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Sarah Ann "Sally" Houseman

Sarah Ann "Sally" Houseman

Female 1848 - 1941

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  • Name  Sarah Ann "Sally" Houseman  [1
    Nickname  Sally 
    Born  8 Sep 1848  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Her commonly used name, "Sally," was also spelled "Sallie."
    Census  1850  Mount Pleasant Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Sarah Houseman, age 2, female, born in Iowa
    Census  1860  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Sarah Houseman, age 11, female, born in Iowa
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Sarah A. Edger, age 22, female, white, occupation keeping house, born in Iowa, father of foreign birth
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Sally Edger, white, female, age 31, wife, married, occupation keeping house, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Sarah Edger, 71 Township, Range 5, Section 8; Address E 1/8 SE; age 36, female, widowed, born in Henry County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Research  1886  [9
    • Sarah was blind (or rather she was blinded) after the death of her first husband, Thomas Edgar. She wore a black veil at his funeral, and the black dye in the veil "poisoned her eyes." Within several painful months she became very nearly blind.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Listed with children: Harry, Mattie, Frank, Arba, Charley, Arthur, and, Susie, Edgar:) Sarah Edgar, age 44, born in Henry County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Widowed, living with her children: Mattie E., Charles H., Arthur "T.," and Susie R. Edgar:) Line number 2; dwelling number 109, family number 109: Sallie E. Edgar, head of household, white, female, born in September 1848, age 51, widowed, mother of 9 children, 8 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Kentucky, occupation farmer, could speak English, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 100
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Card #: 689, Sarah A. Walker, Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Sarah A. Walker, wife, female, white, age 62, married (twice), years of present marriage 7, mother of 8 children, 8 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Kentucky, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Diary/Journal Etc.  Abt 1915  [14
    • I love to live where the big trees grow as nature planted and made the growth
      Where the squirrels will skip from tree to tree
      And sit on the limbs and bark at me
      I love to walk beneath their bowers
      And gather the pretty woodland flowers
      And breathe the sweet and balmy air
      In shady nooks and viney bowers,
      I love to spend my leisure hours
      And listen to the wild birds sing
      As they float around on joyful wings
      So here beneath the bright blue sky - Let me live, let me die
      Bury my body beneath these bowers, and cover my grave with woodland flowers.

      (Composed after 30 years of total blindness)
    A Poem by Sarah Ann 'Sally' (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    A Poem by Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    Sally Walker, blinded after dye on her mourning veil bled into her eyes at the funeral for her first husband, Thomas Edgar, later remarried widower Charles Pearsey Walker in 1902.
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Sarah Walker, wife, female, white, age 71, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Kentucky, could speak English, occupation none, nature of industry home
    Census  1930  Beat 2, Perry County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Widowed, living with her daughter and son-in-law, Susie R. and M. Claude Wilson:) Sarah A. Walker, mother-in-law, female, white, age 81, widowed, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Kentucky, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  1936  Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Sarah spent her last years at the home of her daughter, Mattie Estelle (Mildred) Wilson.
    Residence  May 1936  Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Biography  1937  [19
    The Houseman Family of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 
    • Sarah Ann Houseman, September 8, 1948, was born near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and was married on February 25, 1869, to Thomas Edger (October 17,1846-1886). To them were born 8 children. Sarah Edger was married on July 6,1902 to Charles Percie (sic) Walker (1842-1922), no children. Sarah Walker has been blind over forty years. Her husband, Thomas Edger, was killed in a farm accident and a black veil, used at his funeral, poisoned her eyes, causing her to lose her sight after several months of suffering. She lives with her granddaughter, Mildred B. Wilson, in Gulfport, Mississippi, and is described as a "sweet, patient old lady."
    Died  30 Jul 1941  Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 18, 20, 21
    Obituary  31 Jul 1941  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Daily Herald 
    • Mrs. Sarah Walker Dies in 95th Year
      (sic: she was 92)

      Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker, who was blind for 60 of the 95 years of her life, died Wednesday evening (July 30, 1941) about 6 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, M. C. Wilson, and her granddaughter. Miss Mildred R. Wilson, Gulfport. Until about two months ago, Mrs. Walker did her own reading, writing, mending, and other household tasks. She was born in Iowa in 1846 and has made her home on the Coast for about 6 years. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church.

      Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Quigley's Funeral Chapel with Reverend Paul Lee officiating. Interment will be in the Hattiesburg cemetery.

      Mrs. Walker is survived by three sons, W. A. Edgar, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Charles Edgar, New London, Iowa, and Frank Edgar, Santa Barbara, California; one sister, Mrs. John Crane, Mt. Pleasant, and one brother, Alva Houseman, Mt. Pleasant, and a large number of grandchildren.
    Research 
    • Email notes from Marjorie Kimble: Sarah Edgar was Charles P. Walker's second wife. She was referred to as Grandma Sally (also spelled "Sallie"), the blind grandma. The Edgars played a part in the family several times. William was married to Ann Walker (sister of C. P. Walker), John Edgar's second marriage was to Vashti (Walker ) Brewer, and of course, C. P. wed Sarah.

      Marge said, "I don't think there are any Edgars left, at least none that I am aware of. Grandma Sally died somewhere down in Mississippi, I think. I believe she had a daughter who moved down there, but I am not sure."
    Religion  the Christian Church  [22
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 43292246  [4
    • Her grave is at the Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi; memorial provided courtesy of Robert E. Lee

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of September 2012
    Buried  1 Aug 1941  Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 21
    Person ID  I213  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  Jacob Houseman,   b. 29 Mar 1815, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1891, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susanna R. "Susan" Spearman,   b. 17 Jan 1827, Franklin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1897, Center Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jun 1844  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Jacob Houseman; Bride's Name: Susannah R. Spearman; Bride's Birth Date: 1827; Bride's Age: 17; Marriage Date: 5 June 1844; Marriage Place: Henry County, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58826-1; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 965926; Reference Number: 2:24PQHXW; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Family ID  F154  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Thomas Edgar,   b. 7 Oct 1846, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1886 
    Married  25 Feb 1869  at the home of Jacob Houseman, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Thomas Edgar; Bride's Name: Sarah Ann Houseman; Marriage Date: 25 February 1869; Marriage Place: Henry County, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58826-1; System Origin: Iowa-ODM; Source Film Number: 965926; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Fact 
    • J.P. Teter was the presiding minister at the wedding of Thomas Edgar and Sarah Ann Houseman.
    Biography  1975  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The History of New London, Iowa 
    • [...] The Edger children were George; William who married Ann Walker; John and Joseph, both of whom died in the Civil War; and Thomas who was killed in an accident, leaving a wife, Sarah Housman (sic: Houseman) Edger, and eight children. [...]
    Children 
    >1. Jennie Belle Edgar,   b. Jan 1870, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1919
     2. Harry J. Edgar,   b. 1871, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910
    >3. Mattie Estelle Edgar,   b. 6 Aug 1873, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1922, probably in New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Frank J. Edgar,   b. 21 Aug 1875, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1949, Santa Barbara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Thomas Arba "Arby" Edgar,   b. 24 Nov 1879, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1940
    >6. Charles Houseman Edger,   b. 1 Mar 1880, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1958
    >7. William Arthur "Arthur" Edger,   b. 3 Nov 1882, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1952
    >8. Susan Rovida "Susie" Edgar,   b. 20 Mar 1885, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1935
     9. (Child - 22883) Edgar,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Histories
    The Biography of John Edger (1811-1905)
    The Biography of John Edger (1811-1905)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. (Publishing information: Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1888), page 555.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F153  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Charles Pearsey Walker,   b. 13 Apr 1843, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1922, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jul 1902  home of Sarah Ann (Houseman) Edgar, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 26, 27
    Marriage Certificate  6 Jul 1902  [28
    • Certificate of Marriage

      This Certifies, That on the 6 day of June 1902, at __ in Henry County, Iowa, according to law, and by authority and license under the seal of the District Court, I duly JOINED IN MARRIAGE

      Charles Walker and Mrs. Sarah Edger, Given under my hand this Sixth day of July 1902.

      MARRIAGE SOLEMNIZED IN PRESENCE OF
      William Edger, John Edger, Witnesses
      Ernest L. Coons, Minister
    Officiant 
    • Charles and Sarah's wedding was officiated by Ernest L. Coons, Minister.
    Marriage Announcement  10 Jul 1902  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local Items

      C. P. Walker, who lives east of this city, was married a few days ago to Mrs. Sarah Edger, at the bride's borne near New London, Reverend E. L. Coons of Burlington, officiating. Mr. Walker's friends extend congratulations.
    Letters and Cards  9 Feb 1911  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • New London, Iowa
      February 9, 1911 8 p.m.

      To: Mr. Charles P. Walker
      Morning Sun, Iowa

      New London Iowa January (sic) 8, 1911

      Dear Brother and Sister and all was glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear of James being sick. Hope he will be better when this reaches you. With Love, Ann Edgar.
    Photographic Record  1915/1920  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    • A photograph exists (scanned copy provided courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble) of aged members of the family consisting of Charles Pearsey Walker with his second wife, Sarah (Houseman/Edgar) Walker, and two sisters, Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, and Vashti Annie (Walker/Brewer) Edger. It was probably taken sometime between 1915/1920. In the background is the "Walker Homestead," the house owned by Charles. By this time his son's family, that of Samuel Nathaniel Walker, was living in the family home, and Charles and Sarah resided in another house on the farm. Vashti was living with her granddaughter's family, that of Mrs. Albert Hartman, and Ann Clarinda Edgar lived on her family farm near New London, Iowa.
    Photos

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    Charles Pearsey Walker, His Wife, Sarah Walker, and Sisters Vashti Edger and Ann Edgar
    Charles Pearsey Walker, His Wife, Sarah Walker, and Sisters Vashti Edger and Ann Edgar
    This photograph, taken in possibly 1916, is of Charles Pearsey Walker with two of his sisters and his second wife, Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker. Left to right the women are Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, Sarah Walker, and Vashti Annie (Walker/Brewer) Edger.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: Charles Pearsey Walker's Second Home Near Newport
    1912 Walker Family Photos: Charles Pearsey Walker's Second Home Near Newport
    When Sam Walker moved into his father's farm home, Charles P. Walker moved to a second house that was on the property. He lived there with his second wife, Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker. In this photograph Sam, his wife and three children are visiting Charles and Sally. It was probably taken the same day as the photograph of the Moyers and Walkers who were in a canoe on a pond at the farm.

    Left to right: Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker, holding Hattie "Leota" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" Walker, Charles Pearsey Walker (standing, porting a beard which is seen in other photographs of this time), Sarah, known as "Aunt Sallie" Walker, sitting in her chair, and father Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker holding the hands of his two youngest sons at the time, Paul Moyers Walker, and Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker (it is unclear which might be which). Marge Kimble kindly provided this photograph.
    Walker Women and a Moyers - Three Generations
    Walker Women and a Moyers - Three Generations
    This photograph ports three generations of Walker family women and or three generations of Moyers women, depending upon once reference. Standing in the rear left is Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle"), the baby is her sister, Ruth Rebecca, next is their mother, Harriett (Hattie Mae (Moyers)), with her mother, Rebecca Moyers next to her (Rebecca (Pence)) and Harriett's daughter, Maude (Maude Mae) on the right. Seated is "Aunt Sallie," (Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker), the step-mother-in-law of Harriett, the second wife of Charles Pearsey Walker. The little girl in the front was my mother, Leota (Hattie "Leota"), another daughter of Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker.

    Ruth was born in 1915. This photograph was probably taken during the summer of 1916.
    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.
    Documents

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    A Birthday Card on October 20, 1910 (front)
    A Birthday Card on October 20, 1910 (front)
    From Charles Pearsey and Sarah Walker to Eli Frizzell. The picture is of two doves or pigeons with crests, a very nice birdhouse and is surrounded by green and red foliage.
    A Birthday Card on October 20, 1910 (back)
    A Birthday Card on October 20, 1910 (back)
    From Charles Pearsey and Sarah Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa, to Eli Frizzell in Osceola, Iowa. On the top of the back of the card is written "W.O. 1210908, C.P.Walker" On the bottom of the card is written in a different pen, "Sample of Soldier Writing." This apparently was used to cash Charles Pearsey Walker's pension checks which he feared to cash when he was alive. The message on the card is, "Dear son, Hope you may have many more birth day (sic) and all your life may be filled with health happiness and prosperity, and that you will never forget your God who is the keeper of your soul. Affectionately, C. P. and S. A. Walker.
    A Postcard on February 9, 1911 (front)
    A Postcard on February 9, 1911 (front)
    From Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar to Charles Pearsey Walker. There is a snowy scene with lone house and a boat sitting atop a frozen lake. Written on the card is, "Rest Haven"
    A Postcard on February 9, 1911 (back)
    A Postcard on February 9, 1911 (back)
    From Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar in New London, Iowa, to her brother and sister-in-law (x2) and family, Charles Pearsey and Sarah Ann "Sally (Houseman/Edgar) Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is, "New London, Ia., Jan. 8 (sic: postmark is February 9), 1911. Dear Brother and Sister and all was glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear of James being sick. hope he will be better when this reaches you. With Love, Ann Edger."
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Certificate of Charles Pearsey Walker and Sarah Ann (Houseman) Edgar
    The Marriage Certificate of Charles Pearsey Walker and Sarah Ann (Houseman) Edgar
    Charles and Sarah were married July 6, 1902, at her home in rural New London, Henry County, Iowa.
    The Marriage Announcement of Charles Pearsey Walker and Sarah Ann (Houseman) Edger
    The Marriage Announcement of Charles Pearsey Walker and Sarah Ann (Houseman) Edger
    Charles and Sarah were married July 6, 1902, at the home of Sarah Ann (Houseman) Edgar in Henry County, Iowa.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F150  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Sarah Ann 'Sally' (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    Sarah Ann "Sally" Houseman was born in 1848 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She died after 1936 in Mississippi. She married Thomas Edgar, the son of John and Ann (Arnison) Edger. When he was killed in 1886 by an axe falling out of a tree and hitting him, she wore some black cloth to the funeral that her tears made run. The dye got in her eyes and blinded her. Sarah and Thomas Edgar had 9 children. Sarah remarried the widower and family friend, Charles Pearsey Walker, on July 6, 1902.
    Sarah Ann 'Sally' (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    Sally Houseman was first married to Thomas Edgar, who died in 1886. They had nine children. In 1902 Sally remarried, to the widower Charles Pearsey Walker. After his death she lived with her daughter, Mattie Estelle Moscrop, in the state of Mississippi.

    Documents

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    A Postcard on May 19, 1911 (front)
    A Postcard on May 19, 1911 (front)
    From Ruth Frizzell to Sarah Walker. The card's message is "Best Wishes," it is of a blue ribbon, mauve flower, a small bouquet of what are probably bluebells and a green horseshoe with them.
    A Postcard on May 19, 1911 (back)
    A Postcard on May 19, 1911 (back)
    From Ruth Frizzell probably in Osceola, Iowa, to Sarah Walker at Rural Route 2 in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is: "Dear Grandma, We are very busy practicing for childrens night. Wish you were here. We will write soon. This leaves us all well. Talma is moving away this week. Write soon. Ruth. Tell Jim to write. And Please tell Uncle Tom he writes so much, I won't ask him to."
    A Postcard on December 11, 1911 (front)
    A Postcard on December 11, 1911 (front)
    From Maude A. and Thomas Arba "Arby" Edgar to Arby's mother, Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker. The message is, "To Greet You at Xmas"
    A Postcard on December 11, 1911 (back)
    A Postcard on December 11, 1911 (back)
    From Maude A. and Thomas Arba "Arby" Edgar in Rocky Ford, Colorado, to Arby's mother, Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is, "Dec. 19, 1911. Dear Mother, Xmas nearly here again - the year has gone so fast. The weather is pretty stormy here now in fact has been quite cold 'most all fall. Maude and Arba"

    Histories
    A Personal Story Told to Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright By Her Mother Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
    A Personal Story Told to Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright By Her Mother Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
    Doris Cartwright furnished a typewritten page explaining that her mother, Vernie Frizzell, had been told by her grandfather, Charles Pearsey Walker, that he'd never cashed his pension checks because of a desertion during the Civil War.
    The Biography of Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922)
    The Biography of Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922)
    Arthur Springer, Louisa County History - Louisa County, Iowa (published in 1912 by S. J. Clark Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Sarah Ann 'Sally' (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    The Obituary of Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker
    Sarah Houseman was a daughter of early Iowa settlers Jacob Houseman (1815-1891) of Pennsylvania and Susanna R. "Susan" Spearman (1827-1897) of Kentucky. She married Thomas Edgar (1846-1886), the son of William Edger and Ann Arnison, English immigrants. After nine children (one having died in childhood), Thomas was killed when an axe fell out of a tree and killed him. Sarah wore a black veil to the funeral, standard custom, but the dye in the veil ran from all her tears and she went blind from the dye. In 1902 she married the widower Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922), and after his death, she spent her remaining years with a daughter and son-in-law and their family, that of Susan Rovida "Susie" (Edgar) Wilson and Melvin Claude Wilson. Sarah, known also as "Aunt Sally" in the Walker family of her second husband, outlived her daughter, Susie.
    The Obituary of Vinnie (Westfall) Walker
    The Obituary of Vinnie (Westfall) Walker
    Vinnie Walker died at age 73. She was born Vinnie Westfall, a daughter of Jacob "Jack" Westfall (1866-1942) and Eva (Robertson) Westfall (1877-1955). Vinnie married Albert "Ross" Walker (1899-1936) and was the mother of four children before Ross's early death in 1936. She then took it upon herself to raise the children of the family, who were sons Donald Ross (1922-2000), Ralph Leroy (1927-2009) and Kenneth Phillip Walker, and daughter, Lela Maxine (Walker) Miller (1929-1977).

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      URL (1/2003): http://genforum.genealogy.com/edgar/messages/855.html
      Text of the message:

      "Sarah Ann Housemann, Sept. 8, 1948 [sic: 1848], was born near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and was married on Feb. 25, 1869 to Thomas Edger (Oct. 17,1846-1886). To them were born 8 children. Sarah Edger was married on July 6, 1902 to Charles Percie Walker(1842-1922), no children. Sarah Walker has been blind over forty years. Her husband, Thomas Edger, was killed in a farm accident and a black veil, used at his funeral, poisoned her eyes, causing her to lose her sight after several months of suffering. She lives with her granddaughter, Mildred B. Wilson, in Gulfport, Miss., and is described as a 'sweet, patient old lady.'

      taken from "The History and Genealogy of the Houseman Family of Westmoreland county, PA"

    3. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 365 183, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; enumerated on August 27, 1850

    4. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 86, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on June 14, 1860

    6. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 8, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 282, Post Office: Mount Pleasant; enumerated on July 16, 1870

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 5, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 97, Sheet 353A; Enumerated on June 3 and 4, 1880

    8. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 55; Roll: IA1885_200

    9. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 4).
      URL (1/2003): http://genforum.genealogy.com/edgar/messages/855.html

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

    11. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 35, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 6A, page number: 123; enumeration date: June 9, 1900

    12. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    13. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 2B, page number: 107; enumeration date: April 19, 1910

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

    15. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 14B, page number: 240; enumeration date: January 7, 8, and 9, 1920

    16. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Beat 2, Perry County, Mississippi; enumeration district: 56-2, supervisor's district: 21; sheet number: 11, page number: 178; enumeration date: April 15, 1930

    17. [S8173] Houseman Family of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, The, Harry Houseman, (Tiffin Ohio, Advertiser Press, 1937) (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S191] Walker, Albert "Ross" - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 21, 1936; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S8173] Houseman Family of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, The, Harry Houseman, (Tiffin Ohio, Advertiser Press, 1937) (Reliability: 4).
      URL (1/2003): http://genforum.genealogy.com/edgar/messages/855.html

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

    21. [S8172] Walker, Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Herald, page 3, July 31, 1941; Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S370] Walker, Charles Pearsey - Obituary (Wapello Republican), (originally published in The Wapello Republican, March 16, 1922; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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

    24. [S265] Blanchard, Ada Irene (Hand) - Email (Reliability: 4).

    25. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 180 (Reliability: 4).

    26. [S358] Henry County, Iowa - Marriage Book, page 52 (Reliability: 4).

    27. [S356] Walker, Charles Pearsey and Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman) Edger - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, July 10, 1902; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).
      Scan of Certificate from Marge Kimble.

    29. [S357] Edgar, Ann Clarinda (Walker) - Card to Charles Pearsey Walker, Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, (originally sent February 2, 1911) (Reliability: 3).

    30. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).