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Thomas and Hannah Finney Walker:  Thomas was born December 22, 1819 in Ireland to Thomas and Alice Woods Walker.  Thomas was a coal miner and his father was a tailor.  Hannah was born March 19, 1817 in St Helens, Lancashire, England to Thomas and Ann Farber Finney.  They were married November 21 1841 in Farnworth, Prescott, Lancashire, England and came to America from Sutton, Lancashire, England July 6, 1874 with six children: Margaret, Joseph, Richard, Ellen, John and William.  Five other children had passed away before they came to America: Hannah, James, Sarah, Mary Ann and Thomas.  It is not known where they lived.  Hannah was a nurse.  She died February 23, 1893 and Thomas died November 26, 1895, both in American Fork, Utah and they are buried there.

William and Ellen Banks Smith Walker:  William was born in Horton, Northumberland, England on February 17, 1856 to George and Mary Walker.  Ellen was born October 12, 1858 to Robert Banks and Ruth Atherton Smith in Preston, Lancashire, England.  They both came to the U.S. in 1874 and were married in 1883.  They were in Highland (#22 on the 1958 Highland map) on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses although Ellen had died April 8, 1919.  They had six children: Ruth, Annie Viola, Margaret, Mary, Priscilla and Zelma.  In 1925 Mary, who had married Alexander Beveridge, returned to Highland.  William died August 16, 1930 in Lehi and they are buried in American Fork.


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