From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 461
Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hulburt. Frank D. Hulburt, an accomplished physician and surgeon of Reedsburg, was born in Loganville, Wis., Dec. 23, 1858, the son of David Barns and Josephine (Van Scoter) Hulburt, pioneer settlers of the town of Westfield, Sauk County. Dr. Hulburt represented a very old family of Colonial America, and was nine generations removed from Thomas Hulburt, immigrant ancestor, who came to America in 1835, and settled at Saybrook, Conn., through John, David, David, Jr., David 3rd, Rev. David 4th, James Harvey, and David Barns, his father. His paternal grandmother, Lydia Peters Hulburt was the daughter of Joseph Phelps and Lydia (Day) Peters, her father having been a soldier of the Revolutionary War. Joseph Phelps Peters was the son of Col. John and Lydia (Phelps) Peters, the former a descendant of John Peters who immigrated from Devon, England, the latter from William Phelps, who come from Tukesburg, Glouchester, England, and founded Dorchester, Mass.
After becoming a registered pharmacist, Dr. Hulburt attended and graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago in February, 1884. He began his practice at Loganville and removed to Reedsburg two years later, where he was to complete forty-four years of service in his profession. During the early years he was a typical country doctor, and hundreds of rural calls were made by horse and carriage, and horse and cutter, no degree of storm or cold keeping him from his patients when they called for him. Bearing evidence to his energy as a physician is the fact that in Dr. Hulburt's office was installed the first telephone in Reedsburg. He took an active interest in local history, and was associated somewhat with the late H. E. Cole in his Sauk County History, and was deeply interested in this volume at the time of his death, which occurred July 2, 1928.
Frank David Hulburt was united in marriage on February 13, 1887, to Miss Mina Markee. This lady was born March 25, 1866, in Reedsburg, Wis., daughter of Ash Engle and Caroline (Seeley) Markee.
Her people were very early settlers of Reedsburg, and her father was a descendant of William Markey, revolutionary soldier; her mother, daughter of Austin and Mary (Kent) Seeley, was a granddaughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Webster) Seeley and Hollis and Catherine (Oakes) Kent.
To Doctor and Mrs. Hulburt were born two sons, Arthur Markee and Milton Frank. Arthur Markee, a successful insurance solicitor of Reedsburg, was educated in the Universities of Valparaiso and Wisconsin. He married July 12, 1924, Miss Vivian Rhodes, daughter of Dr. Edson and Emma (Adams) Rhodes. She is a gifted musician, and for several years prior to her marriage was music supervisor in the Reedsburg public schools. Milton Frank attended the University of Wisconsin, and entered the U. S. Army during the World War.
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