Nancy Walker

27 May 1843–5 March 1893 (Age 49)
Broad Ford, Connellsville Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Walker was born on 27 May 1843, in Broad Ford, Connellsville Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Walker, was 39 and her mother, Anna Catherine Ruby, was 25. She married John Burwell Forbes on 7 February 1867, in McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mount Hope Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 5 March 1893, in Bellflower, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Bellflower, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Burwell Forbes
Nancy Walker
Marriage: 7 February 1867
Katherin Weltha Forbes
Charles John Forbes
Amanda Ellen Forbes
Jesse Warren Forbes
Maude Anna Forbes
Joseph Arthur Forbes
Ruby Jemima Forbes
George Green Forbes
Leslie Walker Forbes
Jessie Pearl Forbes

Spouse and Children

7 February 1867
McLean, Illinois, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Walker


    Anna Catherine Ruby




    George Walker


    Mary Walker



    Thomas Walker



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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)

  • Nancy Forbes in household of John B Forbes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Forbs in household of John B Forbs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Walker in household of John Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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