Rachel Walker

April 1860–1947 (Age 86)
Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Walker was born in April 1860, in Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Mark G. Walker, was 32 and her mother, Martha Hoyt, was 35. She married Herbert Henry Dockham about 1884, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Township 6, Franklin, Maine, United States in 1880. She died in 1947, in Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Henry Dockham
1860–1892
Rachel Walker
1860–1947
Marriage: about 1884
Grace Dockham
1886–1965

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1884
Maine, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1886

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Walker in household of Mark G Walker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Berry in household of Edwin Berry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rachal Berry in household of Maurice E Cary, "United States Census, 1920"

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