Maggie Mae Walker

Female22 October 1886–28 November 1901

Brief Life History of Maggie Mae

When Maggie Mae Walker was born on 22 October 1886, in Fern Valley Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, her father, John Polmear Walker, was 30 and her mother, Effie Belgium Kelley, was 19. She lived in Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Fort Benton, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 28 November 1901, in West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, at the age of 15, and was buried in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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John Polmear Walker
Effie Belgium Kelley
Maggie Mae Walker
Mary Edna Walker
George Merle Walker
Benjamin Earl Walker
Harry Jay Walker
Victor Vernon Walker
John Leslie Walker
Dorothy Adaline Walker

Sources (6)

  • Maggie Walker in household of John Walker, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Maggie M Walker in household of Jno P Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie M. Walker, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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Age 4

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 10

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. 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’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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