Charles Emery Walker

Male28 April 1866–16 December 1939

Brief Life History of Charles Emery

When Charles Emery Walker was born on 28 April 1866, in Bryant, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Walker, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Mercer, was 19. He married Henrietta Banks on 16 October 1890, in Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Pleasant Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 16 December 1939, in Buckheart Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Buckheart Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Emery Walker
Henrietta Banks
Marriage: 16 October 1890
Beaula Fern Walker
Fairy Blanche Walker
Ivan Banks Walker

Sources (9)

  • Charles Welker in household of Ivan Welker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Emery Walker, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Charles Emery Walker, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    16 October 1890Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 1

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.


    Age 20

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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