John Mansfield Walker

1852–14 June 1904 (Age 52)
Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of John Mansfield

When John Mansfield Walker was born in 1852, in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John C Walker, was 29 and his mother, Clorinda Sammons, was 21. He married Emma Jane Blanchard on 5 September 1869, in Marion, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Marion, Grant, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Aldrich Township, Wadena, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 14 June 1904, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Verndale, Wadena, Minnesota, United States.

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John Mansfield Walker
Emma Jane Blanchard
Marriage: 5 September 1869
Isabelle M Walker
Linnie Malena Walker
Edgar Richard Walker
Katherine Walker
George Raymond Walker
Floyd William Walker
Hazel Erma Walker
Lillie Desire Walker
Merle Clarence Walker
Glen Mansfield Walker

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    5 September 1869Marion, Grant, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 2
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 6
    Minnesota is the 32nd state.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 14
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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 (30)

    • Mansfield Walker in entry for Lillie Desire Walker, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Monsfield Walker, "Wisconsin State Census, 1875"
    • J. M. Walker in entry for Hazel Town, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"

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