Walker, Joshua (1837-1914)

Extract from Centenary pamphlet
Rod Walker
Joshua and Hannah Walker's family
Rod Walker
From the 1934 Horsemarket PM Church Centenary pamphlet
Rod Walker
Arthur and Ethel Walker in later years
Rod Walker
John and Maria Walker
Rod Walker

Rod Walker, son of Rev. John Wesley Walker, has forwarded an extract from the Horsemarket PM Chapel Centenary booklet, dated 1934, giving information about his great grandfather, Joshua Walker, along with a family photograph helpfully written with names on the picture.

Family

Joshua was born about 1837 at Moulton, Northamptonshire, to parents Thomas Walker, who worked the land, and Hannah Barker.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Joshua.

  • 1851 agricultural labourer
  • 1861 agricultural labourer
  • 1871 labourer
  • 1881 agricultural labourer
  • 1891 coal merchant
  • 1901 coal dealer
  • 1911 retired coal dealer

He married Hannah Barker (1844-1915) on 23 November 1865 at Sywell, Northamptonshire. Census returns and birth records identify twelve children.

  • William Thomas (1866-1963)  – emigrated to USA in 1902; a PM minister in USA (1910); later a Methodist Episcopal minister
  • Henry (Harry) (1868-1963) – emigrated to New Zealand in 1890
  • Elizabeth Ann (1869-1950) – a waitress (1891); married Thomas James Moore, a boot manufacturer (1911), in 1894
  • John (1871-1951) – a warehouseman (1891); a Salvation Army officer (1901)
  • Emily (1873-1953) – a waitress (1891); married Vivian Berwick, a town postman (1911), in 1898              
  • Thomas Barker (1874-1947) – a leather dresser (1911)
  • Mary (1876-1876)
  • Joseph (b1877) – a Salvation Army officer
  • Hannah (1879-1879)
  • Benjamin Walter (1881-1881)
  • Albert Joshua (1882-1969) – a tailor (1901)
  • Arthur (1886-1974) – a coal and wood dealer, and carter (1911)

Joshua died  on 14 August 1914 at Northampton, Northamptonshire.

References

Horsemarket PM Chapel centenary pamphlet, 1934

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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