George L. Hunt is the efficient manager of the Florin Fruit Growers' Association, with headquarters at Florin, California. He accepted this position in February, 1902, and has been so capable in the management of the affairs of the association that its business has been continually growing.
Mr. Hunt is a native of York county, Ontario, born April 26, 1841, and is a son of Joseph J. and Emily (Lundy) Hunt, the former a native of England and the latter of Ontario, Canada. The subject of this review spent the days of his boyhood and youth in the place of his nativity and acquired a public school education there. Remaining at home until twenty-one years of age, he then went to Vancouver Island, in 1862, and spent some time in British Columbia. In the fall of 1866 he left the northern country for California and for a time was engaged in mining gold in Calaveras county, following that pursuit until the fall of 1872, in which year he came to Sacramento county, where he has since made his home. He was employed at farm labor for several years and in 1881 he settled on his ranch near Elk Grove, where he has since remained, owning here a half section of land which is devoted to agricultural pursuits and fruit growing. He continued the active management of his ranch until 1902 and made it a valuable property, the fields being well tilled, while the orchards returned excellent fruit crops and his products proved a very marketable commodity. In February, as before state, he assumed the management of the business of the Florin Fruit Growers' Association, and with headquarters at Florin he is now conducting this business. He has for a number of years been a member of the association and is now one of its directors.
Mr. Hunt is identified fraternally with Elk Grove Lodge No. 274, I. O. O. F. During the third of a century in which he has lived in this county he has gained a wide and favorable acquaintance, for in the varied relations of life he has displayed the sterling traits of character which commend him to the confidence and to the friendship and regard of all whom he meets either in a business way or socially.
Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II
The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine
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