Minnie Bell Walker

Female3 June 1893–20 January 1918

Brief Life History of Minnie Bell

When Minnie Bell Walker was born on 3 June 1893, in Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph F. Walker, was 30 and her mother, Annie M. Luscomb, was 24. She married Amos Albert Reynolds on 20 April 1910, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Fremont Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 January 1918, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Walker Cemetery, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Albert Reynolds
1886–1956
Minnie Bell Walker
1893–1918
Marriage: 20 April 1910
Robert Henry Reynolds
1911–1979
Loretta M. Reynolds
1913–1996
Lucille Reynolds
1915–1983
Daughter Reynolds
1918–1918

Sources (15)

  • Minnie Walker in household of James Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie Walker, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Minnie Reynolds, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1910Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 8

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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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