Mrs. Huntress also served as the town historian for Gouverneur. During her career as a historian, Mrs. Huntress took a census of the Gouverneur cemeteries. She also wrote a history of one room school houses in St. Lawrence.
Mrs. Huntress was a teacher at Canton ATI and throughout the Gouverneur school system. She served as principal of the Balmat grade school and prior to retiring in 1971, was a junior high English teacher at Gouverneur Central.
In 1981, Mrs. Huntress received the "Citizen of the Year" award presented by Wainwright Post 6338, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in recognition for her years of dedicated service to Gouverneur and the surrounding areas.