Sam Walker (1908 - 1968)

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Sam Walker
1908 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Sam Walker was born on January 12, 1908. He died on December 21, 1968 at age 60.


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Sam Walker passed away on December 21, 1968 at age 60. He was born on January 12, 1908. There is no information about Sam's family or relationships.
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In 1908, in the year that Sam Walker was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1914, Sam was merely 6 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1937, when he was 29 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1956, at the age of 48 years old, Sam was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, in the year of Sam Walker's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Born: around 1919
Mississippi, United States
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Born: around 1914
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Born: around 1913
Mississippi, United States
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Florida, United States
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Born: around 1913
Tennessee, United States
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Born: around 1918
United States
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Born: around 1920
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T L Walker
Apr 10, 1959 - December 1988
Junior L Walker
Jul 15, 1962 - Nov 6, 2005
Theodore Walker
Mar 2, 1892 - April 1970
Durham, North Carolina
Warren v Walker
Mar 28, 1922 - Jul 23, 1990
Myrtle I Walker
Feb 22, 1916 - Mar 5, 2008
Gallatin, TN
Pauline D Walker
Jun 29, 1918 - Apr 30, 2008
Hickory, NC
Katherine H Walker
Jan 4, 1921 - Dec 15, 2010
Lenoir, NC
Clarence Walker
Jul 12, 1919 - July 1984
Washington, District of Columbia
Norman Walker
May 15, 1909 - April 1976
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Esther J Walker
May 9, 1918 - Feb 4, 1996
Tryon, NC
Joseph Walker
Mar 9, 1875 - September 1965
North Carolina
Ruby P Walker
Apr 30, 1920 - Jun 9, 1990
Jack Walker
Mar 31, 1916 - May 1970
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nellie Walker
Sep 26, 1903 - December 1976
Lenoir, North Carolina
Henry Walker
Jul 27, 1911 - April 1964
John W Walker
Nov 3, 1920 - Jun 12, 2002
Hendersonville, NC
Delbert Walker
Jan 4, 1916 - October 1982
Connellys Springs, North Carolina
Mabel G Walker
Jan 17, 1911 - April 1994
Morganton, NC
Verlie Walker
Jun 3, 1912 - February 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee
Bertha B Walker
Mar 1, 1895 - September 1993
Asheville, NC

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