Josephine Elizabeth Walker

25 January 1870–1956 (Age 85)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine Elizabeth

When Josephine Elizabeth Walker was born on 25 January 1870, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Albert S. Walker, was 34 and her mother, Ann Coggeshall, was 30. She married George Irving Anthony on 29 October 1891, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States in 1920 and Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States in 1930. She died in 1956, at the age of 86, and was buried in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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George Irving Anthony
Josephine Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 29 October 1891
Ruth Elizabeth Anthony
Irving Walker Anthony
Henry Russell Anthony
Pauline Anthony
George Quinton Anthony

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  • Marriage
    29 October 1891Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 2
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire
    Age 25
    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Jeraphene Elizabeth Walker, "Rhode Island, State Births Index, 1819, 1852-1900"
    • Josephine Walker in household of Elizabeth Coggeshall, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Josephine Walker in entry for Irving W Anthony and Grace D Cozins, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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