Joseph Walden

1831–Male
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Walden was born in 1831, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Walden, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ann Southwick, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Walden
1802–1871
Sarah Ann Southwick
1807–1864
George W. Walden
1825–1856
Joseph Walden
1831–
John Walden
1842–1898
Sarah Walden
1843–1865
Abby Caroline Walden
1854–1912

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World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 4

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places, in Essex, Hertfordshire, and North Yorkshire, named Walden, from Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ ( see Wallace ) + denu ‘valley’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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