Elizabeth Walker

23 March 1833–31 December 1906 (Age 73)
Helmsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Walker was born on 23 March 1833, in Helmsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Christopher Walker, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Metcalf, was 30. She married Erastus Harper Rudd on 27 March 1858, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Skipton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1833 and Leake, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. In 1880, at the age of 47, her occupation is listed as "keeping house," 46 years old, and with husband and six children in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. She died on 31 December 1906, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Coombs
Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 16 February 1864
Thomas Frederick Coombs
William Josiah Coombs
Mary Agnes Coombs
James Christopher Coombs
John Edward Coombs
George Robert Coombs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1864Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Johnson, Iowa, United States
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 22
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.

    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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    Biography - Elizabeth Walker Rudd Coombs

    Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 3, p. 235 Elizabeth Walker Coombs was born in Hemsley, York, England 23 March 1833, the daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Metcalf Walker. She was one of a family of fou …

    Sources (29)

    • Eliz'Th Coombs im Haushalt von Fred Coombs, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Eliza Coombs in entry for Marshall Miller and Jane Coombs, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Ester Coombs in entry for Coombs Fredrick, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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