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Louisa Walker

Female 1866 - 1871


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  • Name  Louisa Walker  [1
    Born  16 Jun 1866  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Louisa Walker, age 4, female, white, born in Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph 
    • Louisa Walker's grave is at Ferrel Cemetery near New London, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Louisa died 16 July 1871, age 5 years. 1 month"
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Louisa Walker's grave is located at the Ferrel Cemetery in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa. Plot: row 6. The epitaph on the stone is: "Louisa Died July 16, 1871, Aged 5 years, 1 month"
    The Headstone of Louisa Walker
    The Headstone of Louisa Walker
    Died  16 Jul 1871  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Cause: diphtheria 
    Buried  Ferrel Cemetery, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID  I303  All Families
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 

    Father  William Pearsey Walker,   b. 6 Jun 1841, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1924, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Anderson,   b. Apr 1844, Henry County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1916, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Aug 1865  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Research  Abt 1879  [8
    • Apparently there was a house fire around the time daughter Rose was born (1879). This may have been in New London Township, Henry County, and probably was why the family was in Yellow Spring Township in 1880 before settling in Louisa County for a number of years.
    Divorced  1907  [8
    • In 1907 they separated or else divorced. Apparently this separation was not under very pleasant circumstances. Notes in the research of Greta Tuominen included this recollection: "William P. Walker was a mean man. He gave Mary a farm and he sold a couple of farms. Mary's children, especially May's husband, Wallace, helped Mary find a way to survive."
    _STAT  Abt 1907 
    Separated 
    Marriage Fact 
    • They were married in Mt. Pleasant according to daughter Anna May DeLong's 1925 census information. L.D.S. records online indicate it was August 1, 1865. William Pearsey Walker was mustered out of the Union Army from the Civil War in October of 1865, so perhaps he was back "on leave" or else unable to fight after the injury in which he lost several fingers.
    Family Record 
    • Flossie Russell listed the children of William Pearsey Walker on a sheet. The names as she listed them, not always quite correctly, it seems, were:

      John (sic: Jacob) P. (Jake Walker) dead.

      Edward Walker dead, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

      Susan (? - Suzy was Rosamond, so this is maybe incorrect) Walker (Lorene) Buckner, Humboldt

      Bernice Westberg, Lincoln, Nebraska

      Rosamund Tyhurst, Council Bluffs

      May De Long, Des Moines

      Alice Gregory, Missouri
    Photos

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    The Daughters of William Pearsey Walker: 'Bin and Sue'
    The Daughters of William Pearsey Walker: "Bin and Sue"
    Daughters of William Pearsey walker

    The back of this photograph says "Bin and Sue." As there are several other photographs of "Sue" it has been determined she was apparently Laurine Walker.

    The daughters of William Pearsey Walker all had nicknames, and some of them are easier to decipher than others. Bernice was known as Bin even later in life. "Sue" was Laurine Walker. At the time the girls in this photo were the ages they seem to be, their older sisters were already married. Those single were Rosamond "Rose," Bernice E., and Laurine Walker.
    The Daughters of William Pearsey Walker: 'Jude and Sue'
    The Daughters of William Pearsey Walker: "Jude and Sue"
    The back of this photograph says "Jude and Sue."

    The daughters of William Pearsey Walker all had nicknames, and some of them are easier to decipher than others. "Sue" apparently was Laurine Walker; there are several photographs of her. At the time the girls in this photo were the ages they seem to be, their older sisters were already married. Those single were Rosamond "Rose," Bernice E., and Laurine Walker. "Jude" was apparently a nickname for Rosamond.
    The Daughters of William Pearsey Walker: 'Sue' (Laurine Walker)
    The Daughters of William Pearsey Walker: "Sue" (Laurine Walker)
    Laurine Walker was known as "Sue" when she was young. Possibly this was a middle name. She was the youngest child of William Pearsey Walker and Mary Anderson, born April 9, 1890, in Washington County, Iowa. At the time she was about 17, her parents separated and the family drifted in many directions. Laurine ended up marrying Ozro Martel "Mart" Buckner (1888-1964) in June 1911. He was a mail carrier in Taylor County, Iowa.
    Laurine 'Sue' (Walker) Buckner and Her Sister, Rosamond 'Rose' (Walker) Tyhurst in 1947
    Laurine "Sue" (Walker) Buckner and Her Sister, Rosamond "Rose" (Walker) Tyhurst in 1947
    These women were identified as Sue and Rose Walker by Flossie Russell, and were at a family gathering at the Russells in the fall of 1947. They were both daughters of William Pearsey Walker (1841-1924) and Mary Anderson (1844-about 1915). Family member and descendant of Laurine's, Greta Tuominen, has told Marge Kimble she never heard her grandmother, Laurine, called "Sue" or "Susan," but in so many photos of her as a child and finally in this one, she was thus identified, that I imagine it was her middle name.
    Documents

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    A List of Children of the Family of William Pearsey Walker and Mary Anderson
    A List of Children of the Family of William Pearsey Walker and Mary Anderson
    Flossie Russell listed the children of William Pearsey Walker on a sheet of paper. The names she included were: Alice (Walker) Gregory, Edward A. "Ed" Walker, Anna May (Walker) DeLong, Rosamond "Rose" (Walker) Tyhurst, Charles Jacob "Jake" Walker, Bernice E. (Walker) Westberg, and Laurine (Walker) Buckner. Flossie's recollection was not completely correct on this list. She listed Charles Jacob as "John P." She also listed Laurine as "Susan," but family researcher Greta Tuominen does not believe her grandmother was ever called by that name; additionally Rosamond was known as "Suzy" when she was a child.
    Letter Snippets From the Family of William Pearsey and Mary (Anderson) Walker
    Letter Snippets From the Family of William Pearsey and Mary (Anderson) Walker
    These letter "snippets" were provided by Marjorie Kimble and to her by one of William Pearsey Walker's descnedants. They are part of a series of letters written between 1908 and 1919. They were originally in the possession of Marion Louise Tyhurst Shrock, who was William Pearsey Walker's granddaughter, the daughter of his daughter Rosamond.

    The children of William Pearsey Walker and his wife, Mary Anderson, who lived past childhood, had assorted nicknames that often make identifying them difficult: daughter Alice Walker was apparently known only as "Alice"; son Edward A. Walker was also known as "Sap" or, of course, "Ed"; daughter Anna Mae Walker was "May"; daughter Rosamond Walker was known as "Rose" or "Rosa": Charles Jacob Walker was known as "Japie," "J. P." "Jake") daughter Bernice Walker was also "Bun" or "Bunnie"; and daughter Laurine Walker was also called "Piler," "Suzy," "Susie," or possibly also "Toody."
    A List of Names and Nicknames of the Children of William Pearsey Walker and Mary Anderson
    A List of Names and Nicknames of the Children of William Pearsey Walker and Mary Anderson
    The children of William Pearsey Walker and his wife, Mary Anderson, who lived past childhood, had assorted nicknames that often make identifying them difficult. This list was apparently written by his nephew, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, and provided courtesy of Marge Kimble, Sam's daughter.
    Family ID  F169  Group Sheet

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

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

    3. [S8242] Walker, Louisa - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Ferrel Cemetery in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "Mo & Dave Gates" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorial #: 65285295) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      1870 US Census, Page #4, Sheet #283, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, enumerated on: July 15, 1870, Post Office: Mount Pleasant

    5. [S8089] New London Township, Henry County, Iowa - Burials (Brooks, Farlow, and Ferrel Cemeteries), (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0336; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines, Ward 7, Polk County, Iowa

    7. [S392] LDS Family Search International Genealogical Index (Reliability: 3).
      Source Information: Batch No.: M588261; Dates: 1836 - 1880; Source Call No.: 0965926 V. A-G; Type: Film; Printout Call No.: None

    8. [S391] Tuominen, Greta Janelle (Buckner) (Reliability: 3).