Maria Walker

November 1836–12 January 1930 (Age 93)
Bullingham, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Walker was born in November 1836, in Bullinghope, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Walker, was 30 and her mother, Ann Preece, was 37. She married William Burston from 1 October 1854 to 22 October 1854, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Sutterville, Sacramento, California, United States in 1910. She died on 12 January 1930, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mud Springs Judicial Township, El Dorado, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burston
Maria Walker
Marriage: from 1 October 1854 to 22 October 1854
Ellen Ann Burston
Caroline Livina Burston
Selina Burston
Kate Burston
Nate Burston
Jonathan Burston
John Henry Burston
Christopher Columbus Burston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1 October 1854 to 22 October 1854Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 18
    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 27
    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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    Story Highlight

    Wheeler, Maria Walker, My history [ca. 1899], 13-19.

    Trail Excerpt Related Companies Claudius V. Spencer Company (1853) Related Persons Thomas Arthur Wheeler Maria Walker Thomas King Joseph Hollings Gough Henr …

    Sources (15)

    • Maria Wheeler in entry for John H Burston, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Maria Walker in household of Henry Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Maria Wheeler in household of Galor A Benjamin, "United States Census, 1920"

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