Walter Alexander Hunt

10 April 1892–
Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Alexander

When Walter Alexander Hunt was born on 10 April 1892, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, George William Hunt, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Jane Anderson, was 36. He married Bridget Theresa Gillerlane Moran on 23 November 1914, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He lived in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 18 years.

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Walter Alexander Hunt
Bridget Theresa Gillerlane Moran
Marriage: 23 November 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1914Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire
    Age 3
    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 31
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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 (7)

    • Walter A Hunt in household of George W Hunt, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Walter Hunt in household of George Hunt, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Walter Alexander Hunt, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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