|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1880|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1967|
George Albert Huntsman, school teacher, farmer and sheep herder, was born 20 Nov 1880 at Hebron, Washington, Utah. His parents were Hyrum Ralston and Emeline Hunt Huntsman. He was the 7th of 10 children. His brothers and sisters were: Hyrum Ralston Jr., James William, Amos Pratt, Edwin, Edward, Emeline Sovina (Vina), Nancy Jane (Janey), Charles Arthur and Mary Elva (Mae).
George always said that he was a man without a town. He lived in the following Utah towns; Hebron, Thurber, Masa, Caineville, Quitchenpaw and Rochester, none of which exist by that name anymore, (only Ferron remains).
He graduated from Snow Academy, now Snow College. He taught school at Caineville, Quitchenpaw and the Emery County Academy for awhile. In Thurber his first school years were spent in a one room log school house.
George bought a farm at Rochester (later named Moore) and worked on the canal for G.W. Lang. He and Gene Minchey bought one of the 1st hay balers in the country. He was baling hay on the tithing lot and got his hand mashed in the baler, bad. Deby Cox was watching and lived close by, since he now had to see the doctor every day, and it was too far to travel with horse and buggy, he got to stay at the Fredrick Walter Cox home, for the recuperation time. Here he and Deby (Deborah Louisa Cox)got acquainted. They were married on 26 July 1906 in her father's home in Ferron. They had 3 children born to them; Cleon, Naone and Nila.
They first lived in Rochester and worked for Mr. Lang and then for L.C. Moore, who the town was later named for.
He sold his farm to his older brother and homesteaded a piece of land, where they lived in the summer, but moved into Ferron during the winter. They did this for 6 or 7 years. Then they bought another farm in Ferron where they lived the rest of their married lives. Besides farming he had a herd of sheep and was with them a lot of the time.
He was active in church and civic affairs. They enjoyed 60 years of married life together.
After a bad fall in his son's mechanic garage, where he broke his hip, his health continued to decline. He was admitted to the new Emery County Nursing Home in Ferron, and died there 7 July 1967.
Hyrum Ralston Huntsman (1843 - 1926)
Emeline Hunt Huntsman (1849 - 1929)
Deborah Louisa Cox Huntsman (1885 - 1974)
Cleon Huntsman (1910 - 1973)*
Naone Huntsman Fletcher (1915 - 2006)*
Hyrum Ralston Huntsman (1866 - 1944)*
James William Huntsman (1869 - 1869)*
Amos Pratt Huntsman (1870 - 1871)*
Edward Huntsman (1872 - 1872)*
Edwin Huntsman (1872 - 1872)*
Emeline Sovina Huntsman Potts (1876 - 1957)*
George Albert Huntsman (1880 - 1967)
Nancy Janey Huntsman Carrell (1883 - 1918)*
Charles Arthur Huntsman (1887 - 1891)*
Mary Elva Huntsman Singleton (1893 - 1976)*
Note: Utah State Sexton Record
Ferron City Cemetery
Plot: Blk12 lot12 grave01
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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