Willard Wayne Walker

Brief Life History of Willard Wayne

When Willard Wayne Walker was born on 11 September 1885, in Houston County, Texas, United States, her father, William Jackson Walker, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Lilley, was 35. She married Rufus Fount McClain on 23 May 1903, in Houston County, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Centralia, Trinity, Texas, United States in 1910 and Groveton, Trinity, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 10 November 1986, in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Groveton, Trinity, Texas, United States.

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Rufus Fount McClain
Willard Wayne Walker
Marriage: 23 May 1903
Mary McClain
Doxie McClain
Sallie D. McClain

Sources (7)

  • Wainnie W Walker in household of William J Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Williard Walker, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Willard Wayne Mcclain, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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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.

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