John Walker

25 June 1834–30 March 1906 (Age 71)
Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Walker was born on 25 June 1834, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Walker, was 30 and his mother, Isabel Rennie, was 23. He married Elizabeth Hutchison on 30 December 1859, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 42 years. In 1863, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as stableman. He died on 30 March 1906, in Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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John Walker
Elizabeth Hutchison
Marriage: 30 December 1859
Janet Walker
Isabella Walker
Jane Walker
Thomas Allan Walker
James Walker
Elizabeth Stewart Walker
John Walker

Spouse and Children

30 December 1859
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Walker


    Isabel Rennie





    Thomas Walker


    Janet Walker


    Allan Walker


    David Walker


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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 4

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 20

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

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)

  • John Walker, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • John Walker in entry for John Walker and Elizabeth Milliken, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • John Walker in entry for John Walker and Elizabeth Ann Milliken, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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