Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
Chicago, IL  60611
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John HUNTER [310]
(-Bef 1871)
Mary HAYES [298]
(Abt 1821-)
Elisha FOUNTAIN [192]
(1812-Between 1880/1886)
Sarah Ann TAYLOR [193]
(1821-After 1889)
William John HUNTER [144]
(Abt 1844-1884)
Hannah FOUNTAIN [145]
(1848-1914)

Reuben HUNTER [50]
(1890-1956)

 

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Parents:
1. William John HUNTER [144] & Hannah FOUNTAIN [145]
2. Unknown [1369] & Sarah J. HUNTER [162]

Spouses/Children:
1. Melinda PENNINGTON [51]

Reuben HUNTER [50] 59,60

  • Born: 4 August 1890, De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 58,59,60,61
  • Christened: , Chippewa, Michigan, United States 62
  • Marriage (1): Melinda PENNINGTON [51] on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 58
  • Died: 2 November 1956, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States at age 66 63
  • Buried: After 2 November 1956, Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 64

   Cause of his death was Heart Failure.

   FamilySearch ID: L62D-XZS. Find a Grave ID: 184534367.

  General Notes:

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On Reuben's birth record Sarah J. Hunter is listed as his mother. He is listed as illegitimate, father unknown.

On the record of Reuben's marriage to Melinda Pennington his parents are listed as William Hunter and Hannah Fountain. William died in 1884 and Reuben wasn't born until 1890. Reuben was probably born to a relative of William and was raised by William's wife, Hannah.

At the time of the 1920 Census, Reuben was living in Rudyard, on Section Street. He was 30 years old and working as a mechanic.

Sometime before the beginning of the depression in 1929 Reuben and Melinda moved south to Plymouth, Michigan.

  Burial Notes:

Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

  Noted events in his life were:



1. Birth Record: Reuben Hunter, 4 August 1890, De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



2. He appeared in the household of Hannah FOUNTAIN [145] in the 1900 United States census on 4 June 1900 in Raber, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1900_MI_Chippewa_12_16_02a



3. appeared in the household of John Lynden RIGHTMYER [201] in the 1910 United States census on 26 April 1910 in Raber, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1910_MI_Chippewa_12_23_02a



4. Draft Registration: WWI, 5 June 1917, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

5. On 5 June 1917 he resided at 509 Kimball Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

6. In 1920 he had a residence in Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 65



7. He appeared on the 1920 United States census on 17 February 1920 in Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1920_MI_Chippewa_11_29_05b
Reuben was living with his wife, Melinda and their daughter Gertrude P. (Pauline).

8. He worked as a mechanic on 17 February 1920 in Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 66

9. On 17 February 1920 he resided at Section Street in Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



10. Reuben Hunter [50] appeared in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States City Directory for 1921

11. In 1921 he resided at 301 South Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. As listed in R.L. Polk City Directory

12. He worked as a service Manager at Sooford on 17 September 1921 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

13. On 22 November 1922 the family moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States Auction of household goods at 301 South Street before moving south.



14. He appeared on the 1930 United States census on 14 April 1930 in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1930_MI_Chippewa_17-2_2_02a
Reuben was listed with his wife, Melinda and children Pauline G, Clark E., and Beverly M.
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

15. On 14 April 1930 he had a residence in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

16. He was an occupant at the residence of Melinda PENNINGTON [51] on 21 March 1935 in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. According to the obituary of her father, Charles Pennington.

17. He worked as an owner of a General Store on 3 February 1938. 67

18. On 3 February 1938 he resided at Route 3 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 67 At the time of the birth of their daughter, Shirley Jean.



19. He appeared on the 1940 United States census on 10 April 1940 in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 68 Rueben Hunter
United States Census, 1940

Name Rueben Hunter
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Bruce Township, Chippewa, Michigan, United States
Gender Male
Age 50
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Michigan
Birth Year (Estimated) 1890
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Rueben Hunter Head M 50 Michigan
Melinda Hunter Wife F 43 Michigan
Clark Hunter Son M 17 Michigan
Beverly Hunter Daughter F 11 Michigan
Donna Mae Hunter Daughter F 8 Michigan
Charles Hunter Son M 6 Michigan
Marilyn Hunter Daughter F 4 Michigan
Shirley Hunter Daughter F 2 Michigan
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

20. On 10 April 1940 he had a residence in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



21. He was buried at the Donaldson Cemetery in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States after 2 November 1956. Donaldson Cemetery Photos
Inscription: Hunter, Reuben, 1889 - 1956, Melinda, 1895 - 1990
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States (Donaldson Presbyterian Cemetery, 13036 South M-129, Dafter, Michigan 49724, United States.)


Reuben married Melinda PENNINGTON [51] [MRIN: 5], daughter of Charles Albert PENNINGTON [142] and Melinda DAVEY [143], on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.58 (Melinda PENNINGTON [51] was born on 19 December 1895 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States,69,70 died on 7 January 1990 in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States 63,71 and was buried on 10 January 1990 in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:



1. Marriage Record: 31 December 1918, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

2. Death of One Spouse: Reuben Hunter, 2 November 1956. 63


  Marriage Notes:

Reverend James H. James, Methodist Pastor presided over the ceremony. Witnesses were Otis Rightmyer and Huldah Pennington. Reuben was 29 and Melinda was 23 at the time of the marriage.