"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies

Ulric Wilson Gunter
1888 - ??

Lumber dealer - born to W. T. (William Thomas) and Mary Rees Gunter in bedford County Tennessee on August 22, 1888 was U.W. Gunter whose ancestry was German. His paternal grandparents were William Wilson & Elizabeth (Ramsey) Gunter; hismaternal grandparents were Thomas & Catherine (Petty) Rees. He was educated in the public schools of shelbyvile, TN. Member of the Chapter M of the Rotary Club; member of the First Christian Church.

Mr. Gunter is the owner and operator of one of the largest lumber concerns in middle Tennessee. He is also the owner of the Gunter Building of Shelbyville one of the largest - covering a half-city block. He takes an active interest in all civic affairs and has done much for the city of Shelbyville and Bedford County. He comes from a pioneer stock of people, who settled here in the the early days. He is one of Tennessee's outstanding citizens. He has also traveled extensively.

He married Lillie Green on January 3, 1909, and is the father of one child, Margaret Gunter-Hamilton of birmingham; he also has one grandaughter, Margaret Gunter Hamilton. Mrs. Gunter is also one of Shelbyville's outstanding women, taking an active part in all church and civic affairs and social welfare work. She was born at Shelbyville, March 27, 1886.
Prominent Tennesseans 1940

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