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Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers

Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers

Female 1876 - 1918

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  • Name  Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers  [1, 2
    Nickname  Harriett 
    Born  18 Jul 1876  Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  28 Jul 1876  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Census  1880  Jackson Township, Edwards County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Harriet Moyers, white, female, age 3, daughter, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Hattie Moyers, age 7, female, single, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Harriett M. Walker, age 18, born in Des Moines County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Hattie Walker, wife, white, female, born in July 1876, age 23, married, married for 6 years, mother of 4 children, 4 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, occupation in school, attended school 2 months during the previous year
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Hattie M. Walker, Card Number: 187; Post Office Address: Newport, Iowa: Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Hattie M. Walker, wife, female, white, age 33, married (once), years of present marriage 25 (sic), mother of 8 children, 8 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Card Number: 429, female, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 32, Hattie M. Walker, age 38, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, extent of education in the common schools: 11, birth place: Iowa, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Virginia, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    Residence  Abt 1899/1918  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Photographic Record  Apr 1918  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marge (Walker) Kimble 
    • A photograph of the casket of Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker was taken and exists. It was taken on the front landing of her home near Newport, Iowa.
    Died  7 Apr 1918  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Cause: scarlet fever 
    Obituary  10 Apr 1918  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • MORNING SUN WOMAN IS BURIED TODAY
      (Journal's Special Service.)

      Morning Sun (IA), April 10. -- The funeral services of the late Mrs. S. N. Walker were hold from the home about four miles east of here this afternoon, April 10, at 1 o'clock. Interment in Elmwood cemetery.

      Hattie May, daughter of George W. and Rebecca Moyers, was born July 28, 1876, at Burlington, Iowa, and departed this life at her home near here on April 7, 1918. On October 25, 1893, she was married to Samuel N. Walker and to them wore born eleven children, all of whom were with her through her recent illness and death excepting the son George, who was suffering in the base hospital at Camp Dodge. The following children are left with the husband to mourn her death: Elsie E. who has been in Missouri; George P. of Camp Dodge, Mrs. Maude Umphrey of Davenport, Ross, Clifford, Myrtle, Paul, Samuel, Leota, Ruth, and William at home.

      She also leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Moyers of Mediapolis, and an aged grandfather In Burlington, besides three brothers and three sisters.
    Buried  10 Apr 1918  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 15
    Obituary  11 Apr 1918  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Death of Mrs. S. N. Walker.

      Mrs. Samuel N. Walker died at her home northeast of town, Sunday (April 7, 1918), following a three weeks' illness. The funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Reverend Robert Darling of Burlington. The interment was in Elmwood cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.

      Hattie May Walker was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Moyer and was born in Burlington, Iowa, July 28, 1876. On October 25, 1893, she was united in marriage to Samuel N. Walker. To this union were born eleven children, all of whom, with the husband survive her. One daughter, Mrs. Maude Umphrey is married and lives in Davenport, and one son, George, is with the soldier boys at Camp Dodge. Another daughter, Elsie E., lives in Missouri, and is doing evangelistic work. The other children are at home.

      The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

      The relatives here for the funeral were: The son George and a brother, Ed N. Moyer, both from Camp Dodge; brother, Hallack Moyer and family from Clear Lake, Iowa; and a sister of Mr. Walker's, Mrs. Everna Frizzell, from Woodburn, Iowa.
    Death of Mrs. S. N. Walker
    Death of Mrs. S. N. Walker
    The obituary of Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker in The Morning Sun News-Herald. Hattie died April 7, 1918, not long after the birth of her eleventh child, William David Walker. Hattie, or Harriett, was a daughter of George Washington Earl Moyers (1849-1926) and Rebecca Ellen Pence (1847-1919). Born in 1876 in Tama Township of Des Moines County, Iowa, she was married October 25, 1893 in Morning Sun, Iowa, to Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957). Sam and she lived a few years in Illinois, where children Elsie, George, and Maude were born, returning to live on the Walker family farm near Newport, Iowa, where the remaining of their children were born.
    Obituary  11 Apr 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    probably in The Wapello Republican 
    • Mrs. S. N. Walker died at her home south of Wapello, Sunday, April 7th. Her last illness was of short duration and death came as a severe shock to the family and friends.

      Hattie May (sic: Mae), daughter of George W. and Rebecca Moyers, was born July 18, 1876, at Burlington, Iowa, and departed this life April 7, 1918. October 25, 1893, she was married to Samuel N. Walker, and to them were born eleven children, all of whom are living and, with the exception of a son, George, who went to Camp Dodge in the last draft contingent, and is now confined in the base hospital there, all of them were with her through her last illness and death.

      The children are Elsie E., who has been in Missouri; George P., of Camp Dodge, Mrs. Maude Umphrey of Davenport, Ross, Clifford, Myrtle, Paul, Samuel, Leota, Ruth and William at home. Besides these, the husband, her parents who reside in Mediapolis, an aged grandfather in Burlington, three brothers and three sisters survive.

      Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home, and interment was made in the Elmwood cemetery at Morning Sun.

      (Hattie's obituary was probably published on a Thursday at Morning Sun in The News-Herald, so 'yesterday's' funeral was likely on a Wednesday.)
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [16
    • Name: Hattie (Moyers) Walker; Sex: F; Born: 1876; Died or Buried: 1918; Age: 42; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-76; Notes: born 1876; died 7 April 1918
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Her headstone information is with the photograph of the grave of her husband Sam, his second wife, "Reil," and herself.
    The Headstone of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker, Hattie Mae 'Harriett' (Moyers) Walker, and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Headstone of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Person ID  I4  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 

    Father  George Washington Earl Moyers,   b. 12 Apr 1849, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1926, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca Ellen Pence,   b. 10 Apr 1847, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1919, west of Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1869  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 17
    Officiant 
    • Squire Willcox officiated at the wedding of George and Rebecca.
    Residence  Abt 1880/1884  Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • George and Rebecca Moyers and their family lived in Kansas four years according to Pearl Moyers' 1915 Des Moines County, Iowa, biography. Gertie died in 1885 and was buried in Iowa. Cora was born in 1878 in Iowa, so the move to Kansas was apparently between 1878-1881.
    Residence  1888  rural Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Residence  10 Apr 1918  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Headstone Photograph 
    • George Washington Earl Moyers and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers' grave is located at Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: George W. Moyers, born April 13, 1849, died March 28, 1926; Rebecca E., His Wife, born April 10, 1847, died March 30, 1919"
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
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    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George and Rebecca Moyers's biography was published in 1912 in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II.. Their photographs were also published in that book. The book was by Arthur Springer.

    (Though published in 1912, the photographs were definitely taken earlier, probably in the 1880s.)
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    This is a photograph (photo postcard style) I have inherited. My cousin, Virginia Golliher, has the same image and the people in the canoe are identified on hers. Her mother, Myrtle, and my mother, Leota, were both in the picture.

    The older woman on the left is Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers. The girl in front of her is Zella "Myrtle" Walker. George Washington Earl Moyers is rowing the canoe. On the right are Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she is holding the baby (my mother), Hattie "Leota" Walker. My mother was born in March 1912, so this photograph was taken in that summer. Myrtle was 7 or else 8, depending upon the date of the picture.
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    This is a second photograph of my great grandparents, George and Rebecca Moyers, as published in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II. This is provided as the other version shows part of the outside cover of the book, putting them in context. I estimate the photos were taken in the 1880s.
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

    Family  Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker,   b. 24 Jul 1869, a log house two miles north of New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1957, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Oct 1893  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 22
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Walker, Samuel N.; Spouse: Moyers, Hattie May; Marriage Date: 25 October 1893; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Marriage Fact 
    • (Email note from Marge Kimble re marriage as found in Louisa County marriage book:) October 25,1893 Samuel N. Walker, age 25/Hattie May Moyers, age 18.
    Officiant  Reverend Henness  [14
    Residence  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 24
    • Son George Percy Walker was born in Abingdon on this date.
    Residence  Abt 1896/1899  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14, 25
    • Sam and Hattie moved to Abingdon from Iowa. Sam worked for the railroad there. They apparently had returned to Newport, Iowa, by December 1899, when Albert "Ross" Walker was born. Acdording to the 1895 Iowa state census, they were living in Louisa County, Iowa, in 1895, so they must have moved to Illinois in about 1896.
    Children 
     1. Elsie Ella Walker,   b. 18 Aug 1894, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1992, Marshalltown Manor, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. George Percy Walker,   b. 20 Apr 1896, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1985, New London Nursing and Rehab Center, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Maude Mae Walker,   b. 14 Nov 1897, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1970, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Albert Ross "Ross" Walker,   b. 24 Dec 1899, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1936, southwest of Morning Sun, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker,   b. 9 Oct 1901, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1979, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker,   b. 25 Jun 1903, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1990, Burlington Medical Center Klein Unit, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Paul Moyers Walker,   b. 13 Oct 1904, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1959, Tuolumne County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker,   b. 27 Mar 1910, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1991, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Hattie Leota "Leota" Walker,   b. 16 Mar 1912, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1967, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Ruth Rebecca Walker,   b. 28 Mar 1915, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1939, Oakdale Sanitarium, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. William David "Bill" Walker,   b. 14 Mar 1918, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1977, Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Mae 'Harriet' (Moyers) Walker and Their First Ten Children
    Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Mae "Harriet" (Moyers) Walker and Their First Ten Children
    Sam and Harriet Walker had eleven children. Hattie died not long after the birth of their last child, Bill Walker (William David). This photograph was taken in 1915, after the birth of their daughter, Ruth. In the back row, left to right, standing, were: Maude Mae, George Prcy, Zella "Myrtle," Thomas Clifford "Cliff," and Paul Moyers Walker. Seated, left to right: Albert Ross, Samuel Nathaniel Hattie Mae (Moyers), and Elsie Ella Walker. Children in the front were: Hattie "Leota, Samuel Clinton "Sam," and Ruth Rebecca Walker.
    A Map of the Area With the 'Walker Homestead' in Louisa County, Iowa
    A Map of the Area With the "Walker Homestead" in Louisa County, Iowa
    The "Walker Homestead" refers to the home built by Samuel Dotson (1858-1931) for Charles Pearsey Walker and his second wife, Sarah Ann (Houseman/Edgar) Walker, finished in 1903. The small village of Newport is a few miles southeast of where the home was. Samuel Nathaniel Walker and his families lived there as well until the 1930s. The house was torn down, probably in the 1960s or at the latest in the 1970s.
    Siblings Elsie, George, and Maude Walker
    Siblings Elsie, George, and Maude Walker
    The girls on this photograph are labeled backwards (i.e. Elsie is on the right, Maude on the left). These were the first three children born to Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Harriet Mae "Hattie" (Moyers) Walker. They were Elsie Ella Walker (1894-1992), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), and Maude Mae Walker (1897-1970). The photograph was probably taken in 1898 (as Maude appears to be about a year old), and was taken in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, by Will Dyall. The Dyall name continued into the 1940s or 1950s, at least, as a photography business in Mt. Pleasant. Many of the senior class photographs which are on this site were taken at the C. Herbert Dyall Studio. (Provided courtesy of Connie Gutting.)
    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.
    Vashti Annie (Walker/Brewer) Edger and Two Walker Girls
    Vashti Annie (Walker/Brewer) Edger and Two Walker Girls
    This photograph seems to have been taken near the home of Charles Pearsey and Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker. The two girls standing near the seated Vashti Edger have also apparently appeared in the "Walker Homestead" photograph with Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell. I can only guess but think they are possibly Elsie Ella Walker and Maude Mae Walker, or else Maude and sister Zella "Myrtle" Walker.
    Another Day at the 'Walker Homestead'
    Another Day at the "Walker Homestead"
    The shadows ran deep at the time this photograph was taken of what then was the home of the family of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. A girl, probably a daughter, is seen on the left, but her face is hidden by the fence post, and probably not clear enough, anyway, to identify her. It is not possible to know when this was taken, so I have estimated between 1910-1925.

    This house has long since been torn down.
    Midway School in about 1911 or 1912
    Midway School in about 1911 or 1912
    Midway School was a one-room schoolhouse near Newport, Iowa (which is presently located on U.S. Highway 61 between Burlington and Muscatine, Iowa, not far from Wapello or Morning Sun, Iowa). Until the Wapello consolidated school district was formed, the children of Samuel Walker all attended Midway School. He was a school officer of the school in 1920.

    According to stories I heard from my mother as a child, the Walker children walked from their farmhouse a long distance to the road to catch a ride or else all the way to this school everyday, which indeed could have been dour in times of deep snow and cold winter weather.

    Paul Moyers Walker, who was born in 1904, appears to be about 7 or 8 years old in this photograph, dating it to probably about 1911-1912.

    Other family members identified are Maude Mae Walker, her future husband, Geoffrey Paul Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, and Lorinda Fern "Loie" Umphrey. The teacher of these children was Myrtle Irwin.
    Walker Children Under the Trees
    Walker Children Under the Trees
    These are a number of my maternal aunts and uncles. Although no evidence of a picnic can be seen in the picture, it "feels" like a picnic. It also feels humid. And too hot to be wearing all those clothes.

    I don't know if the Walker family owned a camera at this time; Myrtle Walker would seem to be either in this photograph or else taking the picture, considering her age. It's a higher quality print than the snapshots of children Leota and Ruth in the next few years, so it almost feels as though it is a "studio" print.

    Paul Moyers Walker is standing with the got on the left, Elsie Ella Walker is sitting to his left, Albert "Ross" Walker is behind Elsie, Maude Mae is then in front, George, the family dog an Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker. This photograph was likely taken in the summer of 1912.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    This is a photograph (photo postcard style) I have inherited. My cousin, Virginia Golliher, has the same image and the people in the canoe are identified on hers. Her mother, Myrtle, and my mother, Leota, were both in the picture.

    The older woman on the left is Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers. The girl in front of her is Zella "Myrtle" Walker. George Washington Earl Moyers is rowing the canoe. On the right are Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she is holding the baby (my mother), Hattie "Leota" Walker. My mother was born in March 1912, so this photograph was taken in that summer. Myrtle was 7 or else 8, depending upon the date of the picture.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: Charles Pearsey Walker's Second Home Near Newport
    1912 Walker Family Photos: Charles Pearsey Walker's Second Home Near Newport
    When Sam Walker moved into his father's farm home, Charles P. Walker moved to a second house that was on the property. He lived there with his second wife, Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker. In this photograph Sam, his wife and three children are visiting Charles and Sally. It was probably taken the same day as the photograph of the Moyers and Walkers who were in a canoe on a pond at the farm.

    Left to right: Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker, holding Hattie "Leota" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" Walker, Charles Pearsey Walker (standing, porting a beard which is seen in other photographs of this time), Sarah, known as "Aunt Sallie" Walker, sitting in her chair, and father Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker holding the hands of his two youngest sons at the time, Paul Moyers Walker, and Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker (it is unclear which might be which). Marge Kimble kindly provided this photograph.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: In the Back Yard of Charles Pearsey Walker's Home Near Newport
    1912 Walker Family Photos: In the Back Yard of Charles Pearsey Walker's Home Near Newport
    One of a series of photographs apparently all taken the same summer day in 1912, this includes several family members who can be almost certainly identified and children who can be surmised. This photograph is from the back yard of the home where Charles Pearsey Walker and wife Sarah lived.

    Standing, left to right in this photograph are: John Franklin Russell, Elsie Ella Walker, Maude Mae Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" Walker holding Hattie "Leota," and Flossie Zella Russell. Kneeling on the ground is Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, holding a son who is probably Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker (age two at the time, and known as "Sammie" when he was young).
    1912 Walker Family Photos: Sammie, Myrtle, and Leota Walker
    1912 Walker Family Photos: Sammie, Myrtle, and Leota Walker
    This photograph from late spring or early summer 1912 is of three Walker children. Sammie (Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker) is the little boy on the left. Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle" Walker) is seated on the chair, barefoot, so it must not have been too chilly of a day. The baby is my mother, Leota Walker (Hattie "Leota"). She had been born in March.

    I have a feeling the series of summer 1912 photographs that have surfaced may have been taken on the occasion of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker's 43rd birthday celebration in July.
    Walker Women and a Moyers - Three Generations
    Walker Women and a Moyers - Three Generations
    This photograph ports three generations of Walker family women and or three generations of Moyers women, depending upon once reference. Standing in the rear left is Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle"), the baby is her sister, Ruth Rebecca, next is their mother, Harriett (Hattie Mae (Moyers)), with her mother, Rebecca Moyers next to her (Rebecca (Pence)) and Harriett's daughter, Maude (Maude Mae) on the right. Seated is "Aunt Sallie," (Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker), the step-mother-in-law of Harriett, the second wife of Charles Pearsey Walker. The little girl in the front was my mother, Leota (Hattie "Leota"), another daughter of Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker.

    Ruth was born in 1915. This photograph was probably taken during the summer of 1916.
    Sisters Hattie 'Leota' and Ruth Rebecca Walker and the Family Dog
    Sisters Hattie "Leota" and Ruth Rebecca Walker and the Family Dog
    This photograph, in a series probably taken in summer 1917, is of Ruth Walker on the left and Leota Walker on the right. Back by the shed is an older person, who is too blurry to see clearly, but looks to be their older sister, Zella "Myrtle" Walker.
    Leota and Ruth Walker - Near the Back Door
    Leota and Ruth Walker - Near the Back Door
    There exists another photograph of Leota (Hattie "Leota") and sister Ruth (Ruth Rebecca) Walker with their dog, but this one appears to have been taken on a different day, and after a frolic in the mud. I remember my mother (Leota) looking at this photograph when I was a kid and exclaiming, "Look at how dirty we were!"
    Hattie 'Leota' Walker, Her Sister, Ruth Rebecca Walker, and Their Friend
    Hattie "Leota" Walker, Her Sister, Ruth Rebecca Walker, and Their Friend
    The young girl on the right is a relative or friend of Leota (on the left) and Ruth Walker (in the middle). There is no identification on the back of the photograph.
    Walker Sisters at the Midway School
    Walker Sisters at the Midway School
    Midway School was the one-room rural schoolhouse attended by many of the Walker family when they were children. In this photograph, sisters Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle"), Leota (Hattie "Leota") and Ruth (Ruth Rebecca) were all posing as part of a group photograph of the young women who were attending the school. It was probably taken in about 1919 or so. Ruth would only have been 3 or 4, Myrtle soon quit attending school after the death of her mother in 1918. Leota would have been about 7.
    William David 'Bill' Walker and His Older Sister, Zella 'Myrtle' Walker
    William David "Bill" Walker and His Older Sister, Zella "Myrtle" Walker
    In about 1919, Bill Walker was learning to sit on the family horse, under the watchful eye of his older sister, Myrtle.
    The Sons of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker in July 1929
    The Sons of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in July 1929
    July 24, 1929, was Sam Walker's 60th birthday, and several photographs are dated as being from that month and year were likely taken at his birthday celebration in Morning Sun, Iowa. The sons are, back row, left to right:

    George, Samuel, Paul, Cliff, and Ross Walker; front row, left to right: Bill and John Walker. The ages of these men and boys in this photo are:

    George Percy Walker, age 33, married with two children

    Albert "Ross" Walker, age 29, married with two boys; his wife Vinnie was pregnant with Lela, who was born September 10.

    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, age 27, married with two children.

    Paul Moyers Walker, age 24, married to Cora "Belle" (Hannah) Walker at this time, but they would divorce within about a year.

    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, age 19; William David "Bill" Walker, age 11; and John Henry Walker, age 5. John was the son of Samuel Nathaniel and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. The other men and boy's mother was Hattie Mae "Harriet" (Moyers) Walker.
    John Franklin Russell, Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker, William David 'Bill' Walker, and Frizzell Family Members
    John Franklin Russell, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, and Frizzell Family Members
    John Russell is sitting in the front in this photograph likely taken in about 1930. Bill Walker is standing in the back row, and his father, Sam Walker is slightly behind him. The Frizzell children are too young to be those of Eli and Vernie (Walker) Frizzell (except for the oldest boy in the back row, who possibly could be Charles Frederick Frizzell, born 1913). They apparently are the next generation of the Frizzell family, and are not identified.
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker and His Sons, Probably 1939
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker and His Sons, Probably 1939
    Sam Walker's 70th birthday was a good occasion for a photo with his sons.

    Left to right in this photograph are Thomas Clifford "Cliff," Samuel Clinton "Sam," William David "Bill," Samuel Nathaniel "Sam, and George Percy Walker

    This snapshot does not appear to have been taken by the same person who took a series of photographs which I believe to have have been taken at the 1939 birthday party/family reunion on the occasion of Sam Walker's 70th birthday; nevertheless it appears it may be from the same reunion, and could have been taken by someone with a second camera (this is based on the kind of developing paper used, etc.).

    In 1929 Sam's sons posed for a group photo, and once again they are seen together, along with their father, in this picture. If indeed it is a photo from 1939, it was taken four months after the death of these sons' sister, Ruth. Their brother Ross had died three years earlier.

    Assuming these dates to be approximately correct, according to Ruth Walker's obituary, at the time she died her siblings George, Leota, Myrtle, and Clifford were all living in New London, Iowa. Sam Clinton Walker lived in Marion. Sister Maude (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner lived in Winterset. Paul and Bill Walker lived in Morning Sun. (Paul is not in this picture, and whether or not he was living on the family farm is not known; Bill, judging by his age at the time, probably was living at home.) Additionally Sam and Reil's children, Viola, John, Marjorie and Robert were young and still living at home.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker and His Sons: Cliff, Sam, Bill, and George
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Sons: Cliff, Sam, Bill, and George
    This snapshot does not appear to have been taken by the same person who took a series of photographs which I believe to have been from the 70th birthday party in 1939 Sam N. Walker. It very well may be from the same reunion and taken by someone with a second camera (this observation is based on the kind of developing paper used, etc.).

    In 1929 Sam's sons posed for a group photo, and here once again they are seen together, along with their father. If indeed it is a photo from 1939, it was taken four months after the death of their sister, Ruth Rebecca (Walker) Broeker. Their brother Albert "Ross" Walker had died three years earlier.

    Assuming these dates to be approximately correct, according to Ruth Walker's obituary, at the time she died her siblings George, Leota, Myrtle, and Clifford were all living in New London, Iowa. Sam Clinton Walker lived in Marion, Iowa. Sister Maude (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner lived in Winterset. Paul Moyers and William David "Bill" Walker both lived in Morning Sun.

    Paul is not in this picture, and whether or not he was living on the family farm is not known;

    Additionally Sam N. had children from his second marriage to Jennie "Reil" Hannah: Viola, John, Marjorie and Robert were all still young and living at home.

    In the far back on the left is Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker is to his left. In the front are Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, father Samuel Nathaniel, and on the right is George Percy Walker.

    Several Family Members Round a Tree
    Several Family Members Round a Tree
    Another photograph of what is probably this bench that encircles this fine shade tree exists with a very young Shirley Lea Broeker standing near it. The women in this photograph are, left to right: Flossie Zella Walker talking to Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, whose back is turned to the camera. In the front are Hattie "Leota" Walker with her sister, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, resting her head on her shoulder.

    My educated guess was this photograph was taken in the summer of 1939, at the time of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker's 70th birthday party.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker and His Daughter, Elsie Ella Walker
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Daughter, Elsie Ella Walker
    During a vacation visit to Iowa from her religious pursuits, daughter Elsie and her father Sam Walker posed for this photograph, taken probably in about July 1949.
    A Four Generation Walker, Fortner, Howey, Photograph
    A Four Generation Walker, Fortner, Howey, Photograph
    In 1951, probably the summer, this photograph was taken of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, his daughter, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, her daughter, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, and the newborn Dennis Brien Howey, who is known as "Denny B." The photograph was taken on the side of the house where Sam and Reil Walker lived. Margretta Howey would die in 1953.
    Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner and Her Sister, Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson
    Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner and Her Sister, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson
    Sisters Maude Fortner and Myrtle Dotson, probably taken in about 1958, location unknown. It doesn't appear that it was summer.
    Seven Children of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Hattie Mae 'Harriett' Moyers Walker in About 1965
    Seven Children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers Walker in About 1965
    This family reunion was held at my home, the home of Bill and Leota Brumm, as nearly as I can date it in summer 1965. The photograph was taken in the front yard of our house, with Pine Street and the Grinstead and Harper houses somewhat visible in the background. The photograph was taken by Roy Grant Fortner, and the siblings in the yard are, from left to right, Samuel Clinton Walker, Zella "Myrtle" Dotson, Elsie Ella Walker, William David Walker, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, and George Percy Walker. I am quite certain this is the last such group photograph my mother, Leota Brumm, was in before her death in November 1967. Of the eleven children of Sam and Hattie (Moyers) Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" lived in Colorado at this time, Albert "Ross" Walker, Paul Moyers Walker, and Ruth Rebecca (Walker) Broeker were dead.
    Relaxing on the Front Yard at a Walker Family Reunion
    Relaxing on the Front Yard at a Walker Family Reunion
    This was another photograph taken during a family reunion at the Bill and Leota Brumm house that was in the summer, probably of 1965. My mother, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, is cut off on the left, with Jay Brian Lox petting a dog, sitting on the ground in front of her, then left to right were Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Elsie Ella Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, and Elsie's traveling companion, who was in the same religious sect that Elsie was in.
    A Walker Family Reunion in 1965
    A Walker Family Reunion in 1965
    A number of other photographs from this particular reunion exist and are posted on the site. Some are in black and white (some of those are pretty blurry, having been taken by me). A few are in color, including this group shot of family members sitting on the front yard of my family home on South Pine Street in New London, Iowa. It was a hot Iowa summer day, with high humidity, typical of the place.

    This photograph is of medium quality. Left to right are: Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, her granddaughter, Connie Jean Brunk, George Percy Walker. The boy standing is Jay Brian Lox, who is right in front of seated William David "Bill" Walker. After the gap, my mother, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, her sisters, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and Elsie Ella Walker, their brother, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, and the non-family member whose name I don't know, Elsie's traveling companion.

    This photograph may have been taken by Roy Fortner; either it was his, mine, or another family member who sent it to my mother.
    Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner and Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker Dotson at the Fourth of July in Morning Sun
    Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker Dotson at the Fourth of July in Morning Sun
    Sisters Maude Fortner and Myrtle Dotson are enjoying the festivities July 4, 1968, in Morning Sun, Iowa, at the Locust Grove Park in town. There is always a large Independence Day celebration in Morning Sun. They were probably suggesting I put my camera away.
    Documents
    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.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F5  Group Sheet

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    Hattie Mae 'Harriett' (Moyers) Walker
    Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker
    My grandmother, Hattie Moyers, married my grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, October 25, 1893, in Morning Sun, Iowa. It seems they loved children, as they had eleven of them, and soon after the eleventh, my uncle William David "Bill" Walker, Harriett died in 1918.

    Her parents were George Washington Earl Walker and Rebecca Ellen Pence; Hattie was one of ten children in the family in which she was raised.
    Five Generations of Moyers
    Five Generations of Moyers
    This photograph, taken in 1917, is a five generation photo of Sam Moyers and his descendants. The people pictured in this, left to right, are: George Washington Earl Moyers, Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey (standing), Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she's holding her granddaughter, Thelma Verlee Umphrey. Sam Moyers is my second great grandfather, and Thelma, who lives in Michigan, is my first cousin. The ornate detail on the chair harkens back to the era of the early twentieth century, before planned obsolescence was invented, and interesting design mostly faded into obscurity of the vast mass market.
    The Coffin of Hattie Mae 'Harriett' (Moyers) Walker
    The Coffin of Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker
    Harriett Walker was buried April 10, 1918. This photograph was likely taken after the funeral, which was at her home near Newport, Iowa.

    Histories
    Biographical Information about Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker and His Two Wives: Hattie Mae 'Harriett' Moyers and Jennie 'Reil' Hannah
    Biographical Information about Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Two Wives: Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers and Jennie "Reil" Hannah
    by Dennis Brumm, revised 2009

    Birth Records S. N. Walker, 80, Honored By Family
    A newspaper account reporting on the 80th birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. (Published in Morning Sun, Iowa, courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Hattie Mae 'Harriett' (Moyers) Walker in The Muscatine Journal
    The Obituary of Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker in The Muscatine Journal
    Hattie died not long after the birth of her eleventh child, Bill Walker.

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