Jack Wesley Walker

7 October 1915–11 March 1974 (Age 58)
Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States

The Life of Jack Wesley

When Jack Wesley Walker was born on 7 October 1915, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, his father, Don B Walker, was 26 and his mother, Mary Jane Mitchell, was 26. He married Doralee Ella Thomas about 1946, in La Junta, Otero, Colorado, United States. He died on 11 March 1974, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in California, United States.

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Jack Wesley Walker
Doralee Ella Thomas
Marriage: about 1946

Spouse and Children

about 1946
La Junta, Otero, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Don B Walker


    Mary Jane Mitchell




    Maurice Don Walker


    Reuol Bliss Walker



    Mary Eloise Walker


    Aubrey S Walker


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 2

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Jack W Walker in household of Don B Walker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack Walker, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"
  • Jack Walker, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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