Caroline Amelia Walker

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

The Life 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 died in 1906, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alvers Powers
Caroline Amelia Walker
Marriage: January 1836
Freeman Powers
Salina Jane Powers
Hartwell Abner Powers
Joseph Walker Powers
Levi Osgood Powers
Caroline Laura Powers

Spouse and Children

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


    Freeman Powers


    Salina Jane Powers


    Hartwell Abner Powers


    Joseph Walker Powers


    Levi Osgood Powers


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Nathan Walker





    Albert Walker



    Chittenden Walker


    Selena Jerusha Walker




+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.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Walker in entry for Hartwell A Powers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Caroline Walker in entry for Hartwell A Powers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Caroline Walker in entry for Caroline Breen, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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