"John Hunter, Clerk of the Town of Kincardine, was born in Scotland in 1834. He is the son of Archibald Hunter, the pioneer of the Town of Durham, Grey County, where he settled with his family in 1841.
The subject of the sketch having received the best education obtainable in the schools of those days, went to Goderich in 1852; and after being engaged in trade there for several years, came to Kincardine in 1857, and has since resided in that place.
During his residence in Kincardine, Mr. Hunter has held a number of offices of public trust in connection with both town and township. He has been a J.P. since 1860, and now for many years Clerk of the municipality of the Town of Kincardine; his business also embracing a general agency for a number of fire and life insurance companies and loan societies.
Mr. Hunter is a gentleman whose attention to the duties of his position has earned for him the reputation of a most courteous and efficient public officer."
Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce