Edwin Walker

15 April 1828–26 March 1873 (Age 44)
Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin

When Edwin Walker was born on 15 April 1828, in Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States, his father, John Walker, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Holmes, was 27. He married Ann Sophia Tyler on 24 February 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 26 March 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Walker
1828–1873
Ann Sophia Tyler
1834–1917
Marriage: 24 February 1851
Edwin Albert Walker
1851–1926
Lydia Ann Walker
1854–1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1851Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 13
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Walcher
    Waker
    Fuller
    Walke
    Walck

    Sources (45)

    • Edwin Walker in entry for Edwin Albert Walker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ed Walker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edwd Walker, "United States Census, 1870"

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