Henrietta Spencer

5 March 1839–1 January 1886 (Age 46)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Henrietta

When Henrietta Spencer was born on 5 March 1839, her father, Matthias Freeman Spencer, was 34 and her mother, Amelia Brown, was 34. She married Edward Hunter on 20 November 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 1 January 1886, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Hunter
1793–1883
Henrietta Spencer
1839–1886
Marriage: 20 November 1856
Amelia Spencer Hunter
1859–
Helen Hannah Hunter
1863–1865
Edward Bishop Hunter
1866–1936

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 9
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 17
    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 (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Spence
    Spenser
    Spender

    Sources (11)

    • Henrietta Hunter in household of Edward Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Henrietta in entry for Ellen Hannah Hunter, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Henrietta in entry for Ellen Hannah Hunter, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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