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Elsie Ella Walker

Elsie Ella Walker

Female 1894 - 1992

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  • Name  Elsie Ella Walker  [1, 2
    Born  18 Aug 1894  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Elsy E. Walker, age 0, born in Louisa County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Elsie Walker, daughter, white, female, born in August 1894, age 5, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, occupation in school, attended school 2 months during the previous year
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Elsie E. Walker, Card Number: 188; 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  [8
    • Elsie E. Walker, daughter, female, white, age 15, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card Number: 130, female, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 17, Elsie E. Walker, age 20, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, occupation domestic girl, total earnings in 1914: $200, extent of education in the common schools: 11, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    Occupation  1916 
    minister 
    • This was her life's work.
    Residence  Apr 1918  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Elsie E. Walker, daughter, female, white, age 25, single, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation minister, salary
    Residence  Feb 1933  Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  May 1936  Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Residence  Mar 1939  Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    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.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Mar 1957  Benton, Saline County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence  Feb 1958  Benton, Saline County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Residence  Nov 1967  Hale, Carroll County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Residence  Dec 1970  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Residence  5 Mar 1977  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Residence  Apr 1979  Clarksville, Butler County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Residence  Between 1982 and 1992  Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    • Elsie lived in a retirement home in Marshalltown for members of her church.
    Residence  Oct 1991  Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Funeral Program  Feb 1992  Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • IN MEMORY OF ELSIE ELLA WALKER

      Elsie was born on August 18, 1894, at Wapello, Iowa, to Samuel and Hattie Moyers Walker, and was raised and educated in that area.

      In 1914 she yielded her heart to God and in 1916 she gave her life in ministry. She continued active in the ministry for 66 years, laboring in Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri. In 1982 she moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, to make her final home.

      She is survived by her two sisters, Margery Kimball (sic: Marjorie Kimble) of Morning Sun, Iowa, and Viola Van Houten of Corpus Christi, Texas; one brother, Robert Walker of Victoria, Texas; many friends and co-laborers.

      Elsie died on Monday, February 17, 1992, at Marshalltown Manor. She was 97 years of age, and was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers,George, Clifford, Ross, Sam, Paul and William; and four sisters, Maude, Myrtle, Leota, and Ruth.

      FUNERAL SERVICE
      1:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 1992
      Smith Funeral Home
      Grinnell, Iowa

      OFFICIANTS
      Dean Swenson
      Vernon Spinner

      ORGANIST
      Ruth Topinka

      MUSIC SELECTIONS
      "In Jesus' Hands"
      "There Hath Not Fallen"

      CASKET BEARERS
      Jeff Evans
      John Wilson
      Dean Klenk
      Wayne House
      Richard Vybiral
      Eugene Shepard

      GRAVESIDE RITES
      Ivy Hill Cemetery
      Malcom, Iowa

      "Called Home To Rest" sung by friends and laborers
    A Second Obituary of Elsie Ella Walker in The Grinnell Herald-Register
    A Second Obituary of Elsie Ella Walker in The Grinnell Herald-Register
    After a lifetime career as minister, Elsie Ella Walker, daughter of Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Mae (Moyer) Walker, retired in 1982 and moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where she died aged 97 February 17, 1992. She is buried at the Ivy Hill Cemetery near Malcolm, Iowa.
    Died  17 Feb 1992  Marshalltown Manor, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 26
    Obituary  20 Feb 1992  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Grinnell Herald-Register 
    • Elsie E. Walker, 97, of Marshalltown died Monday, February 17 (1992), at Marshalltown Manor.

      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, with Dean Swenson and Vernon Spinner officiating. Organist will be Ruth Topinka, and pallbearers will be Jeff Evans, Wayne House, Dean Klenk, Eugene Shepard, Richard Byviral, and John Wilson. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Malcom.

      The daughter of Samuel and Hattie Movers (sic) Walker, she was born August 18, 1894, in Wapello. She received her education in that community.

      In 1914 she entered the ministry and served in Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She moved to Marshalltown in 1982.

      Surviving are two sisters, Margery (sic) Kimball (sic) of Morning Sun and Viola Van Houten of Corpus Christi, Texas, and one brother, Robert of Victoria, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, George Clifford, Ross, Sam, Paul, and William; and four sisters, Myrtle, Leota, Ruth, and Maude.
    Buried  21 Feb 1992  Ivy Hill Cemetery, Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 26
    Obituary  27 Feb 1992  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • ELSIE E. WALKER

      Elsie E. Walker, 97, of Marshalltown, died Monday, February 17, 1992, at Marshalltown Manor.

      Born August 18, 1894, in Wapello, she was the daughter of Samuel and Hattie Moyers Walker.

      She received her education in the Wapello area. In 1914, she entered the ministry, serving in Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She lived in Burlington and Morning Sun for many years, moving to Marshalltown in 1981.

      Survivors include two sisters, Marjorie Kimball (sic: Kimble) of Morning Sun, and Viola Van Houten of Corpus Christi, Texas; and one brother, Robert Walker of Victoria, Texas.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, George, Clifford, Ross, Sam, Paul and William; and four sisters, Myrtle, Leota, Ruth and Maude.

      The funeral for Elsie Walker was 1 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Dean Swenson and Vernon Spinner officiating. Organist was Ruth Topinka. Pallbearers were Jeff Evans, Wayne House, Dean Klenk, Eugene Shepard, Richard Vybiral and John Wilson. Burial was in Ivy Hill Cemetery at Malcom.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Elsie E. Walker; born: 18 August 1894; died: 17 February 1992; state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I58  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Father  Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker,   b. 24 Jul 1869, a log house two miles north of New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1957, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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, 10, 11, 31
    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  [33
    Residence  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [33, 34
    • 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, 33, 35
    • 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.
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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.)
    Family ID  F5  Group Sheet

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    Elsie Ella Walker
    Elsie Ella Walker
    My aunt, Elsie Ella Walker, was the oldest child born to Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. Elsie was born August 18, 1894, in Louisa County, Iowa, and was the last of the eleven children to die, in Marshalltown, Iowa, February 17, 1992. During her teenage years, Elsie "got religion" and joined a group that she dedicated her life to, travelling around many areas of the United States, living and preaching in them. I have had some discussion with people as to what the name of the group is, but other family members don't seem to know. They didn't believe in church buildings, and dressed very conservatively, at least for the 1960s. Elsie never married, and had no children.
    Elsie Ella Walker When a Baby
    Elsie Ella Walker When a Baby
    This is a photograph of Elsie Walker was probably taken between 1896/98. Her parents, Sam and Hattie, lived in Abingdon, Illinois, for about five years after their marriage in 1893. Father Sam was working for the railroad. Son Albert "Ross" was born in 1899 in Iowa, indicating they had returned by then to the Hawkeye state.
    Elsie Ella Walker as a Teenager
    Elsie Ella Walker as a Teenager
    This photograph of Elsie Walker, probably taken in about 1910 when she would have been 16 years old, was likely not long before she joined the religious group in which she spent the rest of her life. I imagine ribbons in the hair would have been considered too extravagant or worldly for her afterwards.
    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
    Elsie Ella Walker
    Elsie Ella Walker
    Elsie Walker was the eldest child of Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. She became involved with religion early in life, and dedicated her life to it. She died in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1992.
    Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner and Her Sister, Elsie Ella Walker
    Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner and Her Sister, Elsie Ella Walker
    Maude Fortner and Elsie Walker on a blustery day, location unknown.
    Roy Grant Fortner and Elsie Ella Walker
    Roy Grant Fortner and Elsie Ella Walker
    Roy Fortner and his sister-in-law, Elsie Walker. Probably from about 1951.
    Elsie Walker, Sitting, at the Home of Her Father and Stepmother, Sam and Reil Walker
    Elsie Walker, Sitting, at the Home of Her Father and Stepmother, Sam and Reil Walker
    Elsie did church work, but would occasionally take vacations and drop in on her relatives. This photograph, courtesy of Robert Walker, her half-brother, was taken in about 1956.
    Elsie Ella Walker in New London
    Elsie Ella Walker in New London
    In the summer of 1965, all but one of the children of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers Walker had a reunion at the home of William Lett, Hattie "Leota (Walker/Krekel), and Dennis William Brumm. This photograph was taken that summer day, probably by Roy Fortner. Elsie was the oldest child in the family, born in 1894. Of Sam and Hattie's children, she also lived the longest, until 1992.

    Documents
    A Birthday Card on April 13, 1920 (front)
    A Birthday Card on April 13, 1920 (front)
    From Elsie Walker to Charles Pearsey Walker. There is an idyllic tree picture with the tree next to a lake or river, and a message that is "Birthday Greetings; Though we are far apart, you're just as dear to me, you always will until the end my well beloved be."
    A Birthday Card on April 13, 1920 (back)
    A Birthday Card on April 13, 1920 (back)
    From Elsie Walker in Greenup, Illinois, to Charles Pearsey Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa. The message is, "Greenup, Illinois, April 11, 1920, Dear Grandpa: Hope this finds you well too. We have been having lots of rain. The farmers haven't been able to sow any oats yet. Haven't seen much sunshine down here since coming here last fall. Guess it will soon be hot enough though. Love to Uncle Tom, Grandma and yourself. Your granddaughter, Elsie W."

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

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Funeral Program and Obituary of Elsie Ella Walker
    The Funeral Program and Obituary of Elsie Ella Walker
    Elsie's obituary was contained on the funeral program published by her religious group.
    The Obituary of Elsie Ella Walker in the Morning Sun News-Herald
    The Obituary of Elsie Ella Walker in the Morning Sun News-Herald
    Elsie's obituary was published in the Morning Sun, Iowa, paper. She died in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.)

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      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 23A, page number: 142; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

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      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 1B, page number: 106; enumeration date: April 16, 1910

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      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA1915_311

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      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12B, page number: 238; enumeration date: January 6, 1920

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      Records in a Louisa County Marriage book in the Morning Sun, Iowa, public library.

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