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Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker

Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker

Male 1901 - 1979

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  • Name  Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker  [1, 2
    Nickname  Cliff 
    Born  9 Oct 1901  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Thomas C. Walker, Card Number: 192; 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  [6
    • Thomas C. Walker, son, male, white, age 8, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Card Number: 434, male, white, single, 9 months in public school in 1914, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 14, Clifford T. Walker, age 14, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, extent of education in the common schools: 7, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    School  1914/1915  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Midway School (a one-room schoolhouse) 
    • Clifford Walker attended Midway School during the term ending May 1915:

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

      Reil Hannah, Teacher
      Miss Izola Sweeney - County Superintendent.

      SCHOOL OFFICERS

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

      Pupils

      Merle Thompson
      Karl Wischmeier
      Clifford Walker
      Linda Eklund
      Donald Jamison
      Ross Walker
      Cecil Blair
      Myrtle Walker
      Dorothy Jamison
      Edith Eklund
      Audrey Thompson
      Reta Van Winkle
      Paul Walker
      Glen Perry
      Nellie Cowles
      Pauline Otto
      Richard Otto
      Edith Cowels
      Evelyn Van Winkle
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    The 1915 School Roster of Midway School near Newport, Iowa
    Midway School's roster in 1915 included: Reil Hannah (Jennie "Reil" Hannah), teacher; Sameul (sic) Walker (Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker), President; T. J. Callahan (Thomas James Callahan), Secretary; and the following partial list of students: Clifford Walker (Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker), Ross Walker (Albert "Ross" Walker), Myrtle Walker (Zella "Myrtle" Walker), and Paul Walker (Paul Moyers Walker).
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Clifford T. Walker, son, male, white, age 18, single, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry home
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Marguerite, living with her and Doris I. Walker:) Line number: 15, Clifford Walker, head of household, male, white, age 23, married, rented, amount of rent: $8, number of years in Iowa: 23, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Samuel N. Walker, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 54, name of mother: Hattie M. Moyers, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
    Census  1930  Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Married to "Margerite," living with her and daughters Doris and Wilda M. Walker:) Line number 57: family number: 111: Clifford Walker, head of household, rented home, owned a radio set, lived on a farm, male, white, age 28, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation manager, nature of industry farm work, occupation code VXVV, wage earner, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 92
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1931  north of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Newspaper Article  19 Dec 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • ANNOUNCEMENT!

      We have recently purchased the Jacoby Cities Service Station at Middletown and it will be known in the future as WALKER'S SERVICE STATION.

      We also carry a line of Groceries and Lunnh Meats and will appreciate your patronage.

      Clifford Walker and Surrell Thomas
    Newspaper Article  1 Jun 1955  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Register New Motor Vehicles

      The following persons and firms have registered new motor vehicles at the courthouse.

      Sedans: ... Gene Vengehaus ... ... Cliff Walker ...

      Coupes: Mrs. Elsie H. Miller

      Suburban: Ralph Miller
    Residence  Feb 1958  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Newspaper Article  1 Jun 1969  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph 
    • Adjustment Board Faces 15 Items

      Fifteen items will face the Colorado Springs board of adjustment at its regular meeting Thursday in City Hall.

      The items which will be considered by the board are the following:

      [...]

      -- Request by Thomas Clifford Walker to erect a patio-roof over an existing concrete slab porch. This roof will change the front setback from 25 feet 7 inches to 20 feet 7 inches at 2829 W. Platte Ave. in an R-4 zone.
    Adjustment Board Faces 15 Items
    Adjustment Board Faces 15 Items
    A report on zoning and building requests in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which included a request by Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker to erect a patio-roof over his patio at his home at 2829 West Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs.
    Residence  Mar 1977  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Died  23 Apr 1979  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 19
    Obituary  25 Apr 1979  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Clifford Walker, 78, Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Louisa county, died Monday, April 23, in a hospital here.

      Born October 9, 1901, in Louisa county, he was the son of Samuel and Hattie Mae Moyer[s] Walker. He married Marguerite Wyerman in Wapello.

      Surviving: The wife, Colorado Springs; two daughters, Doris Walker, Colorado Springs, and Wilda Thiele, Tempe, Arizona; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ted (Myrtle) Dotson, West Burlington, and Elsie Walker, Clarkville; two brothers, George, New London, and Sam, Cedar Rapids; two half-sisters, Marjorie Kimble, Morning Sun, and Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas; half-brother, Robert Walker, Ft. Worth, Texas.

      [The] Funeral was scheduled Wednesday in Colorado Springs.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Thomas Walker; Birth: 9 October 1901; Death: April 1979; last residence: 80904 (Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  25 Apr 1979  Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 21, 22
    Person ID  I62  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 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, 23, 24, 25
    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  [3
    Residence  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 27
    • 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, 3, 28
    • 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  Wilda Marguerite "Marguerite" Wyerman,   b. 31 Jul 1906, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1988, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Nov 1922  Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 19, 29, 30, 31
    Marriage Announcement  5 Dec 1922  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Daughter of Wapello Editor Bride of the Week

      [...]
      Another wedding uniting two of our best younger set was that of Clifford Walker of this city and Miss Marguerite Wyerman of Morning Sun. While the bride is a comparative stranger, Mr. Walker is not, and his host of friends can vouch for his excellent qualities. Reverend McBride of the M. E. church performed the ceremony.
    Daughter of Wapello Editor Bride of the Week
    Daughter of Wapello Editor Bride of the Week
    An article about two marriages in Louisa County, Iowa, including the marriage announcement of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker and Wilda Marguerite Wyerman. They were married November 29, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa.
    Marriage Announcement  7 Dec 1922  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married.

      Miss Marguerite Wyerman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wyerman of this community, was united in marriage to Mr. Clifford Walker, at the Methodist parsonage in Wapello on November 29th, the Reverend O. E. McBride officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Walker accompanied the young couple. They will live on a farm near Wapello. Hosts of friends will extend congratulations to these splendid young people.

      Wapello Tribune. -- Miss Myrtle Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker, and Theodore Dotson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, were united in marriage on December 2d, at the parsonage of the First M. E. church in this city, the ceremony being performed at high noon by Reverend O. E. McBride. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Russell. They will reside in Burlington as Mr. Dotson is employed in the machine shops in that city.
    Newspaper Article  31 Aug 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Mr and Mrs. Clifford Walker visited Sunday at. the Geoffrey Umphrey home at New London.
    Newspaper Article  2 Nov 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • The Oakland social club and families were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Walker, Wednesday Evening
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • ZEPPELIN OVER MORNING SUN
      Huge Dirigible Skirts Southeast of City -- Schools Are Dismissed

      [...] The following from this vicinity attended a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near New London Sunday, in honor of Miss Lela Frizelle (sic): Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Humphrey (sic) and family, of New London, and Mr. and Mrs. John Russel (sic) of Newport.
    Residence  Feb 1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34, 35
    Residence  18 May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Residence  Mar 1939  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Residence  28 Jul 1949  Middletown, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    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  [41
    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  [42
    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.)
    Residence  Bef 1954  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Cliff and Marguerite lived on the west side of Elm Street, near the home of Charlie Jennings. He had a CB radio that often interfered with the television reception in the Walker house, which angered most everybody.

      Cliff and Marguerite's back yard faced the New London High School football field; on what were hopefully still warm autumn nights (though sometimes nippy) you could go and catch the game (for free) from their yard.
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    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  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    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  1958  Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 19
    • Cliff and Marguerite moved to Colorado from New London, Iowa, in the spring of 1958. They lived in Manitou/Colorado Springs until Cliff's death in 1979.
    City Directory  1960  Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    R. L. Polk's Colorado Springs (El Paso County, Colorado) City Directory 
    • Clifford Walker (Marguerite; Walker Gift Shop), home 144 Ruxton Avenue (Manitou Springs). 2nd entry: Walker Gift Shop (H. (sic) Clifford and Mrs. Marguerite Walker) 16 North Nevada Avenue.
    Personal Recollection 
    • (Personal recollections of genealogist, Dennis Brumm:)

      The last time I saw Cliff and Marguerite Walker was in 1976, over a four day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A friend and I had traveled from Ames to Boulder, Colorado, to visit some mutual friends, and he and I took a day trip down to Colorado Springs and ate lunch at the Walker's house. Cliff had made some roast beef, which he'd cooked till it fell apart ("I like it this way," he said, and Marguerite said something about their cooking which I cannot remember). We sat and talked for probably three hours, having a real good time. They confessed they'd decided to have their remains cremated when they died, and Marguerite said she didn't want a funeral, especially after seeing what all had happened at my mom's, and how hard it was on so many people, including me.
    Children 
     1. Doris Idella Walker
    >2. Wilda Maxine "Willy" Walker,   b. 11 Mar 1929, Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1999, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location
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    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' and Wilda 'Marguerite' (Wyerman) Walker
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker
    Cliff and Marguerite Walker were married Wednesday, November 29, 1922. They spent about 36 years in the vicinity of New London, Iowa, then moved to the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area with their daughters Doris Idella Walker and Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas.
    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 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.
    Cliff and Marguerite Walker in About 1947
    Cliff and Marguerite Walker in About 1947
    I am dating this to about 1947 but it may have been several years eaflier. The couple are Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and his wife, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker.
    Marian, Wilda Marguerite (Wyerman) Walker, and Doris Idella Walker
    Marian, Wilda Marguerite (Wyerman) Walker, and Doris Idella Walker
    This photograph was taken in the mountains of Colorado in summer 1969. My father and I travelled west and stopped to visit the Walker relatives in Colorado Springs and we went to the cabin owned by Doris and Marian for one day/evening.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (2 of 2)
    All the people in this photograph are identified except for one whose face is mostly obscured. This photograph was taken in Wapello, Iowa, at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith.

    As listed on the photograph 'image map' those who were in attendance and photographed here are: Elwood Baird "Oddie" Marshall, Darcy Hardin, John W. Smith, Larry Smith, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, Buffy (the dog, thanks for the identification to Debbie (Smith) Ulstad), Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, Doris Idella Walker, Scott Alan Lox, John W. "J.W." Virden, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Cathy Christine (Jones) Smith, Shirley Smith, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Sherrie Lynn Kimble, Megan I. Hardin, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    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
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    An item in the Morning Sun (Iowa) news published in the Burlington, Hawk-Eye (Iowa) mentioned a dinner attended by an assortment of Walker family members in honor of visitor and family member, Lela Frizzell. It may have been the summer after she graduated from high school.
    Marriage Documentation
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    The marriage announcement for both Zella "Myrtle" Walker to Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson; and of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker to Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman. Myrtle and Ted were married December 2, 1922, at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Wapello, Iowa. Cliff and Marguerite were married November 29, 1922, at the same parsonage and church.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals 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  F52  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' Walker
    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker
    Cliff Walker, my uncle, was a son of Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. He married fellow Louisa County, Iowan, Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman, the daughter of George Washington and Anne Idella (Duryea) Wyerman (her maternal Duryea family is noted for having two cousins who were early developers of the automobile). Cliff and Marguerite Walker had two daughters. Doris Idella Walker live in Colorado Springs. Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele (1929-1999) lived in Arizona the last part of her life.
    Men at a Walker Family Reunion in About 1949
    This is the only photograph I have seen of my mother's first husband, Kenneth Joseph Krekel. For whatever reason, mention of him was not something that happened in our household when I was a child. In fact, I first learned of her first husband in about 1986 when my father died and I was 34 years old.

    This was probably a July birthday party in Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, Iowa. I am not completely comfortable with several of the identifications, but will defer to those who were alive at the time who have made them. Those family members in this photograph are: William David "Bill" Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, Theodore Roosevelt, "Ted" Dotson, Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Kenneth Krekel, Lloyd Smith Allen, and David Floyd "Dave" Howey. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' Walker in His Furniture Store
    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker in His Furniture Store
    Cliff Walker, while living in New London, Iowa, owned several businesses (as memory tells me). When I was very young, one of these was this furniture store on the north side of Main Street in the town. In several years, he, his wife, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, two daughters and granddaughter would pick up roots and move to Colorado.
    Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' Walker at his Home in New London, Iowa
    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker at his Home in New London, Iowa
    In the early 1950s, when this photograph was taken, Cliff Walker and his wife, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, lived on South Elm Street in New London, Iowa. Along with their daughters, Wilda Maxine Thomas and Doris Walker, and their granddaughter, Terry Thomas, these Walkers moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in 1957 or '58. This photograph was provided courtesy of Cliff's half-brother, Robert Charles Walker.
    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker Holding Deborah Sue "Debbie" Walker
    This photograph, taken at Cliff Walker's home in New London, Iowa, in the mid 1950s, features him holding his niece, Deborah Sue "Debbie" Walker, while showing her a parakeet on his hand. The photograph was taken by Debbie's father, Robert Charles Walker. I remember well this house owned by Cliff and his wife, Marguerite (Wyerman) Walker. It was across town from the home where I (Dennis Brumm) grew up. As a child younger than 5, I was fascinated by the "old" bird cage behind Cliff. Cliff and Marguerite moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in about 1958. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' Walker in Manitou Springs
    Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker in Manitou Springs
    My uncle, Cliff Walker, moved his family to Colorado in 1958. They lived in Manitou Springs, and later Colorado Springs (the towns are connected geographically). I think at the time this was taken probably he and his wife, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker were still living in Manitou Springs. The curtains in their house are very early 1960s in design, and remind me of some television commercials and other media of that era. Cliff is possibly reading a tabloid, at least something or someone in the headline was "Wicked Wicked."

    Documents Notice of Those Registering New Motor Vehicles in Henry County, Iowa, as Reported June 1, 1953
    Sedans: [...] Gene Vengehaus (sic) [...] Clifford Walker [...]; Coupes: Mrs. Elsie H. Miller; [...] Suburban: Ralph Miller. (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.)

    General Newsprint Purchased Filling Station
    An announcement that Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker and his son-in-law, David Surrell Thomas, had purchased a gas station in Middletown, Iowa, and named it Walker's Service Station. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Thomas Clifford 'Cliff' Walker
    The Obituary of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker
    Cliff Walker was the fifth child of eleven born to Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriet" (Moyers) Walker. Cliff was born in Louisa County, Iowa, October 9, 1901. He died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 23, 1979. He was married to Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman (1906-1988) and the were the parents of Doris Idella Walker and Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele.
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Morning Sun, Iowa
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Morning Sun, Iowa
    Published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 11, 1931.

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

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

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

    4. [S190] Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 27, April 25, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

    8. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).
      Midway School Roster for 1914-1915 courtesy of Marge Kimble.

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

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

    11. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-14, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 5B, page number: 71; enumeration date: April 25 and 26, 1930

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

    13. [S191] Walker, Albert "Ross" - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 21, 1936; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S8039] Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and David "Surrell" Thomas - Gas Station Owners, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 5, December 19, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S8040] Henry County, Iowa - List of People Who Registered Automobiles circa June 1, 1955, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, Monday, June 1, 1955; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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

    17. [S8041] Walker, Thomas Clifford - Patio Roof Construction Request, (originally published in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, June 1, 1969; Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S210] Walker, William David "Bill" - Obituary (Marion Sentinel), (originally published in The Marion Sentinel, page 3, March 10, 1977; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S187] Walker, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, June 15, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

    21. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

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

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

    28. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census.

    29. [S189] Wyerman Family Descendants' Chart, (date unknown; Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    30. [S185] Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman - Marriage Announcement (Davenport Democrat and Leader), (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 7, December 5, 1922; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    31. [S166] Walker, Zella "Myrtle" and Theodore Roosevelt Dotson; and Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker and Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman - Marriage Announcements, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, December 7, 1922; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    32. [S186] Newspaper Archive (Reliability: 3).

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

    34. [S152] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald page 5, February 2, 1933; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    35. [S153] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk, page 2, February 1, 1933; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    36. [S154] Walker, Albert "Ross" - Obituaries, (one obituary was published in a Louisa County, Iowa paper, probably The Wapello Republican; the second was from The Hawk-Eye Gazette; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; they were published circa May 17-18, 1936) (Reliability: 4).

    37. [S155] Broeker, Ruth Rebecca (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 23,1939; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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

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

    40. [S5] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie Reil "Reil" - Visits in September 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 11, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    41. [S6] Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) - Funeral Attendance, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, April 30, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    42. [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).

    43. [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).

    44. [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: 4).

    45. [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).

    46. [S188] Colorado Springs, Colorado - City Directory 1960, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Kerystone Building, 1320 Main Street, Kansas City 5, Missouri; 1961, by R. L. Polk & Company), page 979 (Reliability: 4).