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George Percy Walker

George Percy Walker

Male 1896 - 1985

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  • Name  George Percy Walker  [1, 2, 3
    Born  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • George Walker, son, white, male, born in April 1896, age 4, single, born in Illinois, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Geo. P. Walker, Card Number: 189; 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  [7
    • George P. Walker, son, male, white, age 13, single, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace Iowa, 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, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: 451, male, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 15, George P. Walker, age 18, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, extent of education in the common schools: 11, birth place: Illinois, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1917  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Serial Number: 477, No.: 198 98; Name: George Percy Walker; age: 2(x) (cut off) years; address: Wapello, Iowa; date of birth: April 20, 1896; natural born; where born: Abingdon; Illinois; nation of birth: USA; present trade: farming; employed by: J. G. Armstrong; employed at: Morning Sun (Iowa); does not have a relative dependent upon him; marital status: single; race: Caucasian; previous military service: no; claims exemption from the draft: no; height: medium, build: medium, eye color: light gray, hair color: light brown, not bald; lost an arm, leg, hand, eye, or seems to be physically disabled: no; city or county: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Military  Abt 1917/1918  [10, 11
    • George was in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was at Camp Dodge, confined to the hospital, and unable to attend his mother Hattie Walker's funeral in April 1918. Later, for a time, he was stationed in Arizona.
    Residence  Apr 1918  Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Occupation  Between 1922 and 1961  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16
    • George worked at the CB&Q Road Shops for 39 years between 1922 and 1961, and he retired from that job. Per the 1951 and 1954 Polk City Directories for Burlington, Iowa, his worked at the shops as a welder.
    Iowa State Census  1925  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • (Married to Verona, living with her:) Line number: 64, George Walker, head of household, male, white, age 28, married, rented, amount of rent: $11, number of years in the U.S.: 28, number of years in Iowa: 26, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 8th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Illinois, name of father: Sam Walker, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 56, name of mother: Hattie M. Moyers, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, World War (I) veteran, branch of service: Infantry(?), state where enlisted or drafted: Iowa, occupation involved with trade/transportation, church affiliation: Protestant
    Census  1930  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • (Married to Verona V., living with her and daughters Mazie E. and Vera M. Walker. The image was not completely clear in places:) Line number 63: North Elm, dwelling number: 192, family number: 198: Geo. P. walker, head of household, owned home, value of house or monthly rental $1800, owned a radio set, male, white, age 33, married, age at first marriage 28, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 61, could speak English, occupation casting motors?, nature of industry railroad shop, occupation code 0225, wage earner, not actively employed at time of census, unemployment code: 17, was a veteran, WWI
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • G. P. Walker, boiler shop at Q Shops, residence at outside city.
    Residence  May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • G. P. Walker (George Percy), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
    Residence  Feb 1958  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Retired  Jun 1961  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    the CB&Q railroad shops 
    Medical  Abt 1964  [24
    • He had cancer of the larynx in the 1960s; was operated on and had his larynx removed; recovered.
    Newspaper Article  16 Apr 1964  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • [This report was likely at the time George Walker had surgery for throat cancer:]

      Mrs. Marjorie Kimble, Mrs. Nancy Kimble, Mrs. Evelyn Wilson and Mrs. Viola Van Houten visited Friday with George Walker in Veterans hospital in Iowa City.
    George Walker In the Hospital
    George Walker In the Hospital
    April 16, 1964, The Morning Sun News-Herald reported that family members Marge Kimble, Viola Van Houten, Nancy Kimble, and friend Evelyn Wilson had visited George Percy Walker in the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. This was at the time he had surgery for cancer of the larynx and removal of the larynx.
    Residence  Mar 1977  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Obituary  Jun 1985  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper 
    • New London (IA) -- George P. Walker, 89, New London, died Monday, June 24, in New London Care Center.

      He was born April 20, 1896, at Abingdon, Illinois, to Samuel and Hattie Moyers Walker. He served in the Army during World War I.

      Mr. Walker married Verona Dotson November 1, 1924, in Burlington. He retired after 39 years of service at the CB&Q Railroad Shops.

      Surviving: His wife; three daughters, Mazie Belles, Phoenix, Arizona, Jean Brunk, Revere, Missouri, and Vera Virden, Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Robert Walker, Victoria, Texas, and Samuel Walker, Cedar Rapids; four sisters, Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas, Elsie Walker, Marshalltown, Marjorie Kimball (sic: Kimble), Morning Sun, and Myrtle Dotson, West Burlington; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

      Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elliott Chapel, the Reverend Robert Dameron; Elmwood Cemetery at Morning Sun.
    Died  24 Jun 1985  New London Nursing and Rehab Center, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Obituary  25 Jun 1985  [28
    an unknown southeast Iowa Newspaper 
    • George P. Walker, 89, New London, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, June 25, 1985, at the New London Care Center.

      He was born April 20, 1896, at Abbington (sic), Illinois, the son of Samuel and Hattie Moyers Walker. He married Vrona (sic) Dotson November 1, 1924, at Burlington.

      He was a WWI Army veteran and retired after 39 years at the CB&Q Railroad Shops at West Burlington.

      He is survived by his wife; three daughters: Mrs. Mazie Belles, Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Vera Virden, Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Jean Brunk, Revere Missouri; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Elsie Walker, Marshalltown; Myrtle Dotson, West Burlington; Mrs. Viola VanHouten, Corpus Christie, Texas; and Mrs. Marjorie Kimble, Morning Sun; and two brothers: Samuel Walker, Cedar Rapids, and Robert Walker, Victoria, Texas.

      Four sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.

      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elliott Chapel in New London. The Reverend Robert Dameron will officiate. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemeter in Morning Sun. Friends may call at the Elliott Chapel Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
    A Second Obituary of George Percy Walker
    A Second Obituary of George Percy Walker
    George was married to Verona Violet Dotson. They had three daughters.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • George P. Walker; born: 20 April 1896; died: 24 June 1985; last residence: (Virginia) [sic: Iowa]; Issued as: Long-time or retired railroad workers
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [30
    • Name: George Walker; Sex: M; Born: 1896; Died or Buried: 1985; Age: 89; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1991 - page MS-22; Notes: born 20 April 1896; died 24 June 1985; [LCC: 1991 Correction]
    Buried  27 Jun 1985  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 31, 32
    Person ID  I59  All Families
    Last Modified  27 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  [3, 12, 13, 33
    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  [4
    Residence  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14
    • 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  [3, 4, 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

    Family  Verona Violet Dotson,   b. 6 Jun 1906, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2007, Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Nov 1924  Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36, 37, 38
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: George P. Walker; Groom's Birth Date: 1896; Groom's Birthplace: Abingdon, Illinois; Groom's Age: 28; Bride's Name: Verona V. Dotson; Bride's Birth Date: 1905; Bride's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 1 November 1924; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Samuel Walker; Groom's Mother's Name: Hattie Moyers; Bride's Father's Name: Oscar Dotson; Bride's Mother's Name: Edith Banter; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547824; Reference Number: cn 8053; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Announcement  6 Nov 1924  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Walker-Dotson Wedding

      Miss Verona Dotson and Mr. George Walker were married on November 1st at the parsonage of the First Evangelical church in Burlington, the Reverend John Buescher officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotspn of the Newport neighborhood, and the groom a son of S. N. Walker of this vicinity. They will live in New London, the groom being employed at the West Burlington shops.

      Their friends will extend hearty congratulations.
    Newspaper Article  25 Aug 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Davidson-Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello

      Wapello (IA), August 25. -- The seventh annual reunion of the Davison and Dotson families was held at Chautauqua park in Mediapolis Saturday, with 118 present. The event was featured by a picnic dinner at the noon hour, ice cream and watermelons being served. The afternoon was spent with sports and contests.

      During the business session, officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Mrs. George R. Deihl, Wapello, president; I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun, vice president; Mrs. Henry Meyerholz, Wapello, secretary and treasure; committee on grounds and arrangements: W. D. Peters, W. S. Bailey, Wapello, John Blake, Mediapolis; committee on refreshments; Mrs. Frank Hamilton., Mrs. George Mellinger, Mrs. H. L. Davison, Wapello, Mrs. I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun.

      In addition to those present from Wapello, Morning Sun, Oakville and Mediapolis were Mrs. Frank Barnes, Esther Barnes, George Meyers, Velda Dotson of Wellington: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dotson, Max Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of New London; Mrs. Clara A. Decker of Harrisonville, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Harold E. Wilson, Robert and Mary Louise Wilson of Muscatine.
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    An article reporting on the seventh family reunion of the Davison-Dotson Families. The reunion was held August 22, 1925, in Wapello, Iowa.
    Newspaper Article  23 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Morning Sun Lodge Presents Playlet; Brief News Mention
      [...]
      Mr. and Mrs. T. P. (sic: "R.") Dotson and son and Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Walker of New London came Monday evening to the home of Mr. Dotson and Mrs. Walker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, called by the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Mark Dotson, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, south of Newport.
    Newspaper Article  5 Oct 1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • A picnic was held at the home of Thomas Walker Sunday, October 5 [1930]. Those who enjoyed the affair were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marston, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Pierce, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, and daughters, Vera and Mazie, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Umphrey and children, Thelma and Margretta, and Thomas and Paul of New London; Miss Velma Robbins, Sam and Paul Walker of Moline, Illinois; Misses Ruth, Viola and Leota Walker and William Walker of Wapello and the host, Thomas Walker of Morning Sun.
    Residence  Feb 1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42, 43
    Residence  18 May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Residence  Mar 1939  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George Walker (wife Zerona -sic-), electrical welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George Walker (wife Verona V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    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.)
    Residence  Dec 1951  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    Newspaper Article  21 Aug 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [50
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday evening callers 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  [51
    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  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [53
    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.)
    City Directory  1954  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Vernon -sic- V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1955  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [54
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [55
    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.)
    Residence  24 Jul 1956  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [56
    City Directory  1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [57
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Newspaper Article  1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [58
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • The Ted Belles and Arnold Brunk families, who are visiting the George Walkers, 121 Leffler, West Burlington, are still amazed at a traveling coincidence they encountered.

      Mrs. Belles and Mrs. Brunk, daughters of the Walkers, are visiting here through Christmas with their families.

      Mr. and Mrs. Belles and their two children are from Ogden, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Brunk and their two children are from Salt Lake City, Utah. The Belles's left their home on the Union Pacific and after a 2 hour layover in Omaha, boarded the California Zephyr to complete their trip to Burlington.

      The Brunks, meanwhile were also on the California Zephyr.

      It wasn't until the two families got off in Burlington that they realized they were both riding the same train from Omaha.
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [59
    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.)
    City Directory  1958  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [60
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1959  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [61
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 214 Cottage Grove Avenue, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1960  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [62
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 214 Cottage Grove Avenue, (West Burlington).
    Residence  Abt 1963  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • George and Verona Walker moved from West Burlington back to New London, Iowa, in about 1963. They bought the house on the "Old Highway 34" nearly at the east edge of town, owned by Franklin Krieger, who had been the high school band director (and was moving to a new job in a different town).

      By about 1968 or 1969, they sold the house and acreage on the Old Highway and bought a smaller house on North Pine Street, where they remained until George was moved to the New London nursing home, and later Verona was moved to a nursing home in Kahoka, Missouri, close to their children and grandchildren in the Brunk family.
    Residence  Nov 1967  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [63
    Newspaper Article  7 Nov 1974  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [64
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local News

      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Ft. Worth, Texas, visited over the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble, Sr. Saturday afternoon they all attended the golden wedding open house of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker in New London.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Robert Charles "Bob" and Ethel Mae (Lucas) Walker, visiting the home of Trevor Motzart Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomie "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, attended George and Verona's 50th wedding anniversary party which would have been October 2, 1974, according to this article. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Walker: Verona V., George P. 1896 - 1985"
    The Headstone of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    The Headstone of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Children 
    >1. Mazie Ella Walker,   b. 18 Nov 1925, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1995, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker
    >3. Jean Louise Walker,   b. 7 Apr 1933, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2008, Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (1 of 2)
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (1 of 2)
    George and Verona Walker were married in 1924, so this photograph was actually taken in the 24th year of their marriage. George is the oldest son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. He was a World War I veteran. He was born in 1896 and died in 1985, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Iowa. Verona, the daughter of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson, died at age 100 in 2007 in Memphis, Missouri.
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    It appears Geoffrey and Maude Walker and children went on an excursion with George and Verona Walker one day in about 1929 or 1930.

    The four Umphrey children are all pictured in this photograph. Although it would seem logical that the children in the front row are Vera, Jean, and Mazie Walker, the children of George and Verona, it cannot be, as their daughter, Jean, was born after the death of Geoffrey Umphrey in 1931.

    It does seem the little girl on the right is George and Verona Walker's daughter, Mazie, but the two children in the front left could be any number of family members, or even family friends. One may possibly be Vera, but this does not seem clear to anyone who has studied the photograph.

    Other possibilities, considering people who lived in or near New London, Iowa, at that time, would include Clifford Walker's children or Myrtle Dotson's children; at this time George and Verona Walker as well as Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey did live in New London.

    This may be one of the last photographs taken of Geoffrey before his unexpected death after surgery in Mt. Pleasant Hospital on March 9, 1931.
    Verona and George Walker in About 1930
    Verona and George Walker in About 1930
    Another photograph of this car, parked at the same location, exists on this site, in which George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker are posed with the family of George's sister and her husband, Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey, some children of both families, as well as several children that cannot be identified. This was probably taken in about 1929 or 1930. Geoffrey Paul Umphrey died in 1931.
    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.
    Walker and Broeker Cousins in About 1938
    Walker and Broeker Cousins in About 1938
    This photograph of six cousins in the Walker family was apparently taken on a snowless winter day in Iowa in about 1938. Doris Idella and Wilda Maxine Walker were the daughters of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" Walker. Mazie Ella and Vera Marie Walker were daughters of George Percy Walker and Verona Violet Dotson. Shirley Lea and Beverly Jean Broeker were the daughters of Ruth Rebecca Walker and Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker.
    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.)
    Mazie and George Walker at the Mouth of the Wisconsin River
    Mazie and George Walker at the Mouth of the Wisconsin River
    Apparently on a trip to Wisconsin or Northern Iowa, George Percy Walker is posing by a sign indicating the Wisconsin River joined the Mississippi River at this point. His daughter, Mazie Ella Walker, seems to be a little behind George in reaching the bluff where the marker stood. This was probably in about 1945.
    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.
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (2 of 2)
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (2 of 2)
    Another version, cropped, of this 25th anniversary photograph of George and Verona Walker exists on this site, and was the picture my mother, Leota Brumm, had. This version was provided by George and Verona's granddaughter, Connie Gutting.
    Verona and George Walker and Their Daughters
    Verona and George Walker and Their Daughters
    Thi photograph was probably taken in about 1953. Left to right are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and George Percy Walker.
    George and Verona Walker in About 1953
    George and Verona Walker in About 1953
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, relaxing on the couch.
    George and Verona Walker Holding Jeff and Connie Brunk
    This photograph, from 1953, was taken of Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" and Connie Jean Brunk in the laps of their maternal grandparents, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Daughters of George and Verona Walker
    The Daughters of George and Verona Walker
    This appears to be one of a series of photographs taken of the family of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker at Christmastime, probably about 1956. Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles is on the left, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk in the middle, and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden on the right.
    George Percy Walker and His Wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    George Percy Walker and His Wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    George and Verona are standing by the roadside in this shot. The terrain doesn't seem to be in Iowa to me.
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    This well framed, clear, amazing photograph was taken by me at about age 7, showing great potential for my future if I were to choose photography as a life path or career. All kidding aside, I wish I'd been stabilized a little better when I took pictures at this age. These are, left to right, my uncle George Percy Walker, his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and my father and mother, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm.
    Verona and George Walker With Their Brunk Grandchildren
    This photograph was taken either Christmas 1961 or 1962, probably in West Burlington, Iowa, of Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker with their grandchildren, left to right: Connie Jean Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Kathleen Deanne "Kathy" Brunk, and Shawn Kyle Brunk. There is another group photo from this evening which also includes George and Verona's daughter, Jean Brunk. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Her Sister, Vera Marie 'Jakie' (Walker) Virden
    Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Her Sister, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden
    Somewhere near an abandoned Texaco filling station, after a swim, Jean Brunk and Vera Virden posed for this sister shot in what I am guessing was about 1955.
    Jean Brunk and Jakie Virden Boating
    Jean Brunk and Jakie Virden Boating
    A summer day and sisters Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden were peering back, while navigating this Midwestern waterway.
    Family Card Games
    Family Card Games
    Having grown up in surrounded by members of my mother's family, I should probably have become a card shark when I grew up, but I didn't. Card games were endemic to any family get together. They were more important than television, and probably a better way to actually interact with other real, living persons. This game, probably from about 1970 or perhaps a little later, was likely "101." Most of the games we played didn't involve any betting or money, but in the 1960s 101 appeared in the family repertoire. Usually it involved dimes and quarters, so no fortunes exchanged hands, but the coins on the table seem indicative of that particular game. Regardless, at this table this particular night were Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden on the left with her back to the photographer, then George Percy Walker, her father, Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, a slight bit of an unknown person, and the back of John W. "J. W." Virden's head (the husband of Vera).
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and Their Daughters at George and Verona's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and Their Daughters at George and Verona's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    Taken in 1974, left to right are Jean Louise Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Mazie Ella Walker-Belles with their parents, George and Verona Dotson.
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1 of 2)
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1 of 2)
    George Percy Walker and his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, on the right, photographed during their wedding anniversary party with their daughters, left to right in the photo: Jean Louise Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Mazie Ella Walker-Belles.
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (2 of 2)
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (2 of 2)
    A photo of George and Verona Walker with their daughters in 1974. Left to right: Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, George Percy Walker, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    Verona and George Walker
    Verona and George Walker
    Taken in 1974, Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker. Provided courtesy of Carol Kelley.
    Verona and George Walker in New London, Iowa
    Verona and George Walker in New London, Iowa
    One of several photos of Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker taken in 1974, apparently during a trip to Iowa by Carol Kelley's father and mother (Tom & Helen Umphrey). This was in George and Verona's home on North Pine Street in New London.
    Ted Dotson, George and Verona Walker
    Ted Dotson, George and Verona Walker
    A photograph from a family reunion, likely in Morning Sun, Iowa, in the 1980s. The fare was being partaken of by, left to right, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and George Percy Walker.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    This photograph of Verona and George Walker, taken in the 1980s, may have been for their 60th wedding anniversary in 1984. George died one year later, in 1985. George and Verona were the parents of Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona and George in the driveway, which I believe was at their home in West Burlington, Iowa, on Cottage Grove.
    Verona and George Walker in New London
    Verona and George Walker in New London
    This photograph was taken in the backyard of a home they lived in in New London, Iowa, from maybe 1965 or 1966 until about 1970. It was on the Old Highway 34 on the edge of the east side of town. Across the street was a pig farm which made smells at their home problematic if the wind was blowing just right.
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters and Sons-in-Law
    This photograph from a Christmas meal, probably 1956, is the family of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson)Walker. Their daughters, on the left, were: Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, and Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles. George is at the head of the table in the back, Verona in the front. The sons-in law, left to right, with only J.W. clearly visible, were: Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" Brunk, John W. "J.W." Virden, and Ted L. Belles, whose face is partially cut off. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George And Verona Walker With Jean Brunk and Her Four Children
    Another photograph taken at this time is also on the site I have dated this picture to Christmas 1962 (possibly 1961) by the age of Kathy Brunk. Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker is in the back left, with her daughter, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk. George Percy Walker is in the back on the right. The Brunk children are, left to right: Connie Jean Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Kathleen Deanne "Kathy" Brunk, and Shawn Kyle Brunk. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Vera Marie 'Jakie' (Walker) Virden, Her Parents and Mother-in-Law
    Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Her Parents and Mother-in-Law
    Connie Gutting, who provided this photograph, has identified it as taken in Vera Virden's home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. A jigsaw puzzle on the table is taking the attention of Vera, George Percy Walker (back to the camera), Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (in the center) and Vera's mother-in-law on the right, Charlotte M. (Krantz) Virden.
    Verona and George Walker With Their Grandchildren, Jeff and Connie Brunk
    Verona Walker is apparently noticing something and pointing it out to Jeff Brunk in this photograph. Left to right: Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Connie Jean Brunk, and George Percy Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters in About 1971
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters in About 1971
    George Percy Walker and his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, are flanked on both sides by their daughters in about 1971. Vera Marie (Walker) Virden is on their left, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk are on their right.
    Documents
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.
    General Newsprint Picnic at Thomas Walker's Home
    A short article reporting on an autumn family picnic at the home of Thomas "Tom" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Marriage Documentation
    Walker-Dotson Wedding
    Walker-Dotson Wedding
    The marriage announcement of George Percy Walker and Verona Violet Dotson. George and Verona were married November 1, 1924, at the Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church in Burlington, Iowa.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    Martha died near Newport, Iowa, March 20, 1927. Granddaughter Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and husband George, and grandson Theodorore Roosevelt "T. R." Dotson and wife Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, were called to the home of Gertrude D. (Dotson) Bailey, where Martha died.
    The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 
    Family ID  F48  Group Sheet

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    George Percy Walker
    George Percy Walker
    My uncle, George Walker, was the oldest son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. George was born in 1896 in Abingdon, Illinois. He was a veteran of World War I. In 1924 in Burlington, Iowa, he married Verona Violet Dotson (1906-2007). They had three daughters: Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    George Percy Walker as a Baby Boy
    George Percy Walker as a Baby Boy
    George Walker was born April 26, 1896, in Abingdon, Illinois, so this photo of him was taken in 1896.
    George Walker During World War I
    George Walker During World War I
    Another photograph of George Percy Walker as a soldier. He seems to be in an area with foothills or rolling hills.
    George Percy Walker, Soldier in World War I
    George Percy Walker, Soldier in World War I
    George Percy Walker sent this photograph home during his time as a soldier in World War I, taken while he was in Arizona. Byron Ernst, the foster child of Flossie and John Russell, who later married Clara Elizabeth Walker, became the owner of this photograph. It was passed down to some of John Russell's relatives in Louisa County, Iowa, and from there to Marge Kimble.
    George Percy Walker Riding a Horse
    George Percy Walker Riding a Horse
    This photograph is not positively identified, but it apparently is George Percy Walker atop the horse. The guess is it was taken during World War I.
    George Walker Relaxing
    George Walker Relaxing
    This photo of George, dressed up, relaxing under a tree is possibly from about 1920, after his stint in the service during World War I. He looks to be a bit younger to me, but does look a bit older than a family portrait photograph definitely dated to 1915.
    George Percy Walker and His Uncle, James G. 'Jim' Walker
    George Percy Walker and His Uncle, James G. "Jim" Walker
    Though about 9 years apart in age, James Walker (1887-1973), on the right, was the uncle of George Walker, on the left. Both men were in the armed forces during World War I. George (1896-1985) was the son of James's older brother, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, George Percy Walker, and Carol Sue Belles
    Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, George Percy Walker, and Carol Sue Belles
    This 3-generation photograph was taken in the summer of 1946 with Mazie Belles, her father, George Walker, and daughter, Carol Sue Belles.
    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.
    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).
    George Percy Walker and His Son-in-Law, John W. 'J.W.' Virden
    George Percy Walker and His Son-in-Law, John W. "J.W." Virden
    This photograph of George Walker and J.W. Virden is interesting after a little study because it seems they have found a "skeleton" of a covered wagon, which J.W. has climbed upon. Probably the photograph was taken in about 1956. When the wagon was deserted, and where this was taken, are not known.
    George Percy Walker With Pat Ballman
    George Percy Walker With Pat Ballman
    This photograph was taken in 1974 at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker. The woman on the left has been identified as probably (though not positively) being Pat Ballman, who was a friend and neighbor of George and Verona's on their North Pine Street residence the latter years of their lives. (Thanks to Rick Shacklett for help in potentially identifying the woman.)
    George Percy Walker Later in Life
    George Percy Walker Later in Life
    I imagine this photograph of George Walker was taken in about 1975, perhaps even later. He died June 24, 1985, at age 89.
    Members of the Family of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble Who Served in the Armed Forces
    This photograph is of the window of the local newspaper in Morning Sun, Iowa, The Morning Sun News-Herald, during Veterans Day festivities in 2010. Marge Kimble works in the office of the paper, and put up this memorial to various family members who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the years.

    Upper row, her son, Trevor Motzart Kimble Jr., George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977). Bottom row: Paul Moyers Walker (1904-1959), Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922), John Henry Walker (1924-1944), and Trevor Motzart Kimble Sr. (1926-1996). (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

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

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of George Percy Walker
    The Obituary of George Percy Walker
    George Walker was a veteran of the first World War. His life was spent in several towns in southeast Iowa.

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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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      Personal photographs of George in military uniform

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      Per Hattie's obituary, George was sick, and stationed at Camp Dodge when his mother died.

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      New London, Henry County, Iowa

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      New London town, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 44-15, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 7B, page number: 220; enumeration date: April 9, 1930

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

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    53. [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).

    54. [S158] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1955, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 600 Keystone Bldg., 1320 Main, Kansas City 5, Jackson County, Missouri. Copyright, 1955, R. L. Polk & Co.), page 349 (Reliability: 4).

    55. [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).

    56. [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).

    57. [S159] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1957, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 600 Keystone Bldg., 1320 Main, Kansas City 5, Jackson County, Missouri. Copyright, 1957, R. L. Polk & Co.), page 346 (Reliability: 4).

    58. [S160] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) - Christmas Visit by Daughters' Families 1956, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, December 1956 or January 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    59. [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).

    60. [S110] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1958, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 600 Keystone Building, 1320 Main, Kansas City 5, Jackson County, Missouri. Copyright, 1958, R. L. Polk & Co.), page 541 (Reliability: 4).

    61. [S161] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1959, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 600 Keystone Building, 1320 Main, Kansas City 5, Jackson County, Missouri. Copyright, 1959, R. L. Polk & Co.), page 425 (Reliability: 4).

    62. [S162] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1960, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Keystone Bldg., 1320 Main Street, Kansas City 5, Jackson County, Missouri. Copyright, 1960, R. L. Polk & Co.), page 389 (Reliability: 4).

    63. [S163] Brumm, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) - Obituaries, (originally published November 1967 in both The Mt. Pleasant News; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; and in The New London Journal; New London, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    64. [S164] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 4, November 7, 1974; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    65. [S165] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).