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Asa Hunter
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1832
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1912
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Los Angeles Times, Feb 16, 1912
MINED HIS OWN GOLD
Bought Large Ranch Here When Land Was Easy to Get - - Pioneer Dies After Long Illness. Asa Hunter, aged 80 years, died last night at the family residence, No. 941 Los Feliz road, on the ranch his parents entered as a homestead in 1849 and the improvements on which they paid for with California gold which he and his father, Jesse Hunter, mined between 1846 and the year of Asa's arrival with his mother. The senior Hunter was accompanied across the plains from the family homestead in Kentucky by his elder son William, who was killed by Jack Craig, while doing police duty in this city sixteen years ago. Asa Hunter and his mother were with the second party to drive an ox team into Salt Lake City. That was in 1848 and Asa was then 18 years of age. They reached Los Angeles a year later and at once located on the ranch which was to be their permanent home.Some years later Hunter was married to Miss Petra Ortiz in the Antelope Valley, and his widow survives him. His eldest son, William, is the head of the clothing firm of William Hunter and Company. His other children are Mrs. Emily Snyder, Mrs. Josie Hare, Mrs. D. W. Gage, Richard Hunter and Aleck Hunter.Much of the original ranch has been sold to the Southern Pacific, but more than 100 acres of the old homestead remains intact. The pioneer was ill for six months with inflammatory rheumatism. Funeral services will be held at the late residence this afternoon at 1 o'clock and interment will follow at Evergreen. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Divined Hunter (1806 - 1877)
  Keziah Brown Hunter (1808 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  Alexander H Hunter (1878 - 1956)*
  Josie R Hare (1880 - 1936)*
  Keziah Gage (1882 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Hunter (1830 - 1894)*
  Asa Hunter (1832 - 1912)
  Mary B Hunter Burke (1834 - 1915)*
  Martha Hunter Taylor (1846 - 1924)*
  Elizabeth Denica Hunter Aerick (1852 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Shiver
Record added: Mar 10, 2004
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Asa Hunter
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