Walter Thomas Africa

1891–1947 (Age 55)
Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Walter Thomas

When Walter Thomas Africa was born on 24 December 1891, in Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Edgar Africa, was 33 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Snare, was 32. He married Gladys Nancy Sanders in 1914. His occupation is listed as bookkeeper for the colonial pine lumber company in Wilson, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1947, at the age of 56, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Walter Thomas Africa
Gladys Nancy Sanders
Marriage: 1914

Spouse & Children


Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Edgar Africa


  • Anna Elizabeth Snare




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 15

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Spanish (África): ethnic name for a person of African descent or nickname for someone with some other connection with the continent of Africa.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter T Africa in household of Morras Africa, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter T Africa in household of Thomas E Africa, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Thomas Africa, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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