Walter Clyde Walker

6 January 1881–6 July 1942 (Age 61)
Button Township, Ford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Walter Clyde

When Walter Clyde Walker was born on 6 January 1881, in Button Township, Ford, Illinois, United States, his father, John Elmer Walker, was 23 and his mother, Isola Frances Carpenter, was 23. He married Edna May Briggs on 30 December 1906, in Olivet, Eaton, Michigan, United States. He lived in Fairfield Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 6 July 1942, in Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Walter Clyde Walker
Edna May Briggs
Marriage: 30 December 1906

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30 December 1906
Olivet, Eaton, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 C Walker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Clyde Walker, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Walter Clyde Walker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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