Algernon Sidney Walker Jr

Male7 June 1848–13 October 1919

Brief Life History of Algernon Sidney

When Algernon Sidney Walker Jr was born on 7 June 1848, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, his father, Algernon Sydney Walker, was 37 and his mother, Malvina M McReynolds, was 35. He married Grace Evelyn McGoodwin in 1878, in Simpson, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Magisterial District 2 South Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 13 October 1919, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Algernon Sidney Walker Jr
Grace Evelyn McGoodwin
Marriage: 1878
James Lafayette Walker
Algernon Sidney Walker
David Albert Walker
Queen Evelyn Walker

Sources (15)

  • Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Algernon Sidney Walker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A.s. Walker in entry for James L. Walker and Lethe May Rowley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    1878Simpson, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 2

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


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 19

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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