Vorta M. Walker

18 March 1879–21 January 1937 (Age 57)
Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Vorta M.

When Vorta M. Walker was born on 18 March 1879, in Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, William Adam Walker, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Ann Ashlock, was 35. She married Mr. Clatworthy about 1895. She lived in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 21 January 1937, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Elvaston Cemetery, Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Mr. Clatworthy
Vorta M. Walker
Marriage: about 1895

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  • Marriage
    about 1895
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 6
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 17
    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.

    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 (8)

    • Walker, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
    • Vortex M Walker in household of Nancy A Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Vorta Walker, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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