Fred Lightfoot Walker [1882-1936]

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Thanks to Steven Newman, Australia, for photos and information on Fred Lightfoot Walker and his descendants. Fred Lightfoot Walker
                        b: 20 Apr 1882, Chester
                        c: 1 Jun 1882, St. John Baptist, Chester
                        m: 21 Jan 1907
                        emigrated: 30 May 1913, left Liverpool for Australia aboard the "Argyleshire"
                        travelled: 14 Jan 1918, from Fremantle to Sydney aboard the "Katcombe"
                        d: 14 Aug 1936, Sydney, Australia, cause: Disease of the heart (coronary)
                        b: Rookwood Crematorium, New South Wales, AU    

                        m: Margaret MacCuaig
                                 b: abt 1885, Scotland, Isle of Jura Argyllshire, Scotland
                                 d: 1955, Paddington, Sydney, AU
                                 father: Rev. Angus McCuaig
                                 mother: Jane McDonald

Inward bound Passenger 27 Apr 1932 shows address: Oakfield, Henry Bell St. Helensburgh [Argyleshire, Scotland] Country of Last Permanent Redicense: New Zealand. Margaret travelled with son Angus and her two daughters Jean and Margaret. Arrived London from New Zealand via Brisbane, AU aboard the "Gesova"

New York Passenger List

Name: Margaret Lightfoot-Walker
Ship: Statendam
Arrival Date: 28 Aug 1938
Age: 53, Widowed
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, NY
Nationality: British
Born: Scotland, Isle of Jura Argyllshire
Last permanent residence: Sydney, Australia, N.S.W.

Children of    Fred Lightfoot Walker and Margaret MacCuaig

               John (Ian) Lightfoot Walker
                              b: 20 Nov 1907, Barnwood, Gloucestershire England
                              d: 1 Jul 1963, Wahcumba St., Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland, AU [age 55]

               Angus Lightfoot Walker
                              b: 28 Jul 1909, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
                              d: 29 May 1985, Southampton, Long Island, NY [age 75]

               Jean McDonald Lightfoot Walker
                              b: 1912, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
                              emigration: 31 May 1913, [age 1] left Liverpool bound for
                              Australia aboard "Argyleshire"
                              m: Henry Charles Wells, 21 Jun 1947, St. Marks Church, Darling Point Sydney
                              d: 1966, Sydney

               Margaret Lightfoot Walker
                              o: 1945, Stenographer with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Admin.
                              residence: 1985, Cinchester, W. Sussex, England
                              m: Beresford Brooke

               Unknown Walker

Note: Birth Registration for Arnold Lightfoot Walker: 1908/ Mar/ Bangor/ 11b/ 416. Was this child of Fred and Margaret Lightfoot Walker - perhaps Ian (above)?

1911 Census - 69 London Road, Gloucster, England

Name Rel Age Birth Year Status Occupation Born
Fred Lightfoot Walker Head 29 1882 Mar Inspecting Engineer Chester
Margaret Lightfoot Walker Wife 29 1882 Mar Marraige has lasted 4 year Juna N.B.
John (Ian) Lightfoot Walker Son 3.5 1908 Sing   Gloucester
Angus Lightfoot Walker Son 1.5 1910 Sing    

The Australian Women's Weekly, 4 May 1946

SYDNEY friends of Angus and Amber Lightfoot Walker will be interested to hear that they have a luxurious suite at the Ritz, in New York. It certainly is luxury, anyhow, for their small, beloved Sealyham. In a letter to me, Amber tells me that tevery day the puppy's meal of bones is brought to him on a silver platter covered with a righ damask serviette. The same bellboy who brings in the bones (warmed, of course) takes him out for a half-hour's walk each afternoon for five dollars.

Obit of Fred Lightfoot Walker, Sat 15 Aug 1936, Sydney, AU


Death of Leading Industrialist
SYDNEY, Friday

The death was announced early today of Mr. Lighfoot Walker, Managing Director of John Lysaght Ltd., at his home at Elizabeth Bay at the age of 54.

Born in England in 1882, Mr. Walker, when 15 years old, commenced his professional career with the Phoenix Engineering Co., Chester, England. In 1909, he was appointed managing director of John Lysaght Ltd., England, and was transferred in 1913 to the Australian branch of the industry.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tues 18 Aug 1936


The funeral of Mr. Fred Lightfoot-Walker managing director of John Lysaght (Aust.), Ltd., who died at his residence, Elizabeth Bay, on Friday morning, took place on Saturday and was attended by many representative commercial men and friends of the family.

A short service according to the rites of the Christian Science church, was conducted at Kinsela's funeral parlour, Darlinghurst, after which the remains were taken to Rookwood where they were cremated.

The following were the chief mourners: Mrs. Lightfoot-Walker (widow), Messrs Ian and Angus Lightfoot-Wlaker (sons) the Misses Jean and Margaret Lightfoot-Walker (daughters) and Mrs. Ian Lightfoot-Walker (daugher-in-law).

[A list of many dozens of others were mentioned after the above paragraphs.]

The Courier-Mail, Sat 15 Aug 1936


SYDNEY, Friday
mr. Fred Lightfoot Walker, managing director of John Lysaght (Aus) Ltd galvanised iron merchants, died at his residence, Elizabeth Bay, today, aged 54 years. A native of England, he came to Australia 23 years ago to join John Lysaght, Ltd., and played an important part in the growth of the firm's Newcastle works. He was stationed in New Zealand as a ranch manager for eight years and in Perth for three years before coming manager in Sydney. He was appointed managing director eight years ago. He is survived by Mrs. Lightfoot Walker, two sons, and two daughters.