Norton. He was born February 25, 1899 in Worcester, Worcester County, MA. Harry served in WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict. During WWI, Harry was a second class radio operator onboard the USS Cohassett. He switched over to the Army Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant when WWII broke out. He spent time in the European Theater and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. His duties were in communications with the Ninth Air Force serving in England, Italy, southern France and North Africa. Harry died on September 8, 1966 in Smyrna, Tennessee. Lillian married (2) Leo Drake, Sr. on September 5, 1969. Leo was the son of Julius Drake and Laura Allen. Leo was born February 29, 1892 and died February 18, 1979 in Smyrna, Tennessee. Lillian died November 30, 1989 in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Harry and Lillian are buried in Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner, MA. Leo Drake is buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Children of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter are
Lawrence James Nee was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Marilyn Annalee Rice in Gardner, MA. Marilyn was born in Gardner, MA. She is the daughter of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter of Gardner, MA. Larry was a reporter for the Gardner News and when they moved from Massachusetts to Tennessee, Larry got a job at the Tullahoma News as a reporter and photographer.