William Davidson Hunter

30 March 1840–7 March 1909 (Age 68)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Davidson

When William Davidson Hunter was born on 30 March 1840, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Snadden Hunter, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Davidson, was 29. He married Emma Freeman on 27 September 1861, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 March 1909, in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Davidson Hunter
1840–1909
Emma Freeman
1842–1919
Marriage: 27 September 1861
William Freeman Hunter
1863–1941
Joseph Alexander Hunter
1865–1880
John Thomas Hunter
1867–1868
Betsy Alice Hunter
1868–1949
George D Hunter
1872–1935
Emma Marie Hunter
1875–1922

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1861Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 3
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    1863
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Hunt
    Huntress

    Story Highlight

    First Christmas in Cedar City, 1852

    Henry Lunt was one of the few men and women classed to settle Cedar City. From his journal, we learn about what Christmas was like in 1852 – just the second Christmas this town had celebrated together …

    Sources (22)

    • Wm Hunter in household of Josh Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Hunter in entry for James Lemuel Dorrity and Emma Maria Hunter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Hunter in entry for Wm. F. Hunter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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