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Alice Walker

Female 1871 - 1959


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  • Name  Alice Walker  [1
    Born  17 Aug 1871  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  17 Aug 1871  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alt. Birth  Sep 1871  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  1880  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Alice Walker, white, female, age 8, 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  [3
    • Alice Walker, age 13, female, single, born in Henry County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: foreign
    High School  1891  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Morning Sun High School 
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Alice Walker, 22, female, single, born in Louisa County(?), Iowa, religious belief: M. E.
    Research  Between 1895 and 1905  [1
    • There is a photograph that exists in the possession of Marge Kimble of two of William Pearsey's daughters, with the words "Bin and Sue" on the back of it. Although one person on the photograph is likely Bernice "Bun" Walker, the other is not apparently "Sue" (Laurine) Walker, as photographs of her as a child and adult exist and the girl looks nothing like this girl. It is either Rose, Anna, or Alice Walker. Anna and Alice, the two older daughters, were married first, and the likelihood is such that it is Rose, but this is unproven. The date of the photograph is estimated to be between 1895-1905.
    Census  1900  Walnut Township, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Alice Gregory, wife, white, female, born in September 1871, age 28, married, married for 3 years, mother of 1 child, 1 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, could read, could write, could speak English
    Newspaper Article  10 Jul 1902  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local Items

      W. P. Walker was a passenger Saturday for Waukee, Iowa, to visit his daughter, Mrs. Alice Walker Gregory.
    Residence  1909  Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1910  Shelton Township, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Alice Gregory, wife, female, white, age 39, married once, married for 13 years, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, could speak English, no occupation, could read, could write
    Letters and Cards  30 Mar 1910  Gowrie, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • In a letter from Mary "Grandma" (Anderson) Walker sent to daughter Bernice Walker in "Iquaecka" (Oquawka), Illinois, she reported that Alice had made a short visit (to Gowrie), or else Mary had visited Alice in Missouri (less likely due to the situation between Mary Walker and her estranged husband).
    Letters and Cards  6 Apr 1911  Novelty, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • In a letter from Novelty, Missouri, that Alice Gregory wrote to "Bun" (Bernice) in Des Moines, Iowa (living at 725 5th Street with the DeLong family), she reported it had been a cold spring, and (brother) Ed had left for Colorado the previous Monday. Susie (Laurine) had apparently received a card from him from him postmarked Riverton, Nebraska, where he was visiting Ernest Packwood.

      Several local people (Knox County, Missouri) had died, and several others were sick with tuberculosis. Laurine "Susie" had received a card from brother, Jake (Charles Jacob Walker), and he had finished some contract work and was going to work for someone else. Also their father, William Pearsey Walker, had been reelected mayor of Novelty, Missouri, and was going to be 70 years old on May 6, 1911 (sic: probably June 6).
    Letters and Cards  Jun 1919  Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • In a letter Alice sent to her sister Bernice ("Bun"), living at 833 South 30 Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, she mentioned that Dad (William Pearsey Walker) had been to Hurdland for Decoration Day. Novelty was on the boom. Dr. Noe was going to stay in Dad's house for another year. The barn burned down not long ago. He (the Dr.?) was going to move the house to where the barn had been.

      Charlie (Charles Jacob) either committed suicide or shot himself accidentally.

      Ed was working in Brush, Colorado, he'd spent two weeks in St. Joseph, Missouri, and had a claim on 400 acres near Penebly, Colorado (no such location exists).

      A number of people had been drunk and were arrested, then fined $10 and told to get out of town.
    Census  1920  Shelton Township, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Alice Gregory, wife, female, white, age 48, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Census  1930  Shelton Township, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Alice Gregory, wife-H, female, white, age 58, married, first married at age 24, 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 none
    Interests 
    • As a child, Alice took music lessons, but her brother, Ed, took her books and taught both Rose and Bun to play the piano. Rose was the only one who learned to read music. Sister Anna May had no interest in music.
    Interests  1940  [1
    • In the 1940s Alice published a book of poems she'd written.
    Residence  Nov 1959  Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • When Alice died, both her children Mildred and Wallace were living with her in Hurdland.
    Alt. Death  20 Nov 1959  Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Alt. Burial  25 Nov 1959  Locust Hill Cemetery, Locust Hill, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Died  25 Nov 1959  near Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: coronary occlusion/arteriosclerosis 
    Buried  28 Nov 1959  Locust Hill Cemetery, Locust Hill, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Missouri Death Records  7 Dec 1959  Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Filed: December 7, 1959; Reg. Dist. No.: 169; State File No.: 59-040758; Registrar's No.: 59; Place of Death: County: Knox; City or town: Hurdland; Full Name of Hospital or Institution or Street Address: 1 mile southeast [of] Hurdland; Usual Residence: Knox County, Missouri; City or Town: Hurdland; Street Address: 1 mile southeast [of] Hurdland; Name of Deceased: Alice Gregory; Date of Death: November 25, 1959; Sex: female; Color or Race: caucasian; Married, Never Married, Widowed, Divorced: widoweed; Date of Birth: August 17, 1871; Age: 88; Usual Occupation: housewife; Kind of Business: home; Birthplace: Louisa County, Iowa; Citizen of What Country: USA; Father's Name: W. P. Walker; Mother's Maiden name: Mary Anderson; Name of Husband or Wife: Henry A. Gregory; Social Security No.: 597-42-0603A; Informant's Signature or Name: Wallace Gregory; Address: RFD, Hurdland, Missouri; Cause of Death: Disease or Condition: coronary occlusion; Interval Between Onset and Death: November 25, 1958; Antecedent Causes: arteriosclerosis; Interval Between Onset and Death: November 25, 1959; I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from: November 22, 1959, to November 25, 1959; that I last saw the deceased alive on: November 23, 1959; and that death occurred at: 11 a.m.; from the causes stated above; Signature: E. O. Holmes, D.O.; Address: Novelty, Missouri; Date Signed: November 28, 1959; Burial, Cremation, Removal: burial; Date: November 28, 1959; Name of Cemetery or Crematory: Locust Hill Cemetery; Location: RFD, Hurdland, Missouri; Date Received by Local Reg.: December 2, 1959; Registrar's Signature: Kelly Rogers, Broshears, Missouri; Funeral Director's Signature: Nell S. Humart;
    The Death Certificate of Alice (Walker) Gregory
    The Death Certificate of Alice (Walker) Gregory
    Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri
    Person ID  I3326  All Families
    Last Modified  2 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, 17, 18
    Research  Abt 1879  [14
    • 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  [14
    • 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

    » Slide Show
    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

    Family  Henry Allen Gregory,   b. 14 May 1869, Macon County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1942, Salt River Township, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Dec 1896  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 19, 20
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Gregory, Henry; Spouse: Walker, Alice; Marriage Date: 30 December 1896; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Marriage Fact 
    • Email from researcher Marge Kimble regarding the marriage as found in the Louisa County, Iowa, marriage book: December 30, 1896: Henry Gregory, age 28; Alice Walker, age 26
    Marriage Announcement  1 Jan 1897  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Wapello

      Wapello, Iowa, December 31 -- (Correspondence.) -- Mr. Henry Gregory and Miss Alice Walker were married at the home of F. W. Gurnell, yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock, by Reverend Pool. [...]

      Clerk Hicklin issued marriage licenses to the folowing parties: [...] Henry Gregory and Miss Alice Walker
    Research 
    • In the 1920 census in Gentry County, Missouri, listed on the form next to "Henary" Gregory and Alice (Walker) Gregory were Reggie and Myrtle Fugate, with two sisters-in-law, Olive Gregory and Iva Gregory. It is not clear if these were extended family members of Henry Gregory.
    Children 
     1. Mildred Kathryn Gregory,   b. Sep 1898, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973, Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Grace Gregory,   b. 26 Jul 1903, Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1991, Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Wallace P. Gregory,   b. 23 Jan 1908, Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1995, Hurdland, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1447  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S391] Tuominen, Greta Janelle (Buckner).

    3. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 18 300; Roll: IA1885_222

    4. [S434] Missouri State Archives - Birth and Death Records (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Walnut Township, Dallas County, Iowa; enumeration district: 19, supervisor's district: 7, sheet number: 10B, page number: 238; enumeration date: June 20, 1900

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Page 23, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 102, Sheet 23C; Enumerated on June 18, 1880

    7. [S8133] Louisa's History - Volume 10 Number 2 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [S8213] Walker, William Pearsey - Visiting Daughter Alice (Walker) Gregory in Waukee, Iowa, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, July 10, 1902; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Shelton Township, Knox County, Missouri, ward 4B; enumeration district: 51, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 130; enumeration date: May 22, 1910

    11. [S439] Shrock, Marion Louise "Louise" (Tyhurst) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Shelton Township, Knox County, Missouri, ward 7A; enumeration district: 51; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 279; enumeration date: January 17, 1920

    13. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Shelton Township, Knox County, Missouri; Enumeration District #52-18; Supervisor's District #4; Sheet 4A; Page 110 1001; April 11, 1930

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

    15. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    16. [S654] World Connect - Larricks of Indiana: :3143400, (last updated: 2005-10-08 16:46:26 UTC (Sat), contact Bradley Larrick) (Reliability: 3).

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

    18. [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

    19. [S878] Walker, Alice and Henry Allen Gregory - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 2, January 1, 1897; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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