Peter Huntsman

28 February 1839–4 February 1929 (Age 89)
Clark, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Huntsman was born on 28 February 1839, in Clark, Missouri, United States, his father, James Huntsman, was 37 and his mother, Mary Johnston, was 37. He married Jessie Powell on 13 November 1865, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 4 February 1929, in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Huntsman
Jessie Powell
Marriage: 13 November 1865
Fannie Huntsman
Mary Huntsman
Charles Huntsman
Alfred Dall Huntsman
Laura Huntsman
John William Huntsman
Susie Huntsman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1865Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): occupational name either for a hunter or a servant of a hunter, from a compound of Middle English hunte ‘the act of hunting’ (or Old English hunta ‘huntsman’) + man. In some cases the name may also arise from a late, unrecorded Old English personal name Huntmann, a compound of hunta + -mann.

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

    Story Highlight

    Peter Huntsman, Millard County Utah Sheriff

    Some days after his passing, February 5, 1929, this death notice appeared in the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: "RITES MARK PASSING OF PIONEER DEPUTY Special to The Tribune Ely, Nevada -- Funeral services were …

    Sources (35)

    • 1929 - Peter Huntsman, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
    • 1850 - Peter Huntsman in household of James Huntsman, "United States Census, Iowa"
    • Peter Huntsman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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