- From HGE - July 1986 Vol. V No. 19 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES Source: History of Putnam County, Indiana
Squire J. Hurst, member of the firm of Hurst Brothers, general merchants at Mount Meridian, was born in Greencastle Township June 4, 1851, a son of Jefferson Hurst, also of this county. He was reared and educated at home, and was married December 2, 1877, to Miss Alice Detro, born in Putnam County in 1857. They had one child - Thomas J., born March 17, 1879. Mrs. Hurst died November 16, 1880, and on March 10, 1887, Mr. Hurst was married to Alpha McAninch, who was born in Mill Creek Township in 1867. After his first marriage he was engaged in farming in Greencastle and Warren townships. November 20, 1885, he came to Mount Meridian and embarked in the mercantile trade with his brother, which business he still follows. Mr. Hurst owns a fine farm of 115 acres in Greencastle Township, and is one of the leading business men of the county. H also owns a good comfortable residence in Mount Meridian. p. 390.
Squire J. Hurst was buried in the Cloverdale, Indiana cemetery.