Freda Ferne Walker

20 April 1900–
Moultrie, Illinois, United States

The Life of Freda Ferne

When Freda Ferne Walker was born on 20 April 1900, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, her father, James W Walker, was 51 and her mother, Marie Mariah Selby, was 40. She lived in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

James W Walker
1848–1923
Marie Mariah Selby
1859–1928
Freda Ferne Walker
1900–

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 10

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1931

Age 31

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 (2)

  • Infant Walker in household of James Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Freda Walker in household of James W Walker, "United States Census, 1920"

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