John Henry Walker

6 September 1843–18 November 1915 (Age 72)
Bullingham, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Walker was born on 6 September 1843, in Bullinghope, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Walker, was 36 and his mother, Ann Preece, was 44. He married Mary Ann Phillips on 28 August 1864, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bullingham, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 November 1915, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Walker
Mary Ann Phillips
Marriage: 28 August 1864
Francis Richard Phillips
Selina Elizabeth Walker
Frederick William Walker
John Henry Walker
Rueben Ishmael Walker
Ellen Eudora Walker
Clara Lavina Walker
Henry Walker
Mary Ann Walker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1864Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 14
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 20
    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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    Sources (44)

    • John Henry Walker in entry for Frederick W Walker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Walker in household of Henry Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Henry Walker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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