Caroline Amelia Walker

27 April 1820–1906 (Age 85)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline Amelia

When Caroline Amelia Walker was born on 27 April 1820, in New York, United States, her father, Nathan Walker, was 43 and her mother, Wealthy Tupper, was 40. She married Joseph Alvers Powers in January 1836, in Smith, Lesser Slave River No.124, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Canada in 1886 and lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died in 1906, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alvers Powers
1808–1879
Caroline Amelia Walker
1820–1906
Marriage: January 1836
Freeman Powers
1841–1870
Salina Jane Powers
1842–
Hartwell Abner Powers
1844–1919
Joseph Walker Powers
1848–1932
Levi Osgood Powers
1853–
Caroline Laura Powers
1855–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1836Smith, Lesser Slave River No.124, Alberta, Canada
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 7
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1846
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Walcher
    Waker
    Fuller
    Walke
    Walck

    Sources (11)

    • Caroline Walker in entry for Hartwell A Powers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Cartine Bowns in household of Michel Brien, "Canada Census, 1901"
    • Caroline in entry for Henry Adams and Selina Jane Powers, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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