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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]



Hunter, Samuel Benton, Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist, Kickapoo Chambers, Juliet Street, Stratford. Branches at Eltham, Kaponga, Manaia. Hawera, Patea, and Waverley, Each of these branches is under the care of a qualified dentist.

Mr. Samuel Benton Hunter was born in September, 1859, at New castle-on-Tyne, England, and was educated in America. He studied for his profession at Boston Dental College, qualified as a dentist in 1881, and commenced practice in Boston. Subsequently, Mr. Hunter graduated in medicine, at the University of Ohio, and took his M.D. degree in 1887. He came to New Zealand in 1899 as agent to the Kickapoo Medicine Company, and travelled throughout the colony. The agency was subsequently taken over by Messrs Kempthorne, Prosser and Co., and in 1900 Mr. Hunter founded his present business. In 1896 he married a daughter of Assistant Quarter-master General Albert Hatcher, of Bermuda, a retired officer, who served twenty-four years in the Royal Artillery, and has three sons and two daughters.

McAllister, photo.Mr. S. B. Hunter.

McAllister, photo.
Mr. S. B. Hunter.