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John Vincent Walker

Male 1894 - 1971  (77 years)


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  • Name John Vincent Walker 
    Born 5 Apr 1894  Brownedge House, Walton-Le-Dale, Nr Preston, Lancaster, England. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Info 1 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Walker-11419 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Sep 1971  London, Ontario, Canada; buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London, Ontario. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Peter's Cemetery, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I078580  Ancestorium
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2022 

    Father Charles Aloysius Walker,   b. 14 Jun 1855, Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1905, Brownedge House, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Eliza "Poly" Holden,   b. 1858, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1926, Age 67. Buried St Mary's, Brownedge, Bamber Bridge, Nr Preston, Lancashire, the 28th Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1885  St Cuthbert's, Blackpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F43278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Mary "Mada" Cumming,   b. 23 May 1889, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1978, Windsor, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1921  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Muriel Mary Walker,   b. 13 Nov 1921, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 2005, 243 Carpenter Road, Fostoria, Michigan 48435 USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Charles Stuart Walker,   b. 13 Apr 1924, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1990, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F43651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Vincent Walker
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/223897985/john-vincent-walker
      BIRTH 5 Apr 1894 Lancaster, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      DEATH 14 Sep 1971 (aged 77) London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
      BURIAL Saint Peter's Cemetery, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
      MEMORIAL ID 223897985 ·
      Family Members
      Spouse
      Margaret Mary Cumming Walker 1889–1978 (m. 1921)
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      https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Walker-11419

      John Vincent Walker, born 5 April 1894 (Brief Summary) by his granddaughter Kathryn Mary Neville)

      Education: St Lawrence's College, Ampleforth, Yorkshire, England. 1907-1910
      (Sources: Dated photo album: John Walker. First place English award (2nd form) signed J Edmund Matthews, Head Master, July 28, 1908. Cover plate in copy of “The Poetical Works of Tennyson”)

      To Canada: 1911 (Source JVW handwritten list of all Canadian residences during his life time.
      Employment: Clerk, The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Saint John, New Brunswick until July 1912, then to Tilley, Alberta (Jun 1912-Aug 1913) Edena(?) Saskatchewan (Aug 1913-Dec 1914), and Edmonton, Alberta (Jan 1915 to Feb 1915).
      19 Feb 1915: WWI: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 49th Battalion (Source Library and Archives Canada: Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box10015-38, Name: Walker, John, Regiment number 436969) Summary of full service record: Arrived England 20 Sept 1915. Embarked France 9 Oct 1915. Promoted to Lt Crpl 23 June 1918. Wounded Arras, France 7 Sept 1918. Hospitalized in London. Transported to Canada on the Araguaya in Mar 1919. Hospitalized in New Brunswick. Discharged from His Majesty’s Service 10 Aug 1919.
      Residence locations: Aug 1919 to Aug 1928: Campbellton, New Brunswick: Nova Scotia (4 locations: Middleton, Sydney, Antigonish, Halifax): Winnipeg. Manitoba, Michigan (USA)

      Marriage to Margaret Cumming: 19 February 1921, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

      13 Nov 1921: Birth of daughter Muriel Mary, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
      13 April 1924: Birth of son Charles Stuart, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

      Employment: 1929 to 1959: Canadian Customs officer from opening of Windsor-Detroit tunnel until he was 65.
      50th Wedding Anniversary: 1971
      Death 14 Sept 1971, London, Ontario, Canada. Buried St. Peter’s Cemetery, London, Ontario

      From Kathryn Neville Sep 12, 2016
      The full birth date on the Certified Birth Certificate I have shows John Vincent’s full birth date as "Fifth April 1894.”

      JVW’s date of death is 14 Sept 1971, London, Ontario, Canada; buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London, Ontario.
      His wife was Margaret Cumming, born 23 May 1889 in Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland; died 10 Sept 1978, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
      They married 19 Feb 1921 In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1971).
      They had two children: (my mother) Muriel Mary, born 13 Nov 1921 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 30 July 2005, Fostoria, Michigan, and Charles Stuart born 13 Apr 1924, Halifax, Nova Scotia; died 9 Sep 1990, London, Ontario, Canada.
      My grandmother was a nurse in during WWI and met JVW while he was recovering in hospital after being wounded in France.

      From Kathryn Neville. 7/20/16
      In comparing your posted family tree and my own, it appears that we share James Walker (1829-1877) and wife Mary Hannah Smith (1830-1905) as common ancestors (note: my records listed 1828 as the birth year for James). Although I do not have the names of their children, I suspect that my great-grandfather Charles A Walker may be a sibling to their daughter “Polly” Walker in your tree because he has the same parents (plus I have an old photograph that my grandfather labeled “Aunt Polly” on the back and often wondered who that might be...). Three years ago, I entered the Walker family tree information prepared by my maternal grandfather on Wikitree (John V. Walker born at Brownedge House, Walton LeDale, Lancaster, Preston, England, 1884).

      Beyond the 4 generations posted on FTDNA, my grandfather's records identified two additional generations of ancestry for our shared ancestor James Walker with only the following limited details: (1) Father of James: John Walker born 15 June 1795, and (2) Grandfather of James: John Walker died 20 January 1820, husband of Mary Arrowsmith....
      From Kathryn Neville (Kathy.Neville@charter.net) 7/20/16