Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Melvin De Witt Walker 3rd Son of Maggie Lena Walker 1st Female Bank Pioneer President


Melvin De Witt Walker

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NAme:   Melvin DeWitt Walker
Born: August 19, 1897 719 North 3rd St, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Died: December 31, 1935 110 1/2 East Leigh Street; Richmond, Independent Cities,
          Virginia, USA
Spouse: Ethel B. Robinson
Parents: Armstead Walker Jr.
                         Maggie Dalena Cuthbert AKA Maggie Lena Walker
               Occupation: Book-keeper
               Cause of Death: Pneumonia
               Date of Burial: January 3, 1936
              Age at Death: YRS: 38 MOS: 4 DYS: 12
              Death Certificate #:  28017-2925
             Funeral: First African Baptist Church
                              Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
              Mortuary: A.P. Hayes
                                 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
             Informant: Ethel R. Walker Deceased Wife
                   110 1/2 East Leigh Street;
               Richmond, Independent Cities,
               Virginia, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 27047428
          Interment: Evergreen Cemetery; Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA






Melvin De Witt Walker  in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name:  Melvin De Witt Walker Gender: Male Race: Black Age at Death:  38 Birth Date:    10 Aug 1897 Death Date: 31 Dec 1935 Death Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA Registration Date: 3 Jan 1936 Father: Armstead Walker Mother: Maggie Lena Mitchell Spouse: Ethel R Walker



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Maggie L. Walker: Pioneering Banker and Community Leader
By Candice F. Ransom

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Married: 1919
Issues:
Armstead Dewitt Walker
Mamie Evelyn Walker
Elizabeth Mitchell Walker


Ethel B. Robinson

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Name: Ethel B. Robinson
Born: March 4, 1900 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Died: May 8, 1983 Medical College, 401 N. 12th St.  Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Melvin De Witt Walker 1st
               Willie James Chambers 2nd
Parents: Spottswood William Robinson, Nannie Payne
Occupation: Social Worker
Cause of Death:  Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Date of Cremation: May 9, 1983
Age at Death: 83 years, 2 months
Death Certificate Virginia #: 83-015464
Social Security #: 225-40-5188; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: 1951
Funeral: Georgie A. Price Memorial Chapel,
                 727 N 2nd St.
                  Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Informant: Ms. Elizabeth Randolph Deceased Daughter
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Inurnment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA

Ethel R Chambers  in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Ethel R Chambers [Ethel R Robinson]   Gender: Female  Race: Black  Age at Death: 83  Birth Date: 4 Mar 1900  Death Date: 8 May 1983  Death Place: Richmond, Richmond (Ind. City), Virginia, USA Registration Date: 10 May 1983  Father: Spottswood Robinson Sr  Mother: Nannie T Roberts  Spouse: Willie J Chambers  Military Status: none

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Date: Monday, May 9, 1983   Paper: Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia)   Page: 14 
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Death Notice: Chambers
Mrs. Ethel R. Chambers of 18 W. Leigh St., the devoted Mother of Armstead Walker, Mamie Evelyn Crawford, and Elizabeth Mitchell Randolph, departed this life Sunday, May 8, 1983 in MCV Hospital.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, John Mickens III, Nancy C. Ware, St. Elmo W. Crawford Jr., Marian Poole, Russell and Melvin Walker; sister, Evelyn Royall; cousin Madolin Turner; other relatives and friends.  Memorial services will be held Thursday 1 P.M. from the Georgie A. Price Memorial Chapel, 727 N 2nd St. Rev Allen R. Wentt officiating.  The Family suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Philp Episcopal Church

Married: 1919
EOM: Death of Melvin De Witt Walker
Issues:
Armstead Dewitt Walker
Mamie Evelyn Walker
Elizabeth Mitchell Walker

Married: March 27, 1943 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Willie James Chambers
EOM: Divorce
Divorce: 23 Jul 1968 Richmond, Independent, Cities, Virginia, USA
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Ethel Robinson Walker  in the Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
Name: Ethel Robinson Walker [Ethel Robinson Robinson]   Gender: Female  Race: Black  Age: 43  Birth Date: abt 1900  Marriage Date: 27 Mar 1943  Marriage Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA  Registration Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA  Father: Spottswood Robinson  Mother: Nannie Roberts Spouse:  Willie James Chambers    Spouse Gender: Male  Spouse Race: Black  Spouse Age: 37  Spouse Father: Willie Chambers Spouse Mother: Maggie Carlton
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Willie James Chambers  in the Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014
Name: Willie James Chambers  Gender: Male  Race: Black  Divorce Age: 62  Birth Date: abt 1906  Marriage Date: 27 Mar 1943  Divorce Date: 23 Jul 1968  Divorce Place: Virginia, USA  Spouse:  Ethel Robinson Walker     Spouse Gender: Female  Spouse Race: Black Spouse Divorce Age: 68  Spouse Birth Date: 4 Mar 1900 Number of Children: 0
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Children of Melvin and Ethel

 
Married: 1919
EOM: Death of Melvin De Witt Walker
Issues:
Armstead Dewitt Walker
Mamie Evelyn Walker
Elizabeth Mitchell Walker





 The Grandchildren of Maggie Lena Walker, Maggie Laura, Mamie Evelyn Walker, Elizabeth Mitchell Walker, And Armstead Dewitt Walker 1929
 Richmond VA USA



Armstead De Witt Walker

   
 
1.        Armstead Dewitt Walker
Born: September 25, 1919 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Died: February 18, 1986, 4718 Powhatan Lakes RD Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Mary Bragg 1st
               Cynthia B. Canady 2nd
Parents: Melvin Dewitt Walker, Ethel B. Robinson
Occupation: Labor
Military: United States Army
Cause of Death: Sudden Death Hypoglycemia Insulin, Dependent Diabetes Alcohol with    
                 Pancreatic Insufficiency
Date of Cremation: February 19, 1986
Age at Death: YRS: 66
Death Certificate Virginia#: 86-007684
Social Security #: 225-16-1265
                Funeral: Georgie A. Price Memorial Chapel,
                 727 N 2nd St.
                  Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Informant:  Cynthia Walker
                      4718 Powhatan Lakes RD
                     Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia, USA
Cremation: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA



Date: Thursday, February 20, 1986 Paper: Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) Page: 3  
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W ALKER—Armstead D. Walker, of 4718 Powhatan Lakes RD., Rowhatan, VA., the son of the late Melvin Walker and Ethel Walker Chambers, and grandson of the Late Maggie L. Walker, departed this life February 18, 1986.  He to leave to cherish his memories his wife Cynthia Walker, three children, Marian Poole of Washington DC, Russell and Melvin Walker of Calif; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell Randolph and Mamie Crawford; several nieces and nephews, among them one devoted, Johnny Mickens III; one sister=in-law, two brothers-in-law; other relatives and friends.  Memorial Services will be held Friday, 12 Noon, from the Georgia A. Price Memorial Chapel 727 N. 2nd St., Rev. Allen Wentt officiating.  In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to Powhatan Rescue Squad and the Maggie L. Walker Foundation.


Armstead Dewitt Walker  in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Armstead Dewitt Walker [A D Walker]   SSN: 225161265  Gender: Male  Race: Black  Birth Date: 25 Sep 1918  Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia  Father Name: Melvin D Walker   Mother Name: Ethel Robinson  Death Date: Feb 1986  Type of Claim: Original SSN.  Notes: Aug 1938: Name listed as ARMSTEAD DEWITT WALKER; 22 Jun 1988: Name listed as A D WALKER

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Armstead Walker  in the Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
Name: Armstead Walker  Birth Date: 25 Sep 1919  Birth Place: Henrico, Virginia, USA

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Armstead Walker  in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Armstead Walker  Gender: Male  Race: Black  Age at Death: 66  Birth Date: 25 Sep 1919  Death Date: 18 Feb 1986  Death Place: Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia, USA  Registration Date: 25 Feb 1986 Father: Melvin Walker  Mother: Ethel Robinson  Spouse: Cynthia Walker  Military Status: yes

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Married: December 18, 1940 Warren, North Carolina, USA
1st Wife: Mary Bragg
Divorced: March 25, 1943 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Issue: Marion Walker [nee’ Poole]

Armstead D Walker  in the North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Name: Armstead D Walker  Gender: Male  Race: Col  Age: 22  Birth Year: abt 1918  Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1940 Marriage Place: Warren, North Carolina, USA   Father: Melvin D Walker  Mother: Ethel R Walker  Spouse:  Mary Bragg   Spouse Gender: Female  Spouse Race: Col   Spouse Age: 22  Spouse Father: George W Bragg  Spouse Mother: Eulalia M Bragg Event Type: Marriage 

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Armstead Dewitt Walker  in the Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014
Name: Armstead Dewitt Walker  Gender: Male  Race: Black  Divorce Age: 24  Birth Date: abt 1919  Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1940  Divorce Date: 25 Mar 1943 Divorce Place: Virginia, USA   Spouse:  Mary Bragg Walker    Spouse Gender: Female  Spouse Race: Black  Spouse Divorce Age: 24  Number of Children: 1

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Marriage: May 3, 1951 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
2nd Cynthia B. Canady
EOM: Death of Armstead De Witt Walker
Issues: Russell Walker
             Melvin Walker

Armstead D Walker  in the Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
Name: Armstead D Walker  Gender: Male  Race: Black  Age: 29  Birth Date: abt 1922  Marriage Date: 3 May 1951  Marriage Place:  Richmond, Virginia, USA  Registration Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA  Father: Melvin D Walker  Mother: Ethel B Robinson  Spouse:  Cynthia B Canady   Spouse Gender: Female  Spouse Race: Black  Spouse Age: 22  Spouse Father: William E Canady  Spouse Mother: Blanche Hewitt

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2.     Mamie Evelyn Walker
             Born: September 21, 1922 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
             Died: January 5, 2004 Washington, District Columbia, USA
             Spouse: St. Elmo Wallace Crawford
             Parents: Melvin De Witt Walker, Ethel B. Robinson
            Occupation: Musician
            Cause of Death: ?
            Date of Burial: January 21, 2004
            Age at Death: YRS: 81 MOS: 3 DYS: 15
            Social Security #: 229-20-6464
            Find A Grave Memorial# 8780478
            Interment: Arlington National Cemetery
                             Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA
                            Plot: Section: 2-C  Row 4

Mamie Evelyn Walker  in the Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
Name: Mamie Evelyn Walker  Birth Date: 21 Sep 1922  Birth Place: Henrico, Virginia, USA
 
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Mamie Evelyn Walker  in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Mamie Evelyn Walker [Mamie Walker Crawford]  [Mamie Crawford]   SSN: 229206464  Gender: Female  Race: Black  Birth Date: 21 Sep 1922  Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia  Father Name: Melvin D Walker Mother Name: Ethel Robinson  Death Date: 5 Jan 2004  Type of Claim: Original SSN.  Notes: Jun 1942: Name listed as MAMIE EVELYN WALKER; Jan 1951: Name listed as MAMIE WALKER CRAWFORD; 18 Feb 2004: Name listed as MAMIE W CRAWFORD

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Mamie Evelyn Crawford  in the U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Mamie Evelyn Crawford  Service Info.: CAPT US ARMY  Birth Date: 21 Sep 1922  Death Date: 5 Jan 2004  Relation: Wife Of Crawford, St Elmo W  Interment Date: 21 Jan 2004  Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery  Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211  Buried At: Section 2-C Row 4 Site 1

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 Crawford, Mamie Evelyn Walker
Crawford, Mamie Evelyn Walker, of Washington, formerly of Richmond, widow of St. Elmo W. Crawford. 
Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - Friday, January 9, 2004

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Crawford, Mamie Evelyn Walker
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Mamie E Walker  in the Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
Name: Mamie E Walker  Gender: Female  Race: Black  Age: 21  Birth Date: abt 1923  Marriage Date: 17 Jun 1944  Marriage Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA  Registration Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA  Father: Melvin D Walker  Mother: Ethel Robinson  Spouse:  St Elmo W Crawford   Spouse Gender: Male  Spouse Race: Black  Spouse Age: 23  Spouse Father: Robert P Crawford  Spouse Mother: Pearl Wallace


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My husband’s Godmother Elizabeth Mitchell Walker Randolph graduated Armstrong High School in Richmond, VA 1942. Elizabeth is the youngest granddaughter of the great Maggie Lena Walker, and she will be 90 on 09/25/14.

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3.     Elizabeth Mitchell Walker
           Alias: Beth 
Born: September 25, 1924 Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA
Died: February 16, 2015 Richmond Rehabilitation Cemetery Richmond, Independent Cities,
                        Virginia, USA
              Spouse: Johnny Micken Jr. 1st
               Carl H. Randolph 2nd
Parents: Melvin De Witt Walker, Ethel B. Robinson
Occupation: custodial duties
Cause of Death: Cancer
Religion: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Funeral AD Price Funeral Home
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Elizabeth Mitchell Walker  in the Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
Name: Elizabeth Mitchell Walker  Birth Date: 25 Sep 1924  Birth Place: Henrico, Virginia, USA


 Elizabeth Randolph, last surviving grandchild of Maggie L. Walker, dies
 
Elizabeth “Beth” Mitchell Walker Mickens Randolph of Richmond was the last surviving grandchild of legendary banker Maggie Lena Walker, the first black woman in America to found and charter a bank.
 Walker served as president of the St. Luke’s Penny Savings Bank, which later became Consolidated Bank & Trust Co.

Born in Richmond on Sept. 25, 1924, Ms. Randolph was the daughter of Walker’s younger son, Melvin De Witt Walker, and his wife, Ethel Robinson Walker.
 
Ms. Randolph, who died of cancer at 90 on Feb. 16 in a Richmond rehabilitation center, grew up in her Grandma Walker’s home at 110½ E. Leigh St. She later moved two blocks down Leigh Street to the home of her Robinson grandparents, where she spent the rest of her life.

She fondly recalled Sunday afternoons and holidays where family gathered around the grand piano at the Walker home.

“Everyone put on a show,” recalled her son, Johnny Mickens III of Richmond. “Her grandfather Armstead Walker played the violin, my mother probably sang and other people played instruments.”
 
Ms. Randolph met many illustrious people at the Walker home. She especially remembered boxer Joe Louis, probably because she loved sports. She had played basketball at Armstrong High School before her graduation in 1941 and in the community afterward. She also had been a lifeguard at the Brook Field pool in North Side, her son said.
“She was a die-hard fan of the Washington Redskins and the LA Lakers,” he said. “I mean die-hard.”
 
Ms. Randolph loved going with the other Walker grandchildren in Walker’s limousine - a Pierce Arrow - to picnic in Evergreen Cemetery after church on Sundays, as was the custom of the day.
 
Walker would sit in her wheelchair in the middle of the back of the limousine, with a grandchild sitting on either side. “My mother loved sitting next to her grandma,” Mickens said.

Walker enrolled Ms. Randolph and the rest of her grandchildren in the NAACP, Mickens said.
His mother also was active in the juvenile division of the Independent Order of St. Luke - “that was a requirement. It taught fiscal responsibility,” Mickens said of the fraternal group that supported social and financial advancement of the black community. “It had the same curriculum as Junior Achievement, only 25 to 30 years earlier.”

Mentored spiritually by Walker, Ms. Randolph became a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at an early age.
 She met her first husband, Johnny Mickens Jr., while she was a physical education major at Virginia State College. They were married three years and then divorced. A second marriage, to Carl Randolph, also ended in divorce during the 1960s.
 During the early 1950s, Ms. Randolph ran playgrounds for the Richmond Department of Recreation and Parks at Seventh and Duval streets and at 17th Street and Greenwood Avenue.
 After a company officer invited her to apply, she joined Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co., becoming the first black woman to work in the accounting department.
“The only blacks in the company at that time worked in custodial duties,” Mickens said. She retired there in 1980.
 Ms. Randolph “would speak out about anything she wanted, to anybody, at any time and anywhere,” Mickens said.
 “She didn’t care who liked it or didn’t.”
She unsuccessfully campaigned, through distributing petitions at black churches, for the post office to create a stamp to honor Maggie Walker.
 She was active in the Maggie Walker Historical Foundation.
 
Ms. Randolph still attended St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 2900 Hanes Ave., where a memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m.

“She read her daily Word. When I was a child, she went every Sunday to watch me serve on the altar - some things were not negotiable,” Mickens recalled.
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http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/featured/article_0ed66702-30c8-5af8-a12a-091b6ccb3ee6.html

Elizabeth Randolph Maggie Walker  in the U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 - 2015
Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Randolph Maggie Walker  Gender: Female  Age at Death: 90  Birth Date: 25 Sep 1924  Birth Place: Richmond, Wise, Virginia, USA  Death Date: 16 Feb 2015 Otuary Date: 27 Feb 2015  Spouse's Name: Ethel Robinson Walker  Parents' Names: Walkers  Childrens' Names: Johnny Mickens III of Richmond. Her; Melvin De Witt Walker, and his wife, Ethel Robinson Walker
 
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Married: 1960
1st  Johnny Mickens
Divorce: 1963
Issue Johnny Mickens III

Married: 27 Nov 1954 Elliott, Dorchester, Maryland, USA
2nd Carl H. Randolph
EOM Divorce
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Elizabeth Mitchell Walker  in the Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014
Name: Elizabeth Mitchell Walker  Gender: Female  Race: Black  Divorce Age: 50  Birth Date: 25 Sep 1924  Marriage Date: 27 Nov 1954 Divorce Date: 14 Sep 1984  Divorce Place: Virginia, USA  Spouse:  Carl H Randolph    Spouse Gender: Male  Spouse Race: Black  Spouse Divorce Age:64  Spouse Birth Date: 1920  Number of Children: 0

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