Wilton Hezekiah Hunt

March 1877–19 November 1962 (Age 85)
Burnham, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Wilton Hezekiah

When Wilton Hezekiah Hunt was born in March 1877, in Burnham, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Hezekiah W Hunt, was 51 and his mother, Caroline Reynolds, was 39. He married Villa W Watson on 1 February 1897, in Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 November 1962, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Burnham Village Cemetery, Burnham, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Wilton Hezekiah Hunt
Villa W Watson
Marriage: 1 February 1897
Fayne C Hunt
Beryl Ruth Hunt
Doris T. Hunt
Clayton William Hunt
Kenneth Martin Hunt
Evelyn M Hunt
Norman Earl Hunt
Orman P Hunt
Marie Elizabeth Hunt

Spouse and Children

1 February 1897
Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine, United States


    Fayne C Hunt


    Beryl Ruth Hunt


    Doris T. Hunt


    Clayton William Hunt



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 21

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Wilton H Hunt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilton Hunt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Hunt in household of Hezekiah Hunt, "United States Census, 1880"

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