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Charles Francis Walker

Charles Francis Walker

Male 1865 - 1937

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  • Name  Charles Francis Walker  [1, 2
    Born  20 Nov 1865  Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1870  Baltimore Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Charles was living with his grandparents, Francis S. and Catherine Walker:) Charles F. Walker, age 4, male, white, born in Indiana
    Census  1880  Baltimore Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living with his grandparents, Francis S. and Catherine Pearsey Walker:) Charles Walker, white, male, age 14, grandson, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana
    Iowa State Census  1885  Baltimore Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living with his widowed grandfather, Francis S. Walker, aunt "Luvena" Walker, and cousin Mary C. Brewer:) Charles F. Walker, 70 Township, Range 5, Section 17; age 19, male, white, single, born in Indiana, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, subject to military duty
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Listed with his wife, Jessie, and son Isaac F. Walker:) Charles F. Walker, 29, male, married, born Indiana, white
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Married to Jesse, living with her and children: Francis I., Earl L., and Bertha S. Walker. Also in the household was 32-year-old farm laborer, John Wycoff:) Line number 35; dwelling number 269, family number 269: Charles F. Walker, head of household, white, male, born in November 1865, age 34, married, married for 8 years, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana, occupation farmer, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 23

      John Wycoff, laborer, white, male, 1867, age 32, single, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana, occupation farm laborer, 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  [8
    • (C. F. Walker was listed with Jessie D., Frank I., Earl L., Bertha L., Carl V., and Clara E. Walker:) Card #: 729, C. F. Walker, Post Office: Newport, Iowa
    Research  Abt 1909  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Leander Walker (the brother of Charles Pearsey Walker ) had a son named Charles Francis, whose mother died when he was a baby, one month old. Francis S. and Catherine (Pearsey) Walker, Charles Francis's grandparents, raised their grandson Charles in Iowa, and Leander remained in Indiana. His aunt, Lovinia Walker, kept house for Charles Francis Walker in her later years after the death of his wife.
    Census  1910  Legansville, Curry County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Widowed, living with his children: Frank, Earl, Bertha, Carl, Clara, and Ethel Walker:) Line number 79: dwelling number: 27, family number: 27: Charles F. Walker, head of household, male, white, age 44, widowed, birthplace Indiana, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry home farm, employer, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 24
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Card Number: 345, male, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 45, Charles F. Walker, age 49, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello Township, occupation teamster, months unemployed in 1914: 12, total earnings in 1914: $1000, extent of education in the common schools: 6, birth place: Indiana, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Indiana, mother's birthplace: Indiana, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Widowed, living with his children: Frank I., Earl L., Bertha L., Carl, Clara, and Ethel Walker:) Line number 39: farm; Morning Sun and Wapello Road, dwelling number: (none), family number: (none): Charles Walker, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 54, widowed, could read, could write, born in Indiana, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation manager, nature of industry farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 142
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Widowed, living with his children: Bertha, Carl V., and Ethel J. Walker:) Line number 84: Chas. F. Walker, head of household, male, white, age 59, widowed, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 5th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Indiana, name of father: Leander Walker, father's birthplace: Indiana, name of mother: Ollie Walker, mother's birthplace: unknown, place of marriage of parents: Indiana, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: none
    Residence  Jan 1929  Toolesboro, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  Nov 1929  near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Census  1930  Jefferson Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Widowed, living with his son, Carl Walker:) Line number 67: dwelling number: 88, family number: 89: Charlie F. Walker, head of household, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 64, widowed, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Indiana, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, state code: 60, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farm, occupation code VVVV, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 65
    Residence  Feb 1933  Toolesboro, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Religion  1937  [1
    • Charles Walker was a Methodist.
    Died  25 Feb 1937  Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  28 Feb 1937  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 19
    Obituary  4 Mar 1937  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Charles F. Walker Dies at Ft. Dodge

      Funeral service for Charles F. Walker, who passed away in the home of his daughter at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, were held from the Methodist church in Wapello Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Reverend T. Warren. Mrs. A. J. Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cutkomp and Fred Wehmeyer sang. Mrs. Dow McKinney and Mrs. Dewey Small were in charge of the flowers. Burial was made in the Wapello cemetery, the pallbearers being Frank Hamilton, Thermon Dotson, Ed Maddux, George Spitznogle, Dewey Small and James Umphrey.

      Charles F. Walker was born in Greenfield, Indiana, November 20, 1865, and died at Ft. Dodge February 25, 1937, aged 71 years, 3 months and 5 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Walker, the mother dying when he was but two weeks old and he was brought to Iowa by an aunt and made his home with his grandfather until he grew to manhood.

      Mr. Walker was married to Miss Jessie D. Vaughn October 21, 1891, at Newport, Iowa, and to their union three sons and three daughters were born: Frank I., Wapello, Earl L., Crawfordsville, Bertha L., deceased, Carl V., Wapello, Mrs. Clara Ernst, Ft. Dodge, and Mrs. Ethel J. Patterson, Altoona, Washington. The wife and mother passed away July 13, 1908, at Hollene, New Mexico, and was laid to rest there. His father, stepmother, and three half brothers, Willie, Edward and Bernard, all preceded him in death several years ago.

      "Charlie" as we all knew him, obtained his education in the Linwood district school near Lowell, Iowa, and spent his entire life as a farmer in Iowa, except five years in New Mexico.
    Charles F. Walker Dies at Fort Dodge
    Charles F. Walker Dies at Fort Dodge
    The obituary of Charles Francis Walker. Charles died in Fort Dodge, Iowa, at the home of his daughter, Clara Ernst.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [19
    • Name: Charles F. Walker; Sex: M; Born: 1865; Died or Buried: 1937; Age: 72; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page W-104; Notes: 1865-1937
    Person ID  I308  All Families
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 

    Father  Leander Walker,   b. 15 Oct 1837, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1900, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Olive P. Walker,   b. Nov 1839, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1865 
    Married  7 Dec 1864  Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 21, 22
    Indiana Marriage Records 
    • County: Hancock; Name: Leander Walker; Spouse: Olive P. Walker-; Marriage Date: 7 December 1864; Book: C- 4; Original Source Page: 489
    Documents
    Walker Burials at the Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana
    Walker Burials at the Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana
    The following six Walker family members, who were all members of the families of Leander Walker, were buried at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana:

    Leander Walker, his first wife, Olive (Walker) Walker, his second wife Mary "Eliza" (Walsh) Walker, and the children of Leander and Eliza: Bernard L., Edward E., and William Walker.

    This information was published in the book, Hancock County Indiana Tombstone Inscriptions, 100 Years, 1833-1933, by Sue Baker, CGRS, Heritage Books, Inc., 1993 (page 250, Center Township, Park Cemetery, Three O. P. C.).
    Family ID  F167  Group Sheet

    Family  Jessie Deborah Vaughn,   b. 25 Apr 1874, Woodbury County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1908, Hollene, Curry County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Oct 1891  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Walker, Charles F.; Spouse: Vaughn, Jesse Deborah; Marriage Date: 21 October 1891; County: Louisa;
    Marriage Fact 
    • Email note from researcher Marge Kimble regarding their marriage, as found in a Louisa County marriage book: October 21, 1891; Charles F. Walker, age 26; Jesse Deborah Vaughn, age 18
    Birth Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Francis Walker family (with an addition or two from Marge Kimble and me). Flossie tended to refer to Charles as "Charlie":

      Charlie Walker, born November 20, 1865; died February 25, 1937.

      Jessie Vaughn, born April 25, 1874; died July 13, 1908.

      Frank I. Walker, born May 12, 1894; died November 11, 1976.

      Earl Walker, born July 15, 1896; [died February 4, 1993].

      Bertha Walker, born July 15, 1896; died October 1928 [Note: or possibly 1929].

      Carl Vaughn Walker, born October 12, 1900; died February 24, 1967.

      Jessie Vaughn and Chas F. Walker were married at Newport, Iowa, October 21, 1891.

      Clara Elizabeth Walker Ernst, born June 10, 1903; died March 9, 1990.

      Ethel Walker Patterson, born [June 5, 1905]; died April 1, 1990.
    Children 
     1. Bertha Luella Walker,   b. 15 Jul 1898, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1929, State Hospital for the Insane, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. (Child - 50823) Walker,   b. Bef 1900,   d. Bef 1900
    >3. Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker,   b. 12 May 1894, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1976, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Earl Leander Walker,   b. 15 Jul 1896, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1993, Sunrise Terrace Care Center, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Carl Vaughn Walker,   b. 12 Oct 1900, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1967, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Clara Elizabeth Walker,   b. 10 Jun 1903, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1990
    >7. Ethel June Walker,   b. 5 Jun 1905, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1990, Clatsop County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    Brothers Earl Leander and Francis Isaac 'Frank' Walker
    Brothers Earl Leander and Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker
    Earl (left) and Frank (right) Walker were the oldest of the children of Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) and Charles Francis Walker.
    The Back Side of Earl and Frank Walker's Photo Card
    The Back Side of Earl and Frank Walker's Photo Card
    The reverse side of the photograph card of Earl Leander and Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker identified them.
    The Family of Charles Francis Walker in About 1922
    The Family of Charles Francis Walker in About 1922
    Charles Francis Walker, the son of Leander and Olive Walker, sitting on the left side of the front row of this picture, was raised in Iowa by his grandparents, Francis S. and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker. By the time this family portrait was taken, his wife, Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker, had been dead some 12 or so years. The back row, left to righ, includes his children: Earl Leander Walker (1896-1993), Ethyl June Walker (1905-1990), and Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976). The front row, left to right, is Charles F., Clara Elizabeth Walker (1903-1990), Carl Vaughn Walker (1900-1967), and Bertha Luella Walker (1898-1929).
    Documents
    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Francis and Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker
    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Francis and Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Francis Walker family (with an addition of several dates by later researchers). The children listed were Francis Isaac "Frank," Earl Leander, Bertha L., Carl Vaughn, Clara Elizabeth, and Ethel June Walker.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F220  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Charles Francis Walker
    Charles Francis Walker
    Charles Francis Walker was the son of Leander Walker, and his first wife, Olive Walker (Walker was also her maiden surname). Olive died soon after Charles F.'s birth in Indiana, and he was sent to live in Iowa with his grandfather's family, that of Francis Samuel "Sam" and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker. Later Charles Francis was pictured with his uncle's family, that of Charles Pearsey Walker. (There are many Charles Walkers involved!) Charles Francis married Jessie Deborah Vaughn October 21, 1891, in Newport, Iowa. They had six children. Jessie contracted tuberculosis, and the family went to New Mexico in hopes the climate would help. It didn't, and she died in Hollene July 13, 1908. Charles F. then moved the children back to Iowa. Charles Francis Walker died February 25, 1937, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, at the home of his daughter, Clara (Walker) Ernst.
    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.

    Documents
    A Plat Map of Part of Louisa County, Iowa, 1899/1900
    A Plat Map of Part of Louisa County, Iowa, 1899/1900
    Many noted Louisa County farmers owned land and are listed on this plat map from 1899/1900. The Walker landowners on the map are Charles Pearsey, William Pearsey, and Charles Francis Walker.

    Other surnames noted on the plat map which have interconnections to this database include: Harris, Meyerholz, Poggemiller (Pogemiller), Small, Umphrey, Deihl, Hamilton McCullough, Dotson, Jamison, Baird, Swan, Delzell, Hewitt, and Springsteen.
    A Letter From Charles Pearsey Walker to His Family
    A Letter From Charles Pearsey Walker to His Family
    On December 3, 1862, Charles wrote his family from the mouth of the White River in Arkansas. He mentioned that "Uncle Sam" was getting very much in debt and not paying the army, how much he would like some apples to eat, and that he didn't blame the family for not writing more often, as he knew they were busy (likely a hint). He also sent a photograph of Captain Watters, which he asked his nephew, Charles Francis Walker, to keep until he returned from the war. (The scan of this letter was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble. Note: this document is in .pdf format.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S388] Walker, Charles Francis - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 4, 1937; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    2. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      LDS Ancestral File. Film #1985717

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 11A, page number: 87; enumeration date: June 14, 1900

    4. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 7, Baltimore Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 134, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on June 24, 1870

    5. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Baltimore Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 22, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 98, Sheet 379B; Enumerated on June 14, 1880

    6. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Baltimore Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 23; IA1885_199

    7. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census, Sutro Library, San Francisco, California (microfilm) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    10. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Legansville, Precinct No 8, Curry County, New Mexico; supervisor's district: 301, enumeration district: 61, sheet number: 1B, page number: 123; enumeration date: April 16, 1910

    11. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Wapello; Roll: IA1915_311

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

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

    14. [S8200] Edger, Vashti Annie (Walker/Brewer) - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 2, January 30, 1929; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S8249] Walker, Bertha Luella - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 21, 1929; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Jefferson Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-13, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 4B, page number: 65; enumeration date: April 8 and 9, 1930

    17. [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).

    18. [S153] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk, page 2, February 1, 1933; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    20. [S388] Walker, Charles Francis - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 4, 1937; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S360] Pearsey Family, A History of the, Patrick Robert Pearsey, (personally published, 2002; Indiana).

    22. [S387] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    23. [S387] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).
      Hancock County Indiana; Index to Marriage Record 1828-1920 Inclusive Volume II (L-Z); W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Office, Greenfield; Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938

    24. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).