Texas Bonita Walker

Brief Life History of Texas Bonita

When Texas Bonita Walker was born on 19 February 1851, in Texas, United States, her father, Beverly Walker, was 49 and her mother, Hannah Caroline Crofford, was 43. She married John Thomas Owens on 11 June 1871, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 9 March 1899, in Texas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Smith, Texas, United States.

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John Thomas Owens
1825–1904
Texas Bonita Walker
1851–1899
Marriage: 11 June 1871
Laura B. Owens
1863–
Flarno L. Owens
1869–
John Frank Owens
1873–1942
Ida M Owens
1878–
Grace Garnett Owens
1885–1972
Leelon Owens
1885–1969

Sources (10)

  • Texas B. Omns, "United States Census, 1880"
  • T B Walker, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Texas Bonita Walker Owens, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1858

Historical Boundaries 1858: Parker, Texas, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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