Hunter, Thomas Armstrong Sr.

Male 1834 - 1892  (57 years)


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  • Name Hunter, Thomas Armstrong  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 10 Apr 1834  County Tyrone, UK (Northern Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1849 
    Naturalization 9 Oct 1855  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIR 1859  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Reserve Township, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1862  Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    DIR Between 1864 and 1865  Reserve Township, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TAX 1865  Reserve Township, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIR 1865-1869  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1869  Verona, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIR Between 1877 and 1878  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIR 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Nailer 
    Will 1892  Verona, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _TODO 10 Jan 1892  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID D8350C5252724F23B2506147C73FAE363550 
    Died 10 Jan 1892  [4, 5, 6
    • pneumonia
    Buried Aft 10 Jan 1892  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Allegheny Cemetery
      Section 33, Lot 181:

      CHARLIE HUNTER
      Born : Unknown Died: 1880
      Section: 33 Lot: 181 Grave: 1

      CHARLES E HUNTER
      Born : Unknown Died: 1883
      Section: 33 Lot: 181 Grave: 1

      SARAH ANN HUNTER
      Born : Unknown Died: 1910
      Section: 33 Lot: 181 Grave: 1

      THOMAS A HUNTER
      Born : Unknown Died: 1892
      Section: 33 Lot: 181 Grave: 1

      NORVAL HUNTER
      Born : Unknown Died: 1883
      Section: 33 Lot: 181 Grave: 1

      OLIVE M HUNTER
      Born : Unknown Died: 1878
      Section: 33 Lot: 181 Grave: 1
    Person ID I30  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2015 

    Father Hunter, James,   b. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Armstrong, Kate,   b. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1834 and 1844, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID D385E436470648F28D2677D2841FDD1287A8 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Porter, Sarah Ann,   b. 17 Feb 1838, Stowe Township, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1910, Oakmont, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1854  [7
    _UID 26DF82C940F14704ABB501B44F6C0CA24A16 
    Children 
     1. Hunter, William James,   b. 18 Apr 1855, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1912, Knoxville, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Hunter, Olive Marion,   b. 1857,   d. 28 Apr 1878  (Age 21 years)
     3. Hunter, John Porter,   b. 4 Jan 1859, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1914, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Hunter, George Elmer,   b. 8 Feb 1861, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1931  (Age 70 years)
     5. Hunter, Frank Milton,   b. 19 Jun 1863, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1943, La Jolla, San Diego Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Hunter, Thomas Armstrong Jr.,   b. 27 Jul 1865,   d. 21 Mar 1947  (Age 81 years)
     7. Hunter, Albert N.,   b. 4 Oct 1867, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1900-1910  (Age 42 years)
     8. Hunter, Sarah Mabel,   b. 11 Dec 1871, Verona, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1956  (Age 84 years)
     9. Hunter, Harry Homer,   b. 28 May 1874, Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1932  (Age 58 years)
     10. Hunter, Charles Edward,   b. 1879, June 4 1879 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1880  (Age 1 years)
     11. Hunter, Maud Eugenie,   b. Abt 1882,   d. 1 Jul 1956  (Age ~ 74 years)
     12. Hunter, Norville,   b. 19 Feb 1882,   d. Mar 1882  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    Hunter Road, Verona
    Hunter Road, Verona
    Photos of Hunter Road in the hills above Verona, where Thomas Armstrong Hunter lived
    Hunter Road, Verona
    Hunter Road, Verona
    Photos of Hunter Road in the hills above Verona, where Thomas Armstrong Hunter lived
    Hunter Road, Verona
    Hunter Road, Verona
    Photos of Hunter Road in the hills above Verona, where Thomas Armstrong Hunter lived
    The Thomas Armstrong Hunter home on Hunter Rd in the hills above Verona
    The Thomas Armstrong Hunter home on Hunter Rd in the hills above Verona
    Hunter material from Polly Cunningham
    Hunter material from Polly Cunningham
    Hunter material from Polly Cunningham (1)
    Hunter material from Polly Cunningham (1)
    Documents
    Hunter Thomas A amended subdivision plan, 1882
    Hunter Thomas A amended subdivision plan, 1882
    Hunter Thomas A subdivision plan, 1873 p. 1
    Hunter Thomas A subdivision plan, 1873 p. 1
    Hunter Thomas A subdivision plan, 1873 p. 2
    Hunter Thomas A subdivision plan, 1873 p. 2
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt.  Penn Township 1903
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt. Penn Township 1903
    1903 Map of Penn Township showing the heirs of Thomas Hunter still owning the Hunter land above Verona. Rt. Porter's land has apparently been sold. However, the south part of the map shows Mrs. J. Porter Heirs and John Porter.
    Headstones
    Hunter Plot at Allegheny Cemetery
    Hunter Plot at Allegheny Cemetery
    Plot: section 33
    Hunter Allegheny Cemetery Interment Cards
    Hunter Allegheny Cemetery Interment Cards
    Histories
    Agnew and Hunter Families
    Agnew and Hunter Families
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
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    Hunter material from Polly Cunningham
    Hunter material from Polly Cunningham
    FOLIOS
    Verona United Presbyterian Church Records
    Verona United Presbyterian Church Records
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1834 - County Tyrone, UK (Northern Ireland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 9 Oct 1855 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - 1859 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Reserve Township, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - Between 1864 and 1865 - Reserve Township, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTAX - 1865 - Reserve Township, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - 1865-1869 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1869 - Verona, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - Between 1877 and 1878 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - 1880 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1892 - Verona, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_TODO - 10 Jan 1892 - PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 10 Jan 1892 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt.  Penn Township 1903
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt. Penn Township 1903
    1903 Map of Penn Township showing the heirs of Thomas Hunter still owning the Hunter land above Verona. Rt. Porter's land has apparently been sold. However, the south part of the map shows Mrs. J. Porter Heirs and John Porter.
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt. in Penn Township, 1876
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt. in Penn Township, 1876
    1876 Map of Penn Township showing both Thomas Armstrong Hunter and Rt. Porter in close proximity in the north part of the township, in the hills above Verona.
    Hunter Thomas A Naturalization 1855.png
    Hunter Thomas A Naturalization 1855.png

    Headstones
    Hunter, Thomas Armstrong headstone
    Hunter, Thomas Armstrong headstone
    Plot: section 33

    Histories
    Hunter Thomas Armstrong bio
    Hunter Thomas Armstrong bio
    from History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. Chicago : A. Warner & Co., 1889 (found on Historic Pittsburgh web site)

    News
    Hunter Thomas Armstrong Obituary
    Hunter Thomas Armstrong Obituary
    Jan. 12, 1892 Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette

  • Notes 
    • Cushing, Thomas, History of Allegheny County, pp. 610-660.
      THOMAS ARMSTRONG HUNTER, nailer, Verona, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1835. His parents, James and Kate Hunter, died when he was small, and he was reared by his maternal grandfather, Armstrong. When fifteen years old he came to America, and was employed two years in a rolling-mill and nail-factory at Kittanning. In 1852 he went to Pittsburgh, and was employed for twenty years in the Duquesne Nail-works, during the last twelve years of which he was manager. In 1872 he went into the American Iron-works, where he has been foreman of the nail department for several years. In 1865 he bought a piece of ground near Verona, to which he moved his family four years later, and in 1872 he built the handsome residence he now occupies. He is a member of the Legion of Honor, and has always been a republican. In 1854 he married Sarah A. Porter, who was born in what is now Stowe township, daughter of James and Ann Porter, natives of Ireland. Mr. Hunter has nine children: William James, in Pittsburgh; John P., in Verona; George E., in Pittsburgh; Frank Milton, studying music in Florence, Italy; Thomas A., Albert, Sarah Mabel, Harry Homer and Maud Eugenie, at home. Olive Marion died when twenty-one years old, and Charles Edward and Norville died when less than a year old.


      from Peculiarities of American Cities: Pittsburg
      by Captain Willard Glazier -- 1885
      American Iron Works.
      The American Iron Works employ two thousand five hundred hands, and cover seventeen acres. They have a coal mine at their back door, and an iron mine on Lake Superior, and they make any and every difficult iron thing the country requires. Nothing is too ponderous, nothing too delicate and exact, to be produced.

      Nail Works. The nail works of the city are well worth seeing. In them a thousand nails a minute are manufactured, each nail being headed by a blow on cold iron. The noise arising from this work can only be described as deafening. In one nail factory two hundred different kinds of nails, tacks and brads are manufactured. The productions of these different factories and foundries amount in the aggregate to an almost incredible number and value, and embrace everything made of iron which can be used by man.

      reared by maternal grandfather Armstrong in Ireland

  • Sources 
    1. [S115] Buyer, Marilyn Patterson Stier.

    2. [S301] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Cushing, Thomas, (Chicago : A. Warner & Co., 1889), p. 625, [Q:3].

    3. [S620] Pittsburgh 1862 City Directory.

    4. [S564] Oakmont U.P. Church Register.

    5. [S624] Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette.

    6. [S760] Verona United Presbyterian Church Register.

    7. [S301] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Cushing, Thomas, (Chicago : A. Warner & Co., 1889).