Wortham Walker

Male16 January 1886–1941

Brief Life History 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
Tessora " Tessie" Willie Lee
Marriage: 30 October 1909
Mamie Louise Walker
Flora Dell Walker
Frances Luella Walker

Sources (13)

  • Wortham Walker in household of Augustus T Walker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wortham Walker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Wortham Walker, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1909Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    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.

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