Freda Ferne Walker

20 April 1900–30 July 1985 (Age 85)
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 for about 10 years and Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 30 July 1985, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

James W Walker
1848–1923
Marie Mariah Selby
1859–1928
Freda Ferne Walker
1900–1985

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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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Freda F Walker in household of James W Walker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 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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