Jacob Massey Walker

24 July 1849–26 August 1929 (Age 80)
Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jacob Massey

When Jacob Massey Walker was born on 24 July 1849, in Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Blackstock Walker, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Maria Holt, was 29. He married Lavina Smith on 30 October 1877, in Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 75 years. He died on 26 August 1929, in Adams Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Davis, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Massey Walker
1849–1929
Lavina Smith
1859–1949
Marriage: 30 October 1877
Lillie Mae Walker
1879–1942
Ernest Manley Walker
1879–1897
Thomas Walker
1880–1880
Ella Walker
1880–1881
Emmett Lawrence Walker
1881–1958
Thomas Walker
1882–
Ella Florence Walker
1882–1892
Charles Fremont Walker
1882–1941
Sarah Maria Walker
1885–1890
Eva Lavina Walker
1886–1951
Absalom Jacob Walker
1887–1963
Millie Maud Walker
1889–1957
Rosa Victoria Walker
1890–1972
Ella T. Walker
1891–1892
Earl Walker
1893–1895

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 October 1877
Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
children

(15)

    Lillie Mae Walker

    Female1879–1942Female

    Male1879–1897Male

    Thomas Walker

    Male1880–1880Male

    Ella Walker

    Female1880–1881Female

    Male1881–1958Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Carson A. Walker

    Male1838–1900Male

    Simeon Arthur Walker

    Male1844–1903Male

    Letitia Walker

    Female1847–1908Female

    Male1849–1929Male

    Elizabeth Main Walker

    Female1854–1885Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 8

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob M Walker, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Jacob M Walker, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Jacob M Walker, "United States Census, 1920"

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