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Elijah L. Walker

Male 1845 - 1932


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  • Name  Elijah L. Walker  [1, 2, 3
    Born  26 Sep 1845  Randolph County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1850  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Elijah Walker, age 9, male, white, born in Virginia (sic), attended school within the past year
    Iowa State Census  1852  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Line #30: John Walker, number of males: 3 (3 of these 4?: John Wilton, twins Jesse and George, and Elijah L.), number of females: 5 (Elizabeth, Elizabeth "Jane," Margaret, Tressie, and unknown), total persons: 8
    Iowa State Census  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Elijah Walker, age 10 male, 10 years in Iowa, born in Iowa
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Elijah was living with his wife, "Elmira" Walker:) Line Number: 17, Dwelling Number: 53, Family Number: 52: Elijah Walker, age 24, male, white, occupation farmer, born in Iowa, married in December 1869, male over 21 years of age
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Almira, living with her and children: Bula, Ernest, and Nellie Walker:) Elijah Walker, head of household, married, male, white, age 34, born in Iowa, occupation farmer, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Married to Elmira, living with her and children: Zuleila, Nellie, and Homer Walker:) Line number: 12, Dwelling number: 37, Family number: 37: Elijah Walker, 71 Township, Range 5, Section 15; Address N NE; age 39, male, married, occupation farmer, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, subject to military duty, entitled to vote
    Residence  1888  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Per his brother's (E. S. Walker) biography in A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, he lived in Henry County Iowa in 1888: "Elijah, whose home is in Henry County, Iowa..."
    Iowa State Census  1895  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Listed with his wife, "Almera," and children Nellie B., Homer A., Hugh E., and Ralph C. Walker:) Elijah L. Walker, age 49, born in Virginia, white
    Census  1900  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to Alicia, living with her and children: Hugh E., Ralph C., and Ruby D. Walker:) Line #60, Dwelling #124, Family #124: Elijah L. Walker, head of household, white, male, born September 1845, age 54, married, married for 30 years, born in Iowa, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, occupation farmer, number of months unemployed during year: 0, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, home free of mortgage, home was a farm, farm #116 in schedule
    Census  1910  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Widowed, living with children Ralph C. and Ruby C. Walker:) Line number 57: dwelling number: 260, family number: 296: Elijah G. Walker, head of household, male, white, age 64, widowed, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation carpenter, nature of industry house, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 12, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a house (not a farm)
    Alt. Death  14 Apr 1931  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Died  14 Apr 1932  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried  Burge Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I7798  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Wilton Walker,   b. 7 Nov 1802, Randolph County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1865, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Betta Dean,   b. 10 Jan 1807, Pendleton County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1883, Labette County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Mar 1824  Randolph County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Virginia Marriage Records 
    • Groom Name: John Walker; Bride Name: Elizabeth Dean; Marriage Date: 24 March 1824; County: Randolph
    Research 
    • 1st marriage date is August 17, 1835, in Randolph Co. (W) Va, some doubt of this date- most children born before so either date is wrong or Elizabeth is second wife. John and Elizabeth had eleven children.
    Family ID  F2750  Group Sheet

    Family  Almira "Alice" Conklin,   b. 3 Jan 1853, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1906, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Dec 1869  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Issue 
    • They may have had a daughter Ethel who died in chilldhood. There is a small stone for Ethel along with the small stones for Ernest and Nellie at Burge Cemetery near New London, Iowa
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Elijah L. and Almira "Alice" (Conklin) Walker are buried at Burge Cemetery near New London, Henry County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Elijah L. Walker. September 26, 1845-April 14, 1932. Almira, his wife. January 3, 1853-August 9, 1906."
    The Headstone of Elijah L. and Almira 'Alice' (Conklin) Walker
    The Headstone of Elijah L. and Almira "Alice" (Conklin) Walker
    Children 
    >1. Zula Walker,   b. 9 Oct 1870, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ernest Walker,   b. Between 1872 and 1873, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1885
     3. Nellie Walker,   b. 1876, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898
    >4. Homer A. Walker,   b. 27 Jan 1881, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hugh Elwood Walker,   b. 17 Jan 1885, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1966, Bay Village, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Ralph C. Walker,   b. 26 Dec 1887, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941
     7. Ruby D. Walker,   b. 4 Apr 1895, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2857  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1287] Rice, Kassie - Email.

    2. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 208 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      (at ancestry.com)

    4. [S767] Imm, Sharon "Sherry" (Walker) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S476] Burge Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa - Burials, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0335; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1850 US Census; Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Enumerated September 26, 1850; Page # 809, Sheet # 495

    7. [S7979] 1852 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_119

    8. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa; Benton Township

    9. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 7, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 282, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on July 16, 1870

    10. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Source Information: Census Place: Family History: Library Film; New London, Henry, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254344; Page Number: T9-0344 355A

    11. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London Township Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 46; Roll IA1885_200

    12. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 280-281 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1900 US Census, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, enumerated June 11, 1900, Supervisor's District #35, Enumeration District #1, Sheet #6, Page #123B

    14. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London town, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 37, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13b, page number: 152; enumeration date: April 23, 1910

    15. [S508] Cunningham, Ronna - Email.

    16. [S97] Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S1487] Walker, Elijah L. and Almira "Alice" (Conklin) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Burge Cemetery in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "annfamilytree" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorials #: 248927S3 & 248928S3) (Reliability: 3).