James Milton WALKER Robert Milton WALKER Rosie Lee WALKER Pearl Maude WALKER Izella WALKER Charles M WALKER Calvin Martin WALKER Sarah Mary Jane BROWN Mini tree diagram
James Martin WALKER

James Martin WALKER1,2,3,4,5,7,6

11th Mar 18931,2,3,4,5,6 - 12th Nov 19582,5

Life History

11th Mar 1893

Born in Custer County, Colorado.1,2,3,4,5,6


Resident Age: 26; Marital Status: Single; Relationship: Head in Weatherford Ward 4, Parker, Texas, USA.1

12th Nov 1958

Died in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.2,5

Pulmonary Edema and Congestive Heart Failure, due to Old & Recent Myocardial Infarction & Chronic pyelonephritis for several years

after 13th Nov 1958

Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.2,5

Other facts


Race: White.1


  • 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.

    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

    In 1920, Jim is in his own household, unmarried but hosting his sisterPearl and her children.  Pearl Martin is reported as married, but herhusband James is not in the home.  They did divorce at some timebefore 1925 when James married again in Oklahoma.  They might havebeen already divorced at census time, or separated before the divorce.

    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 Laborer
    Martin, Pearl Sister F W 31 Married [but husband James not in thehousehold] Colorado TX TX [b abt 1889]
    Martin [Parsons], Leon  Dau F W 7 TX US Colorado [b abt 1912]
    Martin, Ruby  Dau [of Pearl] F 3yrs8mos TX US Colorado [b abt Apr1906]

    Note that the name Pearl does not appear in the Walker Bible list ofchildren.  Pearl's reported age matches the birth date in late 1888 ofthe daughter named Izella.  But Pearl's death certificate reports herdate of birth as 25 DSec 1886 and her place of birth as Custer County,Colorado.  The informant for the certificate was her brother JM.

    Jim and Pearl's father and his young wife Verda (Berdie) are livingnext door.  James Walker's wife Berdie is 4 years younger than hisdaughter Pearl Martin.

    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 27 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]
    --  Ancestry.com,http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=100693575&indiv=try

    Jim's death certificate tells us he never married.  In the 1940census, he is enumerated in Weatherford as a one-person household atthe same address with a familly named Dixon.

    1940 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 15 April, Weatherford,District 184-1, Page 13A, 601 Ft Worth, Hse #315, Rents $2
    Walker, J M Head M W 47 Single Grade 7 b Colorado same house in 1935City Street Laborer [b abt 1893]
    Renting a room at this address form resident renter J A Dixon, afarmer living in town

    In his 1942 draft registration, he lists his sister Ruby Williams ashis contact.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    James Martin Walker
    Birth Date 11 Mar 1893 Custer County, Colorado
    Residence Ft Worth St, Weatherford, Texas
    Contact Mrs Ruby William ((sister Izella), 408 Ft Worth, Weathreford
    Employed by City of Weatherford as a Street Worker
    Signed J M Walker
    5' 10.5" 145 lbs, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, Light Brown Complexion
    Scar on right leg just above the ankle
    Registered 27 April 1942 Weatherford, Parker County, Texas

    James' death certificate reports his birth place was Colorado, with nofurther detail.  No further record has been found to clarify hisfamily's period of residence there at the time of his and his brotherCharles' birth.  His death certificate reports he was to be buried inthe East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford, but he was actually buriedin the Oakland Cemetery there.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903 1982
    James M Walker
    Birth 11 March 1893 Colorado
    Residence 408 Ft Worth St, Weatherford, Parker, Texas
    Never Married
    Father James M Walker
    Mother Sarah J Brown
    Informant VA Records, Dallas, Texas; WWI Veteran
    Age at Death 65 yrs, Never Married
    Death 12 November 1958 VA Hospital, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, stay of 3mos
    Cause of death Pulmonary Edema and Congestive Heart Failure, due toOld & Recent Myocardial Infarction & Chronic pyelonephritis forseveral years
    Removal 13 Nov 1958 for Burial in East Greenwood Cemetery,Weatherford, by Cotton-Bratton Funeral Home
    Filed 14 November 1958, filed State 9 December 1958

    U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
    James M Walker
    Birth Date 11 Mar 1893
    Death Date 12 Nov 1958
    Service #3063707
    Enlistment 26 May 1918 Pvt, US Army, Co D, 132 MGBN, 36th Division
    Discharge Honarable 18 June 1919
    Application 29 July 1960 and ship to Mrs Ruby Williams, Box 341,Weatherford, Texas
    Stone ordered 8 September 1960, Flat Granite Stone with Latin Cross,from David Williams & Son, Dallas
    Cemetery Unnamed in the record, Location Weatherford, Texas

    James Martin Walker, II
    Birth Mar 11, 1893
    Death Nov 12, 1958

    Parents James M Walker (1861 - 1942)
    Son of James Milton Walker & Sarah Mary Jane Brown

    Rosa Lee Walker Lee (1882 - 1973)
    Pearl Maude Walker Martin (1886 - 1931)
    Izella Walker Williams (1888 - 1970)
    Calvin M Walker (1895 - 1939)

    Burial Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas

    Created by timcdfw Jul 19, 2008
    --  Find a Grave Memorial #28387840,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28387840


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