Edwin Walker (1942 - 1972)

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Edwin Walker
1942 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin Walker was born on June 15, 1942. He died in March 1972 at 29 years old.


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Edwin Walker passed away in March 1972 at 29 years of age. He was born on June 15, 1942. There is no information about Edwin's immediate family.
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In 1942, in the year that Edwin Walker was born, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1958, he was 16 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1960, he was 18 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1964, he was 22 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1972, in the year of Edwin Walker's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Other Edwin Walkers

Edwin Kerry Walker
around 1878 - Dec 6, 1917
Edwin Joseph Thomas Walker
Died: Oct 7, 1915
Edwin Jobe Walker
around 1897 - Aug 10, 1918
Edwin James Walker
around 1922 - Apr 6, 1940
Edwin George Walker
around 1890 - Oct 21, 1918
Edwin Barnes Walker
around 1915 - Oct 23, 1942
Edwin Athol Walker
around 1916 - Jan 6, 1945
Edwin Alfred Walker
around 1878 - Mar 22, 1918
Edwin Walker
around 1914 - Mar 18, 1943
Edwin Walker
Died: Jun 6, 1942
Edwin Walker
around 1919 - Sep 13, 1942
Edwin Walker
Died: Jun 28, 1915
Edwin Walker
around 1893 - Feb 14, 1916
Edwin R Walker
Born: around 1927
Georgia, United States
Edwin G Walker
Born: around 1919
Georgia, United States
Edwin N Walker
Born: around 1914
California, United States
Edwin E Walker
Born: around 1921
California, United States
Edwin S Walker
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Edwin L Walker
Born: around 1922
California, United States
Edwin F Walker
Born: around 1923
Washington, United States

Other Walkers

Percy J Walker
Oct 3, 1943 - Jan 4, 2006
Bronx, NY
Jean E Walker
May 1, 1943 - Jan 19, 1990
Bronx, NY
Robert Walker
Nov 2, 1944 - February 1982
Audrey M Walker
Jul 21, 1942 - Jul 17, 2005
Orange, CA
Caryn L Walker
Apr 10, 1946 - Jun 4, 2004
Jessie M Walker
Jul 18, 1915 - Mar 6, 2000
Syracuse, NY
Thankful Walker
Mar 16, 1881 - April 1972
Burt, NY
Wayman B Walker
Jan 4, 1948 - Jul 31, 2008
Christabel Walker
Nov 26, 1937 - December 1977
Norma F Walker
Oct 2, 1944 - Feb 23, 2008
West Palm Beach, FL
Annie Walker
Oct 31, 1879 - January 1969
Bronx, NY
Ruby Walker
Oct 24, 1897 - March 1976
Fort Valley, GA
Jennie Walker
Jul 20, 1888 - November 1984
Bronx, NY
Hayden Walker
Aug 11, 1917 - Jun 1, 1996
Patrice A Walker
Nov 9, 1951 - Jan 16, 1989
Charlotte, NC
Leona M Walker
Oct 15, 1953 - Apr 16, 1993
South Windham, CT
B Walker
May 23, 1923 - May 15, 1989
William Walker
Sep 23, 1954 - Aug 9, 2000
Riverhead, NY
Willie Walker
Oct 9, 1937 - Oct 16, 2005
Jenkins Bridge, VA
Joyce E Walker
Sep 8, 1955 - Mar 19, 2005

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Rosa Lambeth
Mar 22, 1892 - December 1969
New York, NY
Lenore Taylor
May 10, 1942 - December 1977
Ann Matthews
Mar 23, 1933 - March 1986
New York, NY
Allan Xavier Davis
May 17, 1943 - Mar 28, 2007
New York, NY
Frieda Kramer
Dec 16, 1901 - July 1986
New York, NY
Theda Hudson
Jun 13, 1942 - May 1981
Carlos Henriquez
Jul 8, 1944 - April 1980
Vernon A Lawless
Feb 22, 1942 - Apr 25, 2008
Saint Louis, MO
Michael Adams
Jan 2, 1944 - December 1980
R R Starling
May 28, 1943 - Sep 15, 1987
James F Bridges
Apr 24, 1943 - Oct 20, 2010
Maxton, NC
Thurman Livingston J
Jan 18, 1943 - Aug 29, 2007
Williamson, WV
Johnnie C Owens
Jan 20, 1928 - Dec 12, 1996
Savannah, GA
Willie Davis
Dec 30, 1944 - February 1966
Ernest William Lopez
Jan 10, 1944 - Feb 10, 2010
Hollywood, FL
E W Sargent
Jul 19, 1942 - Feb 15, 1990
Betty Stuckey
Aug 8, 1941 - November 1986
Bronx, NY
Joan Brown
Jun 19, 1941 - August 1987
Paule Delarive
Nov 23, 1915 - January 1975
New York, NY
A C Brown
Mar 6, 1945 - Dec 15, 1987
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