Lorin Edwin Walker

25 July 1822–26 September 1907 (Age 85)

The Life Summary of Lorin Edwin

When Lorin Edwin Walker was born on 25 July 1822, his father, John Walker, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Holmes, was 22. He married Lovina Smith on 23 June 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 26 September 1907, at the age of 85, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorin Edwin Walker
Lovina Smith
Marriage: 23 June 1844
Hyrum Smith Walker
Isabella Rosalie Walker
Jerusha Celesta Walker
Edwina Mariah Walker
Emma Irene Walker
William Arthur Walker
Sarah Ellen Walker
Lucy Lovina Walker
John Lorin Walker
Joseph Fredrick Walker
Don Carlos Walker
Charles Henry Walker
David Franklin Walker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 23
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    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

    Elijah Knapp Fuller

    History written by grandson, Daniel Edwin Rogerson

    Sources (62)

    • Loring Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lorin Walker in entry for Joseph F Walker and Dora Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Lorin Walker in entry for David F Walker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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