Edwina Mariah Walker

26 November 1851–17 May 1923 (Age 71)
Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Edwina Mariah

When Edwina Mariah Walker was born on 26 November 1851, in Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Lorin Edwin Walker, was 29 and her mother, Lovina Smith, was 24. She married George Henry Young on 1 January 1872. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Almo, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Sublett, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 17 May 1923, in Clayton, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Clayton Cemetery, Clayton, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Young
Edwina Mariah Walker
Marriage: 1 January 1872
George Lorin Young
Calvin Nathaniel Young
Hyrum Smith Young
Constentina Clementine Young
Edwina Maria Young
David Langdon Young
Robert Bruce Young
Burton Edwin Young
William Wallace Young
Joseph Fielding Young

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1872
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    World Events (8)

    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 4
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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


    Edwina Mariah was born on 26 November 1851 in Webster, Hancock, Illinois to Lorin Edwin and Lovina Smith Walker. She was the fourth of fourteen children, seven girls and seven boys. Her mothe …

    Sources (27)

    • Edwin Walker in household of Loren Walker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Edwina M Walker in entry for Hyrum Smith Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Adwina Young in household of George H Young, "United States Census, 1880"

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