Leonard Hunter

Brief Life History of Leonard

When Leonard Hunter was born on 25 January 1827, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Simon Hunter, was 40 and his mother, Alice Sedgwick, was 38. He married Amy Dew on 27 February 1851, in Huron, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 2 June 1895, in Usborne Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Leonard Hunter
Amy Dew
Marriage: 27 February 1851
Alice Hunter
Jane Jennie Hunter
Ann Hunter
Simon Hunter
Martha Hunter
Robert Hunter
John Leonard Hunter
Agnes Hunter
Fanny Hunter

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  • Leonard Hunter, "Canada, Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Sunard Hunter, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Leonard Hunter, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).

Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.

History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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

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