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Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker

Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker

Male 1869 - 1957

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  • Name  Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname  Sam 
    Residence  Between 1869 and 1883  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Born  24 Jul 1869  a log house two miles north of New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Samuel N. Walker, age 1, male, white, born in Iowa
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Sam Walker, white, male, age 10, son, single, attended school during the census year, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa
    Autograph Book Entry  Abt 1883  [8
    • (Entries to Sam Walker's autograph book; entries may have spanned several years--Cora Moyers may be after 1883):

      "Francis S. Walker:
      Dear grand son N. S. (sic) Walker
      may you try [to] imitate the good proph-
      et in your life while you have
      the name Samuel. another good
      man says folow peas (peace) with
      all men without which no
      man shall see the Lord
      take heed to sutch??? lead??? .....
      is my advise. Francis S. Walker"

      _________

      "Sammy dear nephew
      Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Touch not taste not. Your aunt Vashti A. Edger 9-18-1883."

      (This entry was probably made about the time the family moved to Texas for two years. It was close to being after the harvest and still before winter.)
      _________

      "The South Star

      Samuel,
      Many a tear shall dim the eye
      Many a sin must be forgiven
      Ere these pale lips shall sink to rest
      And you and I shall meet in heaven
      March 6th [18]98

      Your friend,
      Cora Moyers"
    Residence  Between 1883 and 1884  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Sam moved with his parents and family to Texas from Iowa and lived there between 1883 and 1884.
    Residence  Between 1884 and 1896  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • The family had moved back to Iowa by 1884 and settled in Louisa County.
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Samuel M. (sic) Walker, 73 Township, Range 73, Section 27; Address SW NE 4; age 15, male, single, born in Henry County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Autograph Book Entry  15 Oct 1893  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • (Written in Tom Walker's autograph book by his brother, Samuel N. Walker, 10 days before Sam's wedding to Hattie Mae Moyers:)

      Newport, October 15 (18)93

      Dear Brother Tom

      When on this page in after year's
      Your eyes perchance may fall
      Just pause one moment Ere you turn
      And former friends u call,
      The hand that traced these lines
      May then be mouldering in the grave
      But let us meet again in Heaven
      Through him who died to Save.
      Your brother,
      S. N. Walker
    Entries to the Autograph Book of Thomas 'Tom' Walker
    Entries to the Autograph Book of Thomas "Tom" Walker
    Tom Walker's autograph book was signed by relatives and friends in the late 1800s. The book is in the possession of Marge Kimble, who courteously provided these several pages. Entries in the attached document were written by Tom's brother-in-law, Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell (undated), his sister, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell (undated), and his Brother Samuel Nathaniel Walker (October 15, 1893. (Note: This document is in pdf format.)
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Listed with his wife, Harriett M. Walker, and daughter, "Elsy" E. Walker:) Samuel Walker, age 25, born in Henry County Iowa, white
    Letters and Cards  30 Jul 1899  [14
    • (A letter to Sam N. Walker)

      Illinois Central Railroad Company
      Office of the Chief Engineer
      Chicago July 30th 1899

      Mr. S. N. Walker
      Newport, Iowa

      Dear Sir:

      Absence from the city has delayed this reply to your of 25th inst.

      I sent to the General Superintendent's office of your Company, the papers in regard to the robbery of the Post Office, by his request for the possible use of the Postal authorities. I know nothing further concerning this, nor in any way concerning the matter itself.

      I don't think you need be alarmed about what prank the probably halfwitted men may attempt; their own purpose is doubtless simply to annoy.

      If I can be of any service, I can be reached at this office.

      By T,
      Howard W?
    A Letter From the Illinois Central Railroad to Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker
    A Letter From the Illinois Central Railroad to Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    On July 30, 1899, a bureaucrat named Howard (last name is illegible, perhaps intentionally) in the Chief Engineer's Office at the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago replied to Sam Walker regarding a theft of mail at a post office. He assured Sam that the robbery was probably simply a prank by "half-witted" men. (The scan of this letter was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble.)
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • (Married to Hattie, living with her and children: Elsie, George, "Maud," and Ross A. Walker:) Line number 21; dwelling number 491, family number 504: Sam Walker, head of household, white, male, born in July 1869, age 30, married, married for 6 years, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, occupation railroad section ..?, attended school y months during the previous year, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a house (not a farm)
    Research  1903  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Writing on the back side of a photograph of the "Walker Homestead" near Newport, Iowa:)

      S. N. Walker farm home (built originally for Charles P. Walker), built the same year Aunt Flossie was married. Sam Dotson did the carpentry work - 1906 (sic: 1903)

      Built for Chas. P. Walker
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • (Listed with his wife, Hattie, and children: Elsie E., George P., "Maud" M., Albert Ross, Thomas C., Z. M. [Zella Myrtle], and Paul M. Walker:) Sam Walker, Card Number: 186; 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  [18
    • (Married to Hattie M., living with her and children: Elsie E., George P., Maud M., Albert R., Thomas C., Zella M., Paul M., and Samuel C. Walker:) Line number 54: dwelling number: 9, family number: 9: Samuel M. (sic) Walker, head of household, male, white, age 40, married (once), years of present marriage 25 (sic), birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry home farm, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 9
    Biography  1911  [2, 5
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • A well cultivated homestead containing one hundred and ninety-six and one-half acres on section 21, Morning Sun township, is the well merited rewards of the efforts of Samuel N. Walker, one of Louisa county's capable agriculturists. He was born in Henry county, Iowa, on the 24th of July, 1869, and is the son of C. P. and Ruth E. (Fox) Walker. The father has long been identified with the agriculture development of this county, but the mother passed away in December 1890 (sic: 1889). They were the parents of the following children: Samuel N., our subject; Everna, the wife of Eli Frizzell of Clarke county; Albert who is deceased; Thomas, at home; Leander also living in this county; Flossie who is married to John Russell, of Louisa county; James G., living at home; and John who is deceased.

      After the completion of his education which was acquired in the district schools, Samuel N. Walker engaged in agriculture pursuits until he attained his majority. He subsequently went to work on the railroad, continuing to be identified with that occupation for thirteen years. At the end of that time he bought one hundred acres of land, which he cultivated for five years. Then disposing of it he bought his present farm, a portion of the old homestead of his father. In addition to the cultivation of his fields, Mr. Walker also engages in the raising of cattle and hogs, the returns from which undertakings are very satisfactory.

      The marriage of Mr. Walker and Miss Hattie Moyer[s] was celebrated on the 25th of October, 1893. Mrs. Walker is the daughter of George W. and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers, who were parents of eight children, namely: Lucy, the wife of G. W. Dotson of Newport; Pearl M., a resident of Des Moines county; Hattie M., now Mrs. Walker; Cora, the wife of Frank Hamilton of Newport; Burton who is living in Des Moines county; Gertie, the twin sister of Burton's and who is deceased; Edward, a resident of Texas; and Halleck living in Louisa county. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Walker were born the following children: Elsie E., George P., Maude M., Albert R., Clifford T., Myrtle Z., Paul Moyers and Samuel Clinton, all of whom reside at home.

      The religious affiliation of Mr. Walker is with the Christian denomination, while his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
    The Biography of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker (1869-1957)
    The Biography of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111.
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Card Number: 428, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 41, Samuel N. Walker, age 45, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, occupation farmer, total earnings in 1914: $2000, extent of education in the common schools: 10, birth place: Iowa, owned home or farm, incumbrance on farm or home: $4000, value of farm or home: $11,200, father's birthplace: Indiana, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • ("Married," [actually widowed], living with children: Elsie E., Ross A., Clifford T., Myrtle Z., Paul M., "Sammie" C., Leota H., Ruth R., and William D. Walker:) Line number 64: farm, dwelling number: (none), family number: (none): Samuel N. Walker, head of household, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, age 50, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation manager, nature of industry farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 88
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • (Married to Jennie R., living with her and children: Samuel C., Hattie L., Ruth E., William D., Viola B., and John H. Walker:) Line number: 1: Samuel N. Walker, head of household, male, white, age 55, married, highest reader attained: 8th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Chas. P. Walker, father's birthplace: Indiana, name of mother: Ruth E. Fox, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Mount Pleasant, Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: none
    Newspaper Article  26 Jul 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Engine Cogs Cut Off Fingers of Morning Sun Boy

      [A paragraph about 2-year-old Lorenz Humphrey's fingers lost in a gasoline engine, a sentence about the SBWH club]

      The children of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker north of town held a surprise birthday party for Mr. Walker at their home Sunday, there being 35 present.
    Surprise Birthday Party
    Surprise Birthday Party
    An article reporting on a surprise birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, given for him by his children. (Published in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble)
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • (Married to Reil, living with her and children: Sam C., Leota H., Ruth, William, Viola B., John H., and Marjorie Walker:) Line number 76: dwelling number: 145, family number: 145: Samuel Walker, head of household, owned home, owned a radio set, lived on a farm, male, white, age 60, married, age at first marriage 25, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VVVV, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 121
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1931  north of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Residence  Abt 1899/1932  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Sam moved back to Iowa from Illinois, where he'd been working for the railroad. According to the 1915 census information, he had lived in Iowa 41 of 45 years. He was in Texas for between 1-2, so he apparently lived in Illinois for about 2-3 years.
    Birthday Announcement  28 Jul 1949  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove on Sunday for a family picnic dinner honoring Mr. Walker upon the occasion of his 80th birthday. There were 70 persons at the dinner and from them Mr. Walker received a number of gifts.

      Present for the occasion were the following persons: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mr. and Mrs. Dan (sic: David) Howey, all of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Moyers, Mrs. E. N. Moyers, Doyle, Ethel, and Mabel and Elizabeth, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Krekel; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Walker and Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Belles and Carol Sue, Mrs. Vennie (sic: Vinnie) Walker, Ralph and Kenneth, all of Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Waker (sic: Walker), Olds; Mrs. Lillian Vance, Knoxville; Miss Thelma Vance, St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Max Dotson, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker and Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, Gary and Stephen, all of Marion.

      Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Paul and Phyllis, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Thomas, New London; Mr. Clifford Walker, Middletown; Mr. Frank Hamilton, Mrs. Hazel Eubanks, Mrs. Alfred Jackson and Carolyn, Mrs. Wila Wolfe, Mrs. O. B. Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, Robert Walker and Gerald Kimble, all of Morning Sun; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Russell, all of Wapello

      S. N. Walker, whose parents were C. P. Walker, a native of Indiana, and Ruth Ellen Fox, a native of Henry County, Iowa, was born in a log house 2 miles north of New London four years after the close of the Civil War. When he was 14 years old he went with his family to Texas, the whole journey being made by a horse drawn covered wagon.

      A year later, in 1884, the Walkers drove the same team from Texas back to Iowa and came to live in the Morning Sun community. One daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walker during the time spent in Texas.

      S. N. Walker has spent practically all of the last 66 years of his life in this community and is widely known here. He and his first wife, the late Hattie Moyers Walker, became the parents of eleven children, nine of whom are living. There are Elsie E. Walker, George P. Walker, Maude M. Fortner, Paul Walker, Clifford Walker, Myrtle Dotson, Loeta (sic: Leota) Krekel, Sam Walker, and William Walker. Deceased are Ross Walker and Ruth Walker Broeker.

      Mr. Walker and his present wife, Riel (sic: Reil) Hannah Walker are the parents of five children, three of whom are living. These are Viola Van Houten, Marjorie Kimble and Robert Walker. One son, John Walker, was killed in action during World War II and one daughter, Rosalee (sic: Rosalie), died in infancy.

      A few months ago Mr. and Mrs. Walker disposed of their farm north of town and now reside in Morning Sun. Mr. Walker has been a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Wapello for the past 40 years.
    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.)
    Letters and Cards 
    • With best wishes for a happy birthday from your brother, Jim (James G. Walker: no stamp or date)
    Magazine/Book Article 
    • (Marjorie Kimble provided this story from a history book in her possession about the railroad arriving in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is of interest regarding Sam N. Walker as he worked for the railroad at the end of the 1800s and possibly it was the Iowa Central R.R.)

      Crist Brown, Morning Sun city clerk, says the track of the then Iowa Central came to Morning Sun in 1882. He says he can remember several years later carrying groceries to the Billy Boltz rooming house near the depot where meals were prepared for the crew and passengers aboard the West bound train.

      The train crew would take the orders at Keithsburg (Illinois) about 11 o'clock and the dinners would be ready by the time they reached Morning Sun about noon. The meals were delivered to the train packed in small peach baskets, often used as lunch pails, around the turn of the century.
    Residence  Apr 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Newspaper Article  Abt 1954  [28
    • Recalls Long Ago Wagon Trip

      Radio and press reports of the recent caravan journeying by wagon and horseback from Fairfield to Des Moines stirred memories of another trip taken many years ago by a Morning Sun resident. In the year 1880 (sic: 1883) S. N. Walker, long time resident of this community, made a wagon trip from New London to Limestone county Texas, 50 miles south of Dallas. Now 85 years old, Walker tells of the long journey made by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Walker, and their children who included Tom Walker, also a resident of this community. The long and hazardous journey was made in a single wagon drawn by one team of horses and a month was spent on the road. When the father found Texas not to his liking, he returned in 1881 (sic: 1884/5) with his father to Iowa, using the same wagon and the same team.
    Funeral Program  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • In Memory of SAMUEL NATHANIEL WALKER

      Born July 24, 1869
      Died March 16, 1957
      Age 87 Years, 7 Months, 18 Days

      Place and Time of Services: Tuesday, March 19, 1957, 2 p.m.; Presbyterian Church Morning Sun, Iowa

      Clergyman: Reverend Floyd Bowerman

      Place of Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa

      Arrangements by: Pierce Funeral Home
    Died  16 Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Obituary  Abt 17 Mar 1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Samuel Nathaniel Walker, 87, died at his home here at 10 a.m. Saturday.

      He was born July 24, 1869, near New London, the son of Charles T. (sic: P) and Ruth Ellen Fox Walker, and was a lifetime resident of the Morning Sun community.

      On October 25, 1893, he married the former Hattie M. Moyers, who died April 7, 1918. Children born of that marriage and surviving are Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; George T. (sic: P) Walker and Myrtle Dotson, West Burlington; Maude Fortner, Detroit, Michigan; Samuel C. and William D. Walker, Marion; Paul M. Walker, California; Leota Brumm and Clifford Walker, New London. A son and a daughter are dead.

      On March 27, 1920, he married the former Jennie Reil Hannah. Children born of that marriage and surviving are Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas; Robert Walker and Marjorie Kimball (sic: Kimble), Morning Sun. A son and a daughter are dead.

      Also surviving are his wife; three brothers, James, Thomas and Lee Walker; a sister, Flossie Russell, ____ grandchildren and ___ ....
    Buried  19 Mar 1957  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30, 32, 33
    Obituary  21 Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Funeral Tuesday for S. N. Walker

      Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church for S. N. Walker, 87, a life long resident of the Morning Sun community. Services were conducted by the Reverend Floyd Bowerman and burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Walker died at his home here Saturday morning, March 16 (1957).

      Samuel Nathaniel Walker, the son of Charles P. Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox, was born July 24, 1869, near New London, Iowa. On October 25, 1893, he was married to Hattie M. Moyers, who preceded him [in] death on April 7, 1918. To this union the following children were born: Elsie Walker, Benton Arkansas; George P. Walker and Myrtle Dotson, West Burlington; Maude Fortner, Detroit, Michigan; Samuel C. Walker and William D. Walker, Marion, Iowa; Paul M. Walker, Livermore, California; Leota Brumm and Clifford Walker, New London. Two other children, Ruth Broeker and Ross Walker, are dead.

      On March 20, 1920, he was united in marriage to Jennie Reil Hannah and they became the parents of the following children: Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas; Robert Walker and Marjorie Kimble, Morning Sun. Preceding their father in death was a daughter Rosalee, and a son, John H. Walker, killed in action in World War II.

      Surviving in addition to the wife and 12 children are three brothers and a sister: James, Thomas and Lee Walker, and Flossie Russell. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

      Mr. Walker was a life-long member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
    Newspaper Article  28 Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    Research 
    • Louisa County History, page 110, states Sam had worked for the railroad 13 years when he attained his majority, but apparently/possibly it began when he was aged 17, as by 1899 the family was living on the farm near Newport when Albert "Ross" Walker was born, Sam was 30 years old then, and he didn't live in Illinois after 1899.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [32
    • Name: Samuel N. Walker; Sex: M; Born: 1869; Died or Buried: 1957; Age: 88; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page MS-76; Notes: 1869-1957
    Person ID  I5  All Families
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2014 

    Father  Charles Pearsey Walker,   b. 13 Apr 1843, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1922, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth Ellen Fox,   b. 16 Apr 1851, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1889, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jul 1868  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 36
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Charles Walker; Bride's Name: Ruth E. Fox; Marriage Date: 4 July 1868; Marriage Place:, Henry, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58826-1; System Origin: Iowa-ODM; Source Film Number: 965926; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Certificate  4 Jul 1868  [38
    • License. No. 68?

      Mr. Charles Walker To Miss Ruth Ellen Fox
      License issued June 20th, 1868. John B. Drayer, County Judge

      State of Iowa, Henry County. --ss:

      I certify that on the 4th day of July, 1868, I did solemnize the Marriage of Mr. Charles Walker and Miss Ruth E. Fox, at the home of the undersigned Mt. Pleasant, in Henry County, Iowa.

      Given under my hand, this 4th day of July 1868. John B. Drayer, County judge, Henry County, Iowa.

      I hereby certify the ? to be a ? copy of the return of the solemnization of Mr. Chalres Walker and Miss Ruth E. Fox as filed in my office, this 4th day of July, 1868. John B. Drayer, County Judge.
    Birth Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Pearsey Walker family (with an addition from Marge Kimble). The children listed were Charles Leander "Lee," James G., Flossie Zella, John Henry (J. H.) and Thomas "Tom" Walker. Albert E. Walker, who was born and died in 1876, was not listed on this sheet:

      Chas. Leander Walker born May 8, 1881, at New London, Iowa.

      James G. Walker [... nothing more]

      Flossie Z. Walker, born April 13, 1884, at Tehncana, Texas.

      James G. Walker (redux), born January 19, 1887, at Morning Sun, Iowa.

      J. H., born November 14, 1889, Morning Sun.

      (The addition by Marge Kimble:) Tom Walker, November 12, 1877.
    Residence  Abt 1868/1869  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Possibly they moved there because other members of Ruth Ellen's sister's family, that of Elizabeth (Fox) Sampson, had moved there.
    Residence  Between 1869 and 1883  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Charles and family lived in a "log cabin" north of New London, between New London and Mt. Union.
    Residence  Between 1883 and 1884  Tehuacana, Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 39
    • Daughter Flossie Walker was born during the stay in Texas.
    Death Record  Flossie Russell Deaths' List  [9
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of deaths of the family of Charles Pearsey Walker before she died in 1968, probably before 1973 when her brother James died, as he was not listed:

      Ruth Ellen Walker, December 29, 1889, at Morning Sun, Iowa

      Albert E. Walker, died [in] 1876.

      J. H. Walker, died February 13, 1890.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker's grave is located at the Ferrel Cemetery near New London, Henry County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Charles P. Walker, April 13, 1843 - March 8, 1922; Ruth E. His Wife, April 16, 1861 - December 29, 1889."
    The Headstone of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    The Headstone of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    Photos

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    The Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, and Charles Francis Walker
    The Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, and Charles Francis Walker
    This photograph is the only known photo of Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker and the only photograph (I have) of Charles Francis Walker. It was taken most likely in 1882; no later than 1883. Charles Leander "Lee" Walker, sitting on Charles Pearsey Walker's lap, was born May 1881. Flossie Zella Walker, the next child born to Charles and Ruth, was born in April 1884, when the family was living in Texas for a year (obviously she is not pictured), and Charles F. Walker remained with Francis S. Walker on the family farm when Charles and Ruth and their family were in Texas.

    Despite what the writing on this photo says about Charles F. being an orphan, his father, Leander Walker, Charles Pearsey Walker's brother, was alive and living in Indiana when this photograph was taken. Leander's first wife, Olive née Walker (unrelated), died when Charles Francis was an infant; Leander sent his son to Iowa to be raised by the family. Leander remarried later and had three more sons.

    Identification is as follows: Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker (later Frizzell) is standing on the left, Charles Pearsey Walker is sitting, holding Charles Leander "Lee" Walker on his lap. Charles Francis is standing to their left. Standing alone in front is Thomas "Tom" Walker, then Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, and standing on the right is Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. This photograph was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble. It was in Flossie Russell's family archives.
    The Charles Pearsey Walker Family (Original Page)
    The Charles Pearsey Walker Family (Original Page)
    This is a page with the photo of Charles Pearsey Walker's family on it. Apparently Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell wrote the notes on the page, which are: "Parents - Ruth and Charlie Walker. Everna standing by Dad. Charles Leander on lap. Tom along side. Older boys Sam & Charlie Walker, nephew - their father died (sic: mother) so they came to stay with CP and Ruth."

    I theorize this was a family photograph left to relatives about the time when Charles, Ruth, and their children moved to Texas for several years (Charles Francis remained behind, living with Francis S. and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker.
    Charles Pearsey Walker and His Daughter, Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker Frizzell
    Charles Pearsey Walker and His Daughter, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker Frizzell
    Charles and Vernie were having a visit while she was pregnant. This likely was between 1911-1913.
    Flossie Zella Russell and her Sister, Everna Ida 'Vernie' Frizzell
    Flossie Zella Russell and her Sister, Everna Ida "Vernie" Frizzell
    This photograph from between about 1915/20 is of the two daughters of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox: Flossie Russell (1884-1968), who lived in Wapello, Iowa, married to John Franklin Russell (1882-1967) and Vernie Frizzell, (1873-1951), who married Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell (1863-1934). Vernie lived in Clarke County, Iowa.
    Sisters 'Vernie' Frizzell and Flossie Russell
    Sisters "Vernie" Frizzell and Flossie Russell
    My grandaunts, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell were enjoying a reunion or visit when this photograph was taken in about 1945. Vernie lived in Clarke County, Iowa, in the south central part of the state, and Flossie in Louisa County, Iowa, a county on the Mississippi River in the eastern part of the state.
    The Children of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker in About 1950
    The Children of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker in About 1950
    These were the surviving children of the family of Charles and Ruth Walker of Henry County, Iowa, Texas, and later Louisa County, Iowa. Left to right are: James G. "Jim" Walker (1887-1973), Thomas "Tom" Walker (1877-1968), Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell (1873-1951), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1883-1968), and (my own grandfather) Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957).
    Walker Siblings - Tom, Sam, Jim, and Flossie Russell
    Walker Siblings - Tom, Sam, Jim, and Flossie Russell
    This photograph taken by Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker's house in Morning Sun Iowa is of four of the five living Walker children at that time in 1956, left-to-right: Thomas "Tom" Walker, Sam, James G. "Jim" Walker, and Flossie Zella (Russell) Walker.
    Documents

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    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Pearsey Walker family (with an addition from Marge Kimble). The children listed were Charles Leander "Lee," James G., Flossie Zella, John Henry (J. H.) and Thomas "Tom" Walker. Albert E. Walker, who was born and died in 1876, was not listed on this sheet.
    A List of Deaths of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    A List of Deaths of the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of family deaths of her parents' family, that of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker. The list was probably created before 1973 when her brother James died, as he is not listed.
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    This is a document featuring 65 generations of descendants of Godwulf (born circa AD 80) to Dennis Brumm. Through the Fox family genealogy, much of which was provided by researcher Jodie Streit, plus some research I did backing it out from the royal family of England (to which the Fox family is connected, including Norse legends which can never be proven, this is the furthest back my database goes. It is not posted to be taken as "fact" in the earliest of generations/ (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    Histories
    A Personal Story Told to Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright By Her Mother Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
    A Personal Story Told to Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright By Her Mother Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
    Doris Cartwright furnished a typewritten page explaining that her mother, Vernie Frizzell, had been told by her grandfather, Charles Pearsey Walker, that he'd never cashed his pension checks because of a desertion during the Civil War.
    The Biography of Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922)
    The Biography of Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922)
    Arthur Springer, Louisa County History - Louisa County, Iowa (published in 1912 by S. J. Clark Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Record of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox
    The Marriage Record of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox
    Charles and Ruth were married July 4, 1868, at the home of County Judge, John B. Drayer, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers,   b. 18 Jul 1876, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1918, near Newport, 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, 41, 42, 43
    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  [39
    Residence  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [39, 45
    • 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, 39, 46
    • 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

    Family 2  Jennie Reil "Reil" Hannah,   b. 20 Jul 1892, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1958, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    School  Between 1914 and 1915  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    • (Sam Walker was the director for Midway School, and Reil Hannah was its teacher for the school year 1914-1915:)

      Midway School
      District No. 10
      Louisa County, Iowa
      Term ending May 7, 1915

      Reil Hannah, Teacher
      Miss Izola Sweeney - County Superintendent.

      SCHOOL OFFICERS

      Sameul (sic) Walker, Director
      T. J. Callahan, President
      Robert Newell, Secretary

      Pupils

      Merle Thompson
      Karl Wischmeier
      Clifford Walker
      Linda Eklund
      Donald Jamison
      Ross Walker
      Cecil Blair
      Myrtle Walker
      Dorothy Jamison
      Edith Eklund
      Audrey Thompson
      Reta Van Winkle
      Paul Walker
      Glen Perry
      Nellie Cowles
      Pauline Otto
      Richard Otto
      Edith Cowels
      Evelyn Van Winkle
    Married  27 Mar 1920  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [48, 49
    Newspaper Article  30 Jun 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [50
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary

      Morning Sun (IA), June 30 -- The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this place planned a pleasant surprise for their parents at Saunders Grove at Mt. Pleasant Sunday, June 27, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary. A fine cafeteria picnic dinner was served after which there was an afternoon of visiting among kinsfolk. The children and grand children present were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson and Dorothy Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Mathew (sic) Hickenbottom, James, Ella Mae, and Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, John Henry, Viola Belle, William, Ruth, Leota, and Sammie of Morning Sun; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. McDonald (sic) and Ruby Lea, Rex and Bobby Lee of Mt. Hamil. Besides these there were a number of other relatives present.
    Newspaper Article  31 Aug 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [51
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Morning Sun Club Gives a Farewell; Visitors in Town

      [...] Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hickenbottom and Mrs. S. N. Walker and children attended the Howe's academy alumni reunion at Mt. Pleasant last week. [...]

      J. W. Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker attended the old settlers' reunion near Salem, Satudrday.
    Newspaper Article  1 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Map Chautauqua at Morning Sun; Personal Items

      [Several paragraphs about a town celebration and who's visiting whom]

      Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah, Sam Walker and family and Matt Hickenbottom and family attended a farewell diner in Winfield, Sunday, for Mrs. Hannah's sister, Miss Ruth Courter, who left Monday for New York City and will sail for Cairo, Egypt.

      [More chat]
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [53
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • ZEPPELIN OVER MORNING SUN
      Huge Dirigible Skirts Southeast of City -- Schools Are Dismissed

      [...] The following from this vicinity attended a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near New London Sunday, in honor of Miss Lela Frizelle (sic): Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Humphrey (sic) and family, of New London, and Mr. and Mrs. John Russel (sic) of Newport.
    Newspaper Article  Abt 2 Feb 1933  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [54
    probably in The Wapello Republican 
    • Card of Thanks (1933)

      We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended during our recent bereavement in the death of our baby daughter. Especially do we wish to thank the minister and singers for their services, and others for the floral offerings at the funeral service.

      Mr. and Mrs. S. F. (sic: N) Walker and family
    Residence  Jan 1948  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [55
    Residence  Abt 1932/1949  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    • They moved from the family farm to a rental farm during the Depression.
    Residence  28 Jul 1949  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [56
    • Sam and Reil had moved into town to retire from the farm(s).
    Residence  2 Feb 1950  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [57
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [58
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  21 Aug 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [59
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday evening callers (August 17, 1952) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker were Miss Cressie Edgar, Panora, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington; and Tom Walker, Morning Sun.
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [60
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker were guests over the weekend at the Ted Dotson and Clifford Walker homes in New London, and the George Walker home in West Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. Walker also visited the Wm. Brumm home in New London where they made the acquaintance of a new grandson.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [61
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Birthday Announcement  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [62
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Samuel Nathaniel Walker, Jennie Reil (Hannah) Walker, and Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker are buried at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The text on the top of the stone simply says "Walker." The epitaph on the side of the stone is: "Samuel N. 1869 - 1957; His Wife, Hattie Moyers 1876 - 1918; His Wife, Jennie Hannah, 1892 - 1958."
    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
    Children 
    >1. Viola Belle Walker
     2. John Henry Walker,   b. 3 Jul 1924, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1944, near Aachen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker,   b. 18 Sep 1927, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2015, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Robert Charles "Bob" Walker
     5. Rosalie Reil Walker,   b. 11 Jan 1933, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1933, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    Reil and Sam Walker by Their House
    Reil and Sam Walker by Their House
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker standing outside their home in Morning Sun, Iowa, in about 1954. If I remember correctly, this is the west side of their home.
    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.
    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.
    Viola Belle, John Henry, and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' Walker
    Viola Belle, John Henry, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker
    These are the first three children from the marriage of Samuel Nathaniel Walker and his second wife, Jennie "Reil" Hannah. The photograph was taken in the front yard of the Walker farmhouse near Newport, Iowa. The house was built for Charles Pearsey Walker in 1903 and remained in the family until the farm was lost during the Depression of the 1930s.
    The Family of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Family of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    This photograph was probably taken during football season in autumn 1933 (possibly 1932), and is the family of Sam and Reil Walker. They are in the back, daughter Viola Belle and son John Henry Walker (holding the football) are the middle children, and Robert Charles and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker are in the front.
    The Children of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    The Children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    This photograph, probably from about 1934, features the four surviving children of Sam and Reil Walker (daughter Rosalie Reil died soon after birth): in the back row are John Henry and Viola Belle Walker. The front are Robert Charles "Bob" and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" Walker.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker, His Wife, Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker, and a Birthday Cake
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, His Wife, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, and a Birthday Cake
    Sam and Reil Walker had a yearly birthday party which was attended by many "extended" family members. Reil's birthday (July 20) and Sam's (July 24) were only four days apart, so one large party sufficed for both, according to their daughter, Marge Kimble. This photo, based upon the approximate dates of other photographs of the two, seems to have been taken by 1935 or so. It is not positively taken at their birthday party rather than that of someone else, but very possibly so. Careful examination has not given me any insights as to who the women sitting at the table behind them might have been.
    Walker Children and an Umphrey
    Walker Children and an Umphrey
    These are the children of several related families. In the back row is Viola Belle Walker, apparently a tiny bit of someone who is hidden, and Margretta Mae Umphrey on the right. The middle row are Marjorie Naomi Walker and her brother, Robert Charles Walker, and then sisters Mazie Ella Walker and Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker. The little girl on the front left is Jean Louise Walker, the sister of Mazie and Vera. Margretta Umphrey and Mazie, Vera and Jean, are first cousins. Viola, Robert and Marjorie, though the same ages or even younger, and the aunts and uncle of the other children.
    A Group of Extended Walker Family
    This photograph from about 1939 features, left to right, back row: Doris Idella Walker holding Shirley Lea Broeker, Mazie Ella Walker, and on the right Marjorie Naomi Walker. In front of Marjorie, pointing forward, is her brother, Robert Charles Walker. The two girls in the fron are Jean Louise Walker, and Beverly Jean Broeker. Doris, Mazie, and Jean Walker, and the Broeker girls are all first cousins. Marjorie and Robert are a half-aunt and half-uncle to the others. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (1 of 2)
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (1 of 2)
    At some point during the Depression in the 1930s, Sam Walker lost the family farm to the banks (this happened to both of my grandfathers). The family afterward rented a home and farm North of Morning Sun, Iowa, of which this became the family house.
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (2 of 2)
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in the 1930s and 1940s (2 of 2)
    This is the farm house where Sam and Reil Walker and children lived north of Morning Sun, Iowa, during the 1930s and 40s. Later they retired to live in town (Morning Sun).
    The Children of Charles Pearsey Walker and Their Cousin, Francis Isaac 'Frank' Walker
    The Children of Charles Pearsey Walker and Their Cousin, Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker
    This is a reunion of some of the children of Charles Pearsey Walker and their spouses, and additionally the family of Charles P. Walker's grandnephew, Frank Walker.

    Within this group of people, Millie was Jim (James G.) Walker's wife, Hazel was Frank Walker's wife. John Russell was Flossie's husband and Jennie Reil Hannah was Samuel Nathaniel Walker's wife. Sam, Everna (Frizzell), Flossie (Russell), Lee (Charles Leander), and Jim were Walker siblings. Frank Walker's father, Charles F. Walker, who was Francis Samuel and Catherine Pearsey Walker's nephew, was raised by Francis S. and Catherine because his own mother Olive died when he was only two weeks old. Therefore, the Frank Walker in this photograph was part of the immediate family even though he was a "first cousin once removed," and not technically another sibling.

    In the very back: Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The two front rows, left to right: Thomas "Tom" Walker, James G. "Jim" Walker, Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker, Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp/Feldman) Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Charles Leander "Lee" Walker, Aleta Marie (Hewitt) Walker, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell, Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker, John Franklin Russell, and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in the Park
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in the Park
    This photograph of Sam and Reil Walker was probably taken in about 1941. Although the location isn't certain, I imagine it was in Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, Iowa, where their birthdays were celebrated every July.
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    Based upon the ages of those who are children in this photograph, it was likely taken in about 1946. Several family members helped in its identification (I am a bit unsure about several of them). This photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. Several persons could not be identified positively due to their placement or the overall quality of the photograph, and one child does not seem to fit at this date with family members, but generally it is correct.

    Those who were at this reunion were: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Leonard "Max" Dotson, Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, (Probably) Paul Eugene "Paulie" Umphrey Jr., Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Jr., Lois Ann (Thibodeau) Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, Doris Idella Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Unknown (Possibly Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker), David Floyd "Dave" Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, Ted L. Belles, Jerry Dean Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, George Percy Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, John Franklin Russell, (probably) Jean Louise Walker, Carol Sue Belles, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    This photograph of Reil and Sam Walker was probably taken in about 1946.
    Walkers and Kimbles
    Walkers and Kimbles
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker are posing with their son, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, daughter, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, grandson Gerald Wayne Kimble, and son-in-law, Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Sr. Left to right are Bob, Marge, Sam Reil, Gerald, and Trev.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in Texas
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in Texas
    Sam and Reil Walker were visiting their daughter's family, that of Viola Belle (Walker) and Verl V. Vanhouten, in about 1948 when this photograph was taken probably on the beach at Corpus Christi, Texas.
    Reil, Sam, and Elsie Walker
    Reil, Sam, and Elsie Walker
    This photograph was apparently taken soon before or after another one of Elsie and Sam in the same outfits. Left to right, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, and Elsie Ella Walker. I believe this was in the backyard of Sam and Reil's home in Morning Sun, which they moved into in 1949. Probably Elsie returned for the family birthday celebration that July
    Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker in About 1950
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in About 1950
    The year 1950 for this photograph of Reil and Sam Walker is a guess based upon other photographs, their apparent ages, etc.
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa
    The Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa
    This photograph, probably taken in fall or winter, was the view of the back side of the home in which Sam and Reil Walker lived in Morning Sun, Iowa, from 1949 until their deaths. They both died when I was 4 and 5 years old, so my personal memories are a bit weak of the home, but I do believe somewhere here in the backyard was an old inner tube tied with a rope to a tree branch that kids used as a swing.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    This reunion was evidently in the autumn or spring, as evidenced by the coats everyone is wearing. Many of the unknown people in this photograph are probably from the Frizzell family. If so, this reunion was one that was periodically held in Ottumwa, Iowa, considered halfway between the Osceola area where they lived and the Morning Sun area where many of the Walker family lived. If before 1951, the woman between Flossie Russell and Sam Walker was probably their sister, Everna Frizzell (the #9 person). Other photographs of her wearing a similar hat (that obscures her face, unfortunately) do exist.

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

    Known family members included in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (2 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (2 of 3)
    This photograph is nearly identical to another photograph from this reunion, probably it was taken only moments after or before the first one that has been up online for a number of years. Known people are identified on it, please check it for who is who. Many people at this reunion are presently not identified. Lots of them are probably Frizzell family members.

    People who are presently known to be in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' and Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker in About 1953
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker in About 1953
    Carol Kelley and Sandy Pillsbury provided this photograph of Sam and Reil Walker, probably taken in about 1953 at Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, Iowa
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker and Jennie 'Reil' Walker in Their Flower Garden
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker and Jennie "Reil" Walker in Their Flower Garden
    This photograph of Sam and Reil was taken in about 1956 by their son, Robert Walker, and provided courtesy of him. It was only two years later that both Sam and Reil would be dead.
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Backyard
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Backyard
    My mother cherished this photograph as it was one of only several pictures she had of her father and stepmother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker together, and the only one taken in color. Taken in Morning Sun, Iowa, Sam is holding a sunflower in his hand, and it is not clear to me if the flower bed near them is of roses or large impatiens. Roses would have seemed more likely as I remember the flora of the day. The photo was developed in November 1955, so it probably was taken in the summer of that year. Sam died in 1957, and Reil died in 1958. This so resembles another photograph (in which Sam is holding a sunflower) that was taken by Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, I imagine this was also taken by him.
    Reil Walker and Her Children
    Reil Walker and Her Children
    This photograph of Reil Walker and her adult children was taken in Morning Sun, Iowa, in about 1956, by the side of Reil's home. It is of Robert Charles Walker (photo provided courtesy of him), Viole Belle (Walker) Van Houten, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble.
    Esther Ruth (Hannah) Richardson, Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker, and Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Esther Ruth (Hannah) Richardson, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, and Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Esther is enjoying a meal with her sister and brother-in-law, Reil and Sam Walker, in this photograph taken by Robert Walker in about 1956. The young boy in the kitchen is unknown, but possibly it is Trevor Kimble Jr.
    Becky Kimble Sitting With Her Grandparents Sam and Reil Walker
    This photograph, taken in about 1956, is of a young Becky Ruth Kimble sitting on the couch with her grandparents, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, at Sam and Reil's home in Morning Sun, Iowa. It was taken and provided by Robert Walker in about 1956. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Kitchen in Morning Sun, Iowa
    Sam and Reil Walker in Their Kitchen in Morning Sun, Iowa
    Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker seems to be peeling potatoes as her husband, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, looks on.
    Walker Siblings, Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker Kimble, Robert Charles 'Bob' Walker, and Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Walker Siblings, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker Kimble, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, and Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Marge Kimble, Robert Walker, and Viola Van Houten, the children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. The photograph was taken in about 1957.
    Siblings: Marge Kimble, Robert Walker, and Viola Van Houten
    Siblings: Marge Kimble, Robert Walker, and Viola Van Houten
    These are three children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and his wife, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker. They are, left to right: Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, and Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten.
    Robert Charles 'Bob' Walker and His Sisters, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble
    Robert Charles "Bob" Walker and His Sisters, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    This photograph of Bob Walker, Viola Van Houten, and Marge Kimble was taken at the family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, September 1999.
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten, and Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble at a Family Reunion
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble at a Family Reunion
    This photograph taken in September 1999 in Morning Sun, Iowa, is of Shirley Smith and her aunts, Viola Van Houten and Marge Kimble. Shirley (1936-2008) lived in nearby Wapello, Iowa, Viola in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Marge in Morning Sun.
    Marjorie Naomi 'Marge' (Walker) Kimble with Her Siblings, Robert Charles 'Bob' Walker, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble with Her Siblings, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, Viola Belle (Walker) Van Houten
    Bob, Viola, and Marge, all children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, were all in attendance at this family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, in September 1999.
    The Deer Head Trophy On the Wall
    One of the dim memories I have of visiting the home of my grandfather and step grandmother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam and Jennie "Reil" Walker, in the early 1950s was of a mounted deer head protruding from their wall. At about three years of age, things with big eyes that appear to be staring at you regardless of where you stand or sit in a room are very likely to get your attention more than parents begging you to be nice and quiet down. Dead and preserved animals with large eyes are always a tad spooky. Well, the trophy head of this animal is still in existence, at least as of 2001, when Marge Kimble provided this photograph, I believe from her son Trev Kimble Jr.'s basement. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Documents
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (front)
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (front)
    Paul drew a room on the front of the Christmas postcard to Sam and Reil Walker in Morning Sun. The photo is of a stand alone heater in a room, a man, presumably his father, sitting in a chair reading the Wapello Republican News (newspaper), his feet perched on the heater. It said Merry Christmas, and HOme on the Range.
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (back)
    A Christmas Card With Paul Moyers Walker's Art (back)
    This Christmas handmade postcard was mailed in 1943 when Paul was in the service during World War II, still stationed at Wilmington, North Carolina. It was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker (Samuel Nathaniel), Rural Route 2, Wapello, Iowa, from Pr7 Paul M. Walker, 423 ru. B Sq. AA7, Wilmington, NC. He drew a sailor (apparently) and wrote the message, "Ahoy!! Postman Deliver this to my pop before December 25, or else!
    General Newsprint
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Matthew James and Mary Catherine (Hannah) Hickenbottom, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker and their children attended a reunion of the Howe's academy in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, a school Reil had attended. Also Sam and Reil accompanied Reil's father, J. W. Hannah, to the Old Threshers and Settlers Reunion held yearly in Mt. Pleasant.
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    An item in the Morning Sun (Iowa) news published in the Burlington, Hawk-Eye (Iowa) mentioned a dinner attended by an assortment of Walker family members in honor of visitor and family member, Lela Frizzell. It may have been the summer after she graduated from high school.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F7  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    Samuel Nathaniel Walker ("Sam") was my grandfather. I was born in 1952, he in 1869, so a lot of time and change in our culture separated us. I remember him only as the distant memory of a young child. Sam was the oldest child of Charles Pearsey Walker and Ruth Ellen Fox. He was born July 24, 1869, in Henry County, Iowa, died March 16, 1957, in Morning Sun, Iowa. from about 1883/85 he and his family moved to Texas and lived there, returning to Iowa when they determined the weather in Texas would not help with the consumption (tuberculosis) that his mother suffered. Sam first married Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers, one of ten children born to George Washington Earl Moyers and Rebecca Ellen Pence. Sam and Hattie had eleven children. My mother, Hattie "Leota" Walker, was the ninth of eleven. Harriett died not long after the birth of my uncle, William David Walker. Sam then remarried to Jennie "Reil" Hannah, the daughter of John and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah. Sam and Reil had five children. My grandfather (1869-1957), grandmother (1876-1918), and Reil (1892-1958) are all buried at the Elmwood cemetery near Morning Sun.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker as a Youth
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker as a Youth
    Sam Walker was known as Sammie by his grandfather, Francis Samuel Walker. This photograph was probably taken in about 1880, at or near the time his family moved to Texas for a year.
    Four Generations of 'Walkers'
    Four Generations of "Walkers"
    Thelma Verlee Umphrey was the baby in this photograph probably taken in summer of 1917. She is being held by her grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. Her mother, standing between the men, was Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey. And Thelma's grandfather, Charles Pearsey Walker, was standing on the right of the photograph.
    Sam Walker Doing Chores
    Sam Walker Doing Chores
    This photograph of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker was taken either on the Walker farm in Louisa County, Iowa, near Newport, or, depending upon the date of the photograph, it might have been on the farm north of Morning Sun, as later in the 1930s during the depression, the family moved there. Sam is carrying a bundle of a few ears of corn, probably to use as food for some of the farm animals.
    A Family Reunion: Probably Between 1940-1945
    A Family Reunion: Probably Between 1940-1945
    The people who can be identified in this photograph the children of Charles Pearsey Walker - Everna Frizzell, Sam, Tom, and Jim Walker, and Flossie Russell. The three unknown men in positions 2, 8, and 11 appear almost to be brothers; they seem to have a strong family resemblance. Judging from their ages relative to the Walkers (almost contemporary it would appear), they seem unlikely to be the spouses and/or children of Everna and Eli Frizzell. It is possible some of the older unknown people might be Edgars. There are no Frizzells who fit the bill (see the one possible exception below).

    Left to right: unknown child, unknown man, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, Thomas "Tom" Walker, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, unknown woman with sunglasses, unknown man, unknown woman in front, Mildred Jane "Millie" (Beauchamp/Feldman) Walker*, unknown man, James G. "Jim" Walker.

    *The woman identified as Millie Walker also bears a resemblance to Talma (Frizzell) Lyon, the daughter of Vernie Frizzill.
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker Doing Chores Around the Farm
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker Doing Chores Around the Farm
    Until very late in his life, Sam Walker was a farmer. By 1940, which is an approximate date when this photograph was taken, Sam was 70 years old and still working on the farm north of Morning Sun, Iowa, where he, his wife, Reil (Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker) and youngest children lived.
    A Four Generation Photo: Sam and George Walker, Mazie and Carol Sue Belles
    A Four Generation Photo: Sam and George Walker, Mazie and Carol Sue Belles
    This is a photograph of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, his son, George Percy Walker, his granddaughter, Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, and her daughter, Carol Sue Belles. It was taken about 1946 or 1947.
    Sam Walker with Becky Ruth Kimble and Dennis Brien "Denny B." Howey
    Another photograph provided by Carol Umphrey is of Thomas "Tom" Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker's brother, holding Dennie Howey and Becky Kimble. It and this photograph, provided by Becky (Kimble) Murphy, could have been taken the same day. I don't know the name of the canine on the lower left. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Granddaughter, Becky Ruth Kimble
    Becky Kimble was but a mere toddler when she and Sam Walker, her grandfather, were captured in this snapshot in 1952. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Sam Walker and His Grandson, Steve Walker
    This photograph, taken in the home of Sam and Reil Walker, is of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and his grandson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, who was visiting Morning Sun, Iowa, from the family home in Marion, Iowa. Steve looks mighty comfortable. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker in His Chair
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in His Chair
    This is a photograph of Sam Walker in about 1954 sitting in a chair in his home in Morning Sun, Iowa. I was born in 1952, Sam, who was my grandfather, was born in 1869. I only knew him as a man of about this age, and not very well as he died when I was age four. My few memories ar eof him sitting in a chair (perhaps this one) bearing with the sounds of young children who were always in his presence (whenever I was around).
    Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Great Grandson, Dennis Brien "Denny B." Howey
    Denny B. Howey was on a visit to Iowa with his grandparents, Maude and Roy Fortner, when this photograph of him was taken with his great grandfather, Sam Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Paul Lloyd Allen, His Grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker, and His Mother, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey) Allen
    Paul Lloyd Allen, His Grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, and His Mother, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey) Allen
    This photograph of Paul Allen, Sam Walker, and Thelma Allen was taken on a trip the Allens made to Morning Sun, Iowa, in about 1956.

    Documents

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    Entries to the Autograph Book of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Entries to the Autograph Book of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker's autograph book was signed by relatives and friends in the late 1800s. The book is in the possession of Marge Kimble, who courteously provided these several pages. Entries in the attached document were written by Sam's sister-in-law, Cora Ellen Moyers (March 6, 1898), his aunt, Vashti Annie (Walker/Brewer) Edger (September 18, 1893), and his father, Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker (undated). (Note: This document is in pdf format.)
    A Birthday Card (undated, front)
    A Birthday Card (undated, front)
    From James G. Walker to his brother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The message is: "My best wishes"
    A Birthday Card (undated, back)
    A Birthday Card (undated, back)
    From James G. Walker to his brother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa (Sam's birthday was July 24). The card is undated and apparently hand-delivered. The message is, "With best wishes for a happy birthday from your brother, Jim"
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, front)
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, front)
    From William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edger to their nephew, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The message is, "Birthday Greetings. Just a kindly wish, and hope that all happiness and fair prosperity this glad season to your lot may fall."
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, back)
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, back)
    From William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edger to their nephew, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa (his birthday was July 24). The card was sent before 1915, as William Edgar died in February of that year. The message is, "Dear Nephew, We wish you many Happy Birthdays. Wm and Ann C. Edgar"
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    Midway School's roster in 1915 included: Reil Hannah (Jennie "Reil" Hannah), teacher; Sameul (sic) Walker (Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker), President; T. J. Callahan (Thomas James Callahan), Secretary; and the following partial list of students: Clifford Walker (Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker), Ross Walker (Albert "Ross" Walker), Myrtle Walker (Zella "Myrtle" Walker), and Paul Walker (Paul Moyers Walker).

    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

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

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    A Card of Thanks After the Death of Rosalie Reil Walker
    A Card of Thanks After the Death of Rosalie Reil Walker
    A card of thanks from the Samuel Nathaniel Walker family for kindness and sympathy extended his family after the death of their baby daughter, Rosalie Reil Walker. (probably published in Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble
    The Obituary of Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker
    The Obituary of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    Sam Walker was born in a log cabin near New London, Iowa. He lived a short while in Texas, then his father settled near Newport, Iowa, in Louisa County. The remainder of Sam's life was spent in that area near the town of Morning Sun.
    Funeral Tuesday for S. N. Walker
    Funeral Tuesday for S. N. Walker
    A second obituary of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. Sam Walker was buried near both of his wives in the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Iowa.
    The Funeral Program of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    The Funeral Program of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam's funeral was at the Presbyterian Church in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Morning Sun, Iowa
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Morning Sun, Iowa
    Published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 11, 1931.

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William.

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 378-383 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550 (Reliability: 4).

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

    6. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 8, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 282, Post Office: Mount Pleasant; enumerated on July 16, 1870

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 5, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 97, Sheet 353A; Enumerated on June 3 and 4, 1880

    8. [S7941] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Autograph Book Entries Circa 1883, (circa 1883) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

    12. [S7942] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 1893/10/15 Autograph Book Entry for His Brother, Tom, (October 15, 1893) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S7943] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Letter 1899/07/30 from Illinois Central Railroad Company, (July 30, 1899) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 23A, page number: 142; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

    16. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      Scan courtesy of Marge Kimble.

    17. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 1B, page number: 106; enumeration date: April 16, 1910

    19. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA1915_311

    20. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12B, page number: 238; enumeration date: January 6, 1920

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

    22. [S7944] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 58th Birthday Surprise Party, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Tuesday, July 26, 1927; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-11, supervisor's district: 16; sheet number: 6B, page number: 86; enumeration date: May 20, 1930

    24. [S7945] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Morning Sun Relatives Called to Deathbed (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Page 3, March 11, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S25] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 80th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, July 28, 1949; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S7947] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Birthday Greeting from His Brother James G. "Jim" Walker, (date unknown) (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S502] Frizzell, Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) - Obituary (Osceola Sentinel), (originally published in The Osceola Sentinel, Thursday, May, 3, 1951; Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S7946] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Article Regarding Trip to Texas in 1883, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, circa 1954) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S7949] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Program, (Pierce Funeral Home, March 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    30. [S198] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about March 17, 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    31. [S198] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about March 17, 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    33. [S46] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam", Jennie "Reil" (Hannah), and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    34. [S7948] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary News-Herald, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 21, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    35. [S9] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Attendees, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 28, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    36. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    37. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    38. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).
      Scan of Certificate from Marge Kimble.

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

    40. [S49] Walker, Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Ferrel Cemetery, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).

    41. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).
      Records in a Louisa County Marriage book in the Morning Sun, Iowa, public library.

    42. [S31] Walker, Hattie Mae (Moyers) - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, April 10, 1918, page 4; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    43. [S32] Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, April 11, 1918; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    45. [S28] Walker, George Percy - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, June 25, 1985; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    46. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census.

    47. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      Scan of the Midway School roster for the term ending May 7, 1915.

    48. [S47] Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Obituary (unknown paper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, February 1958, probably the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette).

    49. [S48] Walker, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 1, February 20, 1958; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    50. [S39] Hannah, John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) - 35th Wedding Anniversary Party, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Wednesday, June 30, 1926; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    51. [S40] Walker Hickenbottom Hannah - Morning Sun News, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 3, August 31, 1926; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    52. [S41] Courter, Ruth Lee - Making Trip to Egypt, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Wednesday, August 1, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    53. [S42] Frizzell, Everna "Lela" - Honored at Walker Family Dinner, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 14, August 29, 1929; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    54. [S43] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Card of Thanks, (originally probably published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, February 2, 1933; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    55. [S13010] Van Nouten, Ray Alan - Death Notice, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, January 29, 1948; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    56. [S25] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 80th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, July 28, 1949; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    57. [S44] Hannah, John Warren - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, February 2, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    58. [S2] Walker Family Dinner at the Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker Home, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, October 18, 1951; front page; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    59. [S45] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Visitors on August 17, 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, August 21, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    60. [S5] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie Reil "Reil" - Visits in September 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 11, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    61. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    62. [S8] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 87th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, July 26, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).