Rebecca Walker

1847–5 January 1929 (Age 82)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Walker was born in 1847, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Walker, was 5 and her mother, Lettitia Garner, was 25. She married Charles Franklin Seltzer on 12 July 1871, in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 5 January 1929, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Franklin Seltzer
Rebecca Walker
Marriage: 12 July 1871
Letitia R Seltzer
Bertha Elma Seltzer

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12 July 1871
Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 0

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Rebecca Seltzer in household of Chas F Seltzer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rebecca Seltzer in household of Chas F Seltzer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Seltzer in household of Charles Seltzer, "United States Census, 1900"

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