Creator

Date Original

1856-1865

Description

This collection contains business papers of Peter Hanger.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Hanger was born March 29, 1807, in Boone County, Kentucky, to Frederick and Margaret Mathews Hanger. Peter came to Arkansas in 1834. In 1837, he served in the General Assembly as the representative from Chicot County. He moved to Little Rock in 1848. He had several business interests, including a government contract to carry mail by stagecoach and steamship throughout Arkansas. He was part owner of the Anthony House, a hotel in Little Rock, and was instrumental in organizing the first telegraph company in the state. On June 18, 1850, Peter married Matilda Cunningham, the daughter of Eliza and Dr. Matthew Cunningham, Little Rock's first mayor and one of the town's earliest physicians.Matilda died in 1865, and Peter married Ann M. Gaines on May 23, 1866. He died February 24, 1895, and was buried at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Kentucky

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.015

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Peter Hanger papers, SMC.008.015

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Peter Hanger papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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