Solano County

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Among the enterprising and progressive merchants of the flourishing county town of Fairfield there are few who are better established or who have a wider or better acquaintance throughout the trade area there centering than has Walter M. Hunter, a veteran druggist and now regarded as among the pioneers in mercantile circles there. From the beginning of his residence in Fairfield Mr. Hunter has taken an interested and helpful part in local municipal affairs and is now serving as treasurer of the city, an office to which he was elected in 1920 and to the duties of which he is giving his intelligent attention. He also has ever been a consistent and persistent "booster" of the general affairs of the city, a leader in all proper development work; is a charter member of the locally influential Lions Club, of which he also is the treasurer, and has done much to bring to that organization's activities a measure of well directed efficiency that has caused it to become recognized as a useful factor in general civic and social affairs.

Mr. Hunter also is a member of the local lodges of the Masons and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Suisun and of the local aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Fairfield, and gives his proper attention to the affairs of those popular fraternal organizations. Walter M. Hunter is a native of the state of Nebraska but has been a resident of California since the days of his childhood and thus feels himself quite as much a Californian as any. He was born in Seward, Nebraska, July 14, 1886, and was six years of age when in 1892 his parents, Charles H. Hunter and wife, came to California with their family and settled at Los Gatos, in Santa Clara county. It was thus that he had his initial schooling at Los Gatos. From the days of his boyhood he was attracted to the drug trade and after careful preparation as a clerk in a Los Gatos drug store he entered the pharmacy department of the University of California, and in 1907, the year in which he attained his majority, he was graduated from that institution and has ever since been following his profession as a graduate pharmacist. In 1913 Mr. Hunter opened his present drug store at Fairfield and has since been engaged in business there, proprietor of a well established and admirably appointed place of business at 726 Texas street.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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