Josephine Erskine Walker

5 November 1900–5 March 1979 (Age 78)
Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine Erskine

When Josephine Erskine Walker was born on 5 November 1900, in Dallas, Texas, United States, her father, James Erskine Walker, was 31 and her mother, Bertha Irene Simons, was 23. She had at least 2 sons with Douglas Ennis Murray. She lived in Clayton, Union, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 18 Rio Grande, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 5 March 1979, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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Douglas Ennis Murray
Josephine Erskine Walker
Ennis E Murray
George William Murray

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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
Age 1
"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 23
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 (5)

  • Josephine E Murray in household of Duglas E Murray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josephine Walker in household of James E Walker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Walker in entry for Ennis E Murray, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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