William Henry Walker

29 December 1937–7 May 2003 (Age 65)
Berrien, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Walker was born on 29 December 1937, in Berrien, Georgia, United States, his father, John Cader Walker, was 43 and his mother, Aimee Ressie Mae Baldree, was 24. He lived in District 1819, Berrien, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 7 May 2003, in Polk, Florida, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Cader Walker
1894–1968
Aimee Ressie Mae Baldree
1913–1954
William Henry Walker
1937–2003
Ressie Mae Walker
1939–2008
Dovie Walker
1941–2001

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1941

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 5

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 18

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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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  • Henry Walker in household of John C Walker, "United States Census, 1940"

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