Emma Walker

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Walker was born on 15 March 1835, in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Walker, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Lewis, was 38. She married Thomas Grover on 29 October 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 December 1920, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Grover
Emma Walker
Marriage: 29 October 1856
Keturah Grover
Rosella Grover
Henry Alfred Grover
David Grover
Blanche Grover
Emma Vernicia Grover
William Franklin Grover Sr
Abner Grover
Albert Isaiah Grover

Sources (52)

  • Emma Grover, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Emma Walker Grover, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1839: Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Johnson, Iowa, United States

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

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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