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Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker

Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker

Female 1873 - 1951

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  • Name  Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname  Vernie 
    Born  27 Apr 1873  a log house two miles north of New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Other versions of her name, Everna, that were used, were spelled "Verna" and "Verny."
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Verny Walker, white, female, age 7, daughter, attended school during the census year, 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  [8
    • Verna Walker, 73 Township, Range 73, Section 27; Address SW NE 4; age 11, female, single, born in Henry County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    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
    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.)
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Everna Frizzle, age 21, female, married, born in Henry County, Iowa; religion=Christian
    Census  1900  Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Vernie Frizzell, wife, white, female, born April 1873, age 27, married, married for 9 nine years, 4 children born, 4 children living, born in Iowa, father born in Tennessee (sic), mother born in Iowa, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Evernie Frizzell, wife, female, white, age 36, married (once), married for 19 years, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, spoke English, no occupation, could read, could write
    Letters and Cards  15 Apr 1916  [13
    • (A birthday card from Everna Frizzell to her father, Charles Pearsey Walker, dated April 15, 1916, 6 p.m. from Woodburn, Iowa, to Morning Sun, Iowa):

      Dear Father,

      I will send this so you may know I did not forget your birthday and to wish you many more happy ones. We are all well but one - and maybe I just got a habit of complaining but seems like I can't stand it to work this spring. I have 17 (171?) chickens ought too had 300 if they had hatched good. Eli got pasture for his cattle give $3.00 per acre or rather $330 for 116 acres. How is Tom's pigs we haven't any sows this yr. We have 8 little calves. Tell Sallie I wish she could hear Charles singing this a.m. With Love, E. F.
    Residence  Apr 1918  Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census  1920  Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Everna Frizzell, wife, female, white, age 46, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio (sic), mother born in Ohio (sic), could speak English
    Census  1930  High Point Township, Decatur County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Evernie Frizzell, wife-H, female, white, age 57, married, first married at age 17, did dnot 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, no occupation
    Residence  Mar 1931  Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Died  24 Apr 1951  Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alt. Death  25 Apr 1951  Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Buried  27 Apr 1951  Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 19
    Obituary  28 Apr 1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Mrs. Everna Frizzell, a former resident of Morning Sun, died April 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Sanders, of Weldon. Had she lived until April 27, she would have been 78 years old.

      Mrs. Frizzell had been ill for several months.

      A native ot the Morning Sun community, Mrs. Frizzell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Walker.

      In addition to her daughter, she is survived by 3 brothers and a sister: Thomas and S. N. Walker, both of Morning Sun; James Walker, Winfield, and Mrs. John Russell, of Wapello.

      Last rites were held Friday at Osceola.
    Obituary  3 May 1951  Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Osceola Sentinel 
    • Everna Ida Walker, the oldest daughter of Charles P. and Ruth Ellen Walker, was born in a log cabin near New London, Iowa, on April 27, 1873, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Sanders, at Weldon, Iowa, on April 24, 1951, just three days before her 78th birthday.

      At the age of ten years she moved with her parents to Texas to live. They journeyed by covered wagon and she liked to relate the memories of this trip to her children and grandchildren. Later they returned to Louisa county in Iowa and it was here she grew to womanhood.

      Early in life she united with the Bethel Church of Christ, near Morning Sun, Iowa. Then later she transferred her membership to Lewis church and then to the Christian Church in Osceola. She was a member of the Loyal Daughters Sunday school class.

      She was united in marriage to Eli Frizzell on February 26, 1891, at Morning Sun, Iowa. Here they made their home until the year of 1896, when they came to Clarke county, living near Woodburn, Iowa. They lived here for 25 years, then moved to Decatur county and lived for 10 years and then moved back to Clarke continuing to live on a farm until her husband's death which occurred on August 10, 1934.

      They were the parents of nine children. Three daughters, Helen, Beatrice, and Birdie preceded her in death, dying in early childhood. There are left to mourn her death four daughters, Talma Lyon of Alliance, Nebraska; Ruth Sanders of Weldon; Doris Cartwright of Osceola; and Lela Reynolds of Baxter, and two sons, John and Charley, of Osceola; thirteen grandchildren, Leonard and Bill Lyon, Helen Coleman, Verla Gray, Roy, Kenneth and Bob Frizzell, Fern Windland, Orlan Sanders, Phylis Sullivan, Beverly Cartwright, Sandra Reynolds and Peggy Frizzell. There are also left a sister, Mrs. Flossie Russell of Wapello, Iowa, and four brothers, Samuel N. and Thomas of Morning Sun, Iowa; Lee of Ainsworth, Iowa, and James of Winfield, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, four sons-in-law, nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

      In March 1950, her health failed and she was tenderly cared for by her children in their homes, where all was done that loving hands could do to relieve her suffering which she bore patiently. Her children and grandchildren were such a pleasure and comfort to her in her lingering illness.

      Grandmother Frizzell was a noble woman possessed by a personality which made everyone love her. She was a kind, loving, mother, a good neighbor and will be greatly missed by all.

      Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Osceola, Friday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Elmer Clark of Derby, officiating. Miller Funeral Services was in charge. Burial was in Woodburn cemetery.
    Religion 
    • Vernie belonged to the Bethel Church Of Christ near Morning Sun early in her life.
    Biography 
    • C.P. Walker by Doris Frizzell Cartwright

      The following, regarding my Grandfather, Charles Percy Walker, was told to my family by my Mother, Grandpa's daughter Everna.

      Shortly before his death he called Mother into his room and told her this story;... ...

      After enlisting in the Union army he became very disturbed by the hard drinking of his superior officer. At sometime during that period Grandpa deserted and joined another company as Charles Percy. I do not know when this happened but have a feeling it might have been when he was sent to Chicago from Kansas with rebel prisoners. He received his honorable discharge as Charles Percy.

      He told Mother he had never cashed any of his pension checks, that they were at the back of his closet tied in a red handkerchief. He was afraid it might start an investigation which would embarrass his family. I do not believe they were aware of any of this. I know they didn't know he was not cashing his checks. He told her after he was gone they could do as they wished with the checks. Mother brought them home with her to Garden Grove, Iowa, and with the help of our town lawyer and an old family friend, who was at that time a United States senator, she was able to get the checks cashed and also to obtain a widows pension for our blind Grandma Sally.

      While writing this I began wondering how much pension a Civil War veteran recieved per month. Guess that will be my next project!

      Grandpa died March 8, 1922.
    Person ID  I220  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  [4, 22
    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  [24
    • 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  [4
    • 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  [4, 25
    • 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

    Family  Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell,   b. 21 Oct 1863, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1934, near Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between 1891 and 1896  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Married  26 Feb 1891  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Frizzle (sic), Eli; Spouse: Walker, Everine (sic); Marriage Date: 26 February 1891; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Moved  1896  Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Louisa County, Iowa 
    Residence  Between 1896 and 1921  Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1911  Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence  Between 1921 and 1931  Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • Between 1921 and 1923, Eli and Everna lived in Garden Grove, Decature County, Iowa. Those years were the only time period they didn't live in Clarke County, Iowa, after their move there in from Louisa County in about 1896.
    Residence  Between 1931 and 1934  Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    on a farm 
    Children 
    >1. Talma E. Frizzell,   b. 3 Jul 1892, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1980, Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. John Lee Frizzell,   b. 21 Jan 1895, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Ruth Eliza Frizzell,   b. 29 Dec 1896, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1991, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Helen May Frizzell,   b. 21 May 1899, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1911, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elsie Beatrice "Bea" Frizzell,   b. 15 Sep 1903, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1911, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Charlotte "Birdie" Frizzell,   b. 27 Feb 1906, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1912, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Doris Daisy Frizzell,   b. 6 Sep 1908, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1995, Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Everna Lela "Lela" Frizzell,   b. 19 Mar 1911, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2009, Baxter Health Care Clinic, Baxter, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Charles Frederick "Charlie" Frizzell,   b. 10 Oct 1913, Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1972
    Photos
    The 'Walker Homestead'
    The "Walker Homestead"
    Marge Kimble calls the house in the photograph the "Walker Homestead." It was the home of Charles Pearsey Walker in the 19th century, built in 1903 by Samuel Dotson (1858-1931). It was later the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker when Charles moved to a smaller home on his property.

    Several of the people in the photograph can be positively identified, and several others inspire some educated guessing.

    The woman on the left, with the horse, by all rights should probably be Hattie Mae "Harriet" (Moyers) Walker. But she doesn't look anything like the other photographs of Hattie. At the moment she is an intriguing mystery. The man second from the left is Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.

    The woman sitting in the chair is Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell. I believe some of the four children are probably hers, and it would seem likely the man sitting with the youngest child is likely her husband, Eli Frizzell. By 1906, which is the date that was written on the back of the photograph, Vernie and Eli six children. Sam and Hattie Walker had seven.

    The couple on the right in the back do not seem to match in any sense faces of people who are already identified.
    Lela Frizzell, John Franklin Russell, and Doris Daisy Frizzell
    Lela Frizzell, John Franklin Russell, and Doris Daisy Frizzell
    Taken in about 1925, John F. Russell is standing with his two nieces, Lela on the left, and Doris on the right. Lela seems to have her own camera.
    General Newsprint Marion News
    A short report that the families of Samuel Clinton Walker and William David Walker were attending a family reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa; Also that Jerry Dean Walker was leaving town to attend Southern Methodist University.

    The reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa, puzzled me until I spoke to Marge Kimble regarding it. She replied that there were frequent reunions held in Ottumwa because the extended families of the Frizzells (mostly around Osceola and Woodbine, Iowa) and of Sam and Reil Walker (around Morning Sun and Wapello, Iowa) determined it was about a half-way point between the two regions of Iowa, saving traveling time that would be required if they were held in either of the actual locations. She also reckons that this reunion in 1955 was likely about the last one the two sets of family held in Ottumwa.

    I imagine a number of photographs of family reunions that are posted here probably were taken in Ottumwa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F159  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
    Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
    Vernie Frizzell was born Everna Ida Walker. She was the oldest sister of my grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. Her parents were Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker. She was born near New London, Iowa, on April 27, 1873, moved with her family to Texas during 1883/84, returned to live in Louisa County, Iowa. There she married Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell, the son of John Owen "Jackson" Frizzell Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Webster. By 1896 after two children were born to them, Eli and Vernie moved west to Clarke County, Iowa, to put down roots, and there seven more children were born. During 1911/1912 four of their children died. Eli died in 1934 in Clarke County. Everna died in 1951 in Decatur County, Iowa.
    Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
    Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
    This photograph, taken in Morning Sun, was probably taken around the time of Everna Walker's marriage to Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell in 1891. Both the front and writing off the back of the photo are provided.
    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.
    Everna Ida 'Vernie' Walker and Her Granddaughter, Helen S. Lyon
    Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker and Her Granddaughter, Helen S. Lyon
    Vernie Frizzell is holding her granddaughter, Helen Lyon, the daughter of Talma E. (Frizzell) and Arthur Edward Lyon. Helen was born in 1919 (and died in 2003), so this probably was taken in about 1921.

    Helen was identified in this photograph by her nephew, Steven Michael "Mike" Lyon.
    Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Frizzell) Walker, with John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell
    Everna Ida "Vernie" (Frizzell) Walker, with John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell
    Vernie Frizzell is with her sister and brother-in-law, Flossie and John Russell, in this photograph probably taken about 1945, possibly as late as 1950 (Everna died in 1951). It was sent to my mother, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, by Everna Frizzell, probably at Christmas. On the back there is some writing from Everna that says: "Just the once happy trio on the Short art. I am not able to write a letter. Everna"
    John Franklin Russell and His Sister-in-Law, Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
    John Franklin Russell and His Sister-in-Law, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
    This photograph of John Russell with Vernie Frizzell may have been taken during one of the family reunions held in Ottumwa, Iowa. I guess the date was about 1930.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (3 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (3 of 3)
    This photograph of a reunion that occurred sometime between 1950/53 was taken from a side angle as a group of women at the reunion were posing for another photographer, apparently.

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

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

    Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner were in the other two photographs from this reunion, but are not visible in this one.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    This reunion was evidently in the autumn or spring, as evidenced by the coats everyone is wearing. Many of the unknown people in this photograph are probably from the Frizzell family. If so, this reunion was one that was periodically held in Ottumwa, Iowa, considered halfway between the Osceola area where they lived and the Morning Sun area where many of the Walker family lived. If before 1951, the woman between Flossie Russell and Sam Walker was probably their sister, Everna Frizzell (the #9 person). Other photographs of her wearing a similar hat (that obscures her face, unfortunately) do exist.

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

    Known family members included in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).

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    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 April 15, 1916 (front)
    A Birthday Card on April 15, 1916 (front)
    From Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell to Charles Pearsey Walker. The message is, "A Happy Birthday. This day so especially thine, Is very dear to me. I wish thee every happiness, And all prosperity."
    A Birthday Card on April 15, 1916 (back)
    A Birthday Card on April 15, 1916 (back)
    From Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell in Woodburn, Iowa, to her father, Charles Pearsey Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa, whose birthday was Thursday, April 13. The message is, "Dear Father, I will send this so you may know I did not forget your birthday and to wish you many more happy ones. We are all well but one - and maybe I just got a habit of complaining but seems like I can't stand it to work this spring. I have 17 (171?) chickens ought too had 300 if they had hatched good. Eli got pasture for his cattle give $3.00 per acre or rather $330 for 116 acres. How is Tom's pigs we haven't any sows this yr. We have 8 little calves. Tell Sallie I wish she could hear Charles singing this A.M. With Love, E. F."

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
    The Obituary of Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
    Vernie Walker was a daughter of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox. She was born near New London, Iowa, on April 27, 1873, their second child. The family moved to Texas in about 1883 for several years, then returned to Iowa and settled near Newport, in Louisa County. Everna married Eli Frizzell February 26, 1891, in Morning Sun, Iowa, and a few years later they moved to Clarke County, Iowa, where they remained for most of the rest of their lives (living in nearby Decatur County as well for a few years). They had nine children, three of whom died in 1911 and 1912. Vernie died April 24, 1951, in Weldon, Iowa, and was buried April 27 at the Woodburn Cemetery in Woodburn.

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