Walter Cross Walker

5 June 1801–7 August 1867 (Age 66)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Walter Cross

When Walter Cross Walker was born on 5 June 1801, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Kennoway Walker, was 36 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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18 April 1833
Utica, Oneida, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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.

Age 14

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""""."""

Age 19

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 (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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Story Highlight

Kennoway Walker Family... Ancestry Research A missing Walker found ________________________________________ This article was written for the Ja …

Sources (3)

  • Walter Walker in entry for Elizabeth Cowan, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Walter Walker in entry for William J Cowan and Lizzie Walker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Walter Walker in entry for William J Cowan and Lizzie Walker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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