Francis Richmond Hunt

10 December 1847–22 February 1942 (Age 94)
Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life 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 married Katherine Kate A Cooper on 3 August 1870, in Pompton Plains, Pequannock Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 22 February 1942, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Francis Richmond Hunt
Katherine Kate A Cooper
Marriage: 3 August 1870
Hattie Louise Hunt
Mabel Emmaline Hunt
Charles Stanley Hunt
Adelaide Merrill Minerva Hunt

Spouse and Children

3 August 1870
Pompton Plains, Pequannock Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States


    Hattie Louise Hunt


    Mabel Emmaline Hunt



    Adelaide Merrill Minerva Hunt


Parents and Siblings

    Nelson Goodrich Hunt


    Emeline Albina Hunt





    David Nelson Hunt


    Elizabeth Hunt


    Addie M Hunt


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

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). 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 .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis R Hunt in household of Wilson G Hunt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frank Hunt in household of Nelson G Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank Hunt, "United States Census, 1900"

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