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THE WESTERN STAR, 30 December 1904
Mary Hutchins-Hunter

Died, in Bakerfield, Calif., on December 12, 1904, Mrs. Mary Hutchins-Hunter. Mrs. Hunter lived in Coldwater for several years prior to 1890, coming here from Council Bluffs, Iowa. She attended the Coldwater High school and afterwards taught for a year or two here. The family moved to California about 14 years ago. The Bakersfield Californian refers as follows to the deceased:

Mrs. J. M. Hunter, after many days of suffering, was summoned to her final rest shortly after 11 o'clock last night. All day yesterday the most disquieting reports came from the sick room, and later in the day it became evident that the end was near.

As Miss Hutchins, Mrs. Hunter came to Bakersfield with her parents from Kansas in 1890, when but a girl, and for a short time she attended the public schools in this city. She prepared herself to become a tacher,
and was first in charge of the Beardsley school. Her success as an instructor was so marked that the following year she was offered a position in the department in this city where she taught with signal
success for a number of terms, only resigning her position to become the bride of Jas. M. Hunter.

Mrs. Hunter was pominently identified with the work of the Women's Club, being one of the Board of Directors and the treasurer of that society at the time of her death. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was active in whatever tended to upbuild the church and Sunday school.

Mrs. Hunter was possessed of a sweet disposition and a winning manner that made her a favorite with all who were honored by her acquaintance.
Always gracious and pleasing as a teacher, she was idolized by the children in her class, and in social circles, in the church, wherever she was known, she was beloved for all those qualities that make lovable a womanly woman.

Her bereaved husband and mother and the helpless babe have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. The funeral will be held from the family residence, 1929 Truxtun-ave., on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Edward
Vaughn will officiate and the interment will take place in the Union cemetery. The members of the Order of the Eastern Star will attend the funeral in a body and the public schools of the city will close at noon as a mark of respect to the former teacher.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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