Fletcher Ellis Hunt

Brief Life History of Fletcher Ellis

When Fletcher Ellis Hunt was born on 5 September 1882, in Whitewater, Franklin Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, John Hunt, was 45 and his mother, Emily Ellis, was 36. He married Martha Eva Daniels on 21 February 1906. He lived in United States in 1949 and Avondale, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1950. He died on 19 March 1971, in Adair, Adair, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Sunny Hill Cemetery, Adair, Iowa, United States.

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Fletcher Ellis Hunt
1882–1971
Martha Eva Daniels
1885–1977
Marriage: 21 February 1906

Sources (19)

  • Fletcher E Hunt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Fletcher Hunt, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Fletcher Ellis Hunt, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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