William Walker

31 December 1903–1988 (Age 84)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Walker was born on 31 December 1903, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Hoy Walker, was 30 and his mother, Minnie A. Hesser, was 25. He married Madeline Opperman Walker in 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He died in 1988, in his hometown, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

William Walker
1903–1988
Madeline Opperman Walker
1907–1992
Marriage: 1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1929Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1904
    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 2
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1927
    Age 24
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Walcher
    Waker
    Fuller
    Walke
    Walck

    Sources (4)

    • William Walker, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William Walker in household of John Walker, "United States Census, 1910"

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