Martha Zina Huntington

19 January 1844–5 April 1883 (Age 39)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Zina

When Martha Zina Huntington was born on 19 January 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Dimick Baker Huntington, was 35 and her mother, Fanny Maria Allen, was 33. She married Edmund Paul on 16 July 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 5 April 1883, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Paul
1840–1926
Martha Zina Huntington
1844–1883
Marriage: 16 July 1864
Fannie Elizabeth Paul
1865–1961
Zina Prescinda Paul
1867–1869
Edmund Allen Paul
1869–1938
Georgianna Frances Paul
1873–1888
Susan Julia Paul
1876–1877
Martha Priscilla Paul
1880–1956
Richard Huntington Paul
1883–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 12
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from any of various places called Huntington, most of which are named with Old English huntena, the genitive plural form of hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’, + dūn ‘hill’ or tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Some, however, may have Old English hunting ‘hunting’ as the initial element, while others may derive from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan), perhaps with Old English connective -ing-, + tūn. The surname may also arise from Huntingdon (Huntingdonshire), which derives from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan) or Old English hunta (genitive huntan) + dūn.History: A prominent American family of this name were founded by Simon Huntington, who himself never saw the New World, for he died in 1633 on the voyage to Boston, where his widow settled with her children. Their descendants include Jabez Huntington (1719–86), a wealthy West Indies trader, and Samuel Huntington (1731–96), who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Collis Potter Huntington (1821–1900) was an American railway magnate. Beginning with little education or money, he made a huge fortune, some of which he left to his nephew, Henry Huntington (1850–1927), who used the money to establish the Huntington library and art gallery in CA.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Hunt

    Sources (22)

    • Martha Huntington in entry for Martha Priscilla Purser, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha Huntington in household of Dimick Huntington, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martha Z Paul in entry for Susan G Paul, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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