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Joseph R. Walker

Male 1872 - 1968


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  • Name  Joseph R. Walker  [1
    Alt. Birth  8 Jun 1872  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Per the 1910 federal census, Joseph was born between 1875/76. According to researcher Kassie Rice, he was born June 8, 1872.
    Born  18 Jun 1872  Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Joseph R. Walker, son, single, male, white, age 7, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Westphalia
    Iowa State Census  1885  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Joseph Walker, age 13, male, single, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, father native born, mother foreign born
    Alt. Death  12 May 1896 
    • Joseph was listed in the 1910 census, so this date evidently is wrong.
    Census  1900  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Joseph R. Walker, son, white, male, born June 1872, age 27, single, born in Iowa, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Germany, occupation farm laborer, could read, could write, could speak English
    City Directory  1902/1903  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • Joseph Walker, Burlington Township, Burlington, Rural Route 6.
    City Directory  1904/1905  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gould's Directory of the City of Burlington, West Burlington, Danville, Mediapolis, and Des Moines County 
    • J. R. Walker, Benton Township (post office) Burlington rural route 6. (more likely, same page - possibly a 2nd entry for same person:) Joseph R. Walker, Burlington Township (post office) rural route 6.
    City Directory  1908/1909  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • (Possibly:) J. R. Walker, Benton Township (post office) Burlington rural route 5; (second entry?, also p. 487:) Joseph R. Walker, Burlington Township (post office) Burlington rural route 5.
    Census  1910  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Joseph R. Walker, son, male, age 34
    City Directory  1912  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, Tama Township (post office) Burlington rural route 5.
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • J. R. Walker, Tama Township (post office) Burlington rural route 3.
    Residence  Jun 1917  Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    City Directory  1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Joe R. Walker, rural route 3.
    Residence  Apr 1929  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory, Volume VI 
    • Joe Walker, R.R.#2.
    Residence  Mar 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    City Directory  1954  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, householder at 2044 Osborn (though may have been living in the country).
    City Directory  1955  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, farmer, householder at 2044 Osborn.
    City Directory  1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, householder at 2044 Osborn.
    City Directory  1958  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, householder at 2044 Osborn.
    City Directory  1959  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, householder at 2044 Osborn.
    City Directory  1960  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Joseph R. Walker, householder at 2044 Osborn.
    Died  12 May 1968  Klein Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 13
    Obituary  13 May 1968  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Joseph R. Walker, 95, 2044 Osborn, died Sunday (May 12, 1968) at 6:50 a.m. at Klein hospital after brief illness.

      Mr. Walker was born June 18, 1872, in Tama township, the son of Silas and Louisa Distelhorst Walker. Mr. Walker was a member of the First Methodist church.

      Surviving: A sister, Mrs. Minnie Ward of Burlington, and a number of nieces and nephews.

      Services: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Prugh's Chapel, Reverend Mr. Horace Ireland, Walker cemetery.
    Research 
    • Per Martha (Walker) Young: "Joe retired from the farm and moved to Burlington in his last years (on Osborn Street). He was the caretaker of the Walker Cemetery for many years. Never married."
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Joseph Walker; born: 18 June 1872; died: May 1968; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  15 May 1968  North Walker Cemetery, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Joseph left money in his will for the care of the North Walker Cemetery.
    Person ID  I7971  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Silas Walker,   b. 28 Jun 1826, Randolph County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1917, Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Christine Luise Caroline "Louisa" Distelhorst,   b. 4 Mar 1839, Lerbeck, Westfalen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1929, north of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Aug 1856  German Evangelical Church, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16, 28, 29
    Alt. Marriage  31 Aug 1857  [5, 18
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Silas Walker; Bride's Name: Louisa Destlehust; Marriage Date: 31 August 1856; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02529-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956350; Reference Number: Vol.4 p.118
    Family ID  F2745  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1287] Rice, Kassie - Email (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1287] Rice, Kassie - Email (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 2).

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

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

    6. [S9447] Walker, Joseph R. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 7, May 13, 1968; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information:

      Source Information:
      Census Place: Family History Library Film: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254337; Page Number: T9-0337 124B.

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

    9. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1900 US Census, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, enumerated June 16, 1900, Supervisor's District #74 (1), Enumeration District #3, Sheet #6, Page #21A

    10. [S7962] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1902-1903, (Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Proprietor, The Keen-Hafner Mfg. Co., Printing and Binding. Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 494 (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S7963] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1904-1905, (Copyright 1904, by Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Printer; (Printed) C. Lutz & Sons, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 339 (Reliability: 4).

    12. [S52] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1908-1909, (W. H. McCoy, Publisher and Compiler, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. Copyright, 1908, by William H. McCoy.), page 487 (Reliability: 4).

    13. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa, Burlington Township, enumerated April 30, 1910, Supervisor's district 1, E. D. 3, sheet 7B, page 1744, Sutro Microfilm 226, roll 401.

    14. [S73] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1912, (The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers and Compilers, Suite 412 Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 529 (Reliability: 4).

    15. [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 514 (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S1433] Walker, Silas - Obituary (1826-1917), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 10, June 5, 1917; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S61] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1928, (Copyright, 1928, by the McCoy Directory, Publishers and Compilers, Wm. Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. Printed by Review Press, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois), page 363 (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S1432] Walker, Christine Luise Caroline "Louisa" (Distelhorst) - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 4, April 16, 1929; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S24] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1947, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1948, by R. L. Polk & Co.) (Reliability: 4).
      Rural Burlington Addresses

    20. [S1510] Walker, Selma D. (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, March 26, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S157] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1954, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1954, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 412 (Reliability: 4).

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

    23. [S159] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1957, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 600 Keystone Bldg., 1320 Main, Kansas City 5, Jackson County, Missouri. Copyright, 1957, R. L. Polk & Co.), page 347 (Reliability: 4).

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

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

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

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

    28. [S1287] Rice, Kassie - Email.

    29. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).