William Massie Walker Sr

Male4 July 1873–28 August 1959

Brief Life History of William Massie

When William Massie Walker Sr was born on 4 July 1873, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, his father, Edmund Winston Walker, was 31 and his mother, Jane Rebecca Massey, was 22. He married Mary Etta Bowles on 29 November 1898, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mount Vernon Magisterial District, Christian, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3 East Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 August 1959, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ford, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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William Massie Walker Sr
Mary Etta Bowles
Marriage: 29 November 1898
Edmond Winston Walker
George B. Walker
William Massie Walker Jr.
Elizabeth Walker
Anna LeGrande Walker
George Bowles Walker
James Elliott Walker
Mary Virginia Walker

Sources (15)

  • William M Walker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W M Walker in entry for William M Walker and Jackie Sue Roberts, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Massie Walker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    29 November 1898Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 19

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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