W. W. W. HUNTER
DRUGGIST OF MARIPOSA and MADERA COUNTIES
W. W. W. HUNTER, druggist of Madera was born in Mariposa in 1864. His
father, W. W. Hunter, was a machinist, and emigrated from Pennsylvania
to California in 1859, and for years was employed at his trade in the
mines of Mariposa, Benton Mills, Washington Mines and Hites' Cove, and
also employed in San Francisco and Sacramento for several years. He
retired from the business in 1887, and is now living a quiet life in
Madera. Our subject was educated in the public schools of Mariposa
County, and at Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, and at the
age of seventeen years began the study of his profession in the drug
store and under the preceptorship of Dr. J. T. Turner, of Mariposa, with
whom he remained six years. In 1887 he was engaged as druggist by S. A.
Reed & Co., of Mariposa, continuing in their employ until 1890, when he
came to Madera and bought out the drug store of Dr. J. T. Surbaugh. Mr.
Hunter is well versed in his profession, and the appreciation of the
community is substantially demonstrated by his increasing business. The
office of Dr. J. W. Cline is connected with the drug store, and the
arrangement is of mutual advantage.
Mr. Hunter was married at Mariposa, August 11, 1886, to Miss Louisa
M. Bertosky, and the family has been increased and enlivened by the
advent of two daughters, Alena Loretta and Gladys Hilda.
Memorial and Biographical History of the counties of Fresno, Tulare and
: Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892
Transcribed by Craig A Hahn
MARIPOSA FAMILY CHRONICLES
MARIPOSA COUNTY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY