Francis Richmond Hunt

Male10 December 1847–22 February 1942

Brief Life History of Francis Richmond

When Francis Richmond Hunt was born on 10 December 1847, in Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Nelson Goodrich Hunt, was 23 and his mother, Emeline Albina Hunt, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Catherine Kate Amelia Cooper. He lived in Kings, New York, United States in 1920 and Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 22 February 1942, in Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in First Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Plains, Pequannock Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Francis Richmond Hunt
Catherine Kate Amelia Cooper
Hattie Louise Hunt
Mabel Emmaline Hunt
Charles Stanley Hunt
Merrill H Hunt

Sources (19)

  • Francis R Hunt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis R Hunt in household of Charles Lewyer, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Frank Hunt in entry for Mabel E. Hunt, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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World Events (8)


Age 14

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 25

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .

Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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