Spencer Walker

Brief Life History of Spencer

When Spencer Walker was born in 1859, in Parton, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Spencer Walker, was 42 and his mother, Alice Stelling, was 34. He married Mary Ann Garrett on 3 May 1884. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bilton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Ystrad, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

Spencer Walker
1859–
Mary Ann Garrett
1864–
Marriage: 3 May 1884
Thomas Spencer Walker
1884–1946
James Frankland Walker
1885–
Comfort Annie Walker
1886–

Sources (5)

  • Spencer Walker in household of William S Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Spencer Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Spencer Walker in entry for Thomas Spencer Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (8)

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

1884

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1908

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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