Ethel Bernice Walker

Brief Life History of Ethel Bernice

When Ethel Bernice Walker was born on 6 December 1893, in Pratt, Kansas, United States, her father, Nathan Richard Walker, was 28 and her mother, Mamie E Gray, was 17. She married George Lemuel Stevens on 28 October 1920, in Custer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Clark Township, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Grant Township, Custer, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 10 December 1986, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Enid Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States.

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George Lemuel Stevens
Ethel Bernice Walker
Marriage: 28 October 1920
Lavetta Marie Stevens
George Nathan Stevens
LaVerna Elaine Stevens
Mayme Vee Vicki Stevens

Sources (15)

  • Ethel Stephens in household of George Stephens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Walker, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Ethel Walker in entry for Charlie William Stevens and Lilly Mae Ames, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


Oklahoma is the 46th state.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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