Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
1340 N. Astor St., Unit 2407
Chicago, IL  60610
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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] [9XJ4-GLW] & Hannah FOUNTAIN [145] [KN6V-FFT]
2. Unknown [1369] & Sarah J. HUNTER [162] [L26G-14J]

Spouses/Children:
1. Melinda PENNINGTON [51] [LZFT-F3Q]

Reuben HUNTER [50] 58,59

  • Born: 4 August 1890, De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 57,58,59,60
  • Marriage (1): Melinda PENNINGTON [51] [LZFT-F3Q] on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 57
  • Died: 2 November 1956, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States at age 66 61
  • Buried: After 2 November 1956, Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 62

   FamilySearch ID: L62D-XZS.

  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. Census: 1900 United States, 4 June 1900, Raber, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 60 1900_MI_Chippewa_12_16_2a
Reuben was living in the home of his Mother, Hannah, along with siblings David and Edith Hunter.



3. Census: 1910 United States, 26 April 1910, Raber, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1910_MI_Chippewa_12_23_02a
Reuben, age 19, was living with his Mother, Hannah Hunter, in the home of his brother-in-law, John L. Rightmeyer.



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



5. Census: 1920 United States, 17 February 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1920_MI_Chippewa_11_29_05b
Reuben was living with his wife, Melinda and their daughter Gertrude P. (Pauline).

6. Occupation: Mechanic, 17 February 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 63

7. Residence: Section Street, 17 February 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



8. Census: 1930 United States, 14 April 1930. 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

9. Residence, 14 April 1930. Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

10. Occupation: Owner of a General Store, 3 February 1938. 64

11. Residence: Route 3, 3 February 1938, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 64



12. Census: 1940 United States, 10 April 1940. 65 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



13. Cemetery: Donaldson Cemetery, After 2 November 1956. Donaldson Cemetery Photos
Inscription: Hunter, Reuben, 1889 - 1956, Melinda, 1895 - 1990
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States


Reuben married Melinda PENNINGTON [51] [LZFT-F3Q] [MRIN: 5], daughter of Charles PENNINGTON [142] [LZFT-XSB] [118415976] and Melinda DAVEY [143] [LVZH-Q21] [169657139], on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.57 (Melinda PENNINGTON [51] [LZFT-F3Q] was born on 19 December 1895 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States,66,67 died on 7 January 1990 in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States 61,68 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. 61


  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.