Joseph Walker

1879–
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Walker was born in 1879, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Wigley Walker, was 28 and his mother, Alice Saphronia Persons, was 28. He lived in Ecclesall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

George Wigley Walker
1851–
Alice Saphronia Persons
1851–
Lilly Walker
1875–
William Walker
1877–
Joseph Walker
1879–
Lawrence Walker
1883–
Alice Walker
1885–
Frederic Walker
1888–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1914

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Joseph Walker in household of George Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Joseph Walker, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Joseph Walker, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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