William Walker Field

10 August 1812–3 June 1888 (Age 75)
Saline, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Walker

When William Walker Field was born on 10 August 1812, in Saline, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Field, was 38 and his mother, Elmira Wood, was 29. He married Lucy Ann Jones on 1 December 1840, in Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Saline, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 June 1888, in Slater, Saline, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saline, Missouri, United States.

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William Walker Field
Lucy Ann Jones
Marriage: 1 December 1840
Myra Ann Field
Rebecca C. Field
Elizabeth Field
Susan M. Field
Joseph Field
William W. Field
John William Field

Spouse and Children

1 December 1840
Saline, Missouri, United States


    Myra Ann Field


    Rebecca C. Field


    Elizabeth Field


    Susan M. Field


    Joseph Field


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 9

Missouri is the 24th state
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm W Field, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William W Fields, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Field, "United States Census, 1850"

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