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George Percy Walker/Verona Violet Dotson (F48)

Family: George Percy Walker/Verona Violet Dotson (F48)

m. 1 Nov 1924

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  • George Percy WalkerFather | Male
    George Percy Walker

    Born  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Jun 1985  New London Nursing and Rehab Center, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  27 Jun 1985  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1 Nov 1924  [1, 2, 3]  Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker | F5 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers | F5 Group Sheet 

    Verona Violet DotsonMother | Female
    Verona Violet Dotson

    Born  6 Jun 1906  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Jan 2007  Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  15 Jan 2007  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Oscar Brown Dotson | F64 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Edith Virginia Baxter | F64 Group Sheet 

    Mazie Ella WalkerChild 1 | Female
    > Mazie Ella Walker

    Born  18 Nov 1925  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Sep 1995  Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Sep 1995  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ted L. Belles | F65 
    Married  19 Feb 1945  Parsonage of the Methodist Church, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Jean Leonard | F22808 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Female
    Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  John W. "J.W." Virden | F66 
    Married     

    Jean Louise WalkerChild 3 | Female
    > Jean Louise Walker

    Born  7 Apr 1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Feb 2008  Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  16 Feb 2008  Revere Cemetery, Sweet Home Township, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" Brunk | F67 
    Married     

  • Photos

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    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (1 of 2)
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (1 of 2)
    George and Verona Walker were married in 1924, so this photograph was actually taken in the 24th year of their marriage. George is the oldest son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. He was a World War I veteran. He was born in 1896 and died in 1985, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Iowa. Verona, the daughter of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson, died at age 100 in 2007 in Memphis, Missouri.
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    It appears Geoffrey and Maude Walker and children went on an excursion with George and Verona Walker one day in about 1929 or 1930.

    The four Umphrey children are all pictured in this photograph. Although it would seem logical that the children in the front row are Vera, Jean, and Mazie Walker, the children of George and Verona, it cannot be, as their daughter, Jean, was born after the death of Geoffrey Umphrey in 1931.

    It does seem the little girl on the right is George and Verona Walker's daughter, Mazie, but the two children in the front left could be any number of family members, or even family friends. One may possibly be Vera, but this does not seem clear to anyone who has studied the photograph.

    Other possibilities, considering people who lived in or near New London, Iowa, at that time, would include Clifford Walker's children or Myrtle Dotson's children; at this time George and Verona Walker as well as Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey did live in New London.

    This may be one of the last photographs taken of Geoffrey before his unexpected death after surgery in Mt. Pleasant Hospital on March 9, 1931.
    Verona and George Walker in About 1930
    Verona and George Walker in About 1930
    Another photograph of this car, parked at the same location, exists on this site, in which George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker are posed with the family of George's sister and her husband, Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey, some children of both families, as well as several children that cannot be identified. This was probably taken in about 1929 or 1930. Geoffrey Paul Umphrey died in 1931.
    Walker Children and an Umphrey
    Walker Children and an Umphrey
    These are the children of several related families. In the back row is Viola Belle Walker, apparently a tiny bit of someone who is hidden, and Margretta Mae Umphrey on the right. The middle row are Marjorie Naomi Walker and her brother, Robert Charles Walker, and then sisters Mazie Ella Walker and Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker. The little girl on the front left is Jean Louise Walker, the sister of Mazie and Vera. Margretta Umphrey and Mazie, Vera and Jean, are first cousins. Viola, Robert and Marjorie, though the same ages or even younger, and the aunts and uncle of the other children.
    Walker and Broeker Cousins in About 1938
    Walker and Broeker Cousins in About 1938
    This photograph of six cousins in the Walker family was apparently taken on a snowless winter day in Iowa in about 1938. Doris Idella and Wilda Maxine Walker were the daughters of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" Walker. Mazie Ella and Vera Marie Walker were daughters of George Percy Walker and Verona Violet Dotson. Shirley Lea and Beverly Jean Broeker were the daughters of Ruth Rebecca Walker and Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker.
    A Group of Extended Walker Family
    This photograph from about 1939 features, left to right, back row: Doris Idella Walker holding Shirley Lea Broeker, Mazie Ella Walker, and on the right Marjorie Naomi Walker. In front of Marjorie, pointing forward, is her brother, Robert Charles Walker. The two girls in the fron are Jean Louise Walker, and Beverly Jean Broeker. Doris, Mazie, and Jean Walker, and the Broeker girls are all first cousins. Marjorie and Robert are a half-aunt and half-uncle to the others. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Mazie and George Walker at the Mouth of the Wisconsin River
    Mazie and George Walker at the Mouth of the Wisconsin River
    Apparently on a trip to Wisconsin or Northern Iowa, George Percy Walker is posing by a sign indicating the Wisconsin River joined the Mississippi River at this point. His daughter, Mazie Ella Walker, seems to be a little behind George in reaching the bluff where the marker stood. This was probably in about 1945.
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    Based upon the ages of those who are children in this photograph, it was likely taken in about 1946. Several family members helped in its identification (I am a bit unsure about several of them). This photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. Several persons could not be identified positively due to their placement or the overall quality of the photograph, and one child does not seem to fit at this date with family members, but generally it is correct.

    Those who were at this reunion were: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Leonard "Max" Dotson, Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, (Probably) Paul Eugene "Paulie" Umphrey Jr., Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Jr., Lois Ann (Thibodeau) Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, Doris Idella Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Unknown (Possibly Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker), David Floyd "Dave" Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, Ted L. Belles, Jerry Dean Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, George Percy Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, John Franklin Russell, (probably) Jean Louise Walker, Carol Sue Belles, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (2 of 2)
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (2 of 2)
    Another version, cropped, of this 25th anniversary photograph of George and Verona Walker exists on this site, and was the picture my mother, Leota Brumm, had. This version was provided by George and Verona's granddaughter, Connie Gutting.
    Verona and George Walker and Their Daughters
    Verona and George Walker and Their Daughters
    Thi photograph was probably taken in about 1953. Left to right are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and George Percy Walker.
    George and Verona Walker in About 1953
    George and Verona Walker in About 1953
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, relaxing on the couch.
    George and Verona Walker Holding Jeff and Connie Brunk
    This photograph, from 1953, was taken of Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" and Connie Jean Brunk in the laps of their maternal grandparents, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Daughters of George and Verona Walker
    The Daughters of George and Verona Walker
    This appears to be one of a series of photographs taken of the family of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker at Christmastime, probably about 1956. Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles is on the left, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk in the middle, and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden on the right.
    George Percy Walker and His Wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    George Percy Walker and His Wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    George and Verona are standing by the roadside in this shot. The terrain doesn't seem to be in Iowa to me.
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    This well framed, clear, amazing photograph was taken by me at about age 7, showing great potential for my future if I were to choose photography as a life path or career. All kidding aside, I wish I'd been stabilized a little better when I took pictures at this age. These are, left to right, my uncle George Percy Walker, his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and my father and mother, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm.
    Verona and George Walker With Their Brunk Grandchildren
    This photograph was taken either Christmas 1961 or 1962, probably in West Burlington, Iowa, of Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker with their grandchildren, left to right: Connie Jean Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Kathleen Deanne "Kathy" Brunk, and Shawn Kyle Brunk. There is another group photo from this evening which also includes George and Verona's daughter, Jean Brunk. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Her Sister, Vera Marie 'Jakie' (Walker) Virden
    Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Her Sister, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden
    Somewhere near an abandoned Texaco filling station, after a swim, Jean Brunk and Vera Virden posed for this sister shot in what I am guessing was about 1955.
    Jean Brunk and Jakie Virden Boating
    Jean Brunk and Jakie Virden Boating
    A summer day and sisters Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden were peering back, while navigating this Midwestern waterway.
    Family Card Games
    Family Card Games
    Having grown up in surrounded by members of my mother's family, I should probably have become a card shark when I grew up, but I didn't. Card games were endemic to any family get together. They were more important than television, and probably a better way to actually interact with other real, living persons. This game, probably from about 1970 or perhaps a little later, was likely "101." Most of the games we played didn't involve any betting or money, but in the 1960s 101 appeared in the family repertoire. Usually it involved dimes and quarters, so no fortunes exchanged hands, but the coins on the table seem indicative of that particular game. Regardless, at this table this particular night were Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden on the left with her back to the photographer, then George Percy Walker, her father, Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, a slight bit of an unknown person, and the back of John W. "J. W." Virden's head (the husband of Vera).
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and Their Daughters at George and Verona's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and Their Daughters at George and Verona's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    Taken in 1974, left to right are Jean Louise Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Mazie Ella Walker-Belles with their parents, George and Verona Dotson.
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1 of 2)
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1 of 2)
    George Percy Walker and his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, on the right, photographed during their wedding anniversary party with their daughters, left to right in the photo: Jean Louise Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Mazie Ella Walker-Belles.
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (2 of 2)
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (2 of 2)
    A photo of George and Verona Walker with their daughters in 1974. Left to right: Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, George Percy Walker, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    Verona and George Walker
    Verona and George Walker
    Taken in 1974, Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker. Provided courtesy of Carol Kelley.
    Verona and George Walker in New London, Iowa
    Verona and George Walker in New London, Iowa
    One of several photos of Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker taken in 1974, apparently during a trip to Iowa by Carol Kelley's father and mother (Tom & Helen Umphrey). This was in George and Verona's home on North Pine Street in New London.
    Ted Dotson, George and Verona Walker
    Ted Dotson, George and Verona Walker
    A photograph from a family reunion, likely in Morning Sun, Iowa, in the 1980s. The fare was being partaken of by, left to right, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and George Percy Walker.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    This photograph of Verona and George Walker, taken in the 1980s, may have been for their 60th wedding anniversary in 1984. George died one year later, in 1985. George and Verona were the parents of Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona and George in the driveway, which I believe was at their home in West Burlington, Iowa, on Cottage Grove.
    Verona and George Walker in New London
    Verona and George Walker in New London
    This photograph was taken in the backyard of a home they lived in in New London, Iowa, from maybe 1965 or 1966 until about 1970. It was on the Old Highway 34 on the edge of the east side of town. Across the street was a pig farm which made smells at their home problematic if the wind was blowing just right.
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters and Sons-in-Law
    This photograph from a Christmas meal, probably 1956, is the family of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson)Walker. Their daughters, on the left, were: Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, and Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles. George is at the head of the table in the back, Verona in the front. The sons-in law, left to right, with only J.W. clearly visible, were: Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" Brunk, John W. "J.W." Virden, and Ted L. Belles, whose face is partially cut off. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George And Verona Walker With Jean Brunk and Her Four Children
    Another photograph taken at this time is also on the site I have dated this picture to Christmas 1962 (possibly 1961) by the age of Kathy Brunk. Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker is in the back left, with her daughter, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk. George Percy Walker is in the back on the right. The Brunk children are, left to right: Connie Jean Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Kathleen Deanne "Kathy" Brunk, and Shawn Kyle Brunk. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Vera Marie 'Jakie' (Walker) Virden, Her Parents and Mother-in-Law
    Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Her Parents and Mother-in-Law
    Connie Gutting, who provided this photograph, has identified it as taken in Vera Virden's home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. A jigsaw puzzle on the table is taking the attention of Vera, George Percy Walker (back to the camera), Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (in the center) and Vera's mother-in-law on the right, Charlotte M. (Krantz) Virden.
    Verona and George Walker With Their Grandchildren, Jeff and Connie Brunk
    Verona Walker is apparently noticing something and pointing it out to Jeff Brunk in this photograph. Left to right: Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Connie Jean Brunk, and George Percy Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters in About 1971
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters in About 1971
    George Percy Walker and his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, are flanked on both sides by their daughters in about 1971. Vera Marie (Walker) Virden is on their left, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk are on their right.

    Documents
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.

    General Newsprint Picnic at Thomas Walker's Home
    A short article reporting on an autumn family picnic at the home of Thomas "Tom" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Marriage Documentation
    Walker-Dotson Wedding
    Walker-Dotson Wedding
    The marriage announcement of George Percy Walker and Verona Violet Dotson. George and Verona were married November 1, 1924, at the Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church in Burlington, Iowa.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    Martha died near Newport, Iowa, March 20, 1927. Granddaughter Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and husband George, and grandson Theodorore Roosevelt "T. R." Dotson and wife Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, were called to the home of Gertrude D. (Dotson) Bailey, where Martha died.
    The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes  Iowa Marriage Records:
    • Groom's Name: George P. Walker; Groom's Birth Date: 1896; Groom's Birthplace: Abingdon, Illinois; Groom's Age: 28; Bride's Name: Verona V. Dotson; Bride's Birth Date: 1905; Bride's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 1 November 1924; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Samuel Walker; Groom's Mother's Name: Hattie Moyers; Bride's Father's Name: Oscar Dotson; Bride's Mother's Name: Edith Banter; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547824; Reference Number: cn 8053; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992

    Headstone Photograph:
    • George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Walker: Verona V., George P. 1896 - 1985"

    Marriage Announcement:
    • Walker-Dotson Wedding

      Miss Verona Dotson and Mr. George Walker were married on November 1st at the parsonage of the First Evangelical church in Burlington, the Reverend John Buescher officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotspn of the Newport neighborhood, and the groom a son of S. N. Walker of this vicinity. They will live in New London, the groom being employed at the West Burlington shops.

      Their friends will extend hearty congratulations.

    Newspaper Article:
    • Davidson-Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello

      Wapello (IA), August 25. -- The seventh annual reunion of the Davison and Dotson families was held at Chautauqua park in Mediapolis Saturday, with 118 present. The event was featured by a picnic dinner at the noon hour, ice cream and watermelons being served. The afternoon was spent with sports and contests.

      During the business session, officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Mrs. George R. Deihl, Wapello, president; I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun, vice president; Mrs. Henry Meyerholz, Wapello, secretary and treasure; committee on grounds and arrangements: W. D. Peters, W. S. Bailey, Wapello, John Blake, Mediapolis; committee on refreshments; Mrs. Frank Hamilton., Mrs. George Mellinger, Mrs. H. L. Davison, Wapello, Mrs. I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun.

      In addition to those present from Wapello, Morning Sun, Oakville and Mediapolis were Mrs. Frank Barnes, Esther Barnes, George Meyers, Velda Dotson of Wellington: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dotson, Max Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of New London; Mrs. Clara A. Decker of Harrisonville, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Harold E. Wilson, Robert and Mary Louise Wilson of Muscatine.
    • Morning Sun Lodge Presents Playlet; Brief News Mention
      [...]
      Mr. and Mrs. T. P. (sic: "R.") Dotson and son and Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Walker of New London came Monday evening to the home of Mr. Dotson and Mrs. Walker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, called by the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Mark Dotson, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, south of Newport.
    • A picnic was held at the home of Thomas Walker Sunday, October 5 [1930]. Those who enjoyed the affair were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marston, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Pierce, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, and daughters, Vera and Mazie, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Umphrey and children, Thelma and Margretta, and Thomas and Paul of New London; Miss Velma Robbins, Sam and Paul Walker of Moline, Illinois; Misses Ruth, Viola and Leota Walker and William Walker of Wapello and the host, Thomas Walker of Morning Sun.

    City Directory:
    • George Walker (wife Zerona -sic-), electrical welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    • George Walker (wife Verona V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).

    Newspaper Article:
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    • Sunday evening callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker were Miss Cressie Edgar, Panora, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington; and Tom Walker, Morning Sun.
    • Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker were guests over the weekend at the Ted Dotson and Clifford Walker homes in New London, and the George Walker home in West Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. Walker also visited the Wm. Brumm home in New London where they made the acquaintance of a new grandson.
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.

    City Directory:
    • George P. Walker (wife Vernon -sic- V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).

    Newspaper Article:
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.

    City Directory:
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).

    Newspaper Article:
    • The Ted Belles and Arnold Brunk families, who are visiting the George Walkers, 121 Leffler, West Burlington, are still amazed at a traveling coincidence they encountered.

      Mrs. Belles and Mrs. Brunk, daughters of the Walkers, are visiting here through Christmas with their families.

      Mr. and Mrs. Belles and their two children are from Ogden, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Brunk and their two children are from Salt Lake City, Utah. The Belles's left their home on the Union Pacific and after a 2 hour layover in Omaha, boarded the California Zephyr to complete their trip to Burlington.

      The Brunks, meanwhile were also on the California Zephyr.

      It wasn't until the two families got off in Burlington that they realized they were both riding the same train from Omaha.
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.

    City Directory:
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 214 Cottage Grove Avenue, (West Burlington).
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 214 Cottage Grove Avenue, (West Burlington).

    Residence:
    • George and Verona Walker moved from West Burlington back to New London, Iowa, in about 1963. They bought the house on the "Old Highway 34" nearly at the east edge of town, owned by Franklin Krieger, who had been the high school band director (and was moving to a new job in a different town).

      By about 1968 or 1969, they sold the house and acreage on the Old Highway and bought a smaller house on North Pine Street, where they remained until George was moved to the New London nursing home, and later Verona was moved to a nursing home in Kahoka, Missouri, close to their children and grandchildren in the Brunk family.

    Newspaper Article:
    • Local News

      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Ft. Worth, Texas, visited over the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble, Sr. Saturday afternoon they all attended the golden wedding open house of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker in New London.

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Walker, George Percy - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, June 25, 1985; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    2. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S148] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet Dotson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 6, 1924; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).