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    Person ID  I169  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker,   b. 27 Mar 1910, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1991, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Hatt,   b. 16 May 1914, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1997, Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jul 1935  Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Marriage Fact 
    • According to family genealogist Marjorie Kimble, for a time in the 1930s it was the "in" thing for sortheast Iowa people to do to go to Monmouth, Illinois, to get married. Sam and Betty Walker did this. Later people went to Kahoka, Missouri (Bill and Margaret Walker, for example). Still later couples went to Nashua, where "The Little Brown Church in the Vale" was located. Why these places were arbitrarily popular and chosen is unknown.
    Residence  6 Apr 1936  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  18 May 1936  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Mar 1939  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    City Directory  1943  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Samuel C. Walker (wife Elizabeth), sheet metal worker at the Iowa Ordnance Plant, householder at 314 Belmont Court.
    City Directory  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Samuel C. Walker (wife Elizabeth E.), employee of the Iowa Ordnance Plant, householder at 314 Belmont Court.
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    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  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    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  [10
    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.)
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1955  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette 
    • Marion News

      Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and their son, Steven, are attending a reunion of relatives today at Ottumwa.

      Jerry Walker, son of the Sam Walkers, will leave today for Dallas, Texas, to enroll in the sophomore class at the Southern Methodist university.
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    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  Mar 1957  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Anniversary Announcement  5 Jul 1960  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette 
    • Note Anniversary -- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker entertained Monday at a family picnic at their home south of Marion in celebration of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Present were the Vincent Hatt family and Elizabeth Hatt of Marion, the Richard A. Hatt family of Jackson, Michigan, the Jack Hatt family of Cedar Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cooper and Denise Hatt of Burlington.
    Note Anniversary
    Note Anniversary
    The 25th wedding anniversary announcement of Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker. They were married July 6, 1935, in Monmouth, Illinois.
    Residence  Jun 1967  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence  Nov 1967  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    • Probably around 1963 or 1964, Sam and Betty moved onto an acreage which was nearly "in the country," although I believe it was in the city limits of an ever expanding Cedar Rapids. They had a black Shetland pony named Midnight when they lived at this location.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Sam and Betty Walker's grave is at Cedar Park Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Walker, Samuel C. 1910 - 1991; Elizabeth E., 1914 - 1997"
    The Headstone of Samuel Clinton 'Sam' and Elizabeth Etta 'Betty' (Hatt) Walker
    The Headstone of Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker
    Photos

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    Sam and Betty Walker in Michigan
    Sam and Betty Walker in Michigan
    This photograph, provided by Carol Kelly, is of Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, taken during a visit they made to Michigan. They were at the home of Thomas Samuel "Tom" and Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey.
    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.
    Verona Walker With Betty and Sam Walker
    Verona Walker With Betty and Sam Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, sitting with her sister- and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) and Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker. Betty is apparently doing some needlepoint while Verona points out something to Sam in the book or magazine he is looking at.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    This is one of two group photographs that exist which are provided courtesy of Marge Kimble of family members who attended a reunion in 1988 at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith in Wapello, Iowa.

    These people were: standing, left to right: Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble

    Sitting, left to right: Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. It looks a bit as though someone may have been obscured behind Sam Walker, next to Wally Broeker.
    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.)
    Betty and Sam Walker, Myrtle and Ted Dotson, Shirley Smith and Maddie Hollingsworth
    This photograph was taken in 1988 at a family reunion at the home of Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith. It was kindly provided by Marge Kimble. This picture is of Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, her husband, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson behind Sam and her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. On the right is Shirley Smith, holding her granddaughter, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Documents
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (back)
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (back)
    From Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Ella "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, visiting their son, Jerry Dean Walker in Berlin, Germany, to William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm in New London, Iowa. The message is "Berlin, Germany, October 16, 1965; Dear Bill and Leota, Every day I try to write a few cards. Just seems as if I can't get them all out. We have had real nice, sunny, but cool weather. Today it is raining but supposed to clear off. Sammie and Jerry are going to the football. We are going to the British PX.

    "We went to East Berlin Thursday on a bus tour, glad to get back. Had to take the pictures out of the bus wndow. We only stopped once at the Russian Memorial where all the wheels are buried. Be seeing you, as ever, Sammie and Betty"
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (front)
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (front)
    From Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Ella "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, visiting their son, Jerry Dean Walker in Berlin, Germany, to William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm in New London, Iowa. Six shots of buildings in West Berlin are on the card, with the message "Berlin, die ewig junge Stadt" ("Berlin, the eternally young city").
    General Newsprint Marion News
    A short report that the families of Samuel Clinton Walker and William David Walker were attending a family reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa; Also that Jerry Dean Walker was leaving town to attend Southern Methodist University.

    The reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa, puzzled me until I spoke to Marge Kimble regarding it. She replied that there were frequent reunions held in Ottumwa because the extended families of the Frizzells (mostly around Osceola and Woodbine, Iowa) and of Sam and Reil Walker (around Morning Sun and Wapello, Iowa) determined it was about a half-way point between the two regions of Iowa, saving traveling time that would be required if they were held in either of the actual locations. She also reckons that this reunion in 1955 was likely about the last one the two sets of family held in Ottumwa.

    I imagine a number of photographs of family reunions that are posted here probably were taken in Ottumwa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Family ID  F55  Group Sheet

    Family  Judith Claire "Judy" Rayburn,   b. 21 Feb 1937, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 2001, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Elizabeth "Betsy" Walker
     2. James Rayburn "Jim" Walker
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F125  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S202] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Obituary and Funeral Program (Mudoch Service), (Murdoch Service, 1991; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa).

    2. [S203] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Obituary (The Gazette), (originally published in The Gazette, page 8, October 21, 1991; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S196] Walker, Jerry Dean - Birth Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, April 9, 1936; Morning Sun Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S154] Walker, Albert "Ross" - Obituaries, (one obituary was published in a Louisa County, Iowa paper, probably The Wapello Republican; the second was from The Hawk-Eye Gazette; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; they were published circa May 17-18, 1936) (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S155] Broeker, Ruth Rebecca (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 23,1939; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S82] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1943, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha (2), Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1943, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 402 (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S83] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1945, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1946, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 459 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S2] Walker Family Dinner at the Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker Home, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, October 18, 1951; front page; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S6] Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) - Funeral Attendance, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, April 30, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S197] Walker Family Reunion in Ottumwa, (originally published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 4, September 11, 1955; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S9] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Attendees, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 28, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S198] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about March 17, 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    14. [S199] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) - 25th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally pubished in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 24, July 5, 1960; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S200] Hatt, Elizabeth Ellen (Tice) and Family - All American Family, (originally published in The Marion Sentinel, page 6, June 8, 1967; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S163] Brumm, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) - Obituaries, (originally published November 1967 in both The Mt. Pleasant News; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; and in The New London Journal; New London, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    17. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S201] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).