Josephine Elizabeth Walker

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

29 October 1891
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States




    Henry Russell Anthony


    Pauline Anthony


    George Quinton Anthony


Parents and Siblings


    Ann Coggeshall




    Still Born Walker


    Marion Roberta Walker


    John Coggeshall Walker


    Andrew Walker



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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 (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)

  • Josephine Anthony in household of George I Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine E Anthony in household of George G Anthony, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine E Anthony in household of George I Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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