Mary Asenath Huntington

31 May 1846–11 January 1909 (Age 62)
Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Asenath

When Mary Asenath Huntington was born on 31 May 1846, in Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States, her father, Oliver Boardman Huntington, was 22 and her mother, Mary Melissa Neal, was 21. She married Andrew Wood Cooley on 17 February 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 11 January 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Wood Cooley
1837–1887
Mary Asenath Huntington
1846–1909
Marriage: 17 February 1866
Clarissa Maretta Cooley
1867–1894
Andrew Benjamin Cooley
1869–1871
Melissa Bennetta Cooley
1871–1872
George William Cooley
1873–1874
Chester Neal Cooley
1876–1877
Ghesa Harold Cooley
1878–1880
May Asenath Cooley
1885–1918

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (7)

    1848
    Age 2
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 17
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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 (59)

    • Mary Cooly in household of Mary Neal, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Margaret in entry for Chester Neal Cooley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary A. Cooley in household of Mary M. Neal, "United States Census, 1900"

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