1906 - 1912
||Charlotte "Birdie" Frizzell  |
||27 Feb 1906
||Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa 
- Birdie Frizzell, daughter, female, white, age 4, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, no occupation
|Iowa Death and Burial Records
- Name: Birdie C. Frizzell; Gender: Female; Burial Place: Woodburn, Iowa; Death Date: September 1911; Death Place: Osceola, Clarke, Iowa; Age: 5; Birth Date: 1906; Birthplace: Iowa; Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B86824-5; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1010354; Reference Number: vol 2 p 83; Collection: Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990
||Iowa WPA Graves Registration Survey  |
- Name: Charlotte Birdie Frizzell; Death Date: 21 February 1912; Age: 5-11-25; Cemetery: Woodburn; Township: Jackson
||21 Feb 1912
||Iowa [1, 2]
||Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa [2, 5]
||31 Mar 2015 |
||Elijah C. "Eli" Frizzell, b. 21 Oct 1863, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 10 Aug 1934, near Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa |
||Everna Ida "Vernie" Walker, b. 27 Apr 1873, a log house two miles north of New London, Henry County, Iowa , d. 24 Apr 1951, Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa |
||Between 1891 and 1896
||near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa 
||26 Feb 1891
||Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa 
|Iowa Marriage Records
- Frizzle (sic), Eli; Spouse: Walker, Everine (sic); Marriage Date: 26 February 1891; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
||Clarke County, Iowa 
|Louisa County, Iowa |
||Between 1896 and 1921
||Clarke County, Iowa 
||Clarke County, Iowa [8, 9]
||Between 1921 and 1931
||Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa 
- Between 1921 and 1923, Eli and Everna lived in Garden Grove, Decature County, Iowa. Those years were the only time period they didn't live in Clarke County, Iowa, after their move there in from Louisa County in about 1896.
||Between 1931 and 1934
||Clarke County, Iowa 
|on a farm |
||The "Walker Homestead"|
Marge Kimble calls the house in the photograph the "Walker Homestead." It was the home of Charles Pearsey Walker in the 19th century, built in 1903 by Samuel Dotson (1858-1931). It was later the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker when Charles moved to a smaller home on his property.
Several of the people in the photograph can be positively identified, and several others inspire some educated guessing.
The woman on the left, with the horse, by all rights should probably be Hattie Mae "Harriet" (Moyers) Walker. But she doesn't look anything like the other photographs of Hattie. At the moment she is an intriguing mystery. The man second from the left is Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
The woman sitting in the chair is Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell. I believe some of the four children are probably hers, and it would seem likely the man sitting with the youngest child is likely her husband, Eli Frizzell. By 1906, which is the date that was written on the back of the photograph, Vernie and Eli six children. Sam and Hattie Walker had seven.
The couple on the right in the back do not seem to match in any sense faces of people who are already identified.
||Lela Frizzell, John Franklin Russell, and Doris Daisy Frizzell|
Taken in about 1925, John F. Russell is standing with his two nieces, Lela on the left, and Doris on the right. Lela seems to have her own camera.
A short report that the families of Samuel Clinton Walker and William David Walker were attending a family reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa; Also that Jerry Dean Walker was leaving town to attend Southern Methodist University.
The reunion in Ottumwa, Iowa, puzzled me until I spoke to Marge Kimble regarding it. She replied that there were frequent reunions held in Ottumwa because the extended families of the Frizzells (mostly around Osceola and Woodbine, Iowa) and of Sam and Reil Walker (around Morning Sun and Wapello, Iowa) determined it was about a half-way point between the two regions of Iowa, saving traveling time that would be required if they were held in either of the actual locations. She also reckons that this reunion in 1955 was likely about the last one the two sets of family held in Ottumwa.
I imagine a number of photographs of family reunions that are posted here probably were taken in Ottumwa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
- [S378] Frizzell, Elijah C. "Eli" - Obituary, (originally published in an Osceola or Woodburn, Iowa, newspaper, August 1934; (both towns) Clarke County, Iowa).
- [S3265] Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).
- [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 4).
1910 US Census; Supervisor's District #8; Enumeration District #33; Sheet 1A; Page 7 5224; Franklin Township, Clarke County, Iowa Enumerated on April 30, 1910
- [S2838] WPA Graves Registration Survey - Iowa Cemetery Records (Reliability: 4).
Cemeteries in Clarke County Volume 2; page: 172
- [S504] Frizzell Family Cemetery and Burial Records of Clarke County, Iowa, (Information researched and provided courtesy of volunteer Celia Davis of the GenWeb web site for Clarke County, Iowa).
- [S378] Frizzell, Elijah C. "Eli" - Obituary, (originally published in an Osceola or Woodburn, Iowa, newspaper, August 1934; (both towns) Clarke County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).
- [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).
- [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111 (Reliability: 3).
- [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550 (Reliability: 4).