The following data is extracted from Hunter Family History.
JOHN HUNTER: mechanical engineer; b. Girvan, Scotland, Aug. 11, 1866; s. John and Elizabeth (Templeton) H.; educ. Ayr. Acad., and Hawthorne Acad., London; m. Minnie L. Templeton, of Detroit, Mich., Jan. 18, 1899. Apprentice in Mech. Engring., Ayr., 1881-86; sea going engr., 1886-95; Sr. 1st Asst. Engr. steamship St. Louis, Am. Line, New York 1895-98; Chief Engr., steamship St. Paul, 1898-1906; Chief Engineer Union Electric Light & Power Co., St. Louis, 1905-17; Chief Engr. Heine Boiler Co., 1923-24; now Consulting Engr. Chief Engr. with rank of Lt., steamship St. Paul, under Capt. Sigsbee, during Spanish-Am. War, May-Sept. 1898; awarded 3 medals; apptd. rep. of Emergency Fleet Corpn., Nov. 10, 1917, in charge building 150 5,000 ton vessels, Newark Bay, N.J.; naval constr., Standard Shipbuilding Corpn., Shooters Island, N.Y., Jan. 1918-. mem. jury of awards, San Francisco Expn., 1915, mem. Am. Soc., M.E. Nat. Electric Light Ass'n., Uniform Boiler Law Society; past pres. Eng. Club, Caledonian Soc. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason (Shriner). Clubs: Circle, St. Louis Ry., Caledonian Soc. Engineers. Mem. Prime Movers Com. Home: Webster Groves, Mo.
Source: Hunter Family History