Edward Hunter

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Hunter was born on 22 June 1793, in Newtown Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward Hunter, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Maris, was 37. He married Ann Standley on 30 September 1830, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in West Nantmeal Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1827 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1841. He registered for military service in 1822. In 1844, his occupation is listed as regent of university of nauvoo in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He died on 16 October 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Edward Hunter
Laura Lovina Shimer
Marriage: 1844
Caroline Rosealy Hunter
Rodolph Edward Shimer Hunter
William Wallace Hunter
Oscar Fitzallen Shimer Hunter
Laura Lovina Hunter

Sources (88)

  • Edward Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward Hunter, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Edward Hunter, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).

Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.

History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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

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