S: Walker Family
FC: Parents & Grandparents Walker Family | Our Family History
1: Jennie Edith Walker Schmelzle & Florence Ethel Walker Bailey | Remembering the Families of
4: Great Grandparents | Parents | Grandparents | Edith | Frank Walker | Leta Nations | Charles Walker | Clara Marshall | Jennie Penny | Alfred Walker | Elizabeth Strahan | William Marshall | Elizabeth Robbins | Alfred Nations | Rebecca Campbell | John Penny | Mary Kinney | William David Nations
5: Florence, Edith, Leta Nations Walker & Frank Walker
7: Frank Walker A description of the man from his obituary: "A happy, peaceful, and prosperous home was always their lot...He was always interested in the welfare of his family, trying to provide for their comfort & happiness. He thought much of his family & loved to be at home with them. He was of a cheerful disposition & always had a welcome for everyone, loving to have his friends by to enjoy the hospitality of their home. He was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need." "As was said, he was always at home & so much enjoyed the companionship of his father & mother with whom he lived. It was said by relatives & neighbors that he and his father were always together. Never were they separated in life more than a few days at at time, and even in death it seemed they could not part. His father had only passed on to the other world about 3 1/2 days when Frank went to join with him in that home where partings never come."
8: Walker | Florence, Frank, Leta, Charlie, Edith, & Clara Walker | Frank Walker
9: Edith & Florence's Grandparents: Charles William Alfred Walker 1845 - 1926 & Clara Alice Lillian Marshall 1864 - 1961 | Frank Walker 1885 - 1926 | Charlie & Clara Walker Frank's Parents
10: Clara Lillian Walker Harshbarger, Clara Marshall Walker, Baby Charles Harshbarger, William Marshall
11: Born near San Francisco, California in 1864, Clara Alice Lillian Marshall and her twin brother, Clarence, were the first born children of William F. Marshall and Elizabeth Robbins. William & Elizabeth met in California. William and his brothers left England and headed to California in search of the treasures offered during the California gold rush. Elizabeth also came from England with her English father, French mother, and numerous siblings, in search of a better life in America. As the Civil War raged through much of the country, Elizabeth left New York and traveled by covered wagon, with her sister Mary's family, from Michigan to California, In the 1870's, after moving to Nevada, William lost his young wife, Elizabeth, shortly after the birth of their fourth child, Charlotte, who also passed away. Soon after this, William also lost his brother, John, during an altercation with some Indians while traveling from Nevada to Illinois. Being unable to care for his three remaining children alone, he sent the girls to live with other families. His daughter, Clara, was raised by the Walker family and eventually married their son, Charles, even though he was significantly older.
12: Siblings: Frank, Lillie, Lizzie, & Susie Walker
13: William Marshall, born in 1800, in Hemingby, Lincolnshire, England, Grandfather of Clara Marshall, was the Lighthouse Keeper at Lincolnshire, England. | Edith | Florence | Jennie Nations | Leta Nations | Clara | Clara Marshall Walker
14: Alfred Walker Great Grandfather | Charles Walker "Grandfather" | Elizabeth Strahan Walker "Great Grandmother" | Sarah Walker | Susan Walker | Left: Elizabeth Strahan Walker 1820-1909 Her Father, David Strahan, 1755-1836, was a member of the continental army in 1780, serving throughout most of the Revolutionary war. After its close with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1787, David returned to his home in Kentucky, where the family resided until 1829.
15: The Walker, Marshall, Robbins, & Strahan family trees have roots that can be traced back hundreds of years to the isles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. While many family members resided in humble homes, there were also those who found comfort in their castles. | Dunnottar Castle Kincardineshire, Scotland
17: April 1926 was a difficult time for the Walker family. Charlie, Clara, Frank, Leta, Florence and Edith all lived together in the family home, and with the arrival of springtime, epidemics came to stay. Edith contracted Scarlet Fever. Her Grandfather, Charlie, died just one day after his 81st birthday from pneumonia, which came about following a slight stroke of paralysis. Her 40 year old Father, Frank, contracted influenza & pneumonia and quickly died just a few days after the death of his father. A joint funeral was held for the two men. Within an hour of returning from the services, Clara Lillian Walker Harshbarger, daughter & sister of the deceased men, encountered yet another heartbreak when her 10 year old daughter, Hellen, died tragically from burns following a kerosene explosion. All three family members were laid to rest in the Walker family cemetery, on the land Alfred Walker & Peter Williams had donated to the community. Without the men to run the farm, Clara and Leta were forced to sell all of the land and livestock. The ad ran alongside the obituaries for Charles and Frank. The strength and resiliency of this family, and its ability to survive and thrive in the midst of tragedy is astonishing.
18: The Walker Family Home Northeast of Liberty, Illinois Photo taken about 1900-1902 | Back row: Bessie Bates, Lizzie Walker DeWitt, Susan Walker Carr, Lillie Walker Harshbarger Frank Walker, Ed Bates & Al 2nd row: Charles Walker, His mother: Elizabeth Strahan Walker, Neva Bates, Lillie Bates & Mary Front: Clarence Walker, Bill & Willard Lillie Bates & Clara Walker were sisters.
20: Many family members belonged to this congregation, and Frank Walker was both a member and a Trustee.
21: Church of the Brethren
22: Leta Nations | Lola Ruth Carr | Henry Ufkes | Jennie Lynn Nations | Alice DeWitt | Bill Leapley | Dorothy Harshbarger | Clara Walker | Lizzie Walker | Lillie Walker | Susan Walker | Sharon Schmelzle | Ed DeWitt
23: Edith Walker | Florence Walker | Patty Bailey | Ethel Nations
24: Above: Alice DeWitt Leapley, Lola Ruth Carr Ufkes, Floyd DeWitt, Charles Harshbarger, Edith Walker Schmelzle, Dorthy Harshbarger Moyer, Florence Walker Bailey | Right: Florence Walker, Jennie Edith Walker, Alice Walker, Floyd DeWitt