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Verona Violet Dotson

Verona Violet Dotson

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  • Name  Verona Violet Dotson  [1, 2, 3
    Born  6 Jun 1906  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Verona V. Dotson, daughter, female, white, age 3, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Verona V. Dotson, daughter, female, white, age 13, 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  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Verona Walker, wife, female, white, age 19, married, number of years in the U.S.: 19, number of years in Iowa: 19, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 10, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Oscar B. Dotson, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 44, name of mother: Edythe Baxter, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 43, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal Church
    Newspaper Article  30 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Dotson Family Reunion Held; 86 Are Present

      Wapello (IA), August 30. -- The tenth annual reunion of the Dotson-Davison families was held Tuesday, August 28, at the Mediapolis chautauqua grounds, with 86 relatives present. Shortly after the noon hour a short program was given. Prof. Ware Stephens, of St. Louis, was to have given a talk but since he was unable to be present, he sent a very enjoyable paper which was read by Dev. C. E. Coggeshall. Professor Stephens paid tribute to the pioneer familes, the ancestors of those present at the reunion. This paper was followed by a talk by Reverend B. G. Hankins, of Wapello. He too, spoke of the earlier day and of the flood of recollections that each reunion brings.

      The program was followed by a business meeting at which time the following officers were elected for the coming years: President, T. A. Dotson; vice president, Harry Dotson; secretary and treasurer, Miss Martha Peters.

      Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barns and daughter, Esther, of Burlington; Mr. George B. Hamilton of Chicago, Illinois; Edith Barns, Blair and husband, of Crete, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson, Max, and Virginia, of New London; Verona Dotson Walker and children Maizie and Vera, of New London; Ina Jamison Willson and children, Robert and Mary Louise, of Muscatine, Iowa.
    Dotson Family Reunion Held; 86 Are Present
    An article reporting on the tenth annual Dotson-Davison family reunion, held August 28, 1928, in Mediapolis, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Census  1930  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Verona V. Walker, wife, female, white, age 20, married, age at first marriage 18, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Dec 1948  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    City Directory  1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Mrs. Verona V. Walker, packer at Midwest Bakery, residence at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Residence  Nov 1973  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • This residence, published in brother Cleao R. Dotson's obituary in Hayward, California, was incorrect and should have been New London, Iowa.
    Residence  Feb 1987  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Moved  Abt 1998  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    New London, Henry County Iowa 
    • (Her obituary stated she left New London 9 years before her death.)
    Birthday Announcement  2 Jun 2001  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Verona Walker will celebrate her 95th birthday June 6.

      A card shower is planned. Family and friends may send a card to Verona Walker, Scotland County Care Center, Memphis, Missouri 63555.
    Birthday Announcement  18 May 2006  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The New London Journal 
    • Verona Walker of Memphis, Missouri, and formerly of New London and West Burlington, will celebrate her 100th birthday June 6 with a card shower hosted by her daughters, Jean Brunk and Vera Virden. Cards may be addressed to Verona V. Walker, Scotland County Care Center, Route 1, Box 52, Memphis, Missouri 63555.
    Died  12 Jan 2007  Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  13 Jan 2007  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Verona Violet Dotson Walker, 100, of Memphis, Missouri, formerly of New London, died Friday, January 12, 2007, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

      Born June 6, 1906, in Newport, she was the daughter of Oscar and Edith Virginia Baxter Dotson. She married George Percy Walker on November 1, 1924, in Burlington. He died June 24, 1985.

      She attended Bethel country schools. She was a homemaker and worked for 10 years at Midwest Biscuit Company in Mount Pleasant (sic: West Burlington). Most of her married life was spent living in New London. She was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club in New London and the Thursday Afternoon Pinochle Club. She enjoyed fishing, hunting for mushrooms, gardening and going on country drives. Her many hobbies included crocheting, knitting, card games, bingo and participating in senior activities.

      Survivors include two daughters, Jean Brunk and Vera Virden both of Kahoka, Missouri; eight grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geneva Gilmore of Cedar Rapids.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, one grandchild and seven brothers.

      Visitation will start at 9 a.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel in New London. Family will meet with friends on hour prior to the time of service.

      Funeral services for Mrs. Walker will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, with the Reverend Rod Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa.

      A memorial has been established for New London Senior Citizens Club.
    Funeral Notice  14 Jan 2007  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Funeral services for Mrs. Verona V. Walker, 100, who died Friday, January 12, 2007, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor Rod Cooper will officiate. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of service. A memorial has been established for the New London Senior Citizens.

      Entrusted to Elliott Chapel's Care, New London
    Buried  15 Jan 2007  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  18 Jan 2007  Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    the Memphis Democrat 
    • VERONA VIOLET DOTSON WALKER
      (6/6/1906-1/12/2007)

      Verona Violet Dotson Walker, 100, of Memphis, Missouri, died January 12, 2007, in Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

      Verona had loved the last nine years in Kahoka, Missouri, with her two daughters.

      She had lived in New London, Iowa.

      She was born in Newport, Iowa, on June 6, 1906, to Oscar "OB" and Edith Virginia Baxter Dotson. She was the third of nine children.

      She was married to George Percy Walker on November 1, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. He died June 24, 1985.

      Verona was a homemaker and worked at Midwest Biscuit Company in Mt. Pleasant (sic: West Burlington), Iowa, for 10 years. She lived with her husband in New London, Iowa, most of her life. She was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Senior Citizens in New London, Iowa, and the Thursday afternoon pinochle club. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, mushrooming, gardening, flowers, and car rides to see the countryside. Her hobbies were crocheting, knitting, card playing, bingo and attending her Senior Citizens meetings. She loved being with her family and her friends.

      She is survived by her daughters, Jean (Arnold) Brunk of Kahoka, Missouri, and Vera Virden of Kahoka, Missouri; grandchildren, Carol Williams, Mark Belles and his wife, Carolyn, Mitchell Belles, Steve Belles and his wife, Kirsten, all of Phoenix, Arizona, Jeff Brunk and his wife, Reva of Revere, Missouri, Connie Gutting and her husband, Mike of Kahoka, Missouri, Shawn Brunk and his wife, Carey of St. Louis, Missouri, and Kathy Smith and her husband, Steve of Kahoka, Missouri; eight step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Geneva Gilmore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Mazie Belles; one grandchild, Kyle Brur (sic: Brunk); seven brothers, Theodore, Cleo, Boyd, Homer, Mark, Bert, and Kenneth.

      Services were held January 15, 2007, at Elliott Chapel, New London, Iowa, with Pastor Rod Cooper officiating. Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa. Memorials may be made to New London Senior Citizens.
    Personal Recollection 
    • (Personal recollections of Dennis Brumm:)

      When I was young I was told the following story by my mother, Hattie "Leota" Brumm. In the old days in New London, when indoor plumbing had not yet gained wide acceptance or use, Verona walked out to the outhouse in the backyard one morning and found a real surprise. Their house was not far from the CB&Q railroad tracks, and some man had escaped from the Mt. Pleasant asylum 7 miles west of New London, followed the tracks to New London, and decided to do his business in the Walker outhouse. Verona was evidently quite surprised by this turn of events.

      -Dennis Brumm
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Verona V. Walker; born: 6 June 1906; died: 12 January 2007 (V); last residence: 63555 (Memphis, Scotland, Missouri); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 480-26-6172; state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I81  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Oscar Brown Dotson,   b. 13 Jul 1881, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1948, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Edith Virginia Baxter,   b. 18 Apr 1882, Northfield, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1967, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  20 Apr 1896  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Married  20 Apr 1899  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 21, 22, 23
    • According to Edith V. Dotson's obituary and Iowa marriage records online, they were married April 20, 1899.
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Dotson, Oscar B.; Spouse: Baxter, Edith V.; Marriage Date: 20 April 1899; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Oscar B. Dotson; Groom's Birth Date: 1880; Groom's Age: 19; Bride's Name: Edith V. Baxter; Bride's Birth Date: 1881; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 20 Apr 1899; Marriage Place: Louisa County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Mark Dotson; Groom's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Beard (sic); Bride's Father's Name: Jacob Baxter; Bride's Mother's Name: Sadie Davis; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10083-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1006649; Reference Number: cn691 p53
    Residence  Sep 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Newspaper Article  23 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Mr. and Mrs. T. P. (sic: "R.") Dotson and son and Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Walker of New London came Monday evening to the home of Mr. Dotson and Mrs. Walker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, called by the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Mark Dotson, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, south of Newport.
    Photographic Record  Abt Apr 1940 
    • A photograph of Oscar, Edith, and their children exists. It may have been taken on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, which would have been in 1940.
    Research 
    • A note from Marge Kimble regarding their marriage, as found in Louisa County marriage book: April 20, 1896: Oscar B. Dotson, age 19; Edith V. Baxter, age 18 (This would tend to indicate, based on birth dates, a 1900 marriage or possibly they lied about their ages.)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Oscar Brown and Edith V. (Baxter) Dotson's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Dotson. Edith V., 1882 - 1967; O. B. Dotson. 1881 - 1948; Gone but not forgotten"
    The Headstone of Edith Virginia and Oscar Brown Dotson
    The Headstone of Edith Virginia and Oscar Brown Dotson
    Photos

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    Verona Violet Dotson and a Brother, Probably William 'Boyd' Alison Dotson
    Verona Violet Dotson and a Brother, Probably William "Boyd" Alison Dotson
    Verona Dotson was probably about age four when this photograph was taken, which would have been in about 1910. The younger boy beside her is likely her brother, Boyd.
    Verona Violet Dotson and Her Brother, Homer Leonard Dotson
    Verona Violet Dotson and Her Brother, Homer Leonard Dotson
    Verona Dotson was holding her baby brother, Homer, in this photograph taken in 1924. Homer died at age two, in 1925, in an accidental fire. Verona was married later in the year this photograph was taken to George Percy Walker.
    Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Oscar and Edith were photographed in about 1945 in this picture. Another of them and their children exists from about the exact same time period, probably taken the same date as this photograph. I imagine this photograph was taken in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Oscar Brown Dotson and His Daughter, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Oscar Brown Dotson and His Daughter, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Probably taken in the late 1920s, this photograph of Oscar Dotson and his daughter, Verona Walker, appears to be in the fall, as the corn crop is dried in the fields and the leaves are off the trees. To my eyes, the old washtub at first appeared to be levitating, but it is sitting on a tree stump.
    The Family of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    The Family of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    This family photograph of Oscar and Edith Dotson's family may have been taken in 1940, when they would have had their 50th wedding anniversary. I believe the children can be identified as follows. Front row, left to right: William "Boyd" Alison, Oscar, Edith (Baxter), Verona Violet Walker (who is slightly behind her mother, Edith) and Geneva P. Dotson on the right.

    The back row, left to right, is: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted", Cleao R., Mark Jacob, Bert Kuttle, and Kenneth J. Dotson. (I am not certain about the order of the final three, but I listed them chronologically, which seems to match the indication of the ages of the people in the picture.)
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

    Family  George Percy Walker,   b. 20 Apr 1896, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1985, New London Nursing and Rehab Center, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Nov 1924  Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 27, 28
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: George P. Walker; Groom's Birth Date: 1896; Groom's Birthplace: Abingdon, Illinois; Groom's Age: 28; Bride's Name: Verona V. Dotson; Bride's Birth Date: 1905; Bride's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 1 November 1924; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Samuel Walker; Groom's Mother's Name: Hattie Moyers; Bride's Father's Name: Oscar Dotson; Bride's Mother's Name: Edith Banter; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547824; Reference Number: cn 8053; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Announcement  6 Nov 1924  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Walker-Dotson Wedding

      Miss Verona Dotson and Mr. George Walker were married on November 1st at the parsonage of the First Evangelical church in Burlington, the Reverend John Buescher officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotspn of the Newport neighborhood, and the groom a son of S. N. Walker of this vicinity. They will live in New London, the groom being employed at the West Burlington shops.

      Their friends will extend hearty congratulations.
    Newspaper Article  25 Aug 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Davidson-Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello

      Wapello (IA), August 25. -- The seventh annual reunion of the Davison and Dotson families was held at Chautauqua park in Mediapolis Saturday, with 118 present. The event was featured by a picnic dinner at the noon hour, ice cream and watermelons being served. The afternoon was spent with sports and contests.

      During the business session, officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Mrs. George R. Deihl, Wapello, president; I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun, vice president; Mrs. Henry Meyerholz, Wapello, secretary and treasure; committee on grounds and arrangements: W. D. Peters, W. S. Bailey, Wapello, John Blake, Mediapolis; committee on refreshments; Mrs. Frank Hamilton., Mrs. George Mellinger, Mrs. H. L. Davison, Wapello, Mrs. I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun.

      In addition to those present from Wapello, Morning Sun, Oakville and Mediapolis were Mrs. Frank Barnes, Esther Barnes, George Meyers, Velda Dotson of Wellington: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dotson, Max Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of New London; Mrs. Clara A. Decker of Harrisonville, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Harold E. Wilson, Robert and Mary Louise Wilson of Muscatine.
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    An article reporting on the seventh family reunion of the Davison-Dotson Families. The reunion was held August 22, 1925, in Wapello, Iowa.
    Newspaper Article  23 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Morning Sun Lodge Presents Playlet; Brief News Mention
      [...]
      Mr. and Mrs. T. P. (sic: "R.") Dotson and son and Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Walker of New London came Monday evening to the home of Mr. Dotson and Mrs. Walker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, called by the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Mark Dotson, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, south of Newport.
    Newspaper Article  5 Oct 1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    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  Feb 1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31, 32
    Residence  18 May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Residence  Mar 1939  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George Walker (wife Zerona -sic-), electrical welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George Walker (wife Verona V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    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.)
    Residence  Dec 1951  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Newspaper Article  21 Aug 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday evening callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker were Miss Cressie Edgar, Panora, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington; and Tom Walker, Morning Sun.
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker were guests over the weekend at the Ted Dotson and Clifford Walker homes in New London, and the George Walker home in West Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. Walker also visited the Wm. Brumm home in New London where they made the acquaintance of a new grandson.
    Newspaper Article  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    City Directory  1954  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Vernon -sic- V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1955  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  24 Jul 1956  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    City Directory  1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), welder at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    Newspaper Article  1957  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • The Ted Belles and Arnold Brunk families, who are visiting the George Walkers, 121 Leffler, West Burlington, are still amazed at a traveling coincidence they encountered.

      Mrs. Belles and Mrs. Brunk, daughters of the Walkers, are visiting here through Christmas with their families.

      Mr. and Mrs. Belles and their two children are from Ogden, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Brunk and their two children are from Salt Lake City, Utah. The Belles's left their home on the Union Pacific and after a 2 hour layover in Omaha, boarded the California Zephyr to complete their trip to Burlington.

      The Brunks, meanwhile were also on the California Zephyr.

      It wasn't until the two families got off in Burlington that they realized they were both riding the same train from Omaha.
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    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.)
    City Directory  1958  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [50
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 121 Leffler, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1959  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [51
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 214 Cottage Grove Avenue, (West Burlington).
    City Directory  1960  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • George P. Walker (wife Verona V.), electrician at Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, householder at 214 Cottage Grove Avenue, (West Burlington).
    Residence  Abt 1963  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • George and Verona Walker moved from West Burlington back to New London, Iowa, in about 1963. They bought the house on the "Old Highway 34" nearly at the east edge of town, owned by Franklin Krieger, who had been the high school band director (and was moving to a new job in a different town).

      By about 1968 or 1969, they sold the house and acreage on the Old Highway and bought a smaller house on North Pine Street, where they remained until George was moved to the New London nursing home, and later Verona was moved to a nursing home in Kahoka, Missouri, close to their children and grandchildren in the Brunk family.
    Residence  Nov 1967  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [53
    Newspaper Article  7 Nov 1974  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [54
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local News

      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Ft. Worth, Texas, visited over the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble, Sr. Saturday afternoon they all attended the golden wedding open house of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker in New London.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Robert Charles "Bob" and Ethel Mae (Lucas) Walker, visiting the home of Trevor Motzart Kimble Sr. and Marjorie Naomie "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, attended George and Verona's 50th wedding anniversary party which would have been October 2, 1974, according to this article. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Walker: Verona V., George P. 1896 - 1985"
    The Headstone of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    The Headstone of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Children 
    >1. Mazie Ella Walker,   b. 18 Nov 1925, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1995, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker
    >3. Jean Louise Walker,   b. 7 Apr 1933, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2008, Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
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    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (1 of 2)
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (1 of 2)
    George and Verona Walker were married in 1924, so this photograph was actually taken in the 24th year of their marriage. George is the oldest son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker. He was a World War I veteran. He was born in 1896 and died in 1985, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Iowa. Verona, the daughter of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson, died at age 100 in 2007 in Memphis, Missouri.
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    It appears Geoffrey and Maude Walker and children went on an excursion with George and Verona Walker one day in about 1929 or 1930.

    The four Umphrey children are all pictured in this photograph. Although it would seem logical that the children in the front row are Vera, Jean, and Mazie Walker, the children of George and Verona, it cannot be, as their daughter, Jean, was born after the death of Geoffrey Umphrey in 1931.

    It does seem the little girl on the right is George and Verona Walker's daughter, Mazie, but the two children in the front left could be any number of family members, or even family friends. One may possibly be Vera, but this does not seem clear to anyone who has studied the photograph.

    Other possibilities, considering people who lived in or near New London, Iowa, at that time, would include Clifford Walker's children or Myrtle Dotson's children; at this time George and Verona Walker as well as Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey did live in New London.

    This may be one of the last photographs taken of Geoffrey before his unexpected death after surgery in Mt. Pleasant Hospital on March 9, 1931.
    Verona and George Walker in About 1930
    Verona and George Walker in About 1930
    Another photograph of this car, parked at the same location, exists on this site, in which George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker are posed with the family of George's sister and her husband, Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey, some children of both families, as well as several children that cannot be identified. This was probably taken in about 1929 or 1930. Geoffrey Paul Umphrey died in 1931.
    Walker Children and an Umphrey
    Walker Children and an Umphrey
    These are the children of several related families. In the back row is Viola Belle Walker, apparently a tiny bit of someone who is hidden, and Margretta Mae Umphrey on the right. The middle row are Marjorie Naomi Walker and her brother, Robert Charles Walker, and then sisters Mazie Ella Walker and Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker. The little girl on the front left is Jean Louise Walker, the sister of Mazie and Vera. Margretta Umphrey and Mazie, Vera and Jean, are first cousins. Viola, Robert and Marjorie, though the same ages or even younger, and the aunts and uncle of the other children.
    Walker and Broeker Cousins in About 1938
    Walker and Broeker Cousins in About 1938
    This photograph of six cousins in the Walker family was apparently taken on a snowless winter day in Iowa in about 1938. Doris Idella and Wilda Maxine Walker were the daughters of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" Walker. Mazie Ella and Vera Marie Walker were daughters of George Percy Walker and Verona Violet Dotson. Shirley Lea and Beverly Jean Broeker were the daughters of Ruth Rebecca Walker and Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker.
    A Group of Extended Walker Family
    This photograph from about 1939 features, left to right, back row: Doris Idella Walker holding Shirley Lea Broeker, Mazie Ella Walker, and on the right Marjorie Naomi Walker. In front of Marjorie, pointing forward, is her brother, Robert Charles Walker. The two girls in the fron are Jean Louise Walker, and Beverly Jean Broeker. Doris, Mazie, and Jean Walker, and the Broeker girls are all first cousins. Marjorie and Robert are a half-aunt and half-uncle to the others. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Mazie and George Walker at the Mouth of the Wisconsin River
    Mazie and George Walker at the Mouth of the Wisconsin River
    Apparently on a trip to Wisconsin or Northern Iowa, George Percy Walker is posing by a sign indicating the Wisconsin River joined the Mississippi River at this point. His daughter, Mazie Ella Walker, seems to be a little behind George in reaching the bluff where the marker stood. This was probably in about 1945.
    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.
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (2 of 2)
    The 25th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (2 of 2)
    Another version, cropped, of this 25th anniversary photograph of George and Verona Walker exists on this site, and was the picture my mother, Leota Brumm, had. This version was provided by George and Verona's granddaughter, Connie Gutting.
    Verona and George Walker and Their Daughters
    Verona and George Walker and Their Daughters
    Thi photograph was probably taken in about 1953. Left to right are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and George Percy Walker.
    George and Verona Walker in About 1953
    George and Verona Walker in About 1953
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, relaxing on the couch.
    George and Verona Walker Holding Jeff and Connie Brunk
    This photograph, from 1953, was taken of Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" and Connie Jean Brunk in the laps of their maternal grandparents, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Daughters of George and Verona Walker
    The Daughters of George and Verona Walker
    This appears to be one of a series of photographs taken of the family of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker at Christmastime, probably about 1956. Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles is on the left, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk in the middle, and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden on the right.
    George Percy Walker and His Wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    George Percy Walker and His Wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    George and Verona are standing by the roadside in this shot. The terrain doesn't seem to be in Iowa to me.
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    This well framed, clear, amazing photograph was taken by me at about age 7, showing great potential for my future if I were to choose photography as a life path or career. All kidding aside, I wish I'd been stabilized a little better when I took pictures at this age. These are, left to right, my uncle George Percy Walker, his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and my father and mother, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm.
    Verona and George Walker With Their Brunk Grandchildren
    This photograph was taken either Christmas 1961 or 1962, probably in West Burlington, Iowa, of Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker with their grandchildren, left to right: Connie Jean Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Kathleen Deanne "Kathy" Brunk, and Shawn Kyle Brunk. There is another group photo from this evening which also includes George and Verona's daughter, Jean Brunk. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Her Sister, Vera Marie 'Jakie' (Walker) Virden
    Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Her Sister, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden
    Somewhere near an abandoned Texaco filling station, after a swim, Jean Brunk and Vera Virden posed for this sister shot in what I am guessing was about 1955.
    Jean Brunk and Jakie Virden Boating
    Jean Brunk and Jakie Virden Boating
    A summer day and sisters Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden were peering back, while navigating this Midwestern waterway.
    Family Card Games
    Family Card Games
    Having grown up in surrounded by members of my mother's family, I should probably have become a card shark when I grew up, but I didn't. Card games were endemic to any family get together. They were more important than television, and probably a better way to actually interact with other real, living persons. This game, probably from about 1970 or perhaps a little later, was likely "101." Most of the games we played didn't involve any betting or money, but in the 1960s 101 appeared in the family repertoire. Usually it involved dimes and quarters, so no fortunes exchanged hands, but the coins on the table seem indicative of that particular game. Regardless, at this table this particular night were Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden on the left with her back to the photographer, then George Percy Walker, her father, Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, a slight bit of an unknown person, and the back of John W. "J. W." Virden's head (the husband of Vera).
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and Their Daughters at George and Verona's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and Their Daughters at George and Verona's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    Taken in 1974, left to right are Jean Louise Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Mazie Ella Walker-Belles with their parents, George and Verona Dotson.
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1 of 2)
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1 of 2)
    George Percy Walker and his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, on the right, photographed during their wedding anniversary party with their daughters, left to right in the photo: Jean Louise Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Mazie Ella Walker-Belles.
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (2 of 2)
    The Family of George and Verona Walker at Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (2 of 2)
    A photo of George and Verona Walker with their daughters in 1974. Left to right: Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, George Percy Walker, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    Verona and George Walker
    Verona and George Walker
    Taken in 1974, Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker. Provided courtesy of Carol Kelley.
    Verona and George Walker in New London, Iowa
    Verona and George Walker in New London, Iowa
    One of several photos of Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker taken in 1974, apparently during a trip to Iowa by Carol Kelley's father and mother (Tom & Helen Umphrey). This was in George and Verona's home on North Pine Street in New London.
    Ted Dotson, George and Verona Walker
    Ted Dotson, George and Verona Walker
    A photograph from a family reunion, likely in Morning Sun, Iowa, in the 1980s. The fare was being partaken of by, left to right, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and George Percy Walker.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    This photograph of Verona and George Walker, taken in the 1980s, may have been for their 60th wedding anniversary in 1984. George died one year later, in 1985. George and Verona were the parents of Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) and George Percy Walker
    Verona and George in the driveway, which I believe was at their home in West Burlington, Iowa, on Cottage Grove.
    Verona and George Walker in New London
    Verona and George Walker in New London
    This photograph was taken in the backyard of a home they lived in in New London, Iowa, from maybe 1965 or 1966 until about 1970. It was on the Old Highway 34 on the edge of the east side of town. Across the street was a pig farm which made smells at their home problematic if the wind was blowing just right.
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters and Sons-in-Law
    This photograph from a Christmas meal, probably 1956, is the family of George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson)Walker. Their daughters, on the left, were: Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, and Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles. George is at the head of the table in the back, Verona in the front. The sons-in law, left to right, with only J.W. clearly visible, were: Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" Brunk, John W. "J.W." Virden, and Ted L. Belles, whose face is partially cut off. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George And Verona Walker With Jean Brunk and Her Four Children
    Another photograph taken at this time is also on the site I have dated this picture to Christmas 1962 (possibly 1961) by the age of Kathy Brunk. Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker is in the back left, with her daughter, Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk. George Percy Walker is in the back on the right. The Brunk children are, left to right: Connie Jean Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Kathleen Deanne "Kathy" Brunk, and Shawn Kyle Brunk. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Vera Marie 'Jakie' (Walker) Virden, Her Parents and Mother-in-Law
    Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Her Parents and Mother-in-Law
    Connie Gutting, who provided this photograph, has identified it as taken in Vera Virden's home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. A jigsaw puzzle on the table is taking the attention of Vera, George Percy Walker (back to the camera), Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker (in the center) and Vera's mother-in-law on the right, Charlotte M. (Krantz) Virden.
    Verona and George Walker With Their Grandchildren, Jeff and Connie Brunk
    Verona Walker is apparently noticing something and pointing it out to Jeff Brunk in this photograph. Left to right: Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" Brunk, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Connie Jean Brunk, and George Percy Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters in About 1971
    George and Verona Walker With Their Daughters in About 1971
    George Percy Walker and his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, are flanked on both sides by their daughters in about 1971. Vera Marie (Walker) Virden is on their left, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk are on their right.
    Documents
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.
    General Newsprint 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.)
    Marriage Documentation
    Walker-Dotson Wedding
    Walker-Dotson Wedding
    The marriage announcement of George Percy Walker and Verona Violet Dotson. George and Verona were married November 1, 1924, at the Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church in Burlington, Iowa.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    Martha died near Newport, Iowa, March 20, 1927. Granddaughter Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and husband George, and grandson Theodorore Roosevelt "T. R." Dotson and wife Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, were called to the home of Gertrude D. (Dotson) Bailey, where Martha died.
    The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 
    Family ID  F48  Group Sheet

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    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Verona Walker was a daughter of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson. She was born in 1906 in Louisa County Iowa and died at age 100 in January 2007 in Kahoka, Missouri. She married George Percy Walker (1896-1985) in 1924, and they had three daughters: Mazie Ella Walker-Belles (1925-1995), Vera Marie "Jakie" Virden, and Jean Louise Brunk (1933-2008). For a time they lived in West Burlington, Iowa, during the 1950s, but earlier they lived in New London, Iowa, and they returned there in about 1965. George worked at the West Burlington railroad shops (for the CB&Q - Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad). In the 1950s, Verona worked at Midwest Biscuit Company in West Burlington.
    Verona Violet Dotson
    Verona Violet Dotson
    Verona was likely about twelve years old when this photograph was taken. Her family lived near Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Verona Dotson, Probably in About 1924
    Verona Dotson, Probably in About 1924
    This photograph of Verona Violet Dotson was probably taken when she was about 18, around 1924. In that year she married George Percy Walker (1896-1985) who was almost ten years her senior.
    Verona Violet Dotson
    Verona Violet Dotson
    Verona Dotson appears to be eating what is probably a carrot (and has others cradled in her left hand) in this picture from about 1924.
    Verona Walker in 1936
    Verona Walker in 1936
    It is often hard to date photographs of people, even those one knows, when they are from a time period earlier than one's own life. So this photograph, labelled "1936" of Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, is particularly welcome. I would guess it was taken in the back yard of her home in New London, Iowa, but that is simply a guess.
    Verona Violet Dotson, Flossie Zella Russell, and Wilda 'Marguerite' Walker
    Verona Violet Dotson, Flossie Zella Russell, and Wilda "Marguerite" Walker
    Flossie Russell (center) was the aunt of the spouses of both Verona (left) and Marguerite (right) Walker (George Percy Walker and his brother, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker).
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    This was Verona Walker, the wife of George Percy Walker, sitting amused on a chair at the home of her father- and mother-in-law, Sam and Reil Walker's. Perhaps she was just shy about the camera, or perhaps she was giggling at the latest off-color joke her sister-in-law, Elsie Walker, had told (just kidding). The old-style crank phone above Verona worked.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker in About 1960
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker in About 1960
    This was one of my attempts to be a photographer at about age 7. I never could keep the camera steady, and it didn't take great pictures anyway. This was my aunt Verona Walker on the couch in our living room. Photoshop has made it a bit clearer than the original, but it is still of dubious quality.
    The Piano Recital: Dennis William Brumm With His Aunts and Uncle
    I (Dennis Brumm) began piano lessons during the summer of 1957 and continued taking them throughout all my years in New London. My piano teacher after the first summer was Nella Elliott, the wife of G. A. Elliott and daughter-in-law of George Elliott, coincidentally a man for whom my mother worked before I was born.

    Each year during my youth we had recitals; in the very early years or maybe only the first year, they were at my teacher's house. Later they were at the Presbyterian Church in New London. This possibly was at the grade school in New London, and if so, I can't remember the specific circumstances of why I was playing there (perhaps it was just a "talent showcase"), but if it is indeed that instance, it is the only time I publicly messed up a piece something terribly - the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata Piano Sonata Pathétique. That happened in junior high school and this looks to me as if I was still a little bit younger.

    My uncle, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson is in the far left of this photograph, and then left to right are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, and Zella "Myrtle" Dotson. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Verona Walker, in her kitchen in New London, Iowa, taken in 1976.
    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.
    Women of the Extended Walker Family at Crapo Park
    Women of the Extended Walker Family at Crapo Park
    This photograph is of many family members sitting on the gun emplacement in Crapo Park in Burlington, Iowa. Since the installation of these guns, which are very near the river and facing Illinois, not once has the Illinois militia invaded Burlington or southeast Iowa.

    Left to right in the photograph are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Loretta "Margie" (Allen) Collingwood, Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey, and Thelma Verlee (Umphrey) Allen, probably in about 1976.
    Family Repast Redux
    Family Repast Redux
    This photograph was taken at a family event, apparently in the 1980s, and kindly provided by Carol Kelley. On the left are Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, next to her, her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker is in the pink dress on the right side.
    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.)
    John W. "J.W." and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden With Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker.
    This photograph of J.W. and Vera Virden with Vera's mother, Verona Walker, was taken in about 1990, likely in the Virden's yard in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. J.W. died in 2002; Verona in 2007. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Paul Lloyd Allen, Aubrey Anna Lynn Martinez, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, Pamela Sue (Allen) Bacon, and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    This photograph was taken of assorted Michigan relatives and Verona Walker in September 1999 in Mornning Sun, Iowa, during a family reunion. Paul Allen and Pam Bacon are children of Thelma Bearde. Aubrey Martinez is Pam Bacon's granddaughter. Verona Walker is an aunt by marriage of Thelma's. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and Teresa Lynn "Terry" (Thomas/Gish) Berry
    Taken at a family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, this photograph highlights Thelma Bearde of Michigan, her aunt by marriage, Verona Walker of Iowa, and her first cousin once removed, Terry Berry of Texas. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Walker Family Members: Marge Kimble, Thelma Bearde, Pam Bacon and Verona Walker
    Walker Family Members: Marge Kimble, Thelma Bearde, Pam Bacon and Verona Walker
    This was one of several photographs taken in 1999 at a Walker family reunion in Morning Sun, Iowa, and kindly provided courtesy of Sandy Pillsbury and Thelma Bearde. Left to right are Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, her niece, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, Thelma's daughter, Pamela Sue "Pam" (Allen) Bacon, and Marge's sister-in-law and Thelma and Pam's aunt/grandaunt by marriage, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker.
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Photographer
    Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Photographer
    A photograph from the 1950s of Verona Walker, perhaps out taking a picture after a rain storm, judging from the puddle in the street and the clouds in the sky.

    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.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    The Obituary of Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Verona died at age 100, living in Kahoka, Missouri.

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    2. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8057] Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 13, 2007; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [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

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12B, page number: 178; enumeration date: May 13, 1910

    7. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London, Henry County, Iowa

    8. [S167] Davison-Dotson Families Reunion - Mediapolis August 1928, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, August 30, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London town, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 44-15, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 7B, page number: 220; enumeration date: April 9, 1930

    10. [S228] Dotson, Oscar Brown - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 13, December 3, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [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).

    12. [S5990] Dotson, Cleao Russell - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Review, page 5, November 4, 1973; Hayward, Alameda County, California) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S421] Dotson, William "Boyd" Alison - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10B, February 19, 1987; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S8058] Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) - Obituary (Memphis Democrat), (originally published in the Memphis Democrat, January 18, 2007; Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S8059] Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) - 95th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Saturday, June 2, 2001; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S8060] Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) - 100th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in The New London Journal, May 18, 2006; New London, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S8061] Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) - Funeral Notice, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 14, 2007; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

    21. [S173] Dotson, Edith Virginia (Baxter) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, June 15, 1967; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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

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

    24. [S226] Baxter, Benjamin Franklin "B. F." - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in an unknown Louisa County, Iowa, newspaper, probably the Wapello Republican, September 1919; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S150] Dotson, Martha Elizabeth (Beir) - Death Notice, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 15, Wednesday, March 23, 1927; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S227] Dotson, Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 4).

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

    28. [S148] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet Dotson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 6, 1924; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S149] Davison-Dotson Families Reunion - Wapello August 1925, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Tuesday, August 25, 1925; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    30. [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).

    31. [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).

    32. [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).

    33. [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).

    34. [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).

    35. [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.), page 410 (Reliability: 4).

    36. [S84] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1951, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1951, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 366 (Reliability: 4).

    37. [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).

    38. [S156] Brunk, Jeffrey Arnold "Jeff" - Baby Picture, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, November 25, 1951; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    39. [S45] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) - Visitors on August 17, 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, August 21, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    40. [S5] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie Reil "Reil" - Visits in September 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 11, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    42. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    43. [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 411 (Reliability: 4).

    44. [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).

    45. [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).

    46. [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).

    47. [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 346 (Reliability: 4).

    48. [S160] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) - Christmas Visit by Daughters' Families 1956, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, December 1956 or January 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    49. [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).

    50. [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).

    51. [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).

    52. [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).

    53. [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).

    54. [S164] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 4, November 7, 1974; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    55. [S165] Walker, George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).