The Families of Dennis W. Brumm
You are currently anonymous Log In
 
Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker

Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker

Male 1910 - 1991

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker  [1, 2
    Nickname  Sam 
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Samuel C. Walker, son, male, white, age 0/12, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Born  27 Mar 1910  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Card Number: 436, male, white, single, could not read, could not write, number of years in Iowa: 4, Samuel C. Walker, age 4, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Sammie C. Walker, son, male, white, age 19 (sic), single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Samuel C. Walker, son, male, white, age 14, single, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Samuel N. Walker, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 55, name of mother: Hattie M. Moyers, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Morning Sun, Iowa, church affiliation: none
    Newspaper Article  30 Jun 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary

      Morning Sun (IA), June 30 -- The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this place planned a pleasant surprise for their parents at Saunders Grove at Mt. Pleasant Sunday, June 27, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary. A fine cafeteria picnic dinner was served after which there was an afternoon of visiting among kinsfolk. The children and grand children present were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson and Dorothy Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Mathew (sic) Hickenbottom, James, Ella Mae, and Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, John Henry, Viola Belle, William, Ruth, Leota, and Sammie of Morning Sun; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. McDonald (sic) and Ruby Lea, Rex and Bobby Lee of Mt. Hamil. Besides these there were a number of other relatives present.
    High School  1929  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wapello High School 
    Newspaper Article  1929  [10
    • Leads in Class Play

      Miss Marion Cover and Mr. Sam Walker will have the leading parts in the senior class play, "Be An Optimist," which will be given at the Wapello high school auditorium on Tuesday evening, June 4.
    Newspaper Article  18 Apr 1929  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • WAPELLO WILL GRADUATE 23
      School Schedule Delayed; Chicagoans Form "Wapello Club."

      Wapello (IA), April 18. -- A class of 23 will be graduated from the Wapello Consolidated school. The dates of the various events in connection with graduation have not yet been announced as it will be necessary to make up the three weeks lost because of road and flood conditions.

      The class includes Lena Baird, Carol Bissinger, Donald Bissinger, Nellie Blanchard, Ora Brown, Helen Courtney, Marian Cover, Pauline Crammond, Lillian Crow, James Deams (sic: Deam), Madelene Drake, Clifford Gerth, Mildred McNatton, Bart Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freman Reid, Mary Schwob, Jessie Syphrit, Edward Vincent, Edith Wagg. Sam Walker, Harriet Webster, Elsie Wykert. [...]
    Graduation Announcement  9 Jun 1929  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
      Special to The Democrat

      Wapello (IA), June 8 -- The annual graduation of the Wapello consolidated school was held in the high school auditorium Thursday evening, and a class of 23 received diplomas. The Reverend B. G. Hanks gave the invocation and Arthur Springer, president of the school board, introduced the Reverend E. G. Williams, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, Des Moines, the speaker.

      Superintendent G. L. Troe presented the class, announcing Harriet Webster as honor pupil and Edward Vincent, second. Miss Webster's name will be engraved on the silver loving cup which was presented to the school last year.

      Other members of the class are: Lena E. Beard, Carol M. Bissinger, Donald C. Bissinger, Nellie Evelyn Blanchard, Marion H. Cover, Pauline Frances Crammond, Lillis H. Crow, James D. Dean (sic: Deam), Madeleine R. Drank, Clifford O. Gerth, Mildred Lucile McNatton, Burt Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freaman Reid, Mary E. Schwob, Jessie M. Syphrit, Edith Ione Wagg, Sam Walker, Elsie A. Wykert.

      Edward Vincent, president of the class, in behalf of the high school, presented Mr. Troe with a silver loving cup. The presentation of the diplomas by Arthur Springer closed the evening's program.
    Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
    Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
    A report on the 1929 high school graduation at Wapello High School, Louisa County, Iowa. The class roll included: Harriet Webster, Edward Vincent, Lena E. Beard, Carol M. Bissinger, Donald C. Bissinger, Nellie Evelyn Blanchard, Marion H. Cover, Pauline Frances Crammond, Lillis H. Crow, James D. Dean (sic: Deam), Madeleine R. Drank, Clifford O. Gerth, Mildred Lucile McNatton, Burt Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freaman Reid, Mary E. Schwob, Jessie M. Syphrit, Edith Ione Wagg, Sam Walker, and Elsie A. Wykert.
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Sam C. Walker, son, male, white, age 20, single, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace I, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VIVV, wage earner, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Newspaper Article  5 Oct 1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    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  5 Oct 1930  Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1931  north of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Occupation  Between 1932 and 1933  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Sam worked in the government CCC Camp for a year or two (during the Depression) after graduating from high school.
    Residence  1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • (This may have been during the time when Sam was in the Civilian Conservation Corps.)
    Newspaper Article  12 Jul 1934  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Dean Kerr, Wm. Peel, Orval Graham and Sammie Walker have re-enlisted and are again in the CCC camp near Solon, Iowa. Over 500 men are in this camp.
    Residence  May 1936  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21
    Occupation  Between 1941 and 1945  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Sam was in business with his brother, William David Walker, between 1941 and 1945 in Marion, Iowa.
    Occupation  Between 1946 and 1972  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • Sam Walker worked as a sheet metal worker at Quaker Oats Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, between 1946 and 1972.
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    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  Feb 1958  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Retired  1972  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Quaker Oats 
    Residence  Mar 1977  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Obituary  Oct 1991  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Murdoch Service 
    • Sam C. Walker, 81, of 3801 Lexington Drive N.E., Cedar Rapids, died Sunday morning, October 20, 1991, at his home following a lengthy illness. Born the son of Samuel and Hattie Moyer[s] Walker on March 27, 1910, at Wapello, he married Elizabeth Hatt on July 6, 1935, at Monmouth, Illinois. An employee of Quaker Oats for twenty-six years, he retired in 1972. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Marion, Trojan Lodge No. 548, A.F. & A.M., and Quaker Old Timers.

      Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, a son, Dr. Jerry D. Walker of Iowa City; and three sisters, Elsie Walker of Marshalltown, Margie Kimble of Morning Sun, and Viola Van Heuten (sic: Van Houten) of Corpus Christi, Texas. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Judith Walker, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Guyer, and James Walker. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

      SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 1991, at the Murdoch Chapel in Marion, Iowa. Conducted by: Reverend Stanley Wierson. Masonic services by Trojan Lodge No. 548. Organist: Bethel Sylvester. BURIAL: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    Funeral Program  Oct 1991  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • Sometimes the road of life seems long
      as we travel through the years
      And, with a heart that's broken
      and eyes brimful of tears,
      We falter in our weariness
      and sink beside the way,
      But God leans down and whispers,
      "Child, there'll be another day"
      And the road will grow much smoother
      and much easier to face,
      So do not be disheartened-
      this is just a "resting place."

      Helen Steiner Rice

      * * * * MURDOCH SERVICE* * * *
    Died  20 Oct 1991  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Obituary  21 Oct 1991  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Gazette 
    • Sam C. Walker, 81, of 3801 Lexington Drive NE, died Sunday morning in his home following a long illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Murdoch Funeral Home, Marion, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Masonic services by Trojan Lodge 548. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

      Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Dr. Jerry of Iowa City; and three sisters, Elsie Walker of Marshalltown, Margie Kimble of Morning Sun and Viola Van Heuten (sic) of Corpus Christi, Texas.

      Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Judith Walker; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Guyer and James Walker.

      He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

      Born the son of Samuel and Hattie Moyer[s] Walker March 27, 1910, in Wapello, he married Elizabeth Hatt July 6, 1935, at Monmouth, Illinois. An employee of Quaker Oats for 26 years, he retired in 1972. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Marion, Trojan Lodge 548, A.F. & A.M., and Quaker Old Timers.

      The Reverend Stanley Wierson will officiate. A memorial fund has been established.
    Organizations  Quaker (Oats) Old Timers  [25
    Organizations  the (Masonic) Trojan Lodge #548, AF&AM  [28
    Research 
    • Sam died while in the shower.
    Religion  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    the First United Methodist Church 
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Samuel C. Walker; born: 27 March 1910; died: 20 October 1991; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  22 Oct 1991  Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 28, 30
    Person ID  I65  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, 31, 32, 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  [35
    Residence  20 Apr 1896  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [35, 36
    • 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, 35, 37
    • 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.
    Photos

    » Slide Show
    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  Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Hatt,   b. 16 May 1914, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1997, Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jul 1935  Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 28
    Marriage Fact 
    • According to family genealogist Marjorie Kimble, for a time in the 1930s it was the "in" thing for sortheast Iowa people to do to go to Monmouth, Illinois, to get married. Sam and Betty Walker did this. Later people went to Kahoka, Missouri (Bill and Margaret Walker, for example). Still later couples went to Nashua, where "The Little Brown Church in the Vale" was located. Why these places were arbitrarily popular and chosen is unknown.
    Residence  6 Apr 1936  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Residence  18 May 1936  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    Residence  Mar 1939  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    City Directory  1943  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Samuel C. Walker (wife Elizabeth), sheet metal worker at the Iowa Ordnance Plant, householder at 314 Belmont Court.
    City Directory  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Samuel C. Walker (wife Elizabeth E.), employee of the Iowa Ordnance Plant, householder at 314 Belmont Court.
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    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  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    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  [45
    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.)
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1955  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette 
    • Marion News

      Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and their son, Steven, are attending a reunion of relatives today at Ottumwa.

      Jerry Walker, son of the Sam Walkers, will leave today for Dallas, Texas, to enroll in the sophomore class at the Southern Methodist university.
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

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

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Mar 1957  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    Anniversary Announcement  5 Jul 1960  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette 
    • Note Anniversary -- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker entertained Monday at a family picnic at their home south of Marion in celebration of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Present were the Vincent Hatt family and Elizabeth Hatt of Marion, the Richard A. Hatt family of Jackson, Michigan, the Jack Hatt family of Cedar Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cooper and Denise Hatt of Burlington.
    Note Anniversary
    Note Anniversary
    The 25th wedding anniversary announcement of Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker. They were married July 6, 1935, in Monmouth, Illinois.
    Residence  Jun 1967  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [50
    Residence  Nov 1967  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [51, 52
    • Probably around 1963 or 1964, Sam and Betty moved onto an acreage which was nearly "in the country," although I believe it was in the city limits of an ever expanding Cedar Rapids. They had a black Shetland pony named Midnight when they lived at this location.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Sam and Betty Walker's grave is at Cedar Park Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Walker, Samuel C. 1910 - 1991; Elizabeth E., 1914 - 1997"
    The Headstone of Samuel Clinton 'Sam' and Elizabeth Etta 'Betty' (Hatt) Walker
    The Headstone of Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker
    Children 
    >1. Dr. Jerry Dean Walker, Prof.
    Photos

    » Slide Show
    Sam and Betty Walker in Michigan
    Sam and Betty Walker in Michigan
    This photograph, provided by Carol Kelly, is of Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, taken during a visit they made to Michigan. They were at the home of Thomas Samuel "Tom" and Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey.
    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.
    Verona Walker With Betty and Sam Walker
    Verona Walker With Betty and Sam Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, sitting with her sister- and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) and Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker. Betty is apparently doing some needlepoint while Verona points out something to Sam in the book or magazine he is looking at.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    This is one of two group photographs that exist which are provided courtesy of Marge Kimble of family members who attended a reunion in 1988 at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith in Wapello, Iowa.

    These people were: standing, left to right: Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble

    Sitting, left to right: Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. It looks a bit as though someone may have been obscured behind Sam Walker, next to Wally Broeker.
    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.)
    Betty and Sam Walker, Myrtle and Ted Dotson, Shirley Smith and Maddie Hollingsworth
    This photograph was taken in 1988 at a family reunion at the home of Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith. It was kindly provided by Marge Kimble. This picture is of Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, her husband, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson behind Sam and her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. On the right is Shirley Smith, holding her granddaughter, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Documents
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (back)
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (back)
    From Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Ella "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, visiting their son, Jerry Dean Walker in Berlin, Germany, to William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm in New London, Iowa. The message is "Berlin, Germany, October 16, 1965; Dear Bill and Leota, Every day I try to write a few cards. Just seems as if I can't get them all out. We have had real nice, sunny, but cool weather. Today it is raining but supposed to clear off. Sammie and Jerry are going to the football. We are going to the British PX.

    "We went to East Berlin Thursday on a bus tour, glad to get back. Had to take the pictures out of the bus wndow. We only stopped once at the Russian Memorial where all the wheels are buried. Be seeing you, as ever, Sammie and Betty"
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (front)
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (front)
    From Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Ella "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, visiting their son, Jerry Dean Walker in Berlin, Germany, to William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm in New London, Iowa. Six shots of buildings in West Berlin are on the card, with the message "Berlin, die ewig junge Stadt" ("Berlin, the eternally young city").
    General Newsprint Marion News
    A short report that the families of Samuel Clinton Walker and William David Walker were attending a family reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa; Also that Jerry Dean Walker was leaving town to attend Southern Methodist University.

    The reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa, puzzled me until I spoke to Marge Kimble regarding it. She replied that there were frequent reunions held in Ottumwa because the extended families of the Frizzells (mostly around Osceola and Woodbine, Iowa) and of Sam and Reil Walker (around Morning Sun and Wapello, Iowa) determined it was about a half-way point between the two regions of Iowa, saving traveling time that would be required if they were held in either of the actual locations. She also reckons that this reunion in 1955 was likely about the last one the two sets of family held in Ottumwa.

    I imagine a number of photographs of family reunions that are posted here probably were taken in Ottumwa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F55  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker
    My uncle, Sam Walker, was the son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers. Sam was the eighth of their eleven children. He was born in 1910, and died in 1991. He graduated from Wapello (Iowa) High School in 1929, and several stories exist in local newspapers from that era mentioning him as being the male lead in the class's senior class play that year. Sam married Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Hatt, the daughter of Alexander Howie and Elizabeth Ellen "Lizzie" (Tice) Hatt. Betty and Sam had one son, Jerry Dean Walker. The family lived in or near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sam and Betty are buried at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
    Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker
    Marge Kimble has related a story about this photograph. A number of years ago she was showing her collection of family photos to her brother, Sam, and he remarked that he remembered this photograph having been taken on the day his mother died. He had left the house and was trying to get away from other people.
    Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker and James D. 'Jimmy' Deam
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker and James D. "Jimmy" Deam
    Sammie (or "Sammy") Walker is on the right in this photograph with his friend, Jimmy Deam (1911-1981) on the left. Jimmy Deam was the son of Hallie Pauline Dotson (1889-1982) and Robert S. "Bert" Deam (1887-1959). His mother, Hallie, was a daughter of Mark Dotson, and a sister of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson. Jimmy was a first cousin of Ted and Verona Dotson and their siblings. Jimmy's father's aunt, Barbara Deam (1840-1924) married Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Moyer; she was therefore a sister-in-law of Samuel Nelson Moyers.

    Judging from the height of the corn in the background, this photograph was likely taken in mid to late July.
    Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker at Midway School
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker at Midway School
    This photograph most likely was taken in about 1918 judging from the similarities to the photograph earlier in the Tour taken on the date Hattie Mae Moyers died.

    Midway School, the one-room school house the Walker children attended, was near Newport. Sam was the first of the Walker children to continue on in the new, consolidated Wapello school district, where he graduated in 1929.
    Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker
    Sam looks to be the urban sophisticate here, far away from his farming roots. Of all the sons of Samuel Nathaniel Walker, only one continued the family tradition of farming, and that was Albert "Ross." Sam and Bill Walker ended up living and working in the Cedar Rapids area, Paul tried many hats on, including working for the circus, Cliff ran several businesses in New London, George worked for the Burlington Railroad shops in West Burlington, Iowa, and lived his life in New London and West Burlington, Robert moved to Texas and lived in Victoria, and John Henry went to war and didn't return. Of Samuel Nathaniel's daughters, Ruth was the only one who went into farming, too, after she married Wally Broeker, who farmed in Louisa County. Ironically, both Ruth and Ross, the only two who continued with farming, died when they quite young, during the 1930s, Ruth from tuberculosis and Ross from spinal meningitis.
    The Senior Class Photograph of Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker
    The Senior Class Photograph of Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker
    Sam Walker graduated from Wapello High School (Iowa) in 1929. He was born in 1910, the son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers. After his graduation, he moved frequently for a while, and, according to family historian, Marge Kimble, during The Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In 1933, Sam and one or more siblings was living and working in Moline, Illinois. In 1935 he married Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Hatt of Cedar Rapids. They were married in Monmouth, Illinois, which seems to have been a popular spot to have the marriage ceremony at this time period

    Sam and Betty lived for a time in Springville, Iowa, but eventually moved to the Marion/Cedar Rapids (Iowa) area, where Sam worked for many years at the Quaker Oats Company.

    Sam and Betty had one child, Jerry Dean Walker.
    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.)

    Histories
    CCC at Crossroads on 6th Birthday; Alternatives: Militarization or Death; Least Criticized of All New Deal Units, Camps Have Good Record
    CCC at Crossroads on 6th Birthday; Alternatives: Militarization or Death; Least Criticized of All New Deal Units, Camps Have Good Record
    By Joseph W. LaBine. This article, published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, on April 6, 1939, falls is somewhere between a newspaper article and an historical document, regarding the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps that were created under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. They were in existence from 1933-1942. The text of the article is:


    Franklin Roosevelt had been President only five days before he called a select group of youth leaders into his office. By April 6, 1933--exactly six years ago--the Civilian Conservation Corps was created as one of the first New Deal agencies.

    Today, as some 250,000 youths in almost 1,500 camps celebrate the sixth anniversary of their benefaction, CCC has hit rough waters. By the time congress adjourns this least criticized of all Roosevelt agencies may either be sentenced to death or changed into a semi-military army of unemployed youth.

    CCC has done such a good job that strong New Deal critics like Henry Link, New York psychologist, praises it in his "Return to Religion" and "Rediscovery of Man."

    In six years some 2,000,000 boys have gone through its routine, one-fourth of them emerging to take permanent private jobs. Some of the rest re-enrolled.

    Most Recruits Needy.

    Here's how CCC works: Its membership comes almost exclusively from underprivileged homes--boys who have left school, can't get jobs and need both moral and physical training. They enroll and leave the group every three months, so there is a constant turnover. Last October, for example, 59,000 new enrollees were accepted, averaging 18.6 years of age. (They must be between 17 and 23).

    CCC places these boys in camps, gives them $30 a month of which $22 must be sent home to needy parents, and teaches them not only the rudiments of hard work but a lot of "extra-curricular" activities as well. Reveille sounds at 6 a.m. Breakfast comes at 6:20 and inspection at 7:15. By 7:30 they are on the job, remaining until 4 p.m. with the exception of an hour off for lunch. From then until 10 p.m. there is time for dinner, amusements and recreation. It isn't a hard life, nor is there very strict supervision; certainly CCC enrollees aren't nigh well ready for active army duty, as Civilian Chief Robert Fechner would have us believe.

    The lads get vocational training during evening hours. They learn crafts like photography, radio, cabinetmaking, leather work, blue printing and landscaping. But the training apparently is not very efficient because American labor unions object to having craftsmen turned out by CCC to the detriment of their apprentice system. Mr Fechner is an old-time American Federation of Labor official.

    Educational Accomplishments.

    But craft or no craft, CCC does good work. Last year 8,817 illiterates learned to read and write, 3,517 finished grammar grades, 634 finished high school and 13 got college diplomas. Almost all the youths take school work, either by correspondence or from part-time residence instructors.

    If CCC enrollees range from 17 to 23 and come from underprivileged homes, they rise from the very stratum of youth responsible in 1937 for 13 per cent of our murders, 28 per cent of our robberies, 42 per cent of our burglaries, 51 per cent of our auto thieves and 21 per cent of our sex criminals.

    Youth camps are not a New Deal invention. In 1930 California tried the scheme, doubtless getting the idea from the English "hinksey diggers" of whom Philosopher John Ruskin said their two-mile road was "the worst in three kingdoms." By 1933 work camps had existed in at least six European countries for an average of 10 years; contrary to popular belief, Germany had them long before Hitler came to power.

    Set Enviable Work Record.

    What have they done constructively? As a sample of what CCC costs, the current fiscal year's appropriation is $350,000,000, and the nation should expect to get something tangible in return. It has. CCC has planted some 1,800,000,000 trees and built 4,000 fire towers to protect them. It has strung 75,000 miles of telephone from lookout post to watch tower. The country has 132,000 miles of new roadway and 5,000,000 dams to check erosion. There are countless new recreation centers and wild life habitat has been safeguarded to protect these innocents from the ravages of civilization.

    CCC has also provided an emergency army. Its membership has done yeoman service in fighting forest fires, rescue work, flood relief and rehabilitation after disasters. The Red Cross recalls how, in the Mississippi-Ohio floods of January and February 1937, more than 22,000 enrollees, hundreds of reserve officers and technical personnel were rushed to danger points.

    Whither CCC? In his budget message last January the President recommended a slash of $120,000,000 in the corps' budget (from $350,000,000 to $230,000,000). This means camps and personnel must be reduced, camps from 1,500 to 1,200 and men from 300,000 to 250,000. This reduction is already under way and the April enrollment will be smaller than usual. Worst of all, CCC will die naturally on June 30, 1940, unless extended.

    Militarized Youth Camps?

    Military minded congressmen are already thinking about this, wondering if CCC can't be retained and made an integral part of our defense program. This means adoption of the plan proposed by Kentucky's Rep. Andrew Jackson May, which would provide for not less than two, nor more than five hours of military training for CCC enrollees each week. The immediate result has been a protest, not only from anti-New Dealers but from what are jokingly referred to as the "tabbies"--pacifists.

    You can paint a horrible picture of this militarized CCC's potentialities, if you let your imagination run away. You can see several million unemployed youths saved from hunger and privation, who would rally 'round the banner of the man who's responsible for it. You can see a political army, if you wish, armed, trained and disciplined but feeling greater loyalty to a political clique than to the nation itself. But CCC's militarization can be safeguarded against such evils.

    Dangerous? Perhaps, but maybe it's even more dangerous to contemplate American youth's fate without some agency to keep idle minds out of mischief. CCC's 1936-39 budget of $350,000,000 is far smaller than our annual national crime bill, which approximates $15,000,000,000.

    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

    » Slide Show
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Matthew James and Mary Catherine (Hannah) Hickenbottom, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker and their children attended a reunion of the Howe's academy in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, a school Reil had attended. Also Sam and Reil accompanied Reil's father, J. W. Hannah, to the Old Threshers and Settlers Reunion held yearly in Mt. Pleasant.
    Wapello Will Graduate 23; School Schedule Delayed; Chicagoans Form 'Wapello Club.'
    Wapello Will Graduate 23; School Schedule Delayed; Chicagoans Form "Wapello Club."
    A report on the members of the Class of 1929 at Wapello High School, Wapello, Iowa. The class roll was: Lena Baird, Carol Bissinger, Donald Bissinger, Nellie Blanchard, Ora Brown, Helen Courtney, Marian Cover, Pauline Crammond, Lillian Crow, James Deams (sic: Deam), Madelene Drake, Clifford Gerth, Mildred McNatton, Bart Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freman Reid, Mary Schwob, Jessie Syphrit, Edward Vincent, Edith Wagg. Sam Walker, Harriet Webster, Elsie Wykert.

    Those in the class who are in the database on this site are: Helen Louise Courtney, James D. "Jimmy" Deam, Clifford Otoo Gerth, Glen Clifford Mellinger, Mary Elizabeth Schwob, and
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker.
    Leads in Class Play
    Leads in Class Play
    An article reporting that Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker had the leading male role in the senior class play of 1929 at Wapello High School, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. The leading female role was granted to Marian Cover. (Original document provided courtesy of Marge Kimble)
    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.
    Umphreys and Ruth Walker Visit Moline, Illinois
    Umphreys and Ruth Walker Visit Moline, Illinois
    A news item that Maude Mae (Walker) and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey along with their daughter, Thelma Verlee, all of New London, Iowa, and Maude's sister, Ruth Rebecca Walker of Wapello Iowa, had visited Moline, Illinois. (In October 1930 Maude and Ruth's brother, Samuel Clinton Walker, was living in Moline.)
    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.)
    Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker Re-enlists in the CCC
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker Re-enlists in the CCC
    As part of the "New Deal" in 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the Civilian Conservation Corps. With that action, he brought together the nation's young men and the land in an effort to save them both. It was likely his most popular program during the Great Depression.

    Sam Walker joined the CCC and this little news item in the Morning Sun, Iowa, paper, published in 1934, announced he had re-enlisted in it. Enlistment was for a duration of six months, although many reenlisted after their alloted time was up.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

    » Slide Show
    The Funeral Program and Obituary of Samuel Clinton Walker
    The Funeral Program and Obituary of Samuel Clinton Walker
    Sam Walker was the husband of Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Hatt. They lived in Marion and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    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.)
    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.
    The Obituary of Samuel Clinton 'Sam' Walker in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    The Obituary of Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    Sam Walker, son of Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker, was the eighth of their eleven children. Born in 1910, he graduated from Wapello High School (Wapello, Iowa) in 1929, not long after it became one of the first consolidated schools in the state of Iowa. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression of the 1930s. In 1935 he married Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Hatt (1914-1997). Their son was Jerry Dean Walker, a doctor of dentistry and now a retired professor in the dental school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

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

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

    3. [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

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

    5. [S203] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Obituary (The Gazette), (originally published in The Gazette, page 8, October 21, 1991; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    7. [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

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

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

    10. [S8047] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Has Lead in the 1929 Senior Class Play, (originally published apparently in The Wapello Republican, June 1929; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S8048] Walker, Samuel Clinton - In Wapello High School Class of 1929, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 18, April 18, 1929; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S8049] Wapello High School - 1929 Class Graduation (article), (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 15, June 9, 1929, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    14. [S151] Walker, Thomas "Tom" - A Picnic at His House, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, October 5, 1930; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S151] Walker, Thomas "Tom" - A Picnic at His House, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, October 5, 1930; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
      "Walker, Tom - Newspaper Article Regarding a Picnic at His House, Sunday, October 5, 1930."

    16. [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).

    17. [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).

    18. [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).

    19. [S8050] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Re-Enlists in CCC, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, July 12, 1934; Morning Sun, Louisa County Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [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).

    21. [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).

    22. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 3).
      Dennis Brumm (personal knowledge).

    23. [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).

    24. [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).

    25. [S202] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Obituary and Funeral Program (Mudoch Service), (Murdoch Service, 1991; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [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).

    27. [S202] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Obituary and Funeral Program (Mudoch Service), (Murdoch Service, 1991; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    28. [S202] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" - Obituary and Funeral Program (Mudoch Service), (Murdoch Service, 1991; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa).

    29. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    30. [S201] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).

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

    32. [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).

    33. [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).

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

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

    36. [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).

    37. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census.

    38. [S196] Walker, Jerry Dean - Birth Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, April 9, 1936; Morning Sun Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    39. [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).

    40. [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).

    41. [S82] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1943, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha (2), Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1943, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 402 (Reliability: 4).

    42. [S83] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1945, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1946, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 459 (Reliability: 4).

    43. [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).

    44. [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).

    45. [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).

    46. [S197] Walker Family Reunion in Ottumwa, (originally published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 4, September 11, 1955; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    47. [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).

    48. [S198] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about March 17, 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    49. [S199] Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) - 25th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally pubished in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 24, July 5, 1960; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    50. [S200] Hatt, Elizabeth Ellen (Tice) and Family - All American Family, (originally published in The Marion Sentinel, page 6, June 8, 1967; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    51. [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).

    52. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).