Leo Arhur Walker

9 May 1921–15 July 2013 (Age 92)
Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States

The Life of Leo Arhur

When Leo Arhur Walker was born on 9 May 1921, in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States, his father, Osborn "Oza" Walker, was 24 and his mother, Mamie Louise Jones, was 21. He lived in West Moscow Election Precinct, Latah, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 15 July 2013, in Moses Lake, Grant, Washington, United States, at the age of 92.

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Osborn "Oza" Walker
Mamie Louise Jones
Whilden Alois Walker
Leo Arhur Walker

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 19

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • Leo Walker in household of Oza Walker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leo Arthur Walker, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Leo Arthur Walker, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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