Marcus Sylvanus Walters

5 September 1877–1 March 1952 (Age 74)
Russell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Marcus Sylvanus

When Marcus Sylvanus Walters was born on 5 September 1877, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Josiah Lewis Walters, was 20 and his mother, Nancy Emmarine Foster, was 18. He married Delilah Kissiah Smith on 28 September 1901, in Wayne, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mill Springs, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Parmleysville, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 1 March 1952, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marcus Sylvanus Walters
Delilah Kissiah Smith
Marriage: 28 September 1901
Marvin Walters
Mary Emeline Walters
Pearl Francis Walters
Frona Walters
Harry Patterson Walters
John Murdock Walters
Norma Walters

Spouse and Children

28 September 1901
Wayne, Iowa, United States


    Marvin Walters


    Mary Emeline Walters



    Frona Walters


    Harry Patterson Walters


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    James Edward Walters


    Granville Acy Walters



    Martha Elizabeth Walters


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 7

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from Walter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Markus S Walters, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Marcus Walters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marcus Walters, "United States Census, 1920"

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