Ann Agatha Walker

11 June 1829–25 June 1908 (Age 79)
Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann Agatha

When Ann Agatha Walker was born on 11 June 1829, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Gibson Walker, was 32 and her mother, Mary Godwin, was 30. She married Parley Parker Pratt on 28 April 1847, in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1847, at the age of 18, her occupation is listed as milliner (made hats) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 25 June 1908, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Parley Parker Pratt
Ann Agatha Walker
Marriage: 28 April 1847
Agatha Pratt
Malona Pratt
Marion Pratt
Moroni Walker Pratt
Evelyn Pratt

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  • Marriage
    28 April 1847Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 13
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 21
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

    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 (24)

    • Ann Walker in household of Wm Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Agatha P in entry for Louie Pratt Ridges, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Annie Pratt, "United States Census, 1870"

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