Irene Walker

1 September 1919–24 October 1996 (Age 77)
Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States

The Life of Irene

When Irene Walker was born on 1 September 1919, in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, her father, Francis Clemons Walker, was 48 and her mother, Harriet Ellen Wadsworth, was 43. She married Daniel Willis Sullivan on 23 July 1937, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Pioche Township, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1940. She died on 24 October 1996, at the age of 77, and was buried in Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Willis Sullivan
Irene Walker
Marriage: 23 July 1937
FayEola Sullivan
Genell Irene Sullivan

Spouse and Children

23 July 1937
Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. 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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Irene Walker Sullivan in household of Daniel Willis Sullivan, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Irene Walker Sullivan in household of Daniel W Sullivan, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Irene Sullivan in household of Frank Walker, "United States Census, 1940"

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