David Hunter was born on 27 February 1885 at Mary Place in the Cathcart district of Renfrewshire, which later became part of Glasgow. His parents were David and Helen (Walker) Hunter and his father was a journeyman dyer. By 1901 the family lived at 37 Carntyne Road in the Dennistoun district of Glasgow and David was an apprentice iron molder, molders worked in a foundry and poured molten iron from the furnace into molds.
David married Agnes Forsyth on 23 December 1910 at her parents home on 230 Holm Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the United Free Church. He was 25 years old, lived at 714 Pollokshaw Road, and was a journeyman iron molder.
When the 1911 census was enumerated David and Agnes lived at 50 Cramond Street in the Govanhill area of Glasgow and David was still working as an iron molder. At the time they had no children, but did have at least one daughter later.
By the time Agnes died in 1965, David had retired. He died in 1972 in the Rutherglen area of Glasgow and their daughter Helen Walker (Hunter) Gray was the informant for both of her parents deaths.
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Dennistoun; ED: 26; Page: 19; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_273
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Hunter, David (Census 1911 644/15 038/00 010)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1885 Hunter, David (Statutory Births 560/00 0064)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1910 Hunter, David - Forsyth, Agnes (Statutory Marriages 644/10 1570)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1972 Hunter, David (572/00 0301)