Geraldine "Dolly" Walker

Female1 October 1915–24 May 2017

Brief Life History of Geraldine "Dolly"

When Geraldine "Dolly" Walker was born on 1 October 1915, in Bourg, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States, her father, Ernest Theophile Walker, was 37 and her mother, Caroline Josephine Whipple, was 35. She married Morris Wallace Callahan on 14 July 1949, in Bourg, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States. She lived in Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Ward Five, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 24 May 2017, in Houma, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Saint Francis De Sales Cemetery, Houma, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States.

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Morris Wallace Callahan
Geraldine "Dolly" Walker
Marriage: 14 July 1949

Sources (8)

  • Geraldine Callahan, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Dolly, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Geraldine Walker in entry for Alker, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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  • Marriage
    14 July 1949Bourg, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 2

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 27

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    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.

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