Biography of C. R. Walker
Louisa County, IA Biographies





C. R. WALKER.
Varied interests claim the attention of C. R. Walker, who is one of the extensive land owners of Louisa county and also president of the Oakville State Savings Bank. He is a son of the late F. A. and Martha C. (Blake) Walker and was born in Des Moines county, Iowa, on the loth of December, 1865. Both parents were natives of Vermont, from which state the father came to Iowa, locating in Burlington in 1852, but the mother did not come west until later. The former passed away in 1897, but the latter, who is now seventy seven years of age, makes her home in Iediapolis. Unto them were born three sons, of whom our subject is the youngest, the other two being as follows: O. H. and J. G., both residents of Des Moines county.

After the completion of his preliminary education, in the acquirement of which he attended the public schools of Des Moines county, C. R. Walker pursued a collegiate course, receiving his degree. He then engaged in agricultural pursuits in his native county until 1905, when he removed to Oakville. Upon his arrival here he purchased eight hundred acres of land on sections 23 and 24, Elliott township, in addition to which he also owns a half section in Minnesota. Mr. Walker is interested in various local enterprises, among them being the Oakville State Savings Bank, in which institution he owns a large portion of the stock.

Mr. Walker was married in 1890 to Miss Mary Jane Creighton, a native of Elliott, Louisa county, and a daughter of J. H. and Sarah E. Creighton. They have two daughters: Yeteve, who was born on the 16th of June, 1894, and is now attending high school; and Martha E., whose birth occurred on the 23d of February, 1900.

Fraternally Mr. Walker is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, being affiliated with Oakville Lodge, No. 139, in which organization he has held all of the chairs, and also belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America. Both he and his wife hold membership in the Presbyterian church and she is also identified with Rebekah Lodge, No. 525, of Oakville, in which she has filled all of the offices. His political allegiance is given the republican party and he is now serving as an alderman in Oakville. Mr. Walker is an enterprising business man and progressive citizen who always indorses every movement which he feels would tend to advance the moral, intellectual or financial welfare of the community.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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