Walton Russell Berkshire

19 July 1892–21 February 1985 (Age 92)
Petersburg, Boone, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Walton Russell

When Walton Russell Berkshire was born on 19 July 1892, in Petersburg, Boone, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Terrill Berkshire, was 23 and his mother, Rosella Stewart, was 21. He married Hazel Martha Snipes on 28 December 1929, in Transylvania, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Brevard, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States in 1985. He died on 21 February 1985, in Rosman, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Pisgah, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

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Walton Russell Berkshire
Hazel Martha Snipes
Marriage: 28 December 1929
Beulah Maise Berkshire

Spouse and Children

28 December 1929
Transylvania, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Terrill Berkshire


    Rosella Stewart




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 5

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: regional name denoting someone from the county of Berkshire in central southern England. The place name is derived from a Celtic name meaning ‘hilly place’ + Old English scīr ‘shire’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Berkshire in household of John Berkshire, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walton R Berkshire, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walton R Berkshire in household of William T Berkshire, "United States Census, 1910"

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