Walter Abram Huntley

Male12 May 1850–27 March 1892

Brief Life History of Walter Abram

When Walter Abram Huntley was born on 12 May 1850, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Huntley, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Jane Lytle, was 28. He married Laura Jane Dyke on 15 December 1872, in Sauk, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sandy Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 27 March 1892, in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Abram Huntley
Laura Jane Dyke
Marriage: 15 December 1872
Frank Huntley
George F Huntley
Samuel Huntley
Nellie Huntley
Raymond Huntley
Alma Rose Huntley
Gladys Huntley

Sources (12)

  • Walter Huntley in household of Samuel Huntley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Walter A. Huntley, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Walter A Huntley, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1872Sauk, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 4

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 13

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Huntley in Gloucestershire, from Old English hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’ (see Hunt ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Occasionally the name may arise from Huntley in Staffordshire, of the same etymology, but there is no medieval evidence that this gave rise to a surname.

    Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1 above. Huntly in Aberdeenshire was named for a medieval Earl of Huntly who took his title from the Borders placename, and is not the source of the surname.

    English: occasionally perhaps a habitational name from Huntley in Preston on Wye (Herefordshire), first recorded in 1290 as a surname, (de) Huntelaw. The placename derives from Old English hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’.

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

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