Mary Catherine Hunter

November 1840–15 September 1874 (Age 33)
Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Hunter was born in November 1840, in Orange, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Comfort Hunter, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Ann Bookstaver, was 38. She married Joseph Henry Clark on 1 March 1861. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Crawford, Orange, New York, United States for about 35 years. She died on 15 September 1874, in Orange, New York, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Clark
Mary Catherine Hunter
Marriage: 1 March 1861
Anna Louise Clark
Theodore Gilbert Clark
Jane Smith Clark
George Henry Clark

Spouse and Children

1 March 1861


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Comfort Hunter


    Hannah Ann Bookstaver





    Elizabeth Hunter


    Julia Ann Hunter


World Events (5)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 23

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Hunt , a Middle English secondary derivative formed with the addition of the agent noun suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary C Hunter in household of Hannah A Hunter, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary C Hunter in household of Hannah Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary C Clark in household of Ira Clark, "United States Census, 1870"

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