John Albert Hunt

Male6 January 1831–15 December 1906

Brief Life History of John Albert

When John Albert Hunt was born on 6 January 1831, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Hunt, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Burgoyne, was 43. He married Mary Ann Rudd on 25 February 1856, in Cumberland, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He immigrated to Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia in 1849 and lived in La Ballona Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died on 15 December 1906, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Albert Hunt
Mary Ann Rudd
Marriage: 25 February 1856
Elizabeth Hunt
Eliza Hunt
Emma Hunt
Liesa Hunt
Sarah Hunt
Sarah E. Hunt
Lulu Hunt
Jack Hunt
Mary Ann " Molly" HUNT
John Albert " Jack" Hunt
Charles Augustus Hunt
Clara Hunt
Lulu Viola Hunt
Josephine "Josie" Hunt

Sources (30)

  • John Hunt in entry for Josiephene van Tress, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Hunt, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1856Cumberland, Queensland, Australia
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

    Age 19

    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.


    Age 32

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

    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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