Fred Walker

11 April 1919–8 January 1994 (Age 74)
Leedey, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Walker was born on 11 April 1919, in Leedey, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Charley Fredrick Walker, was 27 and his mother, Myrtle Lee Kirbie, was 19. He died on 8 January 1994, in Hammon, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Red Hill Cemetery, Hammon, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charley Fredrick Walker
1891–1963
Myrtle Lee Kirbie
1899–1965
Doyle Walker
1917–1981
Fred Walker
1919–1994

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Fred Walker in household of John B Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Walker in household of C F Walker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Freddie Walker in household of Charley F Walker, "United States Census, 1920"

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