Walter Cross Walker

Brief Life History of Walter Cross

When Walter Cross Walker was born on 5 June 1801, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Kennoway Walker, was 37 and his mother, Elisabeth Cross, was 28. He married Isabella Murray on 18 April 1833, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 August 1867, in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada.

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Walter Cross Walker
Isabella Murray
Marriage: 18 April 1833
Mary Davis Walker
Isabella Walker
George Lockhart Walker
Walter Scott Walker
Robert Burns Walker
James Murray Walker
Allan Stevenson Walker
William Tower Walker
Elizabeth Craig Walker

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  • Walter Walker, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938
  • Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1948

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1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

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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