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Clara Elizabeth Walker

Clara Elizabeth Walker

Female 1903 - 1990

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  • Name  Clara Elizabeth Walker  [1
    Born  10 Jun 1903  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Clara Elizabeth Walker; Birth Date: 10 June 1903; Birthplace: Louisa, Iowa; Father's Name: Chas. F. Walker; Mother's Name: Jessie D. Vaughn; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01843-1; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1006653; Reference Number: p. 433
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Card #: 735, Clara E. Walker, Post Office: Newport, Iowa
    Census  1910  Legansville, Curry County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Clara Walker, daughter, female, white, age 6, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Card Number: 350, female, white, single, 8 months in public school in 1914, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 7, Clara Walker, age 11, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello, extent of education in the common schools: 5, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Indiana, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Clara Walker, daughter, female, white, age 16, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana (sic), could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Nov 1929  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census  1930  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Clara Ernst, wife, did not live on a farm, female, white, age 26, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Indiana, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Census  1940  Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Clara E. Ernst, wife (code 1), female, white, age 36, married, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 8 (code 8), born in Iowa (code 65), lived in the same place in 1935 (code X0X0), was not working in private industry, was not doing public/emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, occupation housework (code 5), 0 weeks worked in 1939, $0 earned in 1939, did not receive more than $50 from sources other than wages/salary
    Family Record 
    • A list of vital records for the family of Charles Francis Walker begun by Flossie Z. (Walker) Russell and continued by Marge (Walker) Kimble has the following information: "Clara Elizabeth Walker Ernst, Born June 10, 1903, died March 9, 1990"
    Residence  Feb 1967  Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Clara E. Ernst; born: 10 June 1903; died: 9 March 1990; state where issued: Iowa
    Died  9 Mar 1990  [2, 3
    Person ID  I938  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Charles Francis Walker,   b. 20 Nov 1865, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1937, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jessie Deborah Vaughn,   b. 25 Apr 1874, Woodbury County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1908, Hollene, Curry County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Oct 1891  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Walker, Charles F.; Spouse: Vaughn, Jesse Deborah; Marriage Date: 21 October 1891; County: Louisa;
    Marriage Fact 
    • Email note from researcher Marge Kimble regarding their marriage, as found in a Louisa County marriage book: October 21, 1891; Charles F. Walker, age 26; Jesse Deborah Vaughn, age 18
    Birth Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Francis Walker family (with an addition or two from Marge Kimble and me). Flossie tended to refer to Charles as "Charlie":

      Charlie Walker, born November 20, 1865; died February 25, 1937.

      Jessie Vaughn, born April 25, 1874; died July 13, 1908.

      Frank I. Walker, born May 12, 1894; died November 11, 1976.

      Earl Walker, born July 15, 1896; [died February 4, 1993].

      Bertha Walker, born July 15, 1896; died October 1928 [Note: or possibly 1929].

      Carl Vaughn Walker, born October 12, 1900; died February 24, 1967.

      Jessie Vaughn and Chas F. Walker were married at Newport, Iowa, October 21, 1891.

      Clara Elizabeth Walker Ernst, born June 10, 1903; died March 9, 1990.

      Ethel Walker Patterson, born [June 5, 1905]; died April 1, 1990.
    Photos

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    Brothers Earl Leander and Francis Isaac 'Frank' Walker
    Brothers Earl Leander and Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker
    Earl (left) and Frank (right) Walker were the oldest of the children of Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) and Charles Francis Walker.
    The Back Side of Earl and Frank Walker's Photo Card
    The Back Side of Earl and Frank Walker's Photo Card
    The reverse side of the photograph card of Earl Leander and Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker identified them.
    The Family of Charles Francis Walker in About 1922
    The Family of Charles Francis Walker in About 1922
    Charles Francis Walker, the son of Leander and Olive Walker, sitting on the left side of the front row of this picture, was raised in Iowa by his grandparents, Francis S. and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker. By the time this family portrait was taken, his wife, Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker, had been dead some 12 or so years. The back row, left to righ, includes his children: Earl Leander Walker (1896-1993), Ethyl June Walker (1905-1990), and Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976). The front row, left to right, is Charles F., Clara Elizabeth Walker (1903-1990), Carl Vaughn Walker (1900-1967), and Bertha Luella Walker (1898-1929).
    Documents
    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Francis and Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker
    A List of Births of the Family of Charles Francis and Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births of the childen in the Charles Francis Walker family (with an addition of several dates by later researchers). The children listed were Francis Isaac "Frank," Earl Leander, Bertha L., Carl Vaughn, Clara Elizabeth, and Ethel June Walker.
    Family ID  F220  Group Sheet

    Family  Byron Robert Ernst,   b. 6 Jan 1898, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1975 
    Married  2 May 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15, 16, 17
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Byron R. Ernst; Groom's Birth Date: 1899; Groom's Birthplace: Newport, Iowa; Groom's Age: 26; Bride's Name: Clara Walker; Bride's Birth Date: 1904; Bride's Birthplace: Newport, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 2 May 1925; Marriage Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Walter Ernst; Groom's Mother's Name: Lyla Barrett; Bride's Father's Name: Charles Frank Walker; Bride's Mother's Name: Jessie Vaughn; Groom's Marital Status: Unknown; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02663-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1479416; Reference Number: No27 p291 cn31891; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage License  3 May 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • MARRIAGE LICENSES

      Byron R. Ernst and Clara Walker, both of Davenport.
    Plans Remarriage to Provide Home for His Children
    Plans Remarriage to Provide Home for His Children
    Notice of permission granted Byron Robert Ernst in a modification of his divorce decree allowing him to remarry sooner than the original decree allowed. The report was published May 3, 1925.
    Marriage Announcement  7 May 1925  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Ernest-Walker Wedding at Davenport.

      Miss Clara Walker and Mr. Byron Ernest (sic), formerly of this community, were quietly married by a Justice of the Peace at Davenport, Iowa, Saturday afternoon, May 2d, at four o'clock The Misses Kathryn Wilson and Ethel Walker, of this vicinity, the latter a sister of the bride, witnessed the ceremony. Mrs. Ernest is a daughter of C. F. Walker of Wapello, and has been employed by the Crescent Cracker Company in Davenport for sometime. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ernest of Fonda, Iowa, and is with the Zimmerman Manufacturing Company. Both are esteemed and capable young people Friends extend hearty congratulations.

      Mr. and Mrs. Ernest will make their home in Davenport.
    Residence  Feb 1937  Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Photographic Record  Abt 1942  probably in Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marge Kimble 
    • A photograph exists of Byron Ernst, his wife, Clara (Walker) Ernst, and their son, Charlie Walter. It was taken in about 1942, and a scan of it has been provided by Marge (Walker) Kimble.
    City Directory  1939/1958  Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They can be found in city directories available at ancestry.com for Fort Dodge, Iowa, for the years: 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, and 1959. During the earliest of those years, Byron was using his middle name, Robert.
    Residence  Jun 1968  Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Research 
    • As Byron Ernst was not only a foster son of John and Flossie Russell, but a first cousin once removed of John's, Clara Walker was not only a "foster daughter-in-law" of theirs, but a first cousin once removed of Flossie's. Her parents were Charles Francis Walker (1865-1937) and Jessie Deborah Vaughn (1874-1908). She was the sixth of seven children in the family. Her father, Charles Francis, was the son of Flossie's uncle, Leander Walker, from his first marriage to Olive (also named, no relation) Walker.

      Byron and Clara Ernst moved from Davenport, Iowa, where they were residing at the time of the 1930 census, to Fort Dodge, Iowa, before or by 1934. In 1937 Clara's father, Francis Charles Walker, died at their home in Fort Dodge.
    Children 
    >1. Charlie Walter Ernst
    Photos
    The Family of Byron Robert and Clara Elizabeth (Walker) Ernst
    The Family of Byron Robert and Clara Elizabeth (Walker) Ernst
    Byron Ernst, left, and Clara Ernst, right, photographed with their son, Charles W. Ernst. I estimate this photograph was taken in about 1942 when Charles was an adolescent. The location is unknown. The photo was provided courtes of Marge Kimble.
    Marriage Documentation
    Wifey Pulled His Hair, Told Him to Leave; Byron R. Ernst Seeks Freedom in Divorce Court
    Wifey Pulled His Hair, Told Him to Leave; Byron R. Ernst Seeks Freedom in Divorce Court
    The particularly lurid news account of the divorce filing by Byron Ernst against his wife, Harriet Anna (Timmerman) Ernst. It was published on July 28, 1924, in the local paper, The Davenport Democrat and Leader.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F500  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Clara Elizabeth Walker
    Clara Elizabeth Walker
    Clara Walker was born June 10, 1903, in Wapello, Iowa, the sixth of seven children born to Charles Francis and Jessie Deborah (Vaughn) Walker. Clara was the second wife of Byron Robert Ernst, who as a youth had been the foster child of Clara's first cousin once removed, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (and her husband, John Franklin Russell). Clara and Byron lived in Fort Dodge, Iowa, by 1937, and were still living there as of 1967. Their son, Charles W. Ernst, is a resident of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

  • Sources 
    1. [S388] Walker, Charles Francis - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 4, 1937; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

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

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

    4. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Legansville, Precinct No 8, Curry County, New Mexico; supervisor's district: 301, enumeration district: 61, sheet number: 1B, page number: 123; enumeration date: April 16, 1910

    7. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Wapello; Roll: IA1915_311

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 14A, page number: 240; enumeration date: January 7, 8, and 9, 1920

    9. [S8249] Walker, Bertha Luella - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 21, 1929; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Davenport city, Ward 3, City of Davenport Township, Scott County, Iowa; enumeration district: 82-28, supervisor's district: 11; sheet number: 24A, page number: 123; enumeration date: April 22, 1930

    11. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fort Dodge, Wahkonsa Township, Webster County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 8, enumeration district: 94-45, sheet number 11A, page number 484; enumeration date: April 11, 1940

    12. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S8382] Walker, Carl Vaughn - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 14, February 24, 1967; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    16. [S553] Walker, Clara Elizabeth and Byron Robert Ernst - Obtained Marriage License, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 17, May 3, 1925; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S554] Walker, Clara Elizabeth and Byron Robert Ernst - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 7, 1925; Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S388] Walker, Charles Francis - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 4, 1937; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    19. [S375] Russell, Flossie Zella (Walker) - Obituary (Wapello Republican), (originally published in The Wapello Republican, about June 13 1968; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa).