Oberia Norman Walker

May 1897–12 July 1994 (Age 97)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Oberia Norman

When Oberia Norman Walker was born in May 1897, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Eolus Fay Walker, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Norman, was 24. She married James Harrell Blassingham on 15 March 1917, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 12 July 1994, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

James Harrell Blassingham
Oberia Norman Walker
Marriage: 15 March 1917
James Harold Blassingham Or Bunny

Spouse and Children

    James Harrell Blassingham



15 March 1917
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States


    James Harold Blassingham Or Bunny


Parents and Siblings

    Eolus Fay Walker


    Mary Ann Norman




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 21

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Obelia Walker in household of Henry Davenport, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oberia Norman Walker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Oberia Walker Blassingham in entry for James Harold Blassingham, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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