Walter F. Pike

28 June 1878–9 August 1948 (Age 70)
Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Walter F.

When Walter F. Pike was born on 28 June 1878, in Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, William Francis Pike, was 27 and his mother, Melvina Hamilton, was 27. He married Henrietta "Nettie" B Thurkettle on 19 April 1900, in Lamont, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Tallmadge Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 August 1948, in Marne, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Marne Cemetery, Marne, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Walter F. Pike
Henrietta "Nettie" B Thurkettle
Marriage: 19 April 1900
Ralph Pike
Eva Pike
Esther Pike

Spouse and Children

19 April 1900
Lamont, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


    Ralph Pike


    Eva Pike


    Esther Pike


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pīc ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a pike fisherman or nickname for a predatory individual, from Middle English pike.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool for breaking up the earth, Middle English pike. Compare Pick .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Walter F Pike, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Pike, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Pike, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.