Ona Mai Walker

Female11 October 1909–1 February 1999

Brief Life History of Ona Mai

When Ona Mai Walker was born on 11 October 1909, in Portland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Frank Walker, was 65 and her mother, Cathrine McGuire, was 45. She married Ernest Elmore Summers on 25 September 1933, in Portland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 8, Sumner, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 15, Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 1 February 1999, in Portland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Halltown Cemetery, Hall Town, Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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Ernest Elmore Summers
Ona Mai Walker
Marriage: 25 September 1933
Mai Catherine Summers
James Cecil Summers

Sources (8)

  • Onie Summers in household of Ernest Summers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ona May Walker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ona Mai Walker Summers, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    25 September 1933Portland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1931 · The Parthenon is Built

    Age 22

    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 26

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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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