Walter Higgins Katherman

18 July 1886–29 August 1964 (Age 78)
Centre Hall, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Walter Higgins

When Walter Higgins Katherman was born on 18 July 1886, in Centre Hall, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Arbor Logan Katherman, was 24 and his mother, Alma May Houtz, was 25. He married Sallye Anne Muse on 15 November 1911, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Norfolk City Voting Precinct 19, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 29 August 1964, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Higgins Katherman
Sallye Anne Muse
Marriage: 15 November 1911
Harold Katherman
Elliot Taylor Katherman
Charlotte Muse Katherman
Walter Higgins Katherman
Ralph Dewitt Katherman

Spouse and Children

15 November 1911
Pennsylvania, United States


    Harold Katherman


    Elliot Taylor Katherman


    Charlotte Muse Katherman



    Ralph Dewitt Katherman


Parents and Siblings

    Arbor Logan Katherman


    Alma May Houtz




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 8

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Dutch Katherman, a nickname for someone who was very dextrous, such as a juggler or conjuror, from Old French quatremains ‘four hands’. Compare Quarterman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter H Katherman in household of Curtis U Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter H Katherman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Katherman, "United States Census, 1930"

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