John H. Walker

Male1842–16 June 1907

Brief Life History of John H.

When John H. Walker was born in 1842, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Algernon Sydney Walker, was 31 and his mother, Malvina M McReynolds, was 29. He lived in Allen, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 16 June 1907, at the age of 65, and was buried in Allen, Kentucky, United States.

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Algernon Sydney Walker
Malvina M McReynolds
W. V. Walker
Elbridge Gerry Walker
Sarah H. Walker
David C. Walker
Martha Ann Walker
Robert Walker
John H. Walker
Jacob B Walker MD
Algernon Sidney Walker Jr
Mary G Walker
Melvina J Walker
Queen Walker

Sources (6)

  • John H Walker in household of Margret M Atwood, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John H. Walker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 8

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Age 19

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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