Name: Elizabeth "Eliza" Adeline Walker
Given Name: Elizabeth "Eliza" Adeline
Nickname: Eliza 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Birth: 26 Jan 1836 in Madison Co., IL 12
Death: 4 Sep 1928 in Blue Rapids, KS 12
Burial: Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS 13
Change Date: 27 Aug 2012 at 19:23
Eliza Adaline WALKER was born January 26, 1836 at Rock Island, Ill., and entered into life everlasting on Sept. 4, 1928, at Blue Rapids, Kansas, aged 92 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was the daughter by a second marriage of the Rev. Samuel A. WALKER. Her mother was Nancy Thompson WALKER. The Rev. Samuel WALKER was a pioneer Methodist minister born in 1785. The two generations, Mrs. PAUL and her father, reaching back to the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Mrs. PAUL's early life was spent at Rock Island, where she was married to Wm. PAUL in 1853. In 1859 they came west to carve out a new home in what was then the territory of Kansas, with the thought of helping to settle it with sympathizers for the Union. After the firing on Ft. Sumpter, Wm. PAUL answered his country's call for volunteers and left his little family in the care of their mother and joined the 13th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, staying in the army until he was honorably discharged at the close of the civil war. There was a very good school at this time at Irving called the Wetmore Institute, and after the close of the war, Wm. PAUL took advantage of the homestead law and homesteaded 80 acres of land two miles north of Irving in the Blue River valley, where their children had the advantage of a very good school. Later they added to the 80 acres by purchase. The old home remained in Mrs. PAUL's hands until her death, helping to make her last days comfortable and peaceful.
Mrs. PAUL was the proud mother of five children: Mrs. Martha RIPPEY of Sheridan, Ark.; S.F. PAUL of Blue Rapids, deceased two years ago; Mrs. J.N. WANAMAKER of Blue Rapids; Mrs. Clara WILLIAMSON of Portland, Ore.; and W.F. PAUL of Huntsville, Texas; 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, making 76 descendants. Every year on her birthday and on Christmas she heard from the members of this large family, knew where they all were and what they were doing, claiming all of them as her own. Wm. PAUL was called to his reward in 1889 and for nearly forty years she traveled the journey of life alone. Thinking and planning for the welfare of her family and doing for others filled her later years and helped to make her sunset years peaceful and happy. She spent the last 31 years of her life in the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.N. WANAMAKER. If long life and length of days are given to the faithful, then indeed she was recompensed. Her children rise up and call her blessed. - ┘Ci┘DThe Blue Rapids Times┘C/i┘D.
She was born of English and Irish ancestors - per Samuel PAUL's obituary.
The date 1870 was on the name plate of Fairview school No.27, east of Blue Rapids on Highway 9, but the school had an earlier beginning in a log cabin to the southwest. Eliza (Mrs. William) PAUL taught classes there and held religious meetings that grew into the Blue Rapids Methodist Church. - Page 290 from "┘Ci┘DIt Happened Here, Stories from Marshall County Kansas"┘C/i┘D - Oretha RUETTI.
Father: Samuel Allen Walker b: 28 Apr 1785 in Amhurst, VA
Mother: Nancy Ann Thompson b: 24 Apr 1805 in Bowling Green, Kentucky
William Paul b: 16 Feb 1830 in Ballymena, Antrim Co, Ireland
30 Jun 1853
in Rock Island, IL
- Change Date:
30 Apr 2009
- Martha (Mattie) Ann Paul b: May 1854 in Rock Island, IL
- Samuel Francis "Frank" Paul b: 28 Jan 1856 in Rock Island, IL
- Sarah (Sadie) Lillian Paul b: 16 Oct 1858 in Iowa City, IA
- Clara Pauline (Irene) Paul b: 21 Apr 1861 in Blue Rapids, Kansas
- William Fredrick Paul b: 29 May 1863 in MO
- Abbrev: 1860 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1860 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
- Abbrev: 1870 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1870 Marshall County, KS Census
- Abbrev: 1875 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1875 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
- Abbrev: 1880 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1880 Marshall Co. Census
- Abbrev: 1885 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1885 Blue Rapids Kansas Census
- Abbrev: 1895 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1895 - Blue Rapids Kansas Census
- Abbrev: 1905 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1905 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
- Abbrev: 1910 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1910 Marshall Co. Census
- Abbrev: 1915 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1915 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
- Abbrev: 1920 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1920 federal census - KS, Marshall Co.
- Abbrev: 1925 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
Title: 1925 state census - KS, Marshall Co.
- Abbrev: Family hand written records
Title: Family hand written records
- Abbrev: Cemetery - KS, Marshall Co., Prospect Hill Cemetery
Title: Cemetery - KS, Marshall Co., Prospect Hill Cemetery