Clark Allen Huntington

6 December 1831–16 November 1896 (Age 64)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Clark Allen

When Clark Allen Huntington was born on 6 December 1831, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Dimick Baker Huntington, was 23 and his mother, Fanny Maria Allen, was 21. He married Rosanna Galloway on 8 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in California, United States in 1870 and Silver Reef, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 16 November 1896, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clark Allen Huntington
1831–1896
Rosanna Galloway
1834–1901
Marriage: 8 February 1857
Clark Allen Huntington Jr.
1857–1918
Charles Huntington
1868–1868
Sarah Huntington
1859–1864
Rosanna Eleanor Huntington
1860–1936
Lot A. Huntington
1863–1866
Sarah Huntington
1864–1869
Alexander Wiley Huntington
1866–1932
Seldom Cherry Huntington
1871–1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 17
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 19
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

    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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    Clark Allen Huntington - Life Story

    Clark Allen Huntington “Al” was the son of Dimick Baker Huntington and Fannie Marie Allen. His family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, when he was still very young. He was bap …

    Sources (33)

    • C A Huntington, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Clark A Huntington in entry for Clark Allen Huntington and Lillian Isabella Garrison, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Clark A in entry for Lott A Huntingdon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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