William Edward Walker

5 September 1874–3 October 1945 (Age 71)
Wolcott, Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Walker was born on 5 September 1874, in Wolcott, Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States, his father, Benjamin Card Walker, was 36 and his mother, Jane Marion Roberts, was 30. He married Nellie Elizabeth Hipskind on 18 September 1901, in Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Point Township, White, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1940. His occupation is listed as dentist in Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States. He died on 3 October 1945, in Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Walker
Nellie Elizabeth Hipskind
Marriage: 18 September 1901
William Edward Walker Jr
Phillip A Walker
Marian Walker
Julia Margaret Walker
Martha Magdalene Walker

Spouse and Children

18 September 1901
Wabash, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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)

  • William E Walker in household of Benjamin Walker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E Walker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William E Walker, "United States Census, 1910"

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