Eddie Belle Walker

3 April 1894–16 February 1983 (Age 88)
Columbia, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Eddie Belle

When Eddie Belle Walker was born on 3 April 1894, in Columbia, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States, her father, Arthur Linwood Walker, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Halsey Patrick, was 23. She married Wayland Addison Yerby on 24 April 1918, in Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Columbia Township, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Colombia for about 6 years. She died on 16 February 1983, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88.

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Wayland Addison Yerby
Eddie Belle Walker
Marriage: 24 April 1918
Edna Ray Yerby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1918Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 5
    Thousand Days' War. Around 120,000 people die in civil war between Liberals and Conservatives. Panama becomes an independent state.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 24
    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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    Sources (19)

    • Eddie Belle Walker Yerby in entry for Mrs Edna Ray Yerby Kelley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
    • Bella W Yerby in household of Wayland A Yerby, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Eddie Belle Walker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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