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Synthia May "May" Kaster

Female 1865 - 1940


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  • Name  Synthia May "May" Kaster  [1
    Nickname  May 
    Born  10 May 1865  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1885  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Cynthia Walker, age 19, female, married, housekeeper, born in Henry County, Iowa, both parents native born
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Line number 18: dwelling number: 72, family number: 72: May C. Walker, head of household, white, female, born in May 1865, age 35, widowed, mother of 4 children, 4 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Pennsylvania, occupation farmer, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 74

      Allen L. Walker, son, white, male, born in August 1883, age 16, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, occupation farm laborer, attended school 3 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English

      Neal R. Walker, son, white, male, born in November 1885, age 14, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, attended school 3 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English

      Claud K. Walker, son, white, male, born in July 1889, age 10, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, not employed ` months during the previous year, attended school 9 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English

      Lulu B. Walker, daughter, white, female, born in July 1893, age 6, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, not employed ` months during the previous year, attended school 9 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Widowed, living with son Clark K. Walker:) May C. Walker (probably Cynthia), head of household, female, white, age 44, widowed, four children born, three living, born in Iowa, father in Indiana, mother in Pennsylvania, spoke English, farmer

      Both could read and write English
    City Directory  1912  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • (Burlington City Directory:) Cynthia M. Walker, Benton Township (post office) Latty rural route 1.     
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • May Walker (widow of Thomas H.), residence at 1014 North 10th.
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Widowed, living with her widowed son, Claud Walker, and his daughter, Geraldine Walker:) Line number 52: 1014 Tenth Street, dwelling number: 155, family number: 162: May Walker, head of household, rented home, female, white, age 54, widowed, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Pennsylvania, could speak English, occupation none
    City Directory  1920/1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • May Walker (widow of Thomas), residence at 1014 North 10th.
    City Directory  1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • May Walker (widow of T. H.), residence at 1014 North 10th.
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • May Walker (widow of T. H.), residence at 928 North 5th.
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • May Walker (widow of T. H.), residence at 816 Court.
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Mary C. Walker (widow Thomas H.), householder at 816 Court.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • May C. Walker (widow of Thomas), householder at 900 (816) Court.
    Died  27 Mar 1940  [1, 2
    Buried  North Walker Cemetery, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Person ID  I7910  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Westley Kaster,   b. 19 Jul 1831,   d. 6 Mar 1895, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine McAllister,   b. 4 Sep 1833, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1897, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  3 Oct 1852  [16
    Married  9 Oct 1852  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Issue 
    • There were at least six children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F8572  Group Sheet

    Family  Thomas H. Walker,   b. 26 Jan 1860, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1894 
    Married  24 Oct 1882  [1
    Children 
    >1. Allen L. Walker,   b. 20 Aug 1883, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962
    >2. Neal R. Walker,   b. 4 Nov 1885, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1953, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Claud Kaster Walker,   b. 20 Jul 1889, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1970, Park Manor Nursing Home, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lulu Bell Walker,   b. 17 Jul 1893, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1906
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2880  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S767] Imm, Sharon "Sherry" (Walker) - Email (Reliability: 3).
      As noted iin information on the North Walker Cemetery sheets provided by Sherry.

    3. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      (courtesy of Ronna Cunningham)

    4. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 2, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 4A, page number: 9; enumeration date: June 11, 1900

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa, Benton Township, enumerated May 5, 1910, Supervisor's district 1, E. D. 2, sheet 10A, page 1181, Sutro Microfilm 226, roll 400.

    6. [S73] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1912, (The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers and Compilers, Suite 412 Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 528 (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S74] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1916-1917, (The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers & Compilers, William Brown Building, Rockford, Illinois, Copyright 1916, by William H. McCoy, Rockford Printing Company, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 349 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 2, East Precinct, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 5; supervisor's district: 90, sheet number: 6B, page number: 42; enumeration date: January 6, 1920

    9. [S59] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1920-1921, (Copyright 1920 by The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers & Compilers, William Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 426 (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S60] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1926, (Copyright, 1926, by the McCoy Directory, Publishers and Compilers, Wm. Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 248 (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S62] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1930, (Copyright, 1930, by the McCoy Directory, Publishers and Compilers, Wm. Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, Review Press, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois), page 181 (Reliability: 4).

    12. [S79] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1935, (Copyright, 1935, by the McCoy Directory, Publishers and Compilers, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 195 (Reliability: 4).

    13. [S80] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1937, (Volume I, published by Baldwin ConSurvey Company, General Offices, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas), page 523 (Reliability: 4).

    14. [S129] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1938, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 431 Howard Street, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Copyright, 1938, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 394 (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S757] World Connect - Fred L. and Kay K. Curry's ancestors and relatives: flcurry, (last updated: 2010-08-27 21:25:16 UTC (Fri), contact Fred L. Curry) (Reliability: 3).

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