William Arthur Walker

16 March 1857–17 December 1931 (Age 74)
Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of William Arthur

When William Arthur Walker was born on 16 March 1857, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Lorin Edwin Walker, was 34 and his mother, Lovina Smith, was 29. He married Phoebe Ann Wight on 31 January 1883, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Inkom, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 17 December 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Arthur Walker
Phoebe Ann Wight
Marriage: 31 January 1883
Lorin Lyman Walker
William Henry Walker
Harriet Walker
Thaddeus Walker
Wallace Avon Walker
Lucy Lovina Walker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1883Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Bountiful Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 6
    The Bountiful Tabernacle was dedicated by Heber C. Kimball and was one of the first Tabernacles in the territory of Utah. Today the Tabernacle is used to house three wards and the Bountiful stake offices. The building was renovated in 1983 after the ceiling collapsed.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 24
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    William Arthur Walker

    William Arthur Walker was born Mar 16, 1857 at Winter Quarters, Nebraska to Lovina and Lorin Walker. Lorin son of John and Lydia Holmes Walker lived with the Prophet Joseph Smith when a teenager beca …

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    • Wm A Walker in entry for Ray Arthur Walker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William A Walker, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Wm H. Walker in entry for Don Carlos Walker and Lavina Blanchard Lee, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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