Mary Walker

2 March 1840–17 June 1893 (Age 53)
Low Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Walker was born on 2 March 1840, in Low Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Walker, was 26 and her mother, Betty Smith, was 27. She married James Charles Simkins on 5 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1849 and lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 17 June 1893, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Charles Simkins
Mary Walker
Marriage: 5 November 1855
Mary Ann Jane Simkins
James Charles Simkins
Joseph Walker Simkins
Elizabeth Walker Simkins
George Simkins
Hezekiah Walker Simkins
Simeon Walker Simkins
William Walker Simkins
George Walker Simkins
Mary Simkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 14
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 23
    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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    Mary Walker

    James Simkins and Mary Walker By Carl Anthon and Maurine Lawrence Ernstrom - June 1987 Retyped by Sherrie Nell Lawrence - June 2005 Born 27 July 1823 to Charles and Rachel Hawthorne Simkins. His mot …

    Sources (25)

    • Mary Simpkins in household of Jas Simpkins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Walker in entry for Elizabeth Simpkins Fife, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Walker in household of Joseph Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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