Opal Irene Walker

20 November 1907–24 May 1971 (Age 63)
Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Opal Irene

When Opal Irene Walker was born on 20 November 1907, in Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, her father, John Colvin Walker, was 29 and her mother, Mary Magdalene Thurston, was 28. She married Joseph Grant Broadbent on 17 June 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Urie, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Election District 11 Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 24 May 1971, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lyman City Cemetery, Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Grant Broadbent
1902–1979
Opal Irene Walker
1907–1971
Marriage: 17 June 1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1941Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 1
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
    Age 1
    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
    1927
    Age 20
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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 (13)

    • April Irene Walker in household of John Colvin Walker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Opal Irene Walker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Opal Irene Walker Broadbent in household of Joseph Grant Broadbent, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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