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Benjamin Chambers Walker  Jr.

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Benjamin Chambers Walker Sr.
2/24/1882 - 1/29/1955

Viola Malita Todd
12/3/1882 - 9/12/1959
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Benjamin Chambers Walker Jr.
12/17/1916 - 10/12/1990
(Shown at age 36)
Benjamin Chambers Walker, Jr., was born on December 17, 1916 in Paulding County, Georgia and died on October 12, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. He lived to be 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 Chambers.

He married fourth wife, Virginia West, on December 21, ????.
Birth Certificate12/17/1916 GA (Paulding County) 0 days 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) 3 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) 13 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. 
Birth Certificate2/5/1949 La Grange IL (Cook County) 32 yrs old 
Helen Tonia Walker was born on February 5, 1949. Her parents are Benjamin Walker (white male, age 31) and Helen Craig (white female, age 22). Benjamin says he was born in Fig County, GA and he is working as a tractor driver on a farm. Helen says she was born in Copperhill, TN and is a housewife in her own home. This is the first child born to Helen. Her birth certificate was filed with Cook County on 2/14/1949. 
Death Certificate9/12/1988 IL (Cook County) 71 yrs old 
Virgina Walker, born October 19, 1922, died in the MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL, from cardiac arrest at 11:06 pm. She was of Irish-French descent. Her husband, Benjamin Walker, says she was born in Michigan and they live in Berwyn, IL. Her father was Roy West and mother was Mildred Corby. Abram and Son Home for Funerals will handle the funeral arrangements and she will be buried in the Mt. Auburn cemetery in Stickney, IL on 9/15/88. 
Death Certificate10/12/1990 IL (Cook County) 73 yrs old 
Benjamin C. Walker, born 12/17/1916, died on October 12, 1990 at 2:30pm in the Veterans Hospital in Hines, IL, from cardiac arrest. He had been a minister of theology. His place of birth is shown as Douglasville, GA, and he is a widow with no surviving spouse. He had been a resident of Cook County, IL, and lived in Berwyn. His father was B.C. Walker and mother was Viola M. Todd. Abram and Son Home for Funerals will handle the funeral arrangements and he will be buried in the Mt. Auburn cemetery in Stickney, IL on 10/15/90.  
Other10/12/1990 GA  73 yrs old 
Social Security Death Index: Benjamin C. Walker, born 12/17/1916, died 10/12/1990. SSN was issued in GA before 1951.  Source:  SSN 253-03-8400

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1 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
4 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
8 1924 Peach County is formed.
7 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
7 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
8 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
10 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
11 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
12 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
20 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
22 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
30 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
31 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
35 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
36 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
41 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
44 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
46 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
49 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
55 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
58 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
59 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
63 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
65 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
70 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
73 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
74 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
1 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.
3 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
22 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
23 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
25 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.
34 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
39 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
44 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
47 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
53 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
54 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
61 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
68 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
11 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
13 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
14 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
16 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
17 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!
18 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
18 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.
19 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
23 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
27 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.
28 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
29 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
38 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.
46 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
50 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
51 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
55 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
56 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
57 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
61 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
65 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
71 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
71 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
73 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
1 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
3 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
4 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.
22 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
23 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.
29 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
73 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
74 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
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Daphne Knudson
Born on June 21, 1930 and died on November 15, 2023.
They were married 1/1/1945.

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Virginia West
Born on October 19, 1922 and died on September 12, 1988.
They were married 12/21/1960.

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