James Milton WALKER Robert Milton WALKER Rosie Lee WALKER Charles Atlas PARSONS Leon PARSONS James Alfred Charles MARTIN Ruby Lucille MARTIN Izella WALKER Charles M WALKER James Martin WALKER Calvin Martin WALKER Sarah Mary Jane BROWN Mini tree diagram
Pearl Maude WALKER

Pearl Maude WALKER5,6,7,1,2,3,4

25th Dec 18861,2,3,4 - 7th Jan 19312,3

Life History

25th Dec 1886

Born in Parker County, Texas.1,2,3,4

about 1912

Birth of daughter Leon PARSONS in Parker County, Texas.1,8

26th Oct 1914

Married James Alfred Charles MARTIN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.5

5th Mar 1916

Birth of daughter Ruby Lucille MARTIN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.2,7,1,3

about 1920

Divorced from James Alfred Charles MARTIN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.1

7th Jan 1931

Died in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.2,3

Pulmonary Tuberculosis

after 7th Jan 1931

Buried in Authon Cemetery, Authon, Parker County, Texas.3,2

Other facts


Married Charles Atlas PARSONS


  • The 12900 census reports that Pearl was born in Texas, as were all thechildren before her and the next child, Izella.

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 13 June, Weatherford,District 63, page 6A, Hse/Fam #89
    Walker, Jas A Head W M Aug 1861  38 Married 21 yrs TX GA AL No OccupRents
    Walker, Sarah J Wife W F Aug 1861  38 Married 21 yrs 8 children/8living TX AL IL
    Walker, Rosa Wife W F June 1891  13 36 yrs TX TX TX
    Walker, Pearl Dau W F Dec 1886 11 TX TX TX
    Walker, Isila Dau W F Oct 1888 11 TX TX TX
    Walker, Charles M Son W M May 1891  9 Colorado TX TX
    Walker, James Son W M March 1893  7 Colorado TX TX
    Walker, Calvin Son W M April 1895  5 TX TX TX
    King, Sarah E Mother W F Feb 1824 66 AL AL AL

    We now have Ruby Martin, James Alfred Charles Martin’s daughter from amarriage we knew nothing about.  He was married to Pearl WalkerParsons Martin.  I have added documentation to my tree. Linda MartinBussell went to court house and got marriage info which is included intree.

    Pearl had a sister Jimmie Sue Walker married to a Cleo Vernon Yearywhich I have added to the tree and researched with the hope it mayproduce a tie to Nancy Elizabeth Jackson and Jim Yeary’s daddy.  Afterinputting and researching back 4 generations I have found nothing thatmay help us find the Yeary tied to Nancy Elizabeth Jackson.
    --  Marion L Mixon, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins and Kati JacksonCain, 28 February 2016

    Parker County, Texas, Marriage Certificate
    J A Martin and Pearl Parson
    License issued 26 Oct 1914
    Ceremony performed 26 Oct 1914 by Charles H Lewis, "A Minister"
    Recorded 30 October 1914 Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    Marriage record on file in the Weatherford Parker County Court HouseAnnex, provided by research of Linda Martin Bussell, via Marion LMixon, originally posted on Ancestry.com 23 Feb 2016;  Used bypermission

    Their daughter Ruby was born in April 1916.  But by 1920 they wereseparated, perhaps already divorced.  No divorce record has beenfound, and in 1920, Pearl was still reported as Married.  But she isliving with her single brother Jim, next door to her parents, rightthere in Weatherford, and James is not in that household.

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 17 January, WeatherfordWard 4, District 64, page 14B, Hse #311, Fam #333
    Walker, Jim  Head  Rents  M W 26 Single TX TX TX Cotton CompressLaborer
    Martin, Pearl Sister F W 31 Married [but husband James not in thehousehold] Colorado TX TX [b abt 1889]
    Martin [Parsons], Leon  Dau [Son of Pearl] F [Male] W 7 TX US Colorado[b abt 1912]
    Martin, Ruby  Dau [of Pearl] F 3yrs8mos TX US Colorado [b abt Apr1906]
    --  Ancestry.com,http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=100693575&indiv=try

    Pearl is also reported born in Colorado in the above census.  All theother children of James and Sarah Jane Brown were reported born inParker County, Texas.  Pearl's death certificate reports her place ofbirth as Custer County, Colorado.  The informant for the certificatewas her brother JM.

    Pearl's stepmother Verda Smith Walker had a Bible with the list ofbirth dates of James and Sarah Jane's children.  Note that Pearl'sname is not included in the following list.  But her age in the 1920census is a good match for the birth date in late 1888 of the daughternamed Izella.  However, Pearl's birth date on her death certificate is25 Dec 1886, and on her FAG memorial her name is Pearl Maude Martin.It is not clear why her name is not in the Bible birth list.  Alsomissing from the list is Charles M, reported in 1900 as 9 years oldand born in Colorado.

    Walker Family Bible
    Births of First Children:
    Robert Milton Walker Jan 18, 1880
    Rosie Lee Walker Jan 18, 1882
    Izella Walker Oct 19, 1888
    James M Walker March 11, 1893
    Calvin Martin Walker Apr 11, 1895
    J M Walker was married to Miss Sarah Jane Brown Aug 1878
    She was born Aug 2, 1861
    Died 1905 at the age of 43 yrs
    --  Bible originally owned by Verda Walker, copy provided by ElizabethWalker Brandon, daughter of Verda & James M Walker. Copy in possessionof Melinda Dean Chrestman.  Accessed on Ancestry.com 4 March 2016.

    Jim and Pearl's father and his young wife are living next door.  JamesWalker's wife Berdie is 9 years younger than his daughter PearlMartin.

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 17 January, WeatherfordWard 4, District 64, page 14B, Hse #310, Fam #332
    Walker, James Head Owns M W 55 Married TX US US No Occup
    Walker, Berdie Wife F W 37 Married TX AL TX Keeper Small Granary Store
    Walker, Fritz Son M W 6 TX TX TX [b abt 1913]
    Walker, Lizzie Dau F 5 TX TX TX [b 1914]

    On Pearl's death certificate she is named Pearl M Martin.  Her burialmemorial on Find a Grave has her name as Pearl Maude Walker Martin.The birth date on her grave matches the report by her brother Jim onher death certificate.  Note that the informant on her deathcertificate reports that Pearl's birth place was Colorado, as did the1920 census.  However, in 1900, she and the next child, Izella werereported born in Texas, while the next three children after Izellawere reported born in Colorado.

    This later report that Pearl was also born in Colorado seems likely acase of faulty memory by other family members.  This likelihood isstrongly supported by the fact that Izella, born 2 years after Pearl,and 2 years before Charles, was reported born in Texas.  It does notseem likely they were in Colorado for Pearl's birth, back to Texas forIzella's birth, then back to Colorado for the birth of the next threechildren, born over a period of about 5 years.

    It is not clear whether the informant on Pearl's death certificate washer brother or her father, who have the same initials, and both ofwhom were still alive when Pearl died.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Pearl M Martin
    Birth 25 Dec 1886 Custer County, Colorado
    Residence Weatherford, Parker, Texas
    Age at Death 44 yrs 9 days, Widowed [but her 2nd husband JAC Martinwas still living, and they were divorced; he married again before1920]
    J M Walker born Hood County, Texas [James' death certificate says hewas born in Somervell Co TX]
    Mother Miss Sarah Brown born Parker County, Texas
    Informant J M Walker [brother, or maybe father - same initials, bothliving], Weatherford
    Death 07 Jan 1931 Weatherford, Parker, Texas
    Cause of Death Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    Burial [date not reported] Authon Cemetery, Authon, Parker County,Texas by Cotten Brothers Funeral Home, Weatherford
    Certificate #4553 filed 7 January 1931

    Pearl Maude Walker Martin
    Birth Dec 25, 1886 Custer County, Colorado
    Death Jan 3, 1931 Parker County, Texas

    Daughter of James M. and Sarah J. Brown Walker. Married 1) Charles A.Parsons 2) ? [James Alfred Charles] Martin. Mother of Leon (Cox) andRuby.

    James M Walker (1861 - 1942)
    Sarah Jane Brown Walker (1861 - 1907)

    Spouse James Charles Martin (1870 - 1942)

    Rosa Lee Walker Lee (1882 - 1973)
    Izella Walker Williams (1888 - 1970) Half-sibling
    James Martin Walker (1893 - 1958) Half-sibling
    Calvin M Walker (1895 - 1939)

    Burial Authon Cemetery, Authon, Parker County, Texas

    Created by Lynn Walden Sep 09, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #41777734,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41777734


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