Mattie Dee Walker

25 January 1896–28 December 1971 (Age 75)
Texas, United States

The Life of Mattie Dee

When Mattie Dee Walker was born on 25 January 1896, in Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Walker, was 26 and her mother, Ivy Lena Rice, was 19. She married John Gray about 1916. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 28 December 1971, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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John Gray
Mattie Dee Walker
Marriage: about 1916

Spouse and Children

about 1916
of, Polk, TX

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Walker





    Lottie M. Walker



    Whalen H. Walker


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Mattie D Gray in household of John Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie W Tanner in household of Joshua B Tanner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie Dee Gray, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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