Grant Nelson Tucker

Brief Life History of Grant Nelson

When Grant Nelson Tucker was born on 7 January 1888, in What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, John Nelson Tucker, was 43 and his mother, Emma Irvin, was 28. He lived in Grand River Township, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 18 July 1946, in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 58.

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Grant Nelson Tucker
Emma Jean Ackley

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  • Grant Nelson Tuckar, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grant Nelson Tucker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Grant Nelson Tucker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name from Middle English tuker(e), toker(e) ‘tucker, fuller’, a derivative of tuken ‘to torment, beat’ (Old English tūcian), for someone who fulled and finished cloth. This name for the occupation was characteristic of the West Country. Compare Fuller and Walker and see also Tuckerman .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear, beloved’.

Americanized form of Jewish Tocker or Toker (see Tokarz ).

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

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