Walter Sherman Walker

1 July 1879–16 May 1934 (Age 54)
Wolcott, White, Indiana, United States

The Life of Walter Sherman

When Walter Sherman Walker was born on 1 July 1879, in Wolcott, White, Indiana, United States, his father, Benjamin Card Walker, was 41 and his mother, Jane Marion Roberts, was 35. He married Rosabella Purdy on 6 October 1909, in Glendive, Dawson, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 16 May 1934, in Urbana, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 54.

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Walter Sherman Walker
Rosabella Purdy
Marriage: 6 October 1909
Dorthy Mildred Walker
Jennie Josephine Walker

Spouse and Children

6 October 1909
Glendive, Dawson, Montana, United States


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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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
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 (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)

  • Walter Walker in household of Benjamin Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter S Walker in household of Benjamin Walker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter Sherman Walker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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