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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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C. F. Hulbert.

Prominent among the leading and representative citizens of Adair county is C. F. Hulbert, a lumber dealer of Fontanelle.  In his business career he displays a spirit of initiative combined with energy and determination that enables him to carry forward to successful completion whatever he undertakes.  Adair county is proud to number him among her native sons.  He was born in Washington township, October 22, 1869, a son of James H. and Mary L. (Dunlap) Hulbert, more extended mention of whom is made on another page of this work.

C. F. Hulbert was reared in his parents' home and passed through consecutive grades in the public schools of Fontanelle until he had completed the high-school course.  This he supplemented with a business course in Western Normal College at Shenandoah, Iowa, and when his textbooks were put aside he returned to Fontanelle and entered his father's office, there to receive practical business training in the management of important interests.

In 1895 Mr. Hulbert was united in marriage to Miss Helen Spindler, of Fontanelle, a native of West Virginia.  After their marriage they spent a year and a half upon the home farm and then came to Fontanelle, where in company with D. Carver, Mr. Hulbert engaged in the lumber business, becoming a partner in the firm of Carver & Hulbert.  After two years, however, he sold out to his partner and subsequently purchased the lumber business of D. U. Dunlap.  He then removed the lumberyard to its present location and has erected a good modern business building, the largest in Fontanelle.  At that time his father and W. J. Johnston were associated with him under the style of the J. H. Hulbert Lumber Company.  In 1907 C. F. Hulbert acquired the interests of his partners in the business, thus becoming sole proprietor of an enterprise which is one of the large and important commercial interests of Fontanelle and which is bringing him a substantial measure of success.

Mr. Hulbert is a member of Fontanelle Lodge, No. 138, F. & A. M., and exemplifies the beneficent spirit of the craft.  He also has membership in St. John's Chapter, No. 73, R. A. M., at Greenfield, and in Des Moines Valley Consistory No. 3, A. A. S. R., Za-Ga-Zig Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Des Moines, and Fontanelle Lodge, No. 250, I. O. O. F.  His wife is identified with the Order of the Eastern Star, the ladies auxiliary of Masonry, and is a member of the Congregational church.  His political indorsement is given to the democratic party.



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