William Henry Looker

MaleJanuary 1815–19 August 1900

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Looker was born in January 1815, in New York, United States, his father, John Looker, was 46 and his mother, Julia Ellis, was 25. He married Louisa Minerva Hatch on 30 December 1841. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Athens Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 19 August 1900, in Otto Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Saegertown, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Looker
Louisa Minerva Hatch
Marriage: 30 December 1841
Delila Looker
Nancy Looker
David Looker
James Oscar Looker
Helen Marilla Looker
Mary Looker
John Carlton Looker
Ella Viola Looker
Eunice Looker
Robert Ellsworth Looker

Sources (7)

  • Henry Luker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Looker in entry for Mary C Lines, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Henry Looker, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1841
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 12

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 31

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Luker , an occupational name for one who looks after something, such as a shepherd or farm bailiff.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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