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Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker

Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker

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  • Name  Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker  [1, 2
    Nickname  Marge 
    Born  18 Sep 1927  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Marjorie Naomi Walker; Event: Birth; Event Date: 18 September 1927; Event Place: Morning Sun Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States; Gender: Female; Father: S. M. Walker; Film Number: 1870318; Digital Folder Number: 004708043; Image Number: 00595
    Birth Announcement  27 Sep 1927  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mrs. Robert Richardson west of Marsh, went Saturday, September 24 to see her new niece, an eight and one-half pound daughter which was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker north of town. September 18.
    The Birth Announcement of Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' Walker
    The Birth Announcement of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker
    Marjorie was born in Louisa County, Iowa. The birth was reported in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Marjorie Walker, daughter, female, white, age 2 7/12, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    Residence  Feb 1958  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Newspaper Article  16 Apr 1964  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • (This news item was likely published at the time George Percy Walker had surgery for throat cancer:) Mrs. Marjorie Kimble, Mrs. Nancy Kimble, Mrs. Evelyn Wilson and Mrs. Viola Van Houten visited Friday with George Walker in Veterans hospital in Iowa City.
    Letters and Cards  1 Aug 1972  [8
    • (Walker, John Henry - Letter to Marjorie Kimble Regarding His Monument in the Netherlands; originally written August 1, 1972, by Marilyn F. Mallwitz, Chief, Operations Division, The American Battle Monuments Commission, Washington, DC 20315; Courtesy of Marjorie (Walker) Kimble)

      THE AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
      WASHINGTON, DC 20315

      Mrs. Trevor M. Kimble, Sr.

      Dear Mrs. Kimble:

      Thank you for your letter of July 14, 1972.

      Your brother was among those servicemen and women of World War II who were missing in action or lost or buried at sea. In accordance with our government's program of honoring the memory of those of our Dead whose remains were not recovered or identified, his name has been permanently inscribed upon the Tablets of the Missing of the memorial at the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margrate Holland. Information concerning the memorial is contained in the enclosed pamphlet. The pages in which you are interested have been marked for your convenience.

      We are mailing to you within the next four weeks a color lithograph of the Netherlands American Cemetery with a black-and-white photograph mounted on it of the section of the Tablets of the Missing where your brother's name is engraved.

      Should you desire to place a floral decoration at the section of the Tablets of the Missing where your brother's name appears, the arrangements can be made through this Commission. Attached are several forms that may be used for this purpose. Checks and money orders for floral decorations should be made payable to the ABMC, Flower Fund. As a guide, the cost of a suitable spray in the area is $6-8.00. The flowers available for use in sprays vary from season to season, but if a certain flower is requested, we will do our best to obtain it.

      Please let us know if there is any way in which we may be of further service.

      Sincerely,
      Marilyn F. Mallwitz
      Chief, Operations Division
    Residence  Mar 1977  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  Apr 1979  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Letters and Cards  14 Jun 1987  Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (A letter from the Perry Historians in Pennsylvania to Marjorie Kimble:)

      The Perry Historians
      P.O. Box 73
      Newport, PA 17074-0073

      June 14, 1987

      Mrs. Marjorie N. Kimble

      Dear Mrs. Kimble,

      Enclosed please find a list of the days our library is open. Should these dates not fit into your schedule call Hilda Smith (717:582-4369) as early as possible to arrange to use the library at another time. The library is located on the east side of Rt. 34 between Newport & New Bloomfield, about 3 miles south of Newport in a brick one-room country school house with a vault on the rear. There is a sign near Rt. 34 but due to our neighbors' brush it is hard to see when coming from Newport.

      Enclosed is a listed of your Walker family as transcribed from an undated list by the Reverend John Linn who was the first resident Presbyterian minister in the county, serving from 1778 to 1820. The list is titled: "A list of ye. Names of ye. Families & persons in ye. families fit to (be) catechised in Anthony Morrison's Quarter." From other names in this list I can determine that your family lived in the western end of the county, anywhere from the area of Balin to the end of the county.

      Marriages by Reverend John Linn

      Francis Walker to Elisabeth Cambell 1/8/1789 George Walker to Julian Jean Welsh 3/24/1791, Tuscarora Valley (presently this is Juniata Co.) Willm. Walker to Prudence Walker, both of this congregation (Centre Presbyterian near Loysville) 8/15/1781 Rachel Walker to Willm. Longwell of this congregation 2/5/1782

      The records of First Presbyterian Church in Carlisle show, among others, that James Walker married Jean Patterson 4/8/1794.

      In 1780 a Charles Walker was living in Warwick Township, Chester County. We have not had time to check deeds but there does not appear to be an estate for Charles here. You may want to check further when you are here. I knew a Kemble (Kimble) family from Lykens.

      Very truly yours,
      THE PERRY HISTORIANS
      Harry A. Focht
      Chairman, Research Committee
    A Worksheet From The Perry Historians to Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    A Worksheet From The Perry Historians to Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    The Perry Historians, when answering a letter sent them by Marge Kimble, replied with a letter (see that document also) and a worksheet listing names of the earliest of our Walker family members who lived in America, including their birth locations and marriage dates. Much of this information was later confirmed in a letter from Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker to his grandson, Samuel Nathanial "Sam" Walker, in 1883.
    Residence  Oct 1991  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Feb 1992  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Newspaper Article  Sep 2000  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • A Small World
      Pot Luck
      by Marge Kimble

      In today's issue of the paper an obituary for Donald Walker appears. When I learned of his death, I remembered an incident involving Ken and Dorothea Moore that happened years ago. The story goes like this:

      The Moores were en route home from New Hampshire where they had picked up their son, who had been attending a basketball camp. At Glen Falls, N. Y. they were at a circular type intersection with several exits leading from it. In the center was a high tower with a traffic controller directing traffic. As they approached, the office gestured for them to stop. As he began coming down the stairs, Dorothea, the driver, wonder(ed) what she had done wrong. However when he reached the auto he assured them that all was well, but he had noticed the Iowa license (plate) and wondered where in Iowa they were from. Feeling sure that most people would not be aware of Morning Sun, they said, "Near Burlington," but when he asked "Where, near Burlington?" they said, "Well it's a little town called Morning Sun." The Moores were totally taken aback when he said, "I was born near there and my Grandpa, Sam Walker lives there." They chatted a few minutes and then they were sent on their way, with the promise they would call my Father and tell him of their meeting with his grandson, Don Walker.

      Some years after, when Don was paying a visit to the home folks, he stopped in the law office to say hello to Ken.
    Newspaper Article  2001  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • I Made it Again!
      Pot Luck
      by Marge Kimble

      Two years ago I bravely boarded a plane at Cedar Rapids for my first ever flight, after years of denying I would ever travel by air. Nothing to fear I told myself as we enjoyed a smooth ride, landing safely at our destination. However the return flight was delayed because of stormy weather, so after a bit bumpier ride we landed in Cedar Rapids a couple of hours later. I was assured that the same thing probably would not occur again.

      This year, two weeks ago, my son and I made the same trip. Although it was a bit stormy our plane flew above the clouds and we arrived ahead of schedule, with no problem. Feeling reassured, we enjoyed the visit with family until it was time for the return to Iowa. Upon arrival at the airport our flight was delayed due to storms in the Midwest but after an hour or so we made our goodbyes and began the trip home.

      We arrive in Chicago with 20 minutes to catch the connecting flight to Cedar Rapids and then disaster. We sought information to verify which gate we needed and the well informed attendant gave us a bum steer (I swear he never even looked at our tickets). We walked miles away or so it seemed, and when we discovered the error we were too late. However there was another flight at 10:30, so we settled in for the wait and after an eternity we were finally on the plane, feeling at last we would soon be home. Then our captain made the announcement "Due to storms moving in, there was a 40 minute delay." This was followed soon after with another saying all flights had been canceled and United personnel would advise us and accommodate us. It seems their policy regarding delays due to storms was a simple "I'm sorry, the next flight is at 9:45 a.m." Oh yes, we were each given a little parcel containing essentials to make sure we had clean teeth, shampoo, etc. and the 800 number of a place we could call. We accepted the little bags and then found a place to try to get comfortable for the night. Slowly the airport went to bed. All the little shops closed up and employees left for the night. It seemed everything had come to a complete halt. Only cleaning crews seemed to have appeared, with their vacuum sweepers, mops and other cleaning supplies. One of the ladies brought me a pillow and in a few more minutes returned with a blanket. Ever with these added comforts, there was little sleep.

      Along about 5 a.m. the place began to come alive again, with shops slowly opening, coffee being brewed and pastry deliveries arriving. I indulged in a cup of that coffee - $1.50 and a hot roll - $1.70. We took turns checking the board to make sure we had not been canceled again.

      At long last we boarded the 9:45 flight, breathing a sigh of relief - Finally we were going home - or so we thought. Our plane taxied out the runway and stopped. Storms were again coming in and we were unable to fly. Then at last the pilot announced he had some good news and some bad news. The good news was we were cleared to take off - the bad news was there were 35 planes ahead of us. Son it was down to 8 and soon after it was our turn, but we were warned that it might be a bit bumpy.

      Okay, we thought, we'll fly out of it and home sounded so good. So we made the bumpy flight to Cedar Rapids, only to arrive in the midst of a violent thunderstorm and could not land. Our "Captain" continued to reassure us we were safe, we had plenty of fuel, etc., and if all else failed we would detour to Des Moines. Fortunately that did not happen. Instead we made a bumpy landing and happily made our exit.

      Now for all the seasoned travelers that have gone through such an experience, this may not impress you, but it was brand new for me and I ask myself, maybe I should not try for that third trip - what do you think??
    Newspaper Article  2001  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Summertime Memories
      Pot Luck
      by Marge Kimble


      Homemade ice cream, made from good old country ingredients of fresh milk, eggs, and cream, whipped together, then frozen in the man powered crank ice cream freezer, that was packed with crushed ice from L. Ray's ice house. There was no concern for cholesterol, or possible illness from the uncooked eggs, back then.

      The trip to the water melon patch is another memory. Once there we could indulge in watermelon to our heart's content, as there was always a cut melon. Nothing more tasty than that homegrown melon.

      The family dinner, when mother would prepare the fried chicken, mashed potatoes - oh, and CORN ON THE COB! Often an impromptu ball game would be afternoon entertainment, for old and young alike. Sometimes, for a change of pace the well worn horse shoes would be brought out and a challenge made to be the best team.

      So many memories filed away - my mother canning anything and everything that was in season, the scent of bread baking, the hollyhocks that were fashioned into such beautiful dolls, making chains from sweet smelling clover flowers, or stretching out on a blanket in the shade of a big old maple tree, with a favorite book . . . and on and on . . . the good old summertime of youth.
    Letters and Cards  11 Dec 2001  Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • (Thanks to Marjorie Kimble for sharing this letter which reconstructed James Walker's obituary:)

      Text of the letter received by Marjorie Kimble from the Iowa County [Marengo] Genealogical Society regarding James G. Walker:

      December 11, 2001
      Marjorie N. Kimble      

      Dear Marjorie,

      I think that I will be able to help you some with the information of James C. [sic: G.] Walker. His wife here in Marengo, Iowa, was Lottie Kahler Hawkins Walker. I talked with Darlene Hawkins, daughter-in-law of Lottie. After Lottie died in 1964, Mr. Walker moved back to Mount Pleasant (where he was from) and lived there another 9 years. Authorities from Mount Pleasant called the Hawkins family and told them early in August of 1973 that Mr. Walker had fallen on the street while going out for a meal. He was taken to a Mount Pleasant Hospital where it was determined he had a stroke. He was not coherent, had been incontinent, body parts were not working right. He lingered through August. The Hawkins family visited him; he had commented he wanted to [be] buried next to Lottie and there was room in the Hawkins plot in the North Summer cemetery at Ladora.

      Darlene had mentioned he had been divorced from his first wife for 23 years before he married Lottie. He never had children but his first wife had 3 boys or so. The funeral was held on Labor Day in 1973 and the McAnich funeral home of Victor was in charge, they had claimed the body when the hospital called the Hawkins family that Mr. Walker had died. Darlene said she remembered because they had trouble finding pall bearers because of the holiday.

      From what I could decide from talking with Darlene, they were fond of Mr. Walker and thought he had been a very nice man. He had made the comment to them when he and Lottie were married that he had never thought he would be married again.

      I could not find an obit for Mr. Walker in any of our Iowa county papers.

      Thank you.
      M. Deloris Dietrich,
      Corresponding Secretary, Iowa County Genealogy Society
      Box 372
      Marengo, Iowa 52301
    Newspaper Article  2002  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • On Walking
      Pot Luck
      by Marge Kimble


      Walking is, according to the health experts, an excellent way of getting the exercise that is beneficial to our health. I guess over the years I have gotten my share of miles traveled on foot. When our family lived on the old home place that sat back (WAY BACK) off the beaten path we walked daily across the field to meet the school bus that took us to the Wapello school, then home again after being dropped off...a distance of mile one way. If by chance the bus could not make it to get us, because of mud or snowy roads, we would be required to walk a longer distance...and walk we did. Our mail was delivered at the end of a LONG lane and in order to get it we walked! Seems like I have been walking ever since...back and forth to my job at the care center, to gather the mail, etc.

      My father [Samuel Nathaniel Walker] did his share of walking too, when he was the assessor for Morning Sun township. Usually beginning in February he would leave home early in the morning, with a big canvas pack on his back, containing the ledgers that he would collect all the information from each and every farmer in the area. He did this all on foot, through mud and slush. Sometimes it would be growing dark when he returned home tired and hungry, but the next morning he would set out again. He did this for twenty some years, 4 to 6 weeks each spring.

      Then there were the walks with Trevor [Kimble], as we made a fishing trip, or walnut gathering forage. I learned a long time ago when he said, as we set out, "now we'll have to walk a little ways," that might mean, as he said, "a little ways," but more often than not it might be a half mile or more...and not always under the best conditions. Although it didn't bother him, I was highly sensitive to poison ivy. It took a few trips to the doctor before he learned to guide us away from it!

      Yes, maybe because our name was WALKER, that the daily treks I now make back and forth to the post office and points beyond are not a true hardship...just seems like something I've done all my life!
    Personal Recollection 
    • (Notes from Marjorie (Walker) Kimble regarding Walker genealogy and how this study of our family history began:)

      A few years ago I began a research of sorts of our Walker family. I know that they came from Ireland, settled in Pennsylvania. (Trev [Kimble] took me to the area where they lived in PA on our last trip [to his] home). From there they went to Knoxville, Tennessee. My great grandpa moved to Indiana where he married Catherine B. Pearsey and their children were born. They had two sons...rest were girls...but both sons carried Pearsey as their middle name. Our grandparent was Charles Pearsey and his brother was William Pearsey.

      From Indiana they moved to Henry county, Iowa.
    Died  21 Mar 2015  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Cause: cardiac arrest 
    Person ID  I189  All Families
    Last Modified  23 Mar 2015 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Jennie Reil "Reil" Hannah,   b. 20 Jul 1892, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1958, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines 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  [20
    • (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  [6, 21
    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  [23
    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  [24
    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  [25
    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  [26
    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  [27
    Residence  Abt 1932/1949  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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  [28
    • 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  [29
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    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  [31
    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  [32
    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  [33
    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  [34
    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
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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.
    Family ID  F7  Group Sheet

    Family  Trevor Mozart "Trev" Kimble, Sr.,   b. 14 Mar 1926, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1996, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 May 1946  Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Abt 1946/1948  Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Marge and Trev lived in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, for a year or so after their marriage, from about 1946 to 1948.
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    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  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    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  Apr 1964  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Newspaper Article  7 Nov 1974  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local News

      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Ft. Worth, Texas, visited over the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble, Sr. Saturday afternoon they all attended the golden wedding open house of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker in New London.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Robert Charles "Bob" and Ethel Mae (Lucas) Walker, visiting the home of Trevor Motzart Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomie "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, attended George and Verona's 50th wedding anniversary party which would have been October 2, 1974, according to this article. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  22 Sep 1983  [38
    • The Cotton Pickin' Kimbles

      Most Iowans do not include a cotton crop in their spring planting plans. But you can expect any number of unexpected gardening antics from Trevor and Marge Kimble.

      As September began, their first crop of cotton popped open - all five or six plants of it. The normal height of the cotton plants is two feet. They have been rowing a few specimen cotton plants each year for several years, and order the seeds from one of their favorite specialty seed houses, Park Seeds, in South Carolina.

      The Kimbles welcome school children or anyone in the area to come in to see their cotton crop.
    Anniversary Announcement  May 1996  [39
    • (thoughts on the notice of Marge and Trev Kimble's 50th wedding anniversary:)

      1946 - 1996
      Trevor & Marge Kimble
      ANNIVERSARY


      It seems impossible we two have spent fifty years together,
      We have had fair and sunny days as well as stormy weather;
      We thank God for our children who make life so worthwhile,
      And for the friends and relatives who help to make us smile;
      For flowers and all growing things, that help us to see
      All the beauties of His earth to an infinite degree;
      We thank Him for having sent untold blessing from above,
      He helped us have a happy home insulated with His love;
      And now we pray together that the coming years will bring
      A love, as glorious and complete as the unfolding of a rose
      Into the glowing, singing world of an eternal spring.

      by C. Carpenter
    1946 - 1996, Trevor & Marge Kimble, Anniversary
    1946 - 1996, Trevor & Marge Kimble, Anniversary
    The 50th wedding anniversary announcement of Trevor Motzart "Trev" Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Trevor Motzart Kimble's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Kimble, Marjorie N., Trevor M., March 14, 1926 - May 8, 1996; Parents of Gerald, Trevor Jr., Becky"
    The Headstone of Trevor Motzart 'Trev' Kimble Sr.
    The Headstone of Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr.
    Children 
    >1. Gerald Wayne Kimble, Sr.,   b. 29 Nov 1943, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1964, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Trevor Mozart "Trevie" Kimble, Jr.
    >3. Becky Ruth Kimble
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    A Wedding Portrait of Trevor Motzart 'Trev' Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' Walker (1 of 2)
    A Wedding Portrait of Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker (1 of 2)
    Trev and Marge were married May 11, 1946, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II. Marge is the daughter of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. Trev and Marge's children are: Gerald Wayne (Sr.), who died in 1964, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Jr., and Becky Ruth Murphy. Trev Jr. and Beck both live in Iowa, as does their mother, Marge.
    Marge and Trev Kimble in Texas
    Marge and Trev Kimble in Texas
    A photograph of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr. taken in 1946 soon before or after their marriage in Corpus Christi, Texas.
    A Wedding Photograph of Trevor Motzart 'Trev' Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' Walker (2 or 2)
    A Wedding Photograph of Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker (2 or 2)
    This is Trev and Marge Kimble, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after their marriage in May 11, 1946.
    The Trevor Kimble Family With Reil and Sam Walker
    The Trevor Kimble Family With Reil and Sam Walker
    This is a three generation photograph of descendants of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and his second wife, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. Left to right are, back row: Becky Ruth Kimble (somewhat cut off by the photographer), held by her father, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr., Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Reil and Sam Walker. In the front are Trevor Kimble Jr., and Gerald Wayne Kimble Sr. The photograph was taken either in late 1950 or fairly early in 1951.
    Kimble, Van Houten, and Walker Siblings and Cousins
    Only Gerald seems ready for the shutter in this photograph of Reil and Samuel N. Walker's grandchildren. Gerald and Becky are the children of Marjorie and Trevor Kimble; Sandra is the daughter of Verl and Viola Van Houten; and Janet and Sammy are the children of Robert and Ethel Walker. (Left to right: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Janet Lynne Walker, Sandra Jean "Sandy" Van Houten, Becky Ruth Kimble, and Samuel Neal "Sammy" (Sam) Walker.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Kimble Family in the 1950s: Marjorie 'Marge' Naomi (Walker), Becky Ruth, Trevor Motzart Sr. and Jr., and Gerald Wayne Kimble
    The Kimble Family in the 1950s: Marjorie "Marge" Naomi (Walker), Becky Ruth, Trevor Motzart Sr. and Jr., and Gerald Wayne Kimble
    Marjorie is on the left of the couch, holding Becky, with Trevor Sr. on her left. In front are Gerald and "Little Trev."
    Members of the Kimble Family
    From left to right, Becky Ruth, Marjorie "Marge: Naomi (Walker), Bonnie Jean (Gadbaw) and Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr., posing near a typical Iowa farm in autumn. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle Dotson, Marge and Trev Kimble, and Vera Virden
    This photograph, likely taken at a family reunion in the early 1980s, is of assorted members of the extended Walker families of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and his two wives. Going from left to right, the woman who is turned away from the camera is Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1930-1990), next is her half-sister, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and her husband, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr. (1926-1996). On the right is Myrtle and Marge's niece, Vera Marie "Jakey" (Walker) Virden. The photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. I assume this photograph was taken in Morning Sun, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Extended Family of Marge and Trevor Kimble at Sherrie Kimble's High School Graduation
    Becky Murphy identified this photograph as having been taken on the occasion of her niece, Sherrie Kimble's, graduation from Morning Sun (Iowa) High School. The extended family includes, left to right, front, kneeling: Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, standing: Bonnie Jean (Gadbaw) Kimble, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Jr., Sherry Lynne Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr., Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy, (standing in front of her, son) Brian Patrick Murphy, and far right William Patrick "Pat" Murphy. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" Brunk, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Jr., Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and John W. "J.W." Virden
    This photograph was taken during the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of J.W. Virden and Vera Marie (Walker) Virden in 1998. Arnie Brunk was shaking hands with Trev Kimble Jr., as Marge and J.W. looked on. J.W. died in 2002. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble With Her Children At Christmas
    Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble With Her Children At Christmas
    Marge Kimble, center, is with her son, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Jr., on her right and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy, her daughter, on her left. I believe this was taken in 2005, possibly 2006.
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (1 of 8)
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (1 of 8)
    Marge's 80th birthday party was held at the home of her granddaughter and her husband, Sherrie and Mike Dotson.
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (2 of 8)
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (2 of 8)
    The quiet on the front porch before the party began in September 2007.
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (3 of 8)
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (3 of 8)
    Marge Kimble at her birthday celebration.
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (4 of 8)
    Becky Kimble and her Uncle, Robert Joseph Kimble Sr., from Pennsylvania. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (7 of 8)
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (7 of 8)
    In this photograph are: Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy, Marge Kimble, and Marge's nephew, Robert Kimble Jr. from Pennsylvania.
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (8 of 8)
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (8 of 8)
    A group shot of friends and family during Marge's birthday party in September 2007.
    Trev and Marge Kimble, J.W. Virden
    Trev and Marge Kimble, J.W. Virden
    There are a few photographs of people eating at family reunions which have been provided by Carol Kelley. I do not know the occasion, but the photograph is from the 1970s. This photograph features, left to right, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr., Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Kimble, and John W. "J.W." Virden on the right.
    Birth Records 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.)
    General Newsprint
    The Cotton Pickin' Kimbles
    The Cotton Pickin' Kimbles
    An article reporting on Trevor Mozart "Trev" Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's unusual cotton crop in Morning Sun, Iowa. (Provided courtesy of Marge Kimble)
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    Marge Kimble, my (half) aunt, is the daughter of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and his second wife, Jennie "Reil" Hannah. Marge was instrumental in getting me interested in genealogy and family history. She has a maternal vault of data, documents, information, and photographs. Without her input and help, I never would have known much of the information about my mother's family that I now do. Marge lives in Morning Sun, Iowa. She was married to Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble (1926-1996) and they had three children: Gerald Wayne Kimble, deceased, Trevor Jr., and Becky Ruth Murphy.
    Brian Patrick Murphy With His Grandmothers During His High School Reunion
    Brian Murphy, a graduate of Linn-Mar Community Schools in Marion, Iowa, is shown here at the time of his graduation from high school with his grandmothers, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble on the lef and Mary Kay (Nelson) Murphy on the right. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Vera Marie (Walker) Virden, Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    Vera Virden and Shirley Smith, two nieces, are seen with their aunt, Marge Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Shirley Lea(Broeker) Smith and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    Shirley Lea(Broeker) Smith and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    Shirley Smith and Marge Kimble, taken in about 1980-1985. Marge is Shirley's half-aunt.
    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.
    Wilda Maxine Walker and Her Aunt, Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' Walker
    Wilda Maxine Walker and Her Aunt, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker
    Although Marge is Wilda's half-aunt, they were actually about 1 years apart in age. Wilda was the daughter of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker and Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman. Cliff was Marge's half-brother.
    Marge Kimble Opening Her Christmas Presents
    Marge Kimble Opening Her Christmas Presents
    Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble is shown above at Christmas, about 2005 I think, during the Christmas celebration.
    Marge Kimble, J.W. and Vera Virden
    A photograph taken in 1974, apparently at the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of George and Verona Walker, featuring participants Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, John W. "J.W." Virden, and his wife, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Walker Family Members: Marge Kimble, Thelma Bearde, Pam Bacon and Verona Walker
    Walker Family Members: Marge Kimble, Thelma Bearde, Pam Bacon and Verona Walker
    This was one of several photographs taken in 1999 at a Walker family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, and kindly provided courtesy of Sandy Pillsbury and Thelma Bearde. Left to right are Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, her niece, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, Thelma's daughter, Pamela Sue "Pam" (Allen) Bacon, and Marge's sister-in-law and Thelma and Pam's aunt/grandaunt by marriage, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker.
    Photos From Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble's 80th Birthday Celebration (6 of 8)
    This photo is of Marge Kimble with her grandchildren: Brian Patrick Murphy, Sherrie Lynn (Kimble) Dotson, and twins Karen Jean (Kimble) Jennings and Kathy Jo Kimble (I do not have them positively identified as to which is which). (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Three Generation Photo
    At Christmastime 2005, this photograph of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble was taken with her daughter, Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy, and Becky's son, Brian Patrick Murphy. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Doris Walker and Marge Kimble
    This photograph, from September 1999, is of Doris Idella Walker and her aunt, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and was taken at a family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    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.)

    Documents
    A Letter From The Perry Historians to Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    A Letter From The Perry Historians to Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    Soon after Marge Kimble began researching our Walker family roots (which is my maternal family tree), she wrote to The Perry Historians in Newport, Pennsylvania, with what sketchy family information she had about our ancestors at the time. They answered with the names of our first Walker ancestors to live in the United States, and gave information about some early marriages in the 18th century in Pennsylvania. (See also the Perry Hisotrians Worksheet.)

    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.)

    General Newsprint

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    Pot Luck: A Small World
    Pot Luck: A Small World
    Pot Luck is a column by Marge Kimble in the local paper where she lives, The Morning Sun (Iowa) News-Herald. In this column she discussed the recent obituary published in the paper of her cousin, Donald Ross Walker, and coincidinces that had occurred in the past surrounding him.
    Pot Luck: I Made it Again
    Pot Luck: I Made it Again
    Pot Luck is a column by Marge Kimble in the local paper where she lives, The Morning Sun (Iowa) News-Herald. In this column she discussed the trials of flying round trip between Iowa and Pennsylvania to visit family.
    Pot Luck: Summertime Memories
    Pot Luck: Summertime Memories
    Pot Luck is a column by Marge Kimble in the local paper where she lives, The Morning Sun (Iowa) News-Herald. In this column, Marge reminisces about how summers were spent in the past.
    Pot Luck: On Walking
    Pot Luck: On Walking
    Pot Luck is a column by Marge Kimble in the local paper where she lives, The Morning Sun (Iowa) News-Herald. In this column, she discussed the benefits of walking versus using transportation.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Trevor Motzart 'Trev' Kimble Sr.
    The Obituary of Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr.
    Trev died at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. He was a native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

  • Sources 
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    4. [S8140] Walker, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" - Birth Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 9, September 27, 1927; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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

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    7. [S8030] Walker, George Percy - In Veterans Hospital Iowa City, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, April 16, 1964; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S8137] Walker, John Henry - Letter to Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble Regarding His Monument in the Netherlands, Marilyn F. Mallwitz, Chief, Operations Division, The American Battle Monuments Commission, Washington DC 20315, (August 1, 1972) (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S210] Walker, William David "Bill" - Obituary (Marion Sentinel), (originally published in The Marion Sentinel, page 3, March 10, 1977; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S190] Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 27, April 25, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S386] Perry Historians - Letter to Marjorie Kimble, 1987, (June 14, 1987) (Reliability: 4).

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    13. [S8027] Walker, Elsie Ella - Obituary (Grinnell Herald-Register), (originally published in The Grinnell Herald-Register, February 20, 1992; Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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    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. [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).

    24. [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).

    25. [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).

    26. [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).

    27. [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).

    28. [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).

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

    30. [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).

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    32. [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).

    33. [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).

    34. [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).

    35. [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).

    36. [S333] Kimble, Gerald Wayne (Sr.) and Howard Clay Dean - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, April 9, 1964; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

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    38. [S334] Kimble, Trevor Motzart "Trev" (Sr.) and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) - Cotton Pickin' Kimbles, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 22, 1983; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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