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Ellet Walker
(1876- ? )


Ellet Walker (possibly also spelled "Elliot" or "Elliott") was born on Nov. 1, 1874 (or 1876) in Iowa or Missouri, the son of William "Crawford" and Electa (Minard) Walker

At the age of two, in 1878, Ellet and his parents and siblings migrated from Iowa to Mulvane, Sumner County, KS. In adulthood, he was of medium height and stout build, with black eyes and light hair. He resided in Brookfield, Linn County, MO in 1897.

On Oct. 27, 1897, at the age of 23, Ellet married 17-year-old Mary Lynch (1880- ? ), whose parents were emigrants from Ireland. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. P.J. Cullen, a Catholic priest in Brookfield. News of their marriage was published in the Chariton (MO) Courier.

The Walkers produced one known son, Charles L. Walker.

They made their home on Hansen Avenue in Brookfield.


Brookfield's North Main Street, as seen from the underpass


During World War I, in September 1918, the 43-year-old Ellet was required to register for the federal military draft. At the time, he and Mary resided at 227 North Clinton Street in Brookfield. Ellet reported his employment was as a boiler maker for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB & Q) shop in Brookfield.

The federal censuses for 1920 and 1930 show Ellet (spelled "Elliot") laboring as a railroad boiler maker in a local shop. 

Nothing more is known.

~ Son Charles L. Walker ~

Son Charles L. Walker (1916- ? ) was born in 1916.


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