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Wilda Marguerite "Marguerite" Wyerman

Wilda Marguerite "Marguerite" Wyerman

Female 1906 - 1988

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  • Name  Wilda Marguerite "Marguerite" Wyerman  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Marguerite 
    Born  31 Jul 1906  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Marguerite Wilda Wyerman; Birth Date: July 31, 1906; Birthplace: Louisa, Iowa; Father's Name: George Wyerman; Mother's Name: Della Duryea; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01843-1; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1006653; Reference Number: p. 433; Collection: Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Margarite (sic) W. Wyerman, daughter, female, white, age 3, single, born in Iowa, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: (illegible), female, white, single, 9 months in public school in 1914, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 8, W. Margerete Wierman, age 8, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, extent of education in the common schools: 3, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Marguerite Wyerman, daughter, female, white, age 13, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Margurette Walker, wife, female, white, age 18, married, number of years in Iowa: 18, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: George Wyerman, father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, father's age at last birthday: 73, name of mother: Idella Duryea, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 62, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
    Census  1930  Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • "Margerite" Walker, wife, female, white, age 23, married, age at first marriage 16, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    Residence  Feb 1932  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Newspaper Article  21 Jun 1950  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • LOCAL HAPPENINGS

      Mrs. Ted Dotson and Mrs. Clifford Walker of New London spent Wednesday doing some shopping in Mt. Pleasant. Salem shoppers here Wednesday morning included Mrs. Delmar Barton and daughter, Nancy.
    Residence  May 1952  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  Oct 1963  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence  Feb 1966  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence  Oct 1966  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence  Jul 1977  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence  Jul 1983  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Died  5 Jun 1988  Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary  15 Jun 1988  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Marguerite Walker, 81, of Tempe, Arizona, died Sunday, June 5,1988, in Mesa, Arizona.

      Born July 31, 1906, in Morning Sun, she was the daughter of George and Idella Wyerman. She married Clifford Walker November 29, 1922, in Wapello. He died in April 1979.

      She lived in the Morning Sun and New London areas before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1958. She had lived with her daughter, Wilda Thiele, in Tempe, Arizona, for the past three years.

      Surviving are two daughters, Doris Walker, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mrs. Wilda (Arlo) Thiele, Tempe, Arizona; and one sister, Berenice Brown, Muscatine. Burial was in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Marguerite W. Walker; born: 31 July 1906; died: 5 June 1988; last residence: 85283 (Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 21, 22
    Person ID  I158  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  George Washington Wyerman,   b. 1 Dec 1851, Sugar Run, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1932, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne Idella Duryea,   b. 8 Nov 1862, Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1952, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Feb 1881  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 23
    Alt. Marriage  12 Feb 1881  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: George W. Wyerman; Groom's Birth Date: 1853; Groom's Age: 28; Bride's Name: Hannah Idella Duryea; Bride's Birth Date: 1862; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 7 February 1881; Marriage Place: Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: John Wyerman; Groom's Mother's Name: Barbara Wilt; Bride's Father's Name: F. J. Duryea; Bride's Mother's Name: Harriet Fox; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10009-9; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956352; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    General Newsprint
    Morning Sun to Graduate Class of 19 Students
    Morning Sun to Graduate Class of 19 Students
    The news from Morning Sun, Iowa, with mention of the graduating high school in 1924; also a news item regarding the family of John Burton Duryea of San Francisco, who were visiting Morning Sun (he was married to the former Claudia Rachel Bowlby). They were honored at the home of Wilbur Orlando and Mary (Howes) Duryea by their family and all the Iowa children of Anne Idella (Duryea) Wyerman.

    Graduates in the 1924 Morning Sun High School class included Frances Willard Moyers, Delbert Green, S. Howard Willson, and Maurice M. Willson.
    Family ID  F119  Group Sheet

    Family  Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker,   b. 9 Oct 1901, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1979, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Nov 1922  Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 25, 26, 27, 28
    Marriage Announcement  5 Dec 1922  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Daughter of Wapello Editor Bride of the Week

      [...]
      Another wedding uniting two of our best younger set was that of Clifford Walker of this city and Miss Marguerite Wyerman of Morning Sun. While the bride is a comparative stranger, Mr. Walker is not, and his host of friends can vouch for his excellent qualities. Reverend McBride of the M. E. church performed the ceremony.
    Daughter of Wapello Editor Bride of the Week
    Daughter of Wapello Editor Bride of the Week
    An article about two marriages in Louisa County, Iowa, including the marriage announcement of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker and Wilda Marguerite Wyerman. They were married November 29, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa.
    Marriage Announcement  7 Dec 1922  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married.

      Miss Marguerite Wyerman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wyerman of this community, was united in marriage to Mr. Clifford Walker, at the Methodist parsonage in Wapello on November 29th, the Reverend O. E. McBride officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Walker accompanied the young couple. They will live on a farm near Wapello. Hosts of friends will extend congratulations to these splendid young people.

      Wapello Tribune. -- Miss Myrtle Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker, and Theodore Dotson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, were united in marriage on December 2d, at the parsonage of the First M. E. church in this city, the ceremony being performed at high noon by Reverend O. E. McBride. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Russell. They will reside in Burlington as Mr. Dotson is employed in the machine shops in that city.
    Newspaper Article  31 Aug 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Mr and Mrs. Clifford Walker visited Sunday at. the Geoffrey Umphrey home at New London.
    Newspaper Article  2 Nov 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • The Oakland social club and families were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Walker, Wednesday Evening
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • ZEPPELIN OVER MORNING SUN
      Huge Dirigible Skirts Southeast of City -- Schools Are Dismissed

      [...] The following from this vicinity attended a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near New London Sunday, in honor of Miss Lela Frizelle (sic): Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Humphrey (sic) and family, of New London, and Mr. and Mrs. John Russel (sic) of Newport.
    Residence  Feb 1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31, 32
    Residence  18 May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Residence  Mar 1939  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Residence  28 Jul 1949  Middletown, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • 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.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • 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.
    Newspaper Article  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • 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.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • 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.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Bef 1954  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cliff and Marguerite lived on the west side of Elm Street, near the home of Charlie Jennings. He had a CB radio that often interfered with the television reception in the Walker house, which angered most everybody.

      Cliff and Marguerite's back yard faced the New London High School football field; on what were hopefully still warm autumn nights (though sometimes nippy) you could go and catch the game (for free) from their yard.
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • 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.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  24 Jul 1956  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • 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.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  1958  Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Cliff and Marguerite moved to Colorado from New London, Iowa, in the spring of 1958. They lived in Manitou/Colorado Springs until Cliff's death in 1979.
    City Directory  1960  Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    R. L. Polk's Colorado Springs (El Paso County, Colorado) City Directory 
    • Clifford Walker (Marguerite; Walker Gift Shop), home 144 Ruxton Avenue (Manitou Springs). 2nd entry: Walker Gift Shop (H. (sic) Clifford and Mrs. Marguerite Walker) 16 North Nevada Avenue.
    Personal Recollection 
    • (Personal recollections of genealogist, Dennis Brumm:)

      The last time I saw Cliff and Marguerite Walker was in 1976, over a four day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A friend and I had traveled from Ames to Boulder, Colorado, to visit some mutual friends, and he and I took a day trip down to Colorado Springs and ate lunch at the Walker's house. Cliff had made some roast beef, which he'd cooked till it fell apart ("I like it this way," he said, and Marguerite said something about their cooking which I cannot remember). We sat and talked for probably three hours, having a real good time. They confessed they'd decided to have their remains cremated when they died, and Marguerite said she didn't want a funeral, especially after seeing what all had happened at my mom's, and how hard it was on so many people, including me.
    Children 
     1. Doris Idella Walker
    >2. Wilda Maxine "Willy" Walker,   b. 11 Mar 1929, Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1999, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' and Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker
    Cliff and Marguerite Walker were married Wednesday, November 29, 1922. They spent about 36 years in the vicinity of New London, Iowa, then moved to the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area with their daughters Doris Idella Walker and Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas.
    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 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.
    Cliff and Marguerite Walker in About 1947
    Cliff and Marguerite Walker in About 1947
    I am dating this to about 1947 but it may have been several years eaflier. The couple are Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and his wife, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker.
    Marian, Wilda Marguerite (Wyerman) Walker, and Doris Idella Walker
    Marian, Wilda Marguerite (Wyerman) Walker, and Doris Idella Walker
    This photograph was taken in the mountains of Colorado in summer 1969. My father and I travelled west and stopped to visit the Walker relatives in Colorado Springs and we went to the cabin owned by Doris and Marian for one day/evening.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (2 of 2)
    All the people in this photograph are identified except for one whose face is mostly obscured. This photograph was taken in Wapello, Iowa, at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith.

    As listed on the photograph 'image map' those who were in attendance and photographed here are: Elwood Baird "Oddie" Marshall, Darcy Hardin, John W. Smith, Larry Smith, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, Buffy (the dog, thanks for the identification to Debbie (Smith) Ulstad), Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, Doris Idella Walker, Scott Alan Lox, John W. "J.W." Virden, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Cathy Christine (Jones) Smith, Shirley Smith, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Sherrie Lynn Kimble, Megan I. Hardin, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    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
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    An item in the Morning Sun (Iowa) news published in the Burlington, Hawk-Eye (Iowa) mentioned a dinner attended by an assortment of Walker family members in honor of visitor and family member, Lela Frizzell. It may have been the summer after she graduated from high school.
    Marriage Documentation
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    The marriage announcement for both Zella "Myrtle" Walker to Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson; and of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker to Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman. Myrtle and Ted were married December 2, 1922, at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Wapello, Iowa. Cliff and Marguerite were married November 29, 1922, at the same parsonage and church.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals 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.)
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 
    Family ID  F52  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker
    Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker
    Marguerite Wyerman married Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker November 29, 1922. This photograh was taken in 1972 for the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Throughout much of their early married life, they lived in New London, Iowa. They moved to Manitou Springs (Colorado Springs) by about 1958, and spent their remaining days there.
    Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker in New London
    Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker in New London
    This photograph of Marguerite Walker was taken at the home where she and Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker lived on Elm Street in New London, Iowa. Their home overlooked the New London High School football field. With a lawn chair, it was possible to watch the games from the Walker back yard.
    Women at a Walker Family Picnic
    Women at a Walker Family Picnic
    This photograph, taken by Robert Walker probably in summer 1956, was one of the annual Walker family picnics in Locust Grove Park, Morning Sun, Iowa. Those identified are back row, left to right: Leota Brumm, Margaret Walker, Reil Walker, the little girl on the left is unknown (as Bob Walker took the photo, perhaps it was his daughter, Janet), the girl on the right is Becky Kimble, Marge Kimble (face hidden), uncertain, and Flossie Russell. The front row on the blanket: Ruth Broeker, Beverly Marshall, Vera Virden, and Marguerite Walker.
    Several Family Members Round a Tree
    Several Family Members Round a Tree
    Another photograph of what is probably this bench that encircles this fine shade tree exists with a very young Shirley Lea Broeker standing near it. The women in this photograph are, left to right: Flossie Zella Walker talking to Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, whose back is turned to the camera. In the front are Hattie "Leota" Walker with her sister, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, resting her head on her shoulder.

    My educated guess was this photograph was taken in the summer of 1939, at the time of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker's 70th birthday party.
    Apparently Hattie 'Leota' Walker
    Apparently Hattie "Leota" Walker
    This photograph has been passed down to me on a very small scrap of paper. The writing on the back indicates whomever it belonged to was not clear as to whether or not the woman in question was my mother, Leota Walker. Since it made its way to her and she kept it, I imagine it must have been her. The two women with her look possibly to be Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, both would be Leota's sisters-in-law if this guess is correct. The location could be almost any place.
    Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker in the 1930s
    Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker in the 1930s
    Marguerite Walker was the wife of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker. In the 1950s at different times, they owned and ran a furniture store and a restaurant on Main Street in New London, Iowa. By the late 1950s they, their daughters, Wilda Maxine Thomas, Doris Idella Walker, and their granddaughter, Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas left Iowa and moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado.
    Verona Violet Dotson, Flossie Zella Russell, and Wilda 'Marguerite' Walker
    Verona Violet Dotson, Flossie Zella Russell, and Wilda "Marguerite" Walker
    Flossie Russell (center) was the aunt of the spouses of both Verona (left) and Marguerite (right) Walker (George Percy Walker and his brother, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker).
    Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker Standing on the Vast Plains of Colorado Near Cripple Creek
    Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker Standing on the Vast Plains of Colorado Near Cripple Creek
    Marguerite Walker, her husband, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, and their two daughters, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Doris Idella Walker, and granddaughter, Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas, all moved from New London, Iowa, to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in 1958. My mom, father, and I (family of William Lett "Bill" Brumm) visited them in late July/early August 1958, not long after their move west. They owned and ran a small hamburger stand in Manitou Springs, and directly behind the stand was Mt. Manitou. I had never seen mountains before, let alone tried to climb one, but my cousin, Terry, convinced me (I was age 5) to try to climb Mt. Manitou. It was a disaster. There was a road part way up the mountain, and I got about halfway up to it and got very scared. People tried to convince me to go further or to go back down, but I wouldn't do either. Finally I guess I got higher enough that I was pulled up to the road, and I survived the ordeal. I did not do any further mountain climbing that trip. One of the places we did visit while there was the town of Cripple Creek. It may have been a tourist trap, but I was certainly too young to know what that was. Every rock you picked up there was said to have gold (well, fool's gold) in it. I brought several home with me. Have no idea where they went to, but they didn't prove to be a grand investment in my future, regardless. Marguerite is, according to the back of this photograph, standing in an expanse of nature near the town of Cripple Creek. The sky seems "low" as it does near the Rocky Mountains. And it was a welcome respite from the endless corn and bean fields of Iowa at the time.
    In the New London, Iowa, Restaurant with Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker
    In the New London, Iowa, Restaurant with Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker
    This is a scan of a photocopy of a photograph, so it isn't as clear a picture as it might have been. Marguerite and Cliff (Thomas Clifford) Walker were the owners/proprietors of several businesses in New London, Iowa, in the early 1950s. This was a taken in a small restaurant on the south side of Main Street in the town. I don't recognize any of her patrons when this picture was taken. I do remember going into this restaurant a few times as a kid, and, as a nephew, I felt I got special treatment. That was useful to the ego of a three year old boy. This image was provided courtesy of Marguerite's daughter, Doris Idella Walker. It is a much appreciated memory for me.

    General Newsprint
    Local Happenings: Myrtle and Marguerite Go Shopping
    Local Happenings: Myrtle and Marguerite Go Shopping
    An article mentioning a shopping trip made by Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker to Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker
    The Obituary of Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker
    Marguerite Walker (1906-1988) was the wife of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker. They were married November 29, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. Marguerite, the daughter of George Washington and Anne Idella (Duryea) Wyerman, was the youngest of eight daughters in her family.

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