Abraham Hunt

25 December 1825–26 March 1884 (Age 58)
Reed, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Hunt was born on 25 December 1825, in Reed, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hunt, was 42 and his mother, Marianne Holmes, was 32. He married Elizabeth Barton in 1852, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 26 March 1884, in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sheley Cemetery, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Hunt
Martha Ann Barber
Marriage: 19 November 1868
Ida May Hunt
Ella Hunt
Charles Henry Hunt
William Benton Hunt
Martha Elizabeth Ann Hunt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1868Mahaska, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 18
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Abraham Hunt in entry for Martha Elizabeth Ann Hunt, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Abram Hunt, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Abraham Hunt in entry for Isaac A Hunt, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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