The Lusk Herald
November 30, 1967
Charles Hunter, Well Known Rancher, Dies
Charles Evans Hunter, 93, a resident of Niobrara County since 1917, died at his home east of Lusk, early Saturday evening of a heart ailment. Funeral services were held from the Peet Mortuary this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Fred Bolinger of the First Baptist Church of Lusk officiated. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Mrs. J. P. Watson furnished organ music. Casket Bearers were Harry Brown, Paul Morgan, Noal Larson, Dick Keenan, S. E. West and Jerry Hollon. Honorary bearers were Roy McLain, Floyd McLain, John Sturman, Menno Kaan, Herbert Sabin, Albert DeGering, C. E. Marvin and Don Taylor.
Mr. Hunter was born near Everly, Iowa, September 8, 1874, the first child of William and Helen Hunter. The family moved from Iowa to Dixon, Mo., in 1895 and there developed and operated a commercial fruit farm.
Charles taught school at Crocker, Mo., before homesteading in western South Dakota in the early nineteen hundreds. He worked on various ranches and taught school in the Little Missouri area of Montana and western South Dakota.
In 1917 he and Olive Hunter, a sister who had also homesteaded in South Dakota sold their land and bought registered Herefords. They moved to Niobrara County in the same year and rejoined the Hunter family who had arrived from Missouri and purchased the Alex Mashek place in 1915. About the same time, Myrtle Hunter, another sister sold her South Dakota homestead and purchased Hereford cattle, thus forming the Hunter foundation herd.
Survivors include his two sisters, Olive and Myrtle Hunter of Lusk, two nephews, Charles Bryant of Riverton and Edward Bryant of Potomac, Md., two great nephews and three great nieces.
Alpha Clark Bryant (July 11, 1875 - February 20, 1962)Edward H. Bryant (June 21, 1943 - April 21, 2001)Edward Clark Bryant (June 28, 1915 - January 17, 2008)Lydia Helena Bryant (October 29, 1933 - June 18, 1974)Pearl Amelia Bryant (April 20, 1879 - July 9, 1934)Lucy Helen Hunter (July 25, 1854 - March 4, 1947)Myrtle Ida Hunter (January 8, 1882 - June 14, 1984)Olive Hunter (September 20, 1884 - January 12, 1981)Olive Hutchins (Date Unknown - October 16, 1952)Henry Jerome Leffingwell (August 29, 1907 - March 31, 1970)Mary Josephine Pfister (June 22, 1879 - March 14, 1952)
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