William A. Hunsaker

Male2 May 1854–28 April 1888

Brief Life History of William A.

When William A. Hunsaker was born on 2 May 1854, in Liberty, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John Brown Hunsaker, was 50 and his mother, Annica Funk, was 39. He married Josephine Smith on 2 October 1880, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 28 April 1888, in Mansfield, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Mansfield, Wright, Missouri, United States.

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William A. Hunsaker
Josephine Smith
Marriage: 2 October 1880
Atlas Leroy Hunsaker
Henry Oscar Hunsaker
Orval Logan Hunsaker
Elmer Andrew Hunsaker
Arthur Clifton Hunsaker

Sources (11)

  • William Husat in household of John Hirsch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William A. Haunsacker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William A. Hunsaker, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1880Pike, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 2

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 9

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


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German Hunziker or of its German altered form Hunsicker . Compare Honsaker and Hunsucker .

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

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