Lydia B Walker

Female22 May 1873–24 October 1954

Brief Life History of Lydia B

When Lydia B Walker was born on 22 May 1873, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Amos Alexander Walker, was 25 and her mother, Mary Fisher, was 22. She married Henry Elmer Hershey on 2 June 1892, in Big Spring, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hopewell Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Pennsboro Twp, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 24 October 1954, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Centerville Memorial Park, Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Elmer Hershey
1872–1945
Lydia B Walker
1873–1954
Marriage: 2 June 1892
Lawrence A Hershey
1893–1894
Charlottre Viola Hershey
1895–1953
William Elmer Hershey
1896–1964
Peachie Ellen Hershey
1899–1927

Sources (18)

  • Lydia Hershey in household of Henry Hershey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lydia B. Walker, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Lydia B Walker Hershey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1892Big Spring, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 4

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    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.

    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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