Horace Keetch Walker

10 April 1918–31 March 2003 (Age 84)
Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Horace Keetch

When Horace Keetch Walker was born on 10 April 1918, in Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin Walker, was 41 and his mother, Ruthie May Keetch, was 36. He married Verna Eldora Day on 27 May 1938, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in World for about 30 years and Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States in 1992. He died on 31 March 2003, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Horace Keetch Walker
Verna Eldora Day
Marriage: 27 May 1938
Jerold Day Walker

Spouse and Children

27 May 1938
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States


    Jerold Day Walker


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Lehi Becomes First to Build In Honor of World War Veterans

Age 3

A “Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Marine’s Memorial” was conceived by W. A. Knight in 1918 to honor Utah residents killed during World War I. A library was dedicated on December 30, 1921.The remainder of the building was dedicated May 31, 1926. The Spanish Mission Revival style building cost $55,000 to build. This became “the first municipal facility in America erected to the memory of World War I Veterans.” 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Horace K Walker in household of Benj Walker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Horace K Walker in household of Benjamin Walker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Horace Keith Walker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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