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James G. "Jim" Walker

James G. "Jim" Walker

Male 1887 - Abt 1973

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  • Name  James G. "Jim" Walker  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Jim 
    Born  19 Jan 1887  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • James Walker, age 7, male, single, born Louisa County, Iowa.
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • James Walker, son, white, male, born in January 1887, age 13, single, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, occupation at school, attended school 9 months during the previous year, 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  [6
    • Card #: 691, J. G. Walker, Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • James G. Walker, son, male, white, age 23, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry home farm, own account, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write, owned home, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 22
    Letters and Cards  9 Feb 1911  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 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.
    Iowa State Census  1915  Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card Number: 420, male, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 28, J. G. Walker, age 28, Louisa County, post office address: Wyman, Elm Grove Township, occupation farmer, total earnings in 1914: $300, extent of education in grammar school: 8, extent of education in high school: 1, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Christian, father's birthplace: Indiana, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: Barbon Peel
    Letters and Cards  Between 1917 and 1918  [10
    • ( Marjorie Kimble, the owner of this card, says, "I believe this is from Uncle Jim as he was waiting to get on ship during World War I.")

      August 30
      To: C. P. Walker (address cut off in scan)

      From: Jim

      We are moveing again. don't know where we are going, but are on our way. You probly won't heare from me for some time as we may not yet [be] settled down for awhile.

      Am still feeling fine and enjoying life.

      Jim
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1917  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Serial Number: 319 726, No.: 3, James G. Walker; Age: 30 (? cut off); Wyman, Iowa; Date of birth: January 19, 1887; natural born; Where born: Morning Sun, Iowa, US; Present trade: farm hand; By whom employed: W. R. Camron; Where employed: Wyman, Louisa County, Iowa; Have a relative dependent upon you? no; Marital status: single; Race: Caucasian; Previous military service: none; Claim exemption from draft?: no; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: brown; Hair color: brown; not bald; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Louisa, Iowa, Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Iowa State Census  1925  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Married to Millie Walker, living with her:) Line number 23: J. G. Walker, head of household, male, white, age 38, married, number of years in the U.S.: 38, number of years in Iowa: 38, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Chas. P. Walker, father's birthplace: Indiana, name of mother: Ella Fox, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, World War (I) veteran, branch of service: Aarmy, state where enlisted or drafted: Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Christian
    Census  1930  Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to "Nellie" Walker, living with her:) Line #83, Dwelling #19, Family #19: James Walker, head of household, unknown if rented or owned, owned a radio, male, white, age 43, married, first married at age 33, did not attend school during the previous year, could read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, state code 65, could speak English, occupation farming, industry general farming, code VVVV, own account, was employed not unemployed, was a veteran of the World War (I), farm #16 in the schedule
    Diary/Journal Etc. 
    • (Poetry written by James G. Walker, date unknown):

      Our young folks

      Boys will be boys. This we can not deny
      And boys will have the fun even as you and I
      But men too; their pleasures do enjoy
      But heck; What's a man?
      Nothing but a grown up boy.

      We criticise our young folks. Because of the way they live.
      We warn them not to always think of getting.
      But to think sometimes to give.

      It's too bad about our young folks. The way they tear around.
      Now of course when we were kids
      We were quiet never made a sound.

      Oh yes we were angles [angels: sic] All we lacked was the wings.
      And we were always busy; always doing things.
      Yes it's too bad about our young folks
      The way they are going to the bad.
      They way they carry on is enough to drive one mad.

      It's too bad about our young folks.
      Thinking always of having a good time.
      Now, wait just a minute. How the heck am I going to make this ryme? (sic)

      Oh yes. All they think about is having a lot of fun.
      When they work they never hurry
      When they play, they always run.

      Now wait just a minute brother,
      I wonder just who's to blame.
      For the way our kids conduct themselves. It realy (sic) is a shame.

      Have we set them a good example
      Have we always done just what we should?
      Have we always been so perfect?
      Have we always been so good? Of course we never commited murder
      Or any other crime.
      But have we trod the strait and narrow.
      All of the time?

      Perhaps we never gamble,
      Tell a lie or take a drink.
      But I'll bet we are far from perfect.
      Now neighbor, just what do you think?

      Our Master said, "Let him who is without sin first cast a stone." (John. 8-7)
      But of course I never sin. Except when with some one, or when I'm alone.

      The note in the other fellow's eye
      Is very plain to see. (Mat. 7-3)
      But the beam in my own.
      Is what should be worrying me.

      Now folks Before we get too rough on our young folks.
      Before we ride them too hard.
      What do say we get out and
      Clean up our own back yard.

      Jim Walker. (Hillbillie poet?)

      The reason a dog has friends
      Both old and young
      Is because he wags his tail
      Instead of his tounge (sic) .
    Poetry Written by James G. 'Jim' Walker
    Poetry Written by James G. "Jim" Walker
    Residence  Apr 1951  Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    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 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    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.
    Residence  24 Jul 1956  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    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.)
    Residence  Between 1964 and 1973  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    • Jim lived in Mt. Pleasant after the death of his second wife, Lottie.
    Residence  Nov 1968  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Died  Abt 1 Sep 1973  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23
    Funeral Notice  3 Sep 1973  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette 
    • Marengo (IA) -- James Walker, 86. Services Tuesday at 2 [September 4, 1973] at McAninch's.
    Letters and Cards 
    • (A birthday card greeting from James G. Walker, sent to his brother Samuel Nathaniel Walker)

      With best wishes for a happy birthday from your brother.

      Jim

      (no stamp or date)
    Buried  4 Sep 1973  Ladora Cemetery, Ladora, Iowa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Letters and Cards  11 Dec 2001  Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • (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
    A Letter From the Iowa County Genealogy Society to Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    A Letter From the Iowa County Genealogy Society to Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    M. Deloris Dietrich of the Iowa County Genealogical Society in Marengo, Iowa, wrote Marge Kimble in 2001 regarding an inquiry she had made about James G. Walker. James had been married to the former Lottie Belle (Kahler) Hawkins of Marengo, and they had made their home there. (The scan of this letter was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble.)
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • James Walker; born: 19 January 1887; died: September 1973; last residence: 52641 (Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I218  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, 28
    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  [30
    • 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  [31
    • 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  [31
    • 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

    Family 1  Mildred Jane "Millie" Beauchamp,   b. 26 Nov 1887, near Wyman, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1972, Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 29, 34
    Residence  Mar 1922  Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    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.
    Alt. Divorce  1933 
    • Marge Kimble has suggested they were divorced in 1933, but they are together in a photograph that seems to have been taken a little later, 1940/45.
    Residence  Feb 1933  Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Residence  Feb 1933  Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37, 38
    Residence  Mar 1939  Olds, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    • (Possibly they were living in the small town nearby, Crawfordsville, rather than Olds.)
    Divorced  Est 1945 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: James G. Walker; Groom's Birth Date: 1887; Groom's Birthplace: Louisa County, Iowa; Groom's Age: 33; Bride's Name: Millie Feldman; Bride's Birth Date: 1888; Bride's Birthplace: Washington County, Iowa; Bride's Age: 32; Marriage Date: 12 February 1920; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Charles P. Walker; Groom's Mother's Name: Ruth Allen Fox; Bride's Father's Name: Ura Beauchamp; Bride's Mother's Name: Matilda Metzgor; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Unknown; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02689-5; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1683030; Reference Number: cn 5956; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Photos
    James G. 'Jim' and Mildred Jane 'Millie' (Beauchamp/Feldman) Walker
    James G. "Jim" and Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp/Feldman) Walker
    Jim Walker was the youngest child of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox to reach maturity. Jim was born in 1887 in Morning Sun, Iowa. He was in the service during World War I. In 1920 he married Millie Feldman, who was born Mildred Jane Beauchamp. It is assumed this photograph was taken to celebrate their marriage at that time. Millie had a previous marriage to Edward Feldman, and three sons from that relationship. Jim and Millie were later divorced.
    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.
    General Newsprint
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    An item in the Morning Sun (Iowa) news published in the Burlington, Hawk-Eye (Iowa) mentioned a dinner attended by an assortment of Walker family members in honor of visitor and family member, Lela Frizzell. It may have been the summer after she graduated from high school.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F157  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lottie Belle Kahler,   b. 25 Oct 1886, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1964, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aug 1956  [40
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Mar 1957  Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Photos
    Lottie Belle (Kahler/Hawkins) and James G. 'Jim' Walker
    Lottie Belle (Kahler/Hawkins) and James G. "Jim" Walker
    Lottie Kahler was married to William Glen Hawkins on September 23, 1908, at Ladora, Iowa. He died in 1945. James Walker married Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp) Feldman in 1920, and they later divorced. Lottie and Jim were married in 1956.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F158  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    James G. 'Jim' Walker
    James G. "Jim" Walker
    Jim Walker, one of my granduncles, was the youngest child of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker to survive childhood (a younger brother died as a child). Jim was born in 1887 in Morning Sun, Iowa, and died in 1973 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He married Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp) Feldman (1887-1972) in 1920, they divorced after a number of years, and he remarried to Lottie Belle Kahler (1886-1964) in 1956. Jim had no children.
    James G. 'Jim' Walker During World War I
    James G. "Jim" Walker During World War I
    Jim Walker, a dashing soldier in World War I, with a center part of his hair as was common at the time. At least one card from him to his family during his enlistment is on the site.
    George Percy Walker and His Uncle, James G. 'Jim' Walker
    George Percy Walker and His Uncle, James G. "Jim" Walker
    Though about 9 years apart in age, James Walker (1887-1973), on the right, was the uncle of George Walker, on the left. Both men were in the armed forces during World War I. George (1896-1985) was the son of James's older brother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    James G. Walker Posing By a Car
    James G. Walker Posing By a Car
    James G. Walker was the youngest son of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox to survive childhood.

    A younger brother, John, died at about the age of three months.

    James, who chose a varied career path, was a veteran of World War I, a dubious "Hillbillie" poet (the poetry has survived), and later in life was a small town police officer in Winfield, Iowa.

    Based upon the blown-up photograph of the car's license plate, it seems this was a car registered in Iowa county number 29, which is Des Moines County. It's unknown if the auto belonged to James (though it likely did) - from known documents it seems James lived in Crawfordsville in 1922 and Winfield in 1933, both towns in Henry County, Iowa (county #44 on license plates), but he was in Pleasant Grove Township, in Des Moines County, at the time of the 1930 federal census. James was born January 19, 1887, and died about September 1, 1973, in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. He was married twice.
    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.
    James G. 'Jim' Walker, Winfield Policeman
    James G. "Jim" Walker, Winfield Policeman
    In later years Jim Walker, who was a brother of Samuel Nathaniel Walker, worked as a police officer in Winfield (Henry County), Iowa. Winfield is west of Morning Sun, and north and west of New London, Iowa.

    Documents

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    A Birthday Card (undated, front)
    A Birthday Card (undated, front)
    From James G. Walker to his brother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The message is: "My best wishes"
    A Birthday Card (undated, back)
    A Birthday Card (undated, back)
    From James G. Walker to his brother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa (Sam's birthday was July 24). The card is undated and apparently hand-delivered. The message is, "With best wishes for a happy birthday from your brother, Jim"
    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 August 30, 1918 (front)
    A Postcard on August 30, 1918 (front)
    From James G. Walker to Charles Pearsey Walker. The message is, "Steamer 'C. W. Morse,' Hudson River, N.Y."
    A Postcard on August 30, 1918 (back)
    A Postcard on August 30, 1918 (back)
    From James G. Walker in an undisclosed location during World War I, to his father, Charles Pearsey Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is, "From: Jim. We are moveing again. don't know where we are going, but are on our way. You probly won't heare from me for some time as we may not yet [be] settled down for awhile. Am still feeling fine and enjoying life. Jim"
    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"

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Funeral Notice of James G. Walker
    The Funeral Notice of James G. Walker
    James Walker's funeral was September 3, 1973, in Marengo, Iowa.
    The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

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

    5. [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

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

    7. [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

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

    9. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Columbus Junction; Roll: IA1915_311

    10. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      The original of this postcard is in Marge Kimble's archives.

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

    12. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1750

    13. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Enumeration District 29-28; Supervisor's District 15; Sheet 1B; Page 9051; April 3, 1930

    14. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      Original pages of this poetry in the possession of Marge Kimble.

    15. [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).

    16. [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).

    17. [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).

    18. [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).

    19. [S375] Russell, Flossie Zella (Walker) - Obituary (Wapello Republican), (originally published in The Wapello Republican, about June 13 1968; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa).

    20. [S8181] Walker, James G. "Jim" - Letter Regarding His Death From Iowa County, (December 11, 2001; Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
      After Lottie died, James went back to Mt. Pleasant to live.

    21. [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).

    22. [S776] Social Security Death Index.

    23. [S8181] Walker, James G. "Jim" - Letter Regarding His Death From Iowa County, (December 11, 2001; Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa).

    24. [S8182] Walker, James G. "Jim" - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 3, September 3, 1973; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S7947] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Birthday Greeting from His Brother James G. "Jim" Walker, (date unknown) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S8181] Walker, James G. "Jim" - Letter Regarding His Death From Iowa County, (December 11, 2001; Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
      Iowa Genealogical Society letter to Marge Kimble.

    27. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker), a personal letter Marjorie received after an inquiry to the Iowa County Genealogical Society. (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

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

    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).

    34. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      James was married after WWI

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

    36. [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).

    37. [S152] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald page 5, February 2, 1933; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    38. [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: 4).

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

    40. [S94] LDS Online Record.

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

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