Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker

19 May 1852–10 June 1910 (Age 58)
West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander Beckstead

When Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker was born on 19 May 1852, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Abraham Hunsaker, was 39 and his mother, Harriet Vernita Beckstead, was 20. He married Melissa Caroline Johnson on 29 November 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Alma, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 10 June 1910, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker
Melissa Caroline Johnson
Marriage: 29 November 1869
Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker Jr
Edgar Hunsaker
Polly May Hunsaker
Essie Vernisha Hunsaker
Jarvis Elbert Hunsaker
Edna Melissa Hunsaker
Abraham Leone Hunsaker
Hester Lila Hunsaker
Mary Ada Hunsaker
Grace Hunsaker
Velda Jean Hunsaker
Oral Hugh Hunsaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 2
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 16
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German Hunziker or of its German altered form Hunsicker . Compare Honsaker and Hunsucker .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker

    Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker, the first child of Harriet Beckstead and Abraham Hunsaker, was born on May 19, 1852 in Little Cottonwood, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, He spent most of his young …

    Sources (43)

    • Alexander Hunsaker in entry for Grace Hunsaker, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Alex James in household of Eliza Huntsucker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alezander Hunsaker in entry for Oral Hugh Hunsaker and Gladys May Bond, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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