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Benjamin Chambers Walker  Sr.

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William Pickney Walker
11/14/1855 - 4/28/1931

Isabella America Akin
1/19/1863 - 9/14/1909
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Benjamin Chambers Walker Sr.
2/24/1882 - 1/29/1955
(Shown at age 23)
Benjamin Chambers Walker, Sr., was born on February 24, 1882 in Douglas County, Georgia and died on January 29, 1955 in an unknown place. He lived to be 72 years old.

Records
Census6/18/1900 Chapel Hill GA (Douglas County) 18 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #460, Family #461: William Walker (age 49, born Nov 1850), Isabella (wife, age 37, born Jan 1863), Benjamin (son, age 18, born Feb 1882), Claudia (daughter, age 16, born Nov 1883), Henry (son, age 14, born Feb 1886), William (son, 2 months old, born Mar 1889), and James Tunce (servant, single black male, age 22, born Aug 1877). William and Isabella have been married 19 years. Isabella has given birth to four children and all are currently living. William was born in Alabama, his father in NC and mother in SC. Isabella was born in GA, her father in GA and her mother in SC. William is renting the farm where they live. William (Sr.), Benjamin, and Claudia can read and write. Claudia has been attending school. 
Census5/6/1910 Chapel Hill GA (Douglas County) 28 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #136, Family #137: Benj Walker (age 28), Viola (wife, age 28) and Wyley (son, age 3). Viola has given birth to one child and he is still living. Ben and Viola have been married seven years. All were born in GA as were their parents. English is their native language and both adults can read and write. Ben is a farmer working a general farm that they rent.

The family of William Walker (age 55) is recorded on the same census page. William has his son and daughter-in-law living with him: Jeffie (son, age 19) and Effie (daughter-in-law, age 18). Jeffie and Effie have been married for 2 years and have no children. William's wife is deceased. Effie and Jeffie say they and their parents were born in GA. William says he was born in GA and his parents in SC. William Dunn (black male, age 13) appears to be living with them.  
Birth Certificate12/17/1916 GA (Paulding County) 34 yrs old 
Birth of Benjamin Chambers Walker [Junior] (a white male) on December 17, 1916, was documented in a Delayed Certificate of Birth in Fulton County, GA, by the Georgia Dept. of Public Health. His father was Benjamin Chambers Walker and mother was Viola Todd. Both parents were born in Douglas County, GA. Benjamin presented three forms of supporting evidence: Social Secuirty Record issued 12/25/36 by GA Dept. of Labor; Military Discharge issued 5/3/1943 by the U.S. Army at Bushnell Gen Hospital in Brigham City, Utah; and Child's Birth Certificate #42910-38 issued by GA Dept. of Health on 9/19/1938.  
Census1/15/1920 Weddington GA (Paulding County) 37 yrs old 
Recorded as family #139: Ben C. Walker (age 37), Viola M. (wife, age 38), Wylie P. (son, age 13), William S. H. (son, age 8), B. C. (son, age 3 6/12). All were born in GA as were their parents. Their current home is rented and the children have not attended school during the past year. Ben, Viola and Wylie can read and write. Ben is employed as a farmer working on a general farm. 
Census4/12/1930 Sandtown GA (Campbell County) 48 yrs old 
Recorded as family #81: Bailey C. Walker (age 48), Viola (wife, age 48), Schley H. (son, age 18), Bailey C. Jr. (son, age 13). All were born in GA as were their parents. The youngest son has been attending school during the past year. Bailey and Viola were 20 years old when they were married. They are renting their home and do not provide an estimated estate value. Bailey is a general farmer and both sons are farm laborers. Bailey is not a veteran. 
Death Certificate9/1/1958 GA  3 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Benjamin Walker.  Social Security Death Index records that Benjamin Walker, born 11/5/1874, died sometime in August 1958. His SS# was issued in Georgia before 1951. 

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23 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
30 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
32 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
35 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
38 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
42 1924 Peach County is formed.
AgeDateEvent
7 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
13 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
15 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
18 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
18 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
19 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
20 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
21 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
22 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
24 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
24 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
24 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
30 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
31 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
32 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
41 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
41 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
42 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
44 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
45 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
46 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
54 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
56 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
64 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
65 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
69 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
70 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
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3 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
26 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
30 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
31 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
35 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
37 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
56 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
57 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
59 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
68 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
73 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
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27 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
28 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
45 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
47 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
48 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
50 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
51 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
52 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
52 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
53 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
57 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
61 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
62 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
63 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
72 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
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27 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
32 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
35 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
37 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
38 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
56 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
57 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
63 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Marriages
Viola Todd
Born on December 3, 1882 and died on September 12, 1959.
They were married 7/28/1902.

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The Children of Benjamin Chambers Walker Sr.

Wiley Pickney Walker
Born in Paulsing County, Georgia on May 12, 1906 and died in an unknown location on April 7, 1984. He was 77 years old.

On 10/3/1926 he married Clara Viola Phillips (b 3/21/1905) and they had one daughter named Thelma Eunice. Burial in Holly Hill Cemetery, Hwy. 29 S Fulton county., GA, Fairburn, GA...
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William Schley Howard Walker
Born in Paulsing County, Georgia about 1912 and died in College Park, Georgia on January 6, 1986. He was about 74 years old.

Married Mattie Lou Jenkins. No children....
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36 years old
Benjamin Chambers Walker Jr.
Born in Paulding County, Georgia on December 17, 1916 and died in Chicago, Illinois on October 12, 1990. He was 73 years old.

Nicknames included "Bill" and "B.C.". One story passed down is he was named "B.C." at birth -- just the initials. The army would not accept BC as his full name so he told them that it was Bill Chamb...
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