Alfred Porter Hunt

October 1899–29 November 1982 (Age 83)
Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alfred Porter

When Alfred Porter Hunt was born in October 1899, in Martin, Indiana, United States, his father, Marshall H Hunt, was 44 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cannon, was 38. He married Florence Chattin about 1927, in Indiana, United States. He lived in Rutherford Township, Martin, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 29 November 1982, in Loogootee, Martin, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Porter Hunt
1899–1982
Florence Chattin
1909–1998
Marriage: about 1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1927
Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Marshall H Hunt

    Male1855–1931Male

    Mary Elizabeth Cannon

    Female1861–1932Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 7

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). 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 .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Porter Hunt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James P Hunt in household of Marshall Hunt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Porter J Hunt, "United States Census, 1940"

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