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Jennie Reil "Reil" Hannah

Jennie Reil "Reil" Hannah

Female 1892 - 1958

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  • Name  Jennie Reil "Reil" Hannah  [1
    Nickname  Reil 
    Born  20 Jul 1892  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1895  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jennie Reil Hannah, age 2, born in Henry County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • J. Reil Hannah, daughter, white, female, born in July 1892, age 7, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, attended school 2 months during the previous year
    Iowa State Census  1905  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Card #: 170, Jennie Hannah, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant
    Census  1910  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Jennie R. Hannah, daughter, female, white, age 17, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation house work, nature of industry home farm, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: 339, female, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 22, Jennie R. Hannah, age 22, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun, occupation teaching school, months unemployed in 1914: 3, total earnings in 1914: $405, extent of education in the common schools: 10, extent of education in grammar school: 2, extent of education in high school: 4, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, church affiliation no, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: D. D. Brodie
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Jennie R. Walker, wife, female, white, age 32, married, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 12, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: John W. Hannah, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 54, name of mother: Viola S. Courter, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 54, place of marriage of parents: Salem, Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: none
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Reil Walker, wife, female, white, age 37, married, age at first marriage 28, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Abt 1920/1932  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • From date of marriage until about 1932, when Sam and Reil lost the "Walker Homestead" farm during the Great Depression.
    Obituary  Feb 1958  [12
    • Mrs. (Jennie) Reil Walker, 65, of Morning Sun, died in Burlington hospital Monday, February 17.

      Last rites will be conducted at the Presbyterian church of Morning Sun at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Reverend Floyd Bowerman will officiate, and burial will be in Elmwood cemetery, Morning Sun. The body is at the Pierce funeral home, in Morning Sun.

      The daughter of John and Viola Couter (sic: Courter) Hannah, Mrs. Walker was born in Henry county on July 20, 1892. The family settled in Morning Sun in 1913, and on March 27, 1920, she was married to Samuel N. Walker. They were married at Davenport. Walker died March 16, 1957. A daughter, Rosalie Walker, died in infancy, and a son, John Walker, was reported missing in action in Germany in World War II.

      Surviving are a son and two daughters: Robert Walker, Burlington; Mrs. Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Marjorie Kimble, Morning Sun. Nine stepchildren also survive. George Walker and Mrs. Myrtle Dotson, both of West Burlington; Clifford Walker and Mrs. Leota Brumm, both of New London; Samuel and William Walker, both of Marion; Mrs. Maude Fortner, Detroit; Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas, and Paul Walker, of San Bernardino, California.

      Mrs. Walker also leaves 30 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and the following sisters: Mrs. Belle Oakley, Morning Sun; Mrs. Bertha McDowell, Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Esther Richardson, Crawfordsville, and Mrs. Mary Higgenbottom, of Alameda, California.
    Funeral Program  Feb 1958  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • In Memory of JENNIE REIL WALKER

      Born July 20, 1892
      Died February 17, 1958
      Age 65 Years, 6 Months, 27 Days

      PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICES
      Presbyterian Church, Morning Sun, Iowa
      Thursday, February. 20, 1958, 2 p.m.

      CLERGYMAN, Reverend Floyd Bowerman

      PLACE OF INTERMENT, Morning Sun, Iowa, Elmwood Cemetery

      Arrangements by Pierce Funeral Home
    Died  17 Feb 1958  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Obituary  20 Feb 1958  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Funeral Services For Mrs. Walker

      Mrs. Reil Walker, long-time resident of the Morning Sun community, died Monday, February 17 (1958) at Burlington hospital where she had been a patient for about two weeks.

      She was the daughter of John and Viola Courier Hannah and was born in Henry county, Iowa, on July 20, 1892. She with her parents moved to Morning Sun in 1913.

      On March 27, 1920, she was married to Samuel N. Walker at Davenport, Iowa, and since that time had always lived in this community. Preceding Mrs. Walker in death were her husband on March 16, 1957, a son, John Walker, missing in action in Germany during World War II, and an infant daughter, Rosalie.

      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Marjorie Kimble, Morning Sun and one son, Robert Walker, Burlington. Also surviving are nine stepchildren: Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; George Walker, West Burlington; Mrs. Maude Fortner, Detroit, Michigan; Clifford Walker, New London; Mrs. Myrtle Dotson, West Burlington; Paul Walker, San Bernardino, California; Samuel Walker, Marion, Iowa; William Walker, Marion, Iowa; and Mrs. Leota Brumm, New London. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Hickenbottom, Alameda, California; Mrs. Belle Oakley, Morning Sun; Mrs. Bertha McDowell, Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Esther Richardson, Crawfordsville, 30 grandchildren and 28 great grand children.

      Funeral services conducted by the Reverend Floyd Bowerman will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First Presbyterian church with burial to be in Elmwood cemetery.
    Personal Recollection 
    • (Personal memories from Becky (Kimble) Murphy:)

      I think I remember the back porch (of Sam and Reil's house in Morning Sun, Iowa). but not all the flowers up around the porch. I remember them along the sidewalk going all the way to the alley. and she had holly hocks that grew out by the alley. When I was a little girl I made the flowers into dolls. The full flower for the skirt and the buds were the hair. There was a little stem on both flowers and if you peeled back a part around the end of the flower it looked like a couple of eyes. they looked like ladies with long dresses from the old days doing waltzes.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [15
    • Name: J. Reil (Hannah) Walker; Born: 0; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-21; Notes: John W. HANNAH; [CRR]
    Buried  20 Feb 1958  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 15, 16
    Person ID  I182  All Families
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2014 

    Father  John Warren Hannah,   b. 30 Jul 1870, Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1950, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Viola S. Courter,   b. 19 Jan 1870, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1950, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jul 1891  Salem, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18, 19
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John W. Hannah; Groom's Birth Date: 1871; Groom's Birthplace: Henry County, Iowa; Groom's Age: 20; Bride's Name: Viola S. Courter; Bride's Birth Date: 1870; Bride's Birthplace: Henry County, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 2 July 1891; Marriage Place: Salem, Henry, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: John Hannah; Groom's Mother's Name: Catherine Seaton; Bride's Father's Name: Peter Courter; Bride's Mother's Name: Bell Lee; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02531-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 965932; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Officiant  Reverend T. S. Poole  [20
    Residence  Feb 1916  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Anniversary Announcement  30 Jun 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary

      Morning Sun (IA), June 30 -- The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this place planned a pleasant surprise for their parents at Saunders Grove at Mt. Pleasant Sunday, June 27, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary. A fine cafeteria picnic dinner was served after which there was an afternoon of visiting among kinsfolk. The children and grand children present were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson and Dorothy Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Mathew (sic) Hickenbottom, James, Ella Mae, and Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, John Henry, Viola Belle, William, Ruth, Leota, and Sammie of Morning Sun; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. McDonald (sic) and Ruby Lea, Rex and Bobby Lee of Mt. Hamil. Besides these there were a number of other relatives present.
    Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary
    Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary
    An article reporting on a surprise party given on the occasion of the 35th wedding anniversary of John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah. They were married July 2, 1891, in Salem, Iowa.
    Newspaper Article  1 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Map Chautauqua at Morning Sun; Personal Items

      [Several paragraphs about a town celebration and who's visiting whom]

      Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah, Sam Walker and family and Matt Hickenbottom and family attended a farewell diner in Winfield, Sunday, for Mrs. Hannah's sister, Miss Ruth Courter, who left Monday for New York City and will sail for Cairo, Egypt.

      [More chat]
    Anniversary Announcement  3 Jul 1941  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • HANNAHS OBSERVE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
      Happy Event Celebrated at Family Dinner.


      Wednesday, July 2d, was the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this city, so the event was celebrated with a wedding dinner on Sunday last, which was attended by forty-six relatives.

      The dinner was planned by Mr. and Mrs. Hannah, aided by their five daughters and served by the grandchildren. Preceding the two-course dinner a Tom Thumb wedding took place, with Doris Hickenbottom as the bride, Floyd Richardson us the groom, Robert Walker as the minister, and Helen Richardson as the ring bearer; Lois McDowell presided at the organ. During the afternoon a program was enjoyed consisting of a short sketch of Mr. Hannah's younger life by his sister, Mrs. Jennie Pichard; Miss Ruth Courter, sister of the bride, read a poem of her own composing telling of the bride's courtship; playlets were given by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and music interspersed the program.

      Miss Courter presented the happy couple with numerous gifts from the guests. The oldest guest present was an uncle of Mrs. Hannah, Henry Lee of Winfield, and the youngest was Jimmie Hickenbottom, Jr., a great grandson.

      Those present at this happy celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hannah, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hannah, Mrs. Jennie Pichard (sic), Mrs. Catherine Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ogg, all of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Courter, O. E. Courter and son Wayne, Henry Lee and daughter Ruth of Winfield; Miss Ruth Courter of Frenchburg, Kentucky, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McDowell, Rex, Robert and Lois McDowell of New London; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson, Dorothy, Helen and Floyd Richardson of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, Johnnie, Margery and Robert Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Verle Van Houten and Ronald; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hickenbottom, Ella Mae, Harlan and Agnes Hickenbottom, Mr. and Mrs. James Hickenbottom and Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Oakley, and the guests of honor.

      Mr. and Mrs. Hannah went to housekeeping near Mt. Pleasant and resided near that place until they moved to Morning Sun about twenty-eight years ago, where they engaged in the grocery business until several months ago when they retired from active business life.

      The Hannahs have five daughters, seven grandsons, nine granddaughters and two great grandchildren.
    Hannahs Observe Fiftieth Anniversary
    Hannahs Observe Fiftieth Anniversary
    The 50th wedding anniversary announcement of John and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah. John and Viola were married July 2, 1891, in Salem, Iowa.
    Photos
    The Daughters of John Warren Hannah and Viola S. Courter
    The Daughters of John Warren Hannah and Viola S. Courter
    John and Viola Hannah were married July 2, 1891, in Salem, Iowa. He was a son of John Hannah and Catherine Seaton; she was a daughter of Peter Courter and Margaret "Bell" Lee. John and Viola had six children. A son, Harold, died in infancy or very early in his life. The other five children were daughters, who later became Jennie "Reil" Walker (1892-1958), the wife of Samuel Nathaniel Walker; Bertha Lee McDowell (1894-1990), Mary Catherine Hickenbottom (1896-1975), Cora "Belle" (Hannah/Walker) Oakley, and Esther Ruth Hannah.
    John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah
    John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah
    John and Viola Hannah were Quakers who were born and married in Henry County, Iowa. They were both born in 1870, he on July 30 in Jackson Township, and she on January 19, in Winfield. John's parents, John and Catherine (Seaton) Hannah, were natives of Ohio. Viola's were Peter Courter of New Jersey and Margaret "Bell" Lee of Kentucky, relatives of the Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. John and Viola had six children, five girls who grew to adulthood and a son who died in infancy or childhood. As both John and Viola were born in the same year, they both died in 1950, he on January 30, she on August 17.

    This photograph was kindly provided by their granddaughter, Marge (Walker) Kimble. I have estimated that it was taken in about 1925.
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

    Family  Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker,   b. 24 Jul 1869, a log house two miles north of New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1957, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    School  Between 1914 and 1915  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    • (Sam Walker was the director for Midway School, and Reil Hannah was its teacher for the school year 1914-1915:)

      Midway School
      District No. 10
      Louisa County, Iowa
      Term ending May 7, 1915

      Reil Hannah, Teacher
      Miss Izola Sweeney - County Superintendent.

      SCHOOL OFFICERS

      Sameul (sic) Walker, Director
      T. J. Callahan, President
      Robert Newell, Secretary

      Pupils

      Merle Thompson
      Karl Wischmeier
      Clifford Walker
      Linda Eklund
      Donald Jamison
      Ross Walker
      Cecil Blair
      Myrtle Walker
      Dorothy Jamison
      Edith Eklund
      Audrey Thompson
      Reta Van Winkle
      Paul Walker
      Glen Perry
      Nellie Cowles
      Pauline Otto
      Richard Otto
      Edith Cowels
      Evelyn Van Winkle
    Married  27 Mar 1920  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Newspaper Article  30 Jun 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary

      Morning Sun (IA), June 30 -- The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this place planned a pleasant surprise for their parents at Saunders Grove at Mt. Pleasant Sunday, June 27, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary. A fine cafeteria picnic dinner was served after which there was an afternoon of visiting among kinsfolk. The children and grand children present were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson and Dorothy Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Mathew (sic) Hickenbottom, James, Ella Mae, and Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, John Henry, Viola Belle, William, Ruth, Leota, and Sammie of Morning Sun; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. McDonald (sic) and Ruby Lea, Rex and Bobby Lee of Mt. Hamil. Besides these there were a number of other relatives present.
    Newspaper Article  31 Aug 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Morning Sun Club Gives a Farewell; Visitors in Town

      [...] Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hickenbottom and Mrs. S. N. Walker and children attended the Howe's academy alumni reunion at Mt. Pleasant last week. [...]

      J. W. Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker attended the old settlers' reunion near Salem, Satudrday.
    Newspaper Article  1 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Map Chautauqua at Morning Sun; Personal Items

      [Several paragraphs about a town celebration and who's visiting whom]

      Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah, Sam Walker and family and Matt Hickenbottom and family attended a farewell diner in Winfield, Sunday, for Mrs. Hannah's sister, Miss Ruth Courter, who left Monday for New York City and will sail for Cairo, Egypt.

      [More chat]
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    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.
    Newspaper Article  Abt 2 Feb 1933  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    probably in The Wapello Republican 
    • Card of Thanks (1933)

      We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended during our recent bereavement in the death of our baby daughter. Especially do we wish to thank the minister and singers for their services, and others for the floral offerings at the funeral service.

      Mr. and Mrs. S. F. (sic: N) Walker and family
    Residence  Jan 1948  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Residence  Abt 1932/1949  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • They moved from the family farm to a rental farm during the Depression.
    Residence  28 Jul 1949  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Sam and Reil had moved into town to retire from the farm(s).
    Residence  2 Feb 1950  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    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  21 Aug 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday evening callers (August 17, 1952) 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.
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    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  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    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.)
    Birthday Announcement  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    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.)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Samuel Nathaniel Walker, Jennie Reil (Hannah) Walker, and Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker are buried at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The text on the top of the stone simply says "Walker." The epitaph on the side of the stone is: "Samuel N. 1869 - 1957; His Wife, Hattie Moyers 1876 - 1918; His Wife, Jennie Hannah, 1892 - 1958."
    The Headstone of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker, Hattie Mae 'Harriett' (Moyers) Walker, and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Headstone of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Children 
    >1. Viola Belle Walker
     2. John Henry Walker,   b. 3 Jul 1924, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1944, near Aachen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker,   b. 18 Sep 1927, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2015, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Robert Charles "Bob" Walker
     5. Rosalie Reil Walker,   b. 11 Jan 1933, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1933, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    Reil and Sam Walker by Their House
    Reil and Sam Walker by Their House
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker standing outside their home in Morning Sun, Iowa, in about 1954. If I remember correctly, this is the west side of their home.
    A Map of the Area With the 'Walker Homestead' in Louisa County, Iowa
    A Map of the Area With the "Walker Homestead" in Louisa County, Iowa
    The "Walker Homestead" refers to the home built by Samuel Dotson (1858-1931) for Charles Pearsey Walker and his second wife, Sarah Ann (Houseman/Edgar) Walker, finished in 1903. The small village of Newport is a few miles southeast of where the home was. Samuel Nathaniel Walker and his families lived there as well until the 1930s. The house was torn down, probably in the 1960s or at the latest in the 1970s.
    The Sons of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker in July 1929
    The Sons of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in July 1929
    July 24, 1929, was Sam Walker's 60th birthday, and several photographs are dated as being from that month and year were likely taken at his birthday celebration in Morning Sun, Iowa. The sons are, back row, left to right:

    George, Samuel, Paul, Cliff, and Ross Walker; front row, left to right: Bill and John Walker. The ages of these men and boys in this photo are:

    George Percy Walker, age 33, married with two children

    Albert "Ross" Walker, age 29, married with two boys; his wife Vinnie was pregnant with Lela, who was born September 10.

    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, age 27, married with two children.

    Paul Moyers Walker, age 24, married to Cora "Belle" (Hannah) Walker at this time, but they would divorce within about a year.

    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, age 19; William David "Bill" Walker, age 11; and John Henry Walker, age 5. John was the son of Samuel Nathaniel and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. The other men and boy's mother was Hattie Mae "Harriet" (Moyers) Walker.
    Viola Belle, John Henry, and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' Walker
    Viola Belle, John Henry, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker
    These are the first three children from the marriage of Samuel Nathaniel Walker and his second wife, Jennie "Reil" Hannah. The photograph was taken in the front yard of the Walker farmhouse near Newport, Iowa. The house was built for Charles Pearsey Walker in 1903 and remained in the family until the farm was lost during the Depression of the 1930s.
    The Family of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Family of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    This photograph was probably taken during football season in autumn 1933 (possibly 1932), and is the family of Sam and Reil Walker. They are in the back, daughter Viola Belle and son John Henry Walker (holding the football) are the middle children, and Robert Charles and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker are in the front.
    The Children of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    This photograph, probably from about 1934, features the four surviving children of Sam and Reil Walker (daughter Rosalie Reil died soon after birth): in the back row are John Henry and Viola Belle Walker. The front are Robert Charles "Bob" and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker, His Wife, Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker, and a Birthday Cake
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, His Wife, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, and a Birthday Cake
    Sam and Reil Walker had a yearly birthday party which was attended by many "extended" family members. Reil's birthday (July 20) and Sam's (July 24) were only four days apart, so one large party sufficed for both, according to their daughter, Marge Kimble. This photo, based upon the approximate dates of other photographs of the two, seems to have been taken by 1935 or so. It is not positively taken at their birthday party rather than that of someone else, but very possibly so. Careful examination has not given me any insights as to who the women sitting at the table behind them might have been.
    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.
    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.)
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (1 of 2)
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (1 of 2)
    At some point during the Depression in the 1930s, Sam Walker lost the family farm to the banks (this happened to both of my grandfathers). The family afterward rented a home and farm North of Morning Sun, Iowa, of which this became the family house.
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (2 of 2)
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (2 of 2)
    This is the farm house where Sam and Reil Walker and children lived north of Morning Sun, Iowa, during the 1930s and 40s. Later they retired to live in town (Morning Sun).
    The Children of Charles Pearsey Walker and Their Cousin, Francis Isaac 'Frank' Walker
    The Children of Charles Pearsey Walker and Their Cousin, Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker
    This is a reunion of some of the children of Charles Pearsey Walker and their spouses, and additionally the family of Charles P. Walker's grandnephew, Frank Walker.

    Within this group of people, Millie was Jim (James G.) Walker's wife, Hazel was Frank Walker's wife. John Russell was Flossie's husband and Jennie Reil Hannah was Samuel Nathaniel Walker's wife. Sam, Everna (Frizzell), Flossie (Russell), Lee (Charles Leander), and Jim were Walker siblings. Frank Walker's father, Charles F. Walker, who was Francis Samuel and Catherine Pearsey Walker's nephew, was raised by Francis S. and Catherine because his own mother Olive died when he was only two weeks old. Therefore, the Frank Walker in this photograph was part of the immediate family even though he was a "first cousin once removed," and not technically another sibling.

    In the very back: Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The two front rows, left to right: Thomas "Tom" Walker, James G. "Jim" Walker, Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker, Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp/Feldman) Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Charles Leander "Lee" Walker, Aleta Marie (Hewitt) Walker, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell, Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker, John Franklin Russell, and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in the Park
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in the Park
    This photograph of Sam and Reil Walker was probably taken in about 1941. Although the location isn't certain, I imagine it was in Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, Iowa, where their birthdays were celebrated every July.
    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.
    Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    This photograph of Reil and Sam Walker was probably taken in about 1946.
    Walkers and Kimbles
    Walkers and Kimbles
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker are posing with their son, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, daughter, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, grandson Gerald Wayne Kimble, and son-in-law, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr. Left to right are Bob, Marge, Sam Reil, Gerald, and Trev.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in Texas
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in Texas
    Sam and Reil Walker were visiting their daughter's family, that of Viola Belle (Walker) and Verl V. Vanhouten, in about 1948 when this photograph was taken probably on the beach at Corpus Christi, Texas.
    Reil, Sam, and Elsie Walker
    Reil, Sam, and Elsie Walker
    This photograph was apparently taken soon before or after another one of Elsie and Sam in the same outfits. Left to right, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, and Elsie Ella Walker. I believe this was in the backyard of Sam and Reil's home in Morning Sun, which they moved into in 1949. Probably Elsie returned for the family birthday celebration that July
    Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker in About 1950
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in About 1950
    The year 1950 for this photograph of Reil and Sam Walker is a guess based upon other photographs, their apparent ages, etc.
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa
    This photograph, probably taken in fall or winter, was the view of the back side of the home in which Sam and Reil Walker lived in Morning Sun, Iowa, from 1949 until their deaths. They both died when I was 4 and 5 years old, so my personal memories are a bit weak of the home, but I do believe somewhere here in the backyard was an old inner tube tied with a rope to a tree branch that kids used as a swing.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    This reunion was evidently in the autumn or spring, as evidenced by the coats everyone is wearing. Many of the unknown people in this photograph are probably from the Frizzell family. If so, this reunion was one that was periodically held in Ottumwa, Iowa, considered halfway between the Osceola area where they lived and the Morning Sun area where many of the Walker family lived. If before 1951, the woman between Flossie Russell and Sam Walker was probably their sister, Everna Frizzell (the #9 person). Other photographs of her wearing a similar hat (that obscures her face, unfortunately) do exist.

    A second photograph, nearly identical to this one, exists as well and is posted on this site. Additionally a third photograph, side view, of women at the reunion, exists and is posted.

    Known family members included in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (2 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (2 of 3)
    This photograph is nearly identical to another photograph from this reunion, probably it was taken only moments after or before the first one that has been up online for a number of years. Known people are identified on it, please check it for who is who. Many people at this reunion are presently not identified. Lots of them are probably Frizzell family members.

    People who are presently known to be in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in About 1953
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in About 1953
    Carol Kelley and Sandy Pillsbury provided this photograph of Sam and Reil Walker, probably taken in about 1953 at Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, Iowa
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker and Jennie 'Reil' Walker in Their Flower Garden
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker and Jennie "Reil" Walker in Their Flower Garden
    This photograph of Sam and Reil was taken in about 1956 by their son, Robert Walker, and provided courtesy of him. It was only two years later that both Sam and Reil would be dead.
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Backyard
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Backyard
    My mother cherished this photograph as it was one of only several pictures she had of her father and stepmother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker together, and the only one taken in color. Taken in Morning Sun, Iowa, Sam is holding a sunflower in his hand, and it is not clear to me if the flower bed near them is of roses or large impatiens. Roses would have seemed more likely as I remember the flora of the day. The photo was developed in November 1955, so it probably was taken in the summer of that year. Sam died in 1957, and Reil died in 1958. This so resembles another photograph (in which Sam is holding a sunflower) that was taken by Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, I imagine this was also taken by him.
    Reil Walker and Her Children
    Reil Walker and Her Children
    This photograph of Reil Walker and her adult children was taken in Morning Sun, Iowa, in about 1956, by the side of Reil's home. It is of Robert Charles Walker (photo provided courtesy of him), Viole Belle (Walker) Van Houten, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble.
    Esther Ruth (Hannah) Richardson, Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker, and Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Esther Ruth (Hannah) Richardson, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, and Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Esther is enjoying a meal with her sister and brother-in-law, Reil and Sam Walker, in this photograph taken by Robert Walker in about 1956. The young boy in the kitchen is unknown, but possibly it is Trevor Kimble Jr.
    Becky Kimble Sitting With Her Grandparents Sam and Reil Walker
    This photograph, taken in about 1956, is of a young Becky Ruth Kimble sitting on the couch with her grandparents, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, at Sam and Reil's home in Morning Sun, Iowa. It was taken and provided by Robert Walker in about 1956. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Kitchen in Morning Sun, Iowa
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Kitchen in Morning Sun, Iowa
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker seems to be peeling potatoes as her husband, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, looks on.
    Walker Siblings, Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker Kimble, Robert Charles 'Bob' Walker, and Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Walker Siblings, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker Kimble, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, and Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Marge Kimble, Robert Walker, and Viola Van Houten, the children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. The photograph was taken in about 1957.
    Siblings: Marge Kimble, Robert Walker, and Viola Van Houten
    Siblings: Marge Kimble, Robert Walker, and Viola Van Houten
    These are three children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and his wife, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. They are, left to right: Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, and Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten.
    Robert Charles 'Bob' Walker and His Sisters, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    Robert Charles "Bob" Walker and His Sisters, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    This photograph of Bob Walker, Viola Van Houten, and Marge Kimble was taken at the family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, September 1999.
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten, and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble at a Family Reunion
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble at a Family Reunion
    This photograph taken in September 1999 in Morning Sun, Iowa, is of Shirley Smith and her aunts, Viola Van Houten and Marge Kimble. Shirley (1936-2008) lived in nearby Wapello, Iowa, Viola in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Marge in Morning Sun.
    Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble with Her Siblings, Robert Charles 'Bob' Walker, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble with Her Siblings, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Bob, Viola, and Marge, all children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, were all in attendance at this family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, in September 1999.
    The Deer Head Trophy On the Wall
    One of the dim memories I have of visiting the home of my grandfather and step grandmother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam and Jennie "Reil" Walker, in the early 1950s was of a mounted deer head protruding from their wall. At about three years of age, things with big eyes that appear to be staring at you regardless of where you stand or sit in a room are very likely to get your attention more than parents begging you to be nice and quiet down. Dead and preserved animals with large eyes are always a tad spooky. Well, the trophy head of this animal is still in existence, at least as of 2001, when Marge Kimble provided this photograph, I believe from her son Trev Kimble Jr.'s basement. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Documents
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (front)
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (front)
    Paul drew a room on the front of the Christmas postcard to Sam and Reil Walker in Morning Sun. The photo is of a stand alone heater in a room, a man, presumably his father, sitting in a chair reading the Wapello Republican News (newspaper), his feet perched on the heater. It said Merry Christmas, and HOme on the Range.
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (back)
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (back)
    This Christmas handmade postcard was mailed in 1943 when Paul was in the service during World War II, still stationed at Wilmington, North Carolina. It was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker (Samuel Nathaniel), Rural Route 2, Wapello, Iowa, from Pr7 Paul M. Walker, 423 ru. B Sq. AA7, Wilmington, NC. He drew a sailor (apparently) and wrote the message, "Ahoy!! Postman Deliver this to my pop before December 25, or else!
    General Newsprint
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Matthew James and Mary Catherine (Hannah) Hickenbottom, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker and their children attended a reunion of the Howe's academy in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, a school Reil had attended. Also Sam and Reil accompanied Reil's father, J. W. Hannah, to the Old Threshers and Settlers Reunion held yearly in Mt. Pleasant.
    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.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F7  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Reil Walker married my grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, in 1920. She inherited more than a complete family by doing this, as he had eleven motherless children, many of whom were quite young. Reil and Sam had five children of their own, including Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, my (half) aunt who has been very inspirational and unbelievably helpful in collecting the data you see here regarding my maternal family.
    The Baby Picture of Jennie 'Reil' Hannah
    The Baby Picture of Jennie "Reil" Hannah
    Jennie "Reil" Hannah was born July 1892 in Henry County, Iowa. This is a babyphotograph, taken in about 1893. She was one of six children (five of whom were girls) born to John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah.
    Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker Holding Shirley Lea Broeker
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker Holding Shirley Lea Broeker
    Reil Walker is holding up the toddler, Shirley Broeker, in this photograph taken in summer 1939 at Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Burton and Nellie Moyers Visit Reil Walker
    Burton and Nellie Moyers Visit Reil Walker
    Burton James "Burt" and Nellie Laura (Owens) Moyers are visiting with Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in this photograph taken during the 1950s. Reil was Burt's "former brother-in-law's" second wife (the wife of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker). This probably was taken in Morning Sun, Iowa. This photograph was kindly provided by Marge Kimble, as are many photographs in this database.
    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.
    Jennie 'Reil' Hannah as a Baby
    Jennie "Reil" Hannah as a Baby
    Reil Hannah was the oldest of six children born to John Warren Hannah (1870-1950) and Viola S. Courter (1870-1950). She was born into a Quaker community near Salem, Iowa, July 20, 1892. She attended local schools and the Howe's Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She became a teacher at Midway School, a country "one-room" schoolhouse, near Newport, Iowa, and married the widower Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker of that vicinity, inheriting a family of eleven children by doing so. She and Sam would have five children as well.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (3 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (3 of 3)
    This photograph of a reunion that occurred sometime between 1950/53 was taken from a side angle as a group of women at the reunion were posing for another photographer, apparently.

    The women who are presently known to be in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker (1914-1997), and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958),

    The older woman wearing the hat is probably Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell (who died April 27, 1951). Many of the other family members are likely her descendants, as I believe this was at an annual or periodic Frizzell/Walker reunion, likely in Ottumwa, Iowa.

    Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner were in the other two photographs from this reunion, but are not visible in this one.

    Documents
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    Midway School's roster in 1915 included: Reil Hannah (Jennie "Reil" Hannah), teacher; Sameul (sic) Walker (Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker), President; T. J. Callahan (Thomas James Callahan), Secretary; and the following partial list of students: Clifford Walker (Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker), Ross Walker (Albert "Ross" Walker), Myrtle Walker (Zella "Myrtle" Walker), and Paul Walker (Paul Moyers Walker).
    A Page from the Collected Clippings of Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    A Page from the Collected Clippings of Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Many of the obituaries and other notices that seeded this project, on the maternal side of my family, were saved by Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, my step-grandmother, pasted over the page of an unwanted book, and passed down to her daughter, Marge Kimble. This is an example of the organization of the clippings that Reil accomplished. The obituaries of Mary Dotson and Jessie Moyers on this page were both deaths that occurred only about a month before Reil died.

    Histories
    Biographical Information about Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker and His Two Wives: Hattie Mae 'Harriett' Moyers and Jennie 'Reil' Hannah
    Biographical Information about Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Two Wives: Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers and Jennie "Reil" Hannah
    by Dennis Brumm, revised 2009

    Birth Records S. N. Walker, 80, Honored By Family
    A newspaper account reporting on the 80th birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. (Published in Morning Sun, Iowa, courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

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    The Funeral Program of Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Funeral Program of Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Reil was the second wife of Samuel Nathaniel Walker.
    The Obituary of Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Obituary of Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Reil Walker's family were originally Quakers from the vicinity of Salem, Iowa. She met her husband, Samuel Nathaniel Walker, while teaching at the rural Midway School near Newport, Iowa.
    A Card of Thanks After the Death of Rosalie Reil Walker
    A Card of Thanks After the Death of Rosalie Reil Walker
    A card of thanks from the Samuel Nathaniel Walker family for kindness and sympathy extended his family after the death of their baby daughter, Rosalie Reil Walker. (probably published in Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble
    Funeral Services For Mrs. Walker
    Funeral Services For Mrs. Walker
    The obituary of Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, published in The Morning Sun News-Herald. Reil Walker was born July 20, 1891, in Henry County, Iowa. She died February 17, 1958, at the Burlington Hospital, in Burlington, Iowa. Reil married Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker March 27, 1920, at Davenport, Iowa. His first wife, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, had died in 1918. She raised children from his first marriage and she and Sam had five of their own: Viola Belle Van Houten, John Henry Walker, Marjorie Naomie "Marge" Kimble, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, and Rosalie Reil Walker, who died in infancy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William.

    2. [S47] Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Obituary (unknown paper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, February 1958, probably the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 32, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 6B, page number: 88; enumeration date: June 13 and 14, 1900

    4. [S48] Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 1, February 20, 1958; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      (at ancestry.com)

    6. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Twp, Henry County, Iowa; Roll: IA_90

    7. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 34, sheet number: 8B, page number: 104; enumeration date: May 3, 1910

    8. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Morning Sun; Roll: IA1915_309

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    10. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-11, supervisor's district: 16; sheet number: 6B, page number: 86; enumeration date: May 20, 1930

    11. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).

    12. [S47] Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Obituary (unknown paper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, February 1958, probably the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S8127] Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Funeral Program, (Pierce Funeral Home, February 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S444] Murphy, Becky Ruth (Kimble) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S46] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam", Jennie "Reil" (Hannah), and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S327] Conover Family Genealogy, David Kipp Conover.

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

    19. [S326] Hannah, John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 3, 1941; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S44] Hannah, John Warren - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, February 2, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S325] Courter, Peter - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Lawton Constitution, front page, February 1, 1916; Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S39] Hannah, John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) - 35th Wedding Anniversary Party, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Wednesday, June 30, 1926; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S41] Courter, Ruth Lee - Making Trip to Egypt, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Wednesday, August 1, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    24. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      Scan of the Midway School roster for the term ending May 7, 1915.

    25. [S40] Walker Hickenbottom Hannah - Morning Sun News, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 3, August 31, 1926; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S42] Frizzell, Everna "Lela" - Honored at Walker Family Dinner, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 14, August 29, 1929; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S43] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Card of Thanks, (originally probably published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, February 2, 1933; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S13010] Van Nouten, Ray Alan - Death Notice, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, January 29, 1948; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S25] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 80th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, July 28, 1949; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    30. [S44] Hannah, John Warren - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, February 2, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    31. [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).

    32. [S45] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Visitors on August 17, 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, August 21, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    33. [S5] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie Reil "Reil" - Visits in September 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 11, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    34. [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).

    35. [S8] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 87th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, July 26, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).