William Clark Huntington

5 October 1840–30 April 1896 (Age 55)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Clark

When William Clark Huntington was born on 5 October 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, William Dresser Huntington, was 22 and his mother, Caroline Clark, was 21. He married Emma Elizabeth Boyer on 27 October 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 30 April 1896, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clark Huntington
1840–1896
Emma Elizabeth Boyer
1844–1874
Marriage: 27 October 1865
Austin Hontz Huntington
1866–1866
Emma Catherine Huntington
1867–1867
Elfie Caroline Huntington
1868–1949
William Otto Huntington
1870–1871
Lucia Viola Huntington
1872–1926

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

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    Siblings

    (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    1846
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 17
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from any of various places called Huntington, most of which are named with Old English huntena, the genitive plural form of hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’, + dūn ‘hill’ or tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Some, however, may have Old English hunting ‘hunting’ as the initial element, while others may derive from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan), perhaps with Old English connective -ing-, + tūn. The surname may also arise from Huntingdon (Huntingdonshire), which derives from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan) or Old English hunta (genitive huntan) + dūn.History: A prominent American family of this name were founded by Simon Huntington, who himself never saw the New World, for he died in 1633 on the voyage to Boston, where his widow settled with her children. Their descendants include Jabez Huntington (1719–86), a wealthy West Indies trader, and Samuel Huntington (1731–96), who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Collis Potter Huntington (1821–1900) was an American railway magnate. Beginning with little education or money, he made a huge fortune, some of which he left to his nephew, Henry Huntington (1850–1927), who used the money to establish the Huntington library and art gallery in CA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Hunt

    Sources (13)

    • William Huntingdon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William C Huntington in entry for Joseph Daniel Bagley and Elfie C Huntington, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William C. Huntington in entry for Della H Stevenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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