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Thomas "Tom" Walker

Thomas "Tom" Walker

Male 1877 - 1968

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  • Name  Thomas "Tom" Walker  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Tom 
    Born  2 Nov 1877  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Thomas Walker, white, male, age 2, son, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Thomas Walker, 73 Township, Range 73, Section 27; Address SW NE 4; age 7, male, single, born in Henry County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Autograph Book Entry  Abt 1890  [9
    • An entry in the autograph book of Thomas "Tom" Walker:

      "May true friends be around you, Eli Frizzell"
    Autograph Book Entry  15 Oct 1893  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Entry to Tom Walker's autograph book by his brother, Samuel N. Walker:)

      Newport, October 15 (18)93 [ten days before his marriage to Hattie May Moyers]

      Dear Brother Tom

      When on this page in after year's
      Your eyes perchance may fall
      Just pause one moment Ere you turn
      And former friends u call,
      The hand that traced these lines
      May then be mouldering in the grave
      But let us meet again in Heaven
      Through him who died to Save.
      Your brother,
      S. N. Walker
    Entries to the Autograph Book of Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    Entries to the Autograph Book of Thomas "Tom" Walker
    Tom Walker's autograph book was signed by relatives and friends in the late 1800s. The book is in the possession of Marge Kimble, who courteously provided these several pages. Entries in the attached document were written by Tom's brother-in-law, Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell (undated), his sister, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell (undated), and his Brother Samuel Nathaniel Walker (October 15, 1893. (Note: This document is in pdf format.)
    Autograph Book Entry  Abt 1895  [9
    • Tommy

      May every blessing
      God can give
      Bring peace and find you
      while you live
      Your Sister
      Everna Frizzell
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Thomas Walker, age 17, male, single, born in Henry County, Iowa.
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Thomas Walker, son, white, male, born in November 1877, age 22, single, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Card #: 690, Thomas Walker, Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Letters and Cards  22 Mar 1909  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (A card from Ann Clarinda Walker to her nephew, Tom Walker, March 22, 1909, 8 p.m.)

      Dear nephew,

      We got home at 1 o'clock got a card from Aunt Maggie that George was very sick - then we got a card from Walker that said he was better. Expect word today, lovingly, Aunt Ann
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Thomas Walker, son, male, white, age 35, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation carpenter, nature of industry house, own account, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write
    Letters and Cards  2 Nov 1911  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Maude Mae Walker was 13, several weeks from her 14th birthday, and her Uncle Tom was 34 when this card was written.)

      November 2, 1911

      To: Mr. Thomas Walker
      Morning Sun, Iowa
      R.R.2

      Dear Uncle:

      Every good wish for your birthday from your neice (sic)
      Maude W.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Serial Number: 876, No.: 123, Thomas Walker; Age: 40; Address: Route 2; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, Date of birth: November 2, 1877; native born; Present trade: farming; By whom employed: for self; Where employed: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Chas. Percy (sic) Walker; Nearest relative's address: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: brown; Hair color: brown; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Precinct: Local Board of the County of Louisa State of Iowa, Wapello, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Thomas Walker, son, male, white, age 42, single, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation working, nature of industry home, own account
    Residence  Mar 1922  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • (Single, living alone:) Line number: 119: Thomas Walker, head of household, male, white, age 47, single, number of years in the U.S.: (Citizen: 1), attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Charles P Walker, father's birthplace: Indiana, name of mother: Ruth E. Fox, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: none
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • (Single, living alone:) Line Number: 92; Number of Dwelling: 122; Number of Family: 122: Name: Thomas Walker; Relation: Head of Household; House Owned or Rented: Owned; Radio Set: Radio; Live on Farm?: Yes; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 52; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Indiana; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Farmer; Industry: General Farming; Code: VVVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Owned; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No; No. of farm schedule: 105
    Newspaper Article  5 Oct 1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • A picnic was held at the home of Thomas Walker Sunday, October 5 [1930]. Those who enjoyed the affair were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marston, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Pierce, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, and daughters, Vera and Mazie, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Umphrey and children, Thelma and Margretta, and Thomas and Paul of New London; Miss Velma Robbins, Sam and Paul Walker of Moline, Illinois; Misses Ruth, Viola and Leota Walker and William Walker of Wapello and the host, Thomas Walker of Morning Sun.
    Census  1940  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • (Thomas Walker, informant, was single, living alone:) Line Number: 8 household no.: 24; owned the home, value of house/rent: $550, residence was a farm: Thomas Walker, informant for the family census information, head of household (code 0), male, white, age 62, single, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 8 (code 8), born in Iowa (code 65), lived in the same place in 1935, residence was a farm (code X0V2), was working in private industry (code 1), occupation farmer, industry own farm (code 000) (code VV 4), 52 weeks worked in 1939, $0 earned in 1939, did not receive more than $50 from sources other than wages/salary
    Residence  Apr 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    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  [23
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday evening callers 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  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    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.)
    Funeral Program  Nov 1968  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    • In Memory of THOMAS WALKER

      Born November 2, 1877
      Died November 26, 1968
      Age 91 Years, 24 Days

      Time and Place of Services:
      Friday, November 29, 1968, 2 p.m.
      Pierce Funeral Home, Morning Sun, Iowa

      Minister: Reverend Frank Greenwood
      Interment: Bethel Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa
      Arrangements By: Pierce Funeral Home
      Pallbearers: Sam Walker, William Walker, George Walker, Frank Walker, Earl Walker, Ted Dotson
      Organist: Mrs. Geneva Samuels
    Died  26 Nov 1968  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 26
    Obituary  27 Nov 1968  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Thomas Walker, 91, of Morning Sun, died Tuesday at the Wapello Nursing Home.

      A son of Charles P. and Ruth Ellen Fox Walker, he was born November 2, 1877, on a farm near New London, in Henry County.

      Mr. Walker, farmed most of his life near Morning Sun.

      One brother, James G. Walker, of Mount Pleasant, survives; also several nieces and nephews.

      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pierce Funeral Home, Morning Sun. Reverend Frank Greenwood will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery, Wapello.

      The body is at the Pierce Funeral home where friends may call at any time.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Thomas Walker; born: 2 November 1877; died: November 1968; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [28
    • Name: Thomas Walker; Sex: M; Born: 1878; Died or Buried: 1968; Age: 90; Buried: Bethel (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page W-11; Notes: born 2 November 1877; died 26 November 1968
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Tom Walker is buried at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Thomas Walker, November 2, 1877 - November 26, 1968."
    The Headstone of Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    The Headstone of Thomas "Tom" Walker
    Buried  29 Nov 1968  Bethel Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 26, 28
    Person ID  I216  All Families
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Ruth Ellen Fox,   b. 16 Apr 1851, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1889, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jul 1868  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 29
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Charles Walker; Bride's Name: Ruth E. Fox; Marriage Date: 4 July 1868; Marriage Place:, Henry, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58826-1; System Origin: Iowa-ODM; Source Film Number: 965926; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Certificate  4 Jul 1868  [31
    • License. No. 68?

      Mr. Charles Walker To Miss Ruth Ellen Fox
      License issued June 20th, 1868. John B. Drayer, County Judge

      State of Iowa, Henry County. --ss:

      I certify that on the 4th day of July, 1868, I did solemnize the Marriage of Mr. Charles Walker and Miss Ruth E. Fox, at the home of the undersigned Mt. Pleasant, in Henry County, Iowa.

      Given under my hand, this 4th day of July 1868. John B. Drayer, County judge, Henry County, Iowa.

      I hereby certify the ? to be a ? copy of the return of the solemnization of Mr. Chalres Walker and Miss Ruth E. Fox as filed in my office, this 4th day of July, 1868. John B. Drayer, County Judge.
    Birth Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Pearsey Walker family (with an addition from Marge Kimble). The children listed were Charles Leander "Lee," James G., Flossie Zella, John Henry (J. H.) and Thomas "Tom" Walker. Albert E. Walker, who was born and died in 1876, was not listed on this sheet:

      Chas. Leander Walker born May 8, 1881, at New London, Iowa.

      James G. Walker [... nothing more]

      Flossie Z. Walker, born April 13, 1884, at Tehncana, Texas.

      James G. Walker (redux), born January 19, 1887, at Morning Sun, Iowa.

      J. H., born November 14, 1889, Morning Sun.

      (The addition by Marge Kimble:) Tom Walker, November 12, 1877.
    Residence  Abt 1868/1869  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Possibly they moved there because other members of Ruth Ellen's sister's family, that of Elizabeth (Fox) Sampson, had moved there.
    Residence  Between 1869 and 1883  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Charles and family lived in a "log cabin" north of New London, between New London and Mt. Union.
    Residence  Between 1883 and 1884  Tehuacana, Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 32
    • Daughter Flossie Walker was born during the stay in Texas.
    Death Record  Flossie Russell Deaths' List  [9
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of deaths of the family of Charles Pearsey Walker before she died in 1968, probably before 1973 when her brother James died, as he was not listed:

      Ruth Ellen Walker, December 29, 1889, at Morning Sun, Iowa

      Albert E. Walker, died [in] 1876.

      J. H. Walker, died February 13, 1890.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker's grave is located at the Ferrel Cemetery near New London, Henry County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Charles P. Walker, April 13, 1843 - March 8, 1922; Ruth E. His Wife, April 16, 1861 - December 29, 1889."
    The Headstone of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    The Headstone of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    Photos

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    The Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, and Charles Francis Walker
    The Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, and Charles Francis Walker
    This photograph is the only known photo of Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker and the only photograph (I have) of Charles Francis Walker. It was taken most likely in 1882; no later than 1883. Charles Leander "Lee" Walker, sitting on Charles Pearsey Walker's lap, was born May 1881. Flossie Zella Walker, the next child born to Charles and Ruth, was born in April 1884, when the family was living in Texas for a year (obviously she is not pictured), and Charles F. Walker remained with Francis S. Walker on the family farm when Charles and Ruth and their family were in Texas.

    Despite what the writing on this photo says about Charles F. being an orphan, his father, Leander Walker, Charles Pearsey Walker's brother, was alive and living in Indiana when this photograph was taken. Leander's first wife, Olive née Walker (unrelated), died when Charles Francis was an infant; Leander sent his son to Iowa to be raised by the family. Leander remarried later and had three more sons.

    Identification is as follows: Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker (later Frizzell) is standing on the left, Charles Pearsey Walker is sitting, holding Charles Leander "Lee" Walker on his lap. Charles Francis is standing to their left. Standing alone in front is Thomas "Tom" Walker, then Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, and standing on the right is Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. This photograph was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble. It was in Flossie Russell's family archives.
    The Charles Pearsey Walker Family (Original Page)
    The Charles Pearsey Walker Family (Original Page)
    This is a page with the photo of Charles Pearsey Walker's family on it. Apparently Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell wrote the notes on the page, which are: "Parents - Ruth and Charlie Walker. Everna standing by Dad. Charles Leander on lap. Tom along side. Older boys Sam & Charlie Walker, nephew - their father died (sic: mother) so they came to stay with CP and Ruth."

    I theorize this was a family photograph left to relatives about the time when Charles, Ruth, and their children moved to Texas for several years (Charles Francis remained behind, living with Francis S. and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker.
    Charles Pearsey Walker and His Daughter, Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker Frizzell
    Charles Pearsey Walker and His Daughter, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker Frizzell
    Charles and Vernie were having a visit while she was pregnant. This likely was between 1911-1913.
    Flossie Zella Russell and her Sister, Everna Ida 'Vernie' Frizzell
    Flossie Zella Russell and her Sister, Everna Ida "Vernie" Frizzell
    This photograph from between about 1915/20 is of the two daughters of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox: Flossie Russell (1884-1968), who lived in Wapello, Iowa, married to John Franklin Russell (1882-1967) and Vernie Frizzell, (1873-1951), who married Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell (1863-1934). Vernie lived in Clarke County, Iowa.
    Sisters 'Vernie' Frizzell and Flossie Russell
    Sisters "Vernie" Frizzell and Flossie Russell
    My grandaunts, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell were enjoying a reunion or visit when this photograph was taken in about 1945. Vernie lived in Clarke County, Iowa, in the south central part of the state, and Flossie in Louisa County, Iowa, a county on the Mississippi River in the eastern part of the state.
    The Children of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker in About 1950
    The Children of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker in About 1950
    These were the surviving children of the family of Charles and Ruth Walker of Henry County, Iowa, Texas, and later Louisa County, Iowa. Left to right are: James G. "Jim" Walker (1887-1973), Thomas "Tom" Walker (1877-1968), Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell (1873-1951), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1883-1968), and (my own grandfather) Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957).
    Walker Siblings - Tom, Sam, Jim, and Flossie Russell
    Walker Siblings - Tom, Sam, Jim, and Flossie Russell
    This photograph taken by Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker's house in Morning Sun Iowa is of four of the five living Walker children at that time in 1956, left-to-right: Thomas "Tom" Walker, Sam, James G. "Jim" Walker, and Flossie Zella (Russell) Walker.
    Documents

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    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Pearsey Walker family (with an addition from Marge Kimble). The children listed were Charles Leander "Lee," James G., Flossie Zella, John Henry (J. H.) and Thomas "Tom" Walker. Albert E. Walker, who was born and died in 1876, was not listed on this sheet.
    A List of Deaths of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    A List of Deaths of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of family deaths of her parents' family, that of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker. The list was probably created before 1973 when her brother James died, as he is not listed.
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    This is a document featuring 65 generations of descendants of Godwulf (born circa AD 80) to Dennis Brumm. Through the Fox family genealogy, much of which was provided by researcher Jodie Streit, plus some research I did backing it out from the royal family of England (to which the Fox family is connected, including Norse legends which can never be proven, this is the furthest back my database goes. It is not posted to be taken as "fact" in the earliest of generations/ (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    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.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Record of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox
    The Marriage Record of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox
    Charles and Ruth were married July 4, 1868, at the home of County Judge, John B. Drayer, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    Thomas "Tom" Walker
    Tom Walker was a son of Ruth Ellen (Fox) and Charles Pearsey Walker. Tom was born in Henry County, Iowa, lived for awhile with his family in Texas, and spent the rest of his life in Louisa County, Iowa. He lived from 1877-1968, never married, and lived simply in the country near where he was raised. He repaired and fixed clocks to earn some money; I still have a windup clock my parents got from him when I was about six. When he was older, he suffered some dementia, probably Alzheimers, and spent his last days in the Care Center in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Thomas 'Tom' Walker and His Dog, Rusty
    Thomas "Tom" Walker and His Dog, Rusty
    This is a photo of Charles Pearsey Walker's son, Tom Walker, and his dog, Rusty. Tom chose to live his life alone in rural Louisa County, Iowa. He lived pretty simply. Among things he did to make a living, he repaired and sold clocks.
    Tom Walker and John Russell in Beekeeping Garb
    Tom Walker and John Russell in Beekeeping Garb
    Marge (Walker) Kimble provided this photograph and identified the beekeepers as Thomas "Tom" Walker and his brother-in-law, John Franklin Russell. I believe I was told that Uncle Tom (my granduncle) was a family beekeper, so perhaps they were visiting his hives.
    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.
    A Family Reunion: Probably Between 1940-1945
    A Family Reunion: Probably Between 1940-1945
    The people who can be identified in this photograph the children of Charles Pearsey Walker - Everna Frizzell, Sam, Tom, and Jim Walker, and Flossie Russell. The three unknown men in positions 2, 8, and 11 appear almost to be brothers; they seem to have a strong family resemblance. Judging from their ages relative to the Walkers (almost contemporary it would appear), they seem unlikely to be the spouses and/or children of Everna and Eli Frizzell. It is possible some of the older unknown people might be Edgars. There are no Frizzells who fit the bill (see the one possible exception below).

    Left to right: unknown child, unknown man, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, Thomas "Tom" Walker, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, unknown woman with sunglasses, unknown man, unknown woman in front, Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp/Feldman) Walker*, unknown man, James G. "Jim" Walker.

    *The woman identified as Millie Walker also bears a resemblance to Talma (Frizzell) Lyon, the daughter of Vernie Frizzill.
    Thomas "Tom" Walker with Becky Ruth Kimble and Dennis Brien "Denny B." Howey
    Tom Walker was admiring his Great Grandnephew, Dennis Howey, and Grand Niece, Becky Murphy, when they were too young to admire Tom back. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Thomas "Tom" Walker with Dennis Brien "Denny B." Howey and Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner
    During one of Maude Fortner's trips back to Iowa from Michigan she came with her daughter, Margretta Howey, and her newborn grandson, Dennis Brien Howey. Tom Walker was one of a number of relatives who lived in the Morning Sun, Iowa, area. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Walker Family Dog
    Walker Family Dog
    This fine canine specimen bears a very strong resemblance to Tom Walker's dog, Rusty (another photograph is of Tom and Rusty). The picture does seem to be possibly older. Maybe it is an ancestor of Rusty's.
    Thomas 'Tom' Walker, John Franklin Russell, and Tom's dog, Rusty
    Thomas "Tom" Walker, John Franklin Russell, and Tom's dog, Rusty
    Relaxing on the landing of what I believe was the Russell's home at the time are Tom Walker, his companion, Rusty (the dog), and John Russell.

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    A Postcard (undated 2, front)
    A Postcard (undated 2, front)
    From Party and Beatrice (surname unknown) to Tom Walker at rural route 2 in Morning Sun, Iowa. There is no message, the card is purple and turquoise, and of an embossed flower.
    A Postcard (undated 2, back)
    A Postcard (undated 2, back)
    From Party and Beatrice (surname unknown) to Tom Walker at rural route 2 in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is: "I thought I would send a card this is a brithday card. Party and Beatrice"
    Possibly a card from Bernice E. (Walker) Westberg to Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    Possibly a card from Bernice E. (Walker) Westberg to Thomas "Tom" Walker
    The front of this postcard is labeled as being from Bernice Walker to Tom Walker. I do not have a back message side for it. It is of the Riverview Park Gates in Aurora, Illinois.
    A Postcard on November 15  (year unknown, front)
    A Postcard on November 15 (year unknown, front)
    From Lela Frizzell to Thomas "Tom" Walker. The message is: "Gee Wilikins. I saw the postman passing by, He did not stop. I wonder why? I follow in some haste to see, When he will have some mail for me"
    A Postcard on November 15  (year unknown, back)
    A Postcard on November 15 (year unknown, back)
    From Lela Frizzell, mailed from Osceola, Iowa, to her uncle, Thomas "Tom" Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa (Lela was born March 19, 1911, this card was probably from about 1920). The message is, "Dear Uncle, How are you. How's Grand Pa + Grandma. We are all well only Mamma don't fell well. Ruth + Papa are husking corn. Doris at school. John is still at Davenport. Charlie is playing horse and chasing the calves. Write to me. Lela"
    A Postcard on March 22, 1909 (front)
    A Postcard on March 22, 1909 (front)
    From Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar to Thomas "Tom" Walker. There is no text or message, the card simply has a picture of a woman and man in a lush environment, embracing while sitting on a couch.
    A Postcard on March 22, 1909 (back)
    A Postcard on March 22, 1909 (back)
    From Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar in New London, Iowa, to her nephew, Thomas "Tom" Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The card is dated March 22, 1909. The message is, "Dear Nephew, We got home at 1 o'clock got a letter from Aunt Maggie saying that George was really sick then we got a card from Walker that said he was better expect word today. Lovingly, Aunt Ann" Maggie is apparently Margaretta Catharine (Walker) Vaughn, who lived in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, by 1910. She was Tom's Aunt and Ann's sister. George probably was Ann Edgar's son, George Leander Edgar (age 23), who perhaps was visiting his aunt Maggie, or for other reasons in Mt. Pleasant rather than on the home farm where his mother lived. Another other possibility would have been George Percy Walker (age 11), but he likely was in Morning Sun with his parents at the time.
    An Easter Card on March 4, 1910 (front)
    An Easter Card on March 4, 1910 (front)
    From Ruth Frizzell to Thomas Walker. There is a picture of a rooster standing on a golden bell, with blue flowers and red ribbon, and the message, "Easter Greetings."
    An Easter Card on March 4, 1910 (back)
    An Easter Card on March 4, 1910 (back)
    From Ruth Frizzell in Woodburn, Iowa, to Thomas Walker at Rural Route 2, Box 52, in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is, "This is a beautiful spring morning. I guess we can't get that house, so hurry along with your work and build us a smoke house or hen house, now say just ?? as ?? as possible. We are all pretty well. Mama has been feeling bad. Answer soon and tell us when you will come. Ruth." [a P.S. from Everna: "I got your letter so all right, we will look for you here when you B and or S ovreer (sic). Vernie"
    A Birthday Card on November 2, 1911 (front)
    A Birthday Card on November 2, 1911 (front)
    From Maude Mae Walker to her uncle, Thomas "Tom" Walker. The message is, "Wishes Sincere"
    A Birthday Card on November 2, 1911 (back)
    A Birthday Card on November 2, 1911 (back)
    From Maude Mae Walker to her uncle, Thomas "Tom" Walker at R.R.2, Morning Sun, Iowa. (Tom's birthday was Thursday, November 2.) The card was apparently hand-delivered. The message is, "Dear Uncle: Every good wish for your birthday from your neice (sic), Maude W."
    An Easter Card on April 5, 1912 (front)
    An Easter Card on April 5, 1912 (front)
    From Lee and Aleta Walker to Tom Walker. The picture is of a hatching yellow chicken, and a prairie scene surrounded by spring flowers. The message is, "Easter Greetings."
    An Easter Card on April 5, 1912 (back)
    An Easter Card on April 5, 1912 (back)
    From Lee and Aleta Walker in Winfield, Iowa, to Tom Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is, "We are all in Winfield on a burn today. Happy Easter to you but don't eat too many eggs. Lee and Aleta"
    A Postcard on September 6, 1912 (front)
    A Postcard on September 6, 1912 (front)
    From Ruth Frizzell to Tom Walker. The card's message is "Don't grunt. Get Out your Pen and write." It is a pun on the word pen, with a fountain pen near the word, and a picture of a pig in a pen staring at the reader.
    A Postcard on September 6, 1912 (back)
    A Postcard on September 6, 1912 (back)
    From Ruth Frizzell in Osceola, Iowa, to Thomas Walker at Rural Route 2 in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is: "Dear Uncle, Well how are you? I've started to school again. Went through the rain part of the time. Heard from papa, he thinks Lee will be home next week. Answer soon, Ruth."
    A Postcard on September 27, 1917 (front)
    A Postcard on September 27, 1917 (front)
    From Jim Walker to Tom Walker. The picture is of a strutting rooster with five hens looking at him in awe. The card's message is "How these chickens do fall for a handsome guy!" (It is possible this card was from George Percy Walker to Tom Walker, as it was not signed.)
    A Postcard on September 27, 1917 (back)
    A Postcard on September 27, 1917 (back)
    From Jim Walker in Des Moines, Iowa, to Tom Walker at Rural Route in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is: "9-26-17, Hello how you was. I am well and enjoying life. I will write more some time soon. My adress (sic) 1 St. c/o 1 lt regt. 1 c. 3rd. Depot Br??." (It is possible this card was from George Percy Walker to Tom Walker, as it was not signed.)
    A Postcard on December 24, 1950 (front)
    A Postcard on December 24, 1950 (front)
    From James G. Walker to Tom Walker. The photograph is of some trees laden with snow and about two inches of snow on the ground. Some devices are protruding from the ground. The text to the left of the photograph is "The Snow of '49. Redlands Camera Shop, Redlands, California."
    A Postcard on December 24, 1950 (back)
    A Postcard on December 24, 1950 (back)
    From James G. Walker at 907 Alta Street in Redlands, California, to Tom Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is: "907 Alta Street, Redlands, California. December 23, 1950, postmarked December 24. I got here at 11 a.m. yesterday. I can't decribe (sic) this place. It's wonderful. Hoter (sic) than h__ at night now. Am sitting in the shade in shirt sleeves, and first thing I did was throw away my winter u. wear [underwear]. Jim"

    General Newsprint Picnic at Thomas Walker's Home
    A short article reporting on an autumn family picnic at the home of Thomas "Tom" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Funeral Program of Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    The Funeral Program of Thomas "Tom" Walker
    Tom Walker was the brother of Samuel Nathaniel Walker. He never married, and lived almost all of his life, and died, near Morning Sun, Iowa.
    The Obituary of Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    The Obituary of Thomas "Tom" Walker
    Tom Walker, a son of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox, died at the Wapello Nursing Home, Wapello, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111 (Reliability: 3).

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

    4. [S8176] Walker, Thomas "Tom" (1877-1968) - Headstone Photograph, (his grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 300, Roll: IA1885_222

    6. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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

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

    10. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, Census Microfilm.

    11. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 11B, page number: 93; enumeration date: June 15, 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. [S8178] Frizzell, Lela - Card: 1915 Card to Thomas "Tom" Walker, (postmarked November 15, 1915).

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

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

    18. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 20, 1930 (Hazel Griffin); Supervisor's District Number: 16; Enumeration District Number: 58-16; Sheet Number: 5B; Page Number: 85 4801.

    19. [S151] Walker, Thomas "Tom" - A Picnic at His House, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, October 5, 1930; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    20. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 58-18, sheet number 2A, page number 104; enumeration date: April 4, 1940

    21. [S502] Frizzell, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) - Obituary (Osceola Sentinel), (originally published in The Osceola Sentinel, Thursday, May, 3, 1951; Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [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).

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

    24. [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).

    25. [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).

    26. [S8177] Walker, Thomas "Tom" (1877-1968) - Funeral Program, (Pierce Funeral Home, November 1968; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    27. [S8179] Walker, Thomas "Tom" - Obituary (Son of Chas. P.), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 14, November 27, 1968; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    29. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

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

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

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

    33. [S49] Walker, Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Ferrel Cemetery, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).