Emma Irene Walker

28 July 1854–4 September 1893 (Age 39)
Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Irene

When Emma Irene Walker was born on 28 July 1854, in Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Lorin Edwin Walker, was 32 and her mother, Lovina Smith, was 26. She married Calvin Willard Richards Sr on 24 December 1872, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870 and Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 4 September 1893, in Fielding, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Willard Richards Sr
Emma Irene Walker
Marriage: 24 December 1872
Calvin Willard Richards Jr.
Effie Irene Richards
Sarah Brackett Richards
Rhoda Harriet Richards
Hyrum Smith Richards
Ezra Carter Richards
Bert Lorin Richards
Ruby Lovina Richards
Horace Leroy Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1872Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 1
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Emma Irene Walker was born on 28 July 1854 in Webster, Hancock, Illinois to Lorin Edwin and Lovina Smith Walker. She was the fifth of fourteen children, seven girls and seven boys. Her mot …

    Sources (27)

    • Irene Walker in household of Loren Walker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Emma Irine Walker in entry for Hyrum Richards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Emma Richards in household of C W Richards, "United States Census, 1880"

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