David Oran Huntsman

24 July 1851–27 December 1907 (Age 56)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of David Oran

When David Oran Huntsman was born on 24 July 1851, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, James William Huntsman, was 44 and his mother, Hannah Davis, was 35. He married Emeline Davis Bray on 29 August 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 December 1907, in Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Pioneer Hill Cemetery, Overton, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Oran Huntsman
Emeline Davis Bray
Marriage: 29 August 1870
James William Huntsman
David Lorenzo Huntsman
Florence Edna Huntsman
Tacy Paralee Huntsman
Alonzo Howard Huntsman
Luna Amelia Huntsman
Hyrum Ellis Huntsman
Edwin Samuel Huntsman
Frank Robert Huntsman
Julius Andrew Huntsman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Nevada is the 36th state.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 15
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): occupational name either for a hunter or a servant of a hunter, from a compound of Middle English hunte ‘the act of hunting’ (or Old English hunta ‘huntsman’) + man. In some cases the name may also arise from a late, unrecorded Old English personal name Huntmann, a compound of hunta + -mann.

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

    Story Highlight

    The Huntsman Ranch at Kane Springs, Nevada - Up the Meadow Wash near Moapa

    Edit Story Note to story: We tried to visit the ranch on Christmas Eve 2017 and were unable to drive down into the place. The floods a few years ago wrecked havoc on the roads and it looks like some …

    Sources (21)

    • David Huntsman in entry for Frank Robert Huntsman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • David Huntsman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • David Huntsman in entry for Julius Andrew Huntsman and Pauline Maud Miller, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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