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Dr John Dickenson Huntington

Dr John Dickenson Huntington

Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 15 Sep 1900 (aged 73)
Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Plot K-25
Memorial ID 100115244 · View Source
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Son of William Huntington and Zina Baker

Married Adelaide L. Danks, 8 March 1851, Watertown, Jefferson, New York

Children - William S. Huntington, John Frederick Huntington

Obituary - Death of One of Watertown’s Oldest and Best Known Citizens

Dr. John D. Huntington, one of the men whose memory is stamped upon the history of Watertown from village until the present time, passed away at 8:30 Saturday morning, at his home on the corner of State and Hamilton streets, after an illness of many months, and after a life of usefulness extended beyond the ordinary limits of a human career.

He was a native of the town of Watertown, and has been a resident of the city over 50 years, during 40 of which he practiced dentistry in the same place, and, ever ready to adopt any practical application to the demands of progress, kept himself well abreast of the times in this as in the other changes which have come so rapidly to the world during the period of his life. He never grew old, and never lost interest in the young, to whom he was always glad to be both companion and friend.

John D. Huntington was born in the town of Watertown, near Burrville, Feb. 11, 1827. His father, William Huntington, came into the Black River country from Connecticut in 1804, in company with his father’s family, consisting of six brothers and one sister, the late Mrs. Joseph Kimball, Dyer Huntington was the second son of this family.

The grandfather of Dr. Huntington located on a farm on the Gotham road, now known as the Taylor and Ball farms, adjoining the farm of A. P. Sigourney’s father. The grandfather, William Huntington, Sr. after the war of 1812, moved to the place now known as Huntingtonville, where he engaged extensively in manufacturing and milling. The father of deceased moved west in 1835. After the death of his parents John D. Huntington returned to Watertown in the fall of 1848.

In 1851 Dr. Huntington was married to Miss Adelaide L. Danks. Their children are Dr. W.S. Huntington, president of the Ornamite Veneer Company, and Dr. J. F. Huntington, one of the leading practicing dentists of Watertown.

Besides his wife and sons, Dr. Huntington is also survived by a brother, Oliver, and a sister, Mrs. Z. D. J. Young, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, September 19, 1900, Page 7, Image 7

Gravesite Details This is an unmarked grave.




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