Oliver Boardman Huntington

14 October 1823–7 February 1907 (Age 83)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Oliver Boardman

When Oliver Boardman Huntington was born on 14 October 1823, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, William Huntington Jr., was 39 and his mother, Zina Baker, was 37. He married Mary Melissa Neal on 17 August 1845, in Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States in 1850 and Springville Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 7 February 1907, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Boardman Huntington
Hannah Mendenhall Sanders
Marriage: 25 November 1852
Olive Hannah Huntington
Oliver Baker Huntington
Elizabeth Jane Huntington
Dimmick Huntington
William Huntington
Nellie Huntington
Presendia Huntington
Rachel Anna Huntington
Zina Baker Huntington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 4
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

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    Oliver Boardman Huntington - Autobiography

    Oliver B. Huntington, 1823-1909 Autobiography (1823-1839) Typescript, HBLL HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF OLIVER B. HUNTINGTON ALSO HIS TRAVELS AND TROUBLES WRITTEN BY HIMSELF I was born in Watertown, …

    Sources (84)

    • O B Huntington in household of Georg A Neal, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Oliver Baker Huntington in entry for Olive Hannah Childs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Oliver B Bunting, "United States Census, 1860"

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