M. E. Walker

1860–Female
Tarrant, Texas, United States

The Life of M. E.

When M. E. Walker was born in 1860, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, her father, Albert G Walker, was 51 and her mother, Louisa Elender " Polly" Cole, was 28.

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Albert G Walker
1809–
Louisa Elender " Polly" Cole
1832–1865
Albert G. Walker
1849–
"Sis" Walker
John Walter Walker
Lizzie Walker
Louisa Walker
1854–
John G. Walker
1856–
M. E. Walker
1860–
William W. Walker
1864–

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World Events (3)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 1

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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