Wortham Walker

16 January 1886–1941 (Age 54)
Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Wortham

When Wortham Walker was born on 16 January 1886, in Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Marcellus Theodore "Tellie" Walker, was 31 and his mother, Novella Lester, was 32. He married Tessora " Tessie" Willie Lee on 30 October 1909, in Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 4, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1941. He died in 1941, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Rehoboth Cemetery, Dyer, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wortham Walker
1886–1941
Tessora " Tessie" Willie Lee
1891–1961
Marriage: 30 October 1909
Mamie Louise Walker
1910–1997
Flora Dell Walker
1912–1969
Frances Luella Walker
1914–1989

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1909Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1890 · Woman's Suffrage
    Age 4
    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 15
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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 (12)

    • Wortham Walker in entry for Mamie Louise Walker, "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912"
    • Wortham Walker in household of Tellie Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Wortham Walker in entry for James Andrew Clement and Frances Luella Walker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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