Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Walker

Male Abt 1808 - Bef 1861  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name John Walker 
    Born Abt 1808 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-253478 
    Died Bef 1861 
    Person ID I253478  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Hannah Hungerford,   b. 1808, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alzina Walker,   b. Oct 1830, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age ~ 84 years)
     2. Mary Ann "Anna" Walker,   b. Dec 1843, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age ~ 84 years)
     3. Charles Walker,   b. 1846, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hannah Maria "Maria" Walker,   b. 8 Apr 1848, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1911, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F228733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Her grandparents settled in Hamilton when it was just a mudhole. The courthouse there was built with bricks her grandfather made. He also had a grist mill at Dundas and operated three routes by team to Goderich with supplies. One team came through the Beverly swamp on the corduroy road. She recalls that the people in the Puslinch area were very poor, often having to plant potato peelings for potato seed. The story is told of a Puslinch woman who walked to her Grandfather Walker's mill for 25c worth of flour. The mill had closed on Saturday night when she arrived. Regulations were very strict at that time and a serious fine was imposed on anyone who sold anything between closing hours Saturday and Sunday midnight. The woman pleaded to be served so that she could start the long walk back to her starving family. However, Grandfather Walker promised that he would load his wagon at midnight Sunday so that she could ride to Preston on it and be home just as quickly. When she got off the wagon at Preston she was given as much as she could carry in her arms as she walked the remainder of the way home to Puslinch.

      Mrs. Ophelia Rife A Warm And Tender Tribute By Carol Dunnett, Forty-Fourth [1956] Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society