Edward Robertson Walker

25 January 1817–18 March 1877 (Age 60)
Belleville Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Robertson

When Edward Robertson Walker was born on 25 January 1817, in Belleville Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, John Walker Jr., was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Robertson, was 25. He married Ann Maria Cox on 13 September 1849, in Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 March 1877, in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Edward Robertson Walker
Ann Maria Cox
Marriage: 13 September 1849
John Edward Walker
Orson Hyde Walker
Daniel Cox Walker
Elizabeth Deseret "Betsey" Walker
Matilda Jane Walker
James Henry Walker
Olive Ann Walker
David William Walker
Alexander Walker
Caroline Freedona Walker
Carolina Freedona Walker

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    13 September 1849Greene, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1834: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Decatur, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Decatur, Iowa, United States

    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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    Copy of a sheet given to Hazel Walker having been dictated from the memory of Alexander Walker which may have some discrepancies. Genealogy of the Walker family: ...The Edward Robertson Walker …

    Sources (27)

    • Edward Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Edward in entry for Daniel C. Walker, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
    • Edward R Walker, "United States Census, 1860"

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