John Smith Walker

10 April 1834–16 June 1916 (Age 82)
Low Moor, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Smith

When John Smith Walker was born on 10 April 1834, in Low Moor, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Walker, was 21 and his mother, Betty Smith, was 21. He married Margaret Augusta Pucell on 9 August 1862, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 16 June 1916, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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John Smith Walker
Margaret Augusta Pucell
Marriage: 9 August 1862
Margaret Augusta Walker
Mary F. Walker
Simeon Pucell Walker
Mary Ellen Walker
Samuel Pucell Walker
John Arnold Walker
Joseph Arnold Walker
Charles Lord Walker
Betsy Ann Walker
Sarah Elizabeth Walker
Jesse Moroni Walker
Katherine Jane Walker

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  • Marriage
    9 August 1862Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 14
    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    John Smith Walker

    John Smith Walker was born on the 10th day of April, 1834 in the Iron District of Low Moor near Bradford, Yorkshire, England. The oldest son of Joseph Walker and Betty Smith Walker. After 82 years o …

    Sources (72)

    • John Walker in household of Joseph Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John in entry for Linus C. Myers and Mary F. Walker, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • John S. Walker in entry for Kattie Jane Tasker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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