Aaron Elmore Walker

about June 1851–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Aaron Elmore

When Aaron Elmore Walker was born about June 1851, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Aaron Walker, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Ann Best, was 28. He married Emmaline (Amy) Malcolm on 11 September 1875, in Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Smithland, Livingston, Kentucky, United States in 1900.

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Aaron Elmore Walker
Emmaline (Amy) Malcolm
Marriage: 11 September 1875
W. John Walker
C A Julia Walker
Daniel Webster Walker
Charles L. Walker
Arity Walker
Aaron Mitto Walker
Rollie Jeff Walker

Spouse and Children

11 September 1875
Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 10

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 34

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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)

  • Aaron Walker in household of Aaron Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Aaron E Walker in household of Zachariah Sullivan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Aron Walker, "United States Census, 1880"

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