Benjamin F Hunter

Brief Life History of Benjamin F

When Benjamin F Hunter was born on 16 November 1847, in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Hunter, was 24 and his mother, Phoebe Conklin, was 23. He married Margaret Elizabeth Van Gorder on 13 November 1872, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Falls, Falls Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 15 May 1901, in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53.

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Benjamin F Hunter
Margaret Elizabeth Van Gorder
Marriage: 13 November 1872
Annie Hunter
Ida Hunter
George B Hunter
William Hunter
Edith Hunter
Raymond Hunter

Sources (6)

  • Benjn Hunter in household of James Hunter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin H Hunter - Published information: Probate record or will: birth-name: Benjamin H Hunter
  • Benjamin Hunter in entry for Raymond Hunter and Helen M Cuddy, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

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1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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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