Walter Ginger

Brief Life History of Walter

When Walter Ginger was born on 10 October 1891, in Hardin, Illinois, United States, his father, James Bluett Ginger, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Pearson, was 19. He died on 31 August 1892, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Hicks, Hardin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bluett Ginger
1866–1951
Elizabeth Pearson
1872–1915
Walter Ginger
1891–1892
James Warden Ginger
1893–1915
Ida Mae Ginger
1894–1947
Sarah Ann Ginger
1896–1919
John Arnold Ginger
1898–1946
Lucille E Ginger
1900–1952
Eva J Ginger
1902–1948
Robert Eugene Ginger
1903–1936

Sources (2)

  • Walter Ginger, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Walter Ginger, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (1)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg.

English (southern): from Middle English gingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.

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

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