William Newell Walker

1925–11 February 2010 (Age 85)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of William Newell

When William Newell Walker was born in 1925, in Nebraska, United States, his father, David Elza Walker, was 38 and his mother, Edith L Porter, was 39. He married Myra Cordella Franzen on 3 October 1948, in Gothenburg, Dawson, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Fairview Township, Dawson, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Fairview Election Precinct, Dawson, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 11 February 2010, in Cozad, Dawson, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dawson, Nebraska, United States.

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William Newell Walker
Myra Cordella Franzen
Marriage: 3 October 1948

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3 October 1948
Gothenburg, Dawson, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 19

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • William Walker in household of David E Walker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William N Walker in household of David E Walker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William N Or Bill Walker, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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