Nancy Elizabeth WALKER

Female 1848 - 1942  (94 years)


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  • Name Nancy Elizabeth WALKER 
    Born 28 Sep 1848  Lamar, Clinton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number *** 
    Died 27 Oct 1942  Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20538  mm
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2013 

    Father John George WALKER,   b. 17 Apr 1809, Centre Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1892, Stephenson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary GAMBLE 
    Married 21 Jan 1836  Lamar, Clinton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel ASKEY,   b. 05 Jul 1842, Bald Eagle Creek, Centre, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1916, Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1875  Davis, Stephenson, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Viola Isabelle ASKEY,   b. 06 Apr 1876, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1960  (Age 84 years)
     2. Mary Edna ASKEY,   b. 27 May 1878, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1960, Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Ada ASKEY,   b. 27 May 1878,   d. 27 May 1878  (Age 0 years)
     4. Carrie Blanche ASKEY,   b. 10 Jul 1879, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1880, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Lucy Elizabeth ASKEY,   b. 05 Sep 1880, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1963, Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. George Rowen ASKEY,   b. 24 Sep 1886, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1957, San Diego, San Diego, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Helen Minerva ASKEY,   b. 13 Mar 1889, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1971, Ames, Story, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Hugh James ASKEY,   b. 13 Mar 1889, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1967, San Diego, San Diego, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F7389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1848 - Lamar, Clinton, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1875 - Davis, Stephenson, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 1942 - Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery, IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • MEMORIES OF AN OCTOGENARIAN -- Mrs. Samuel Askey -- Red Oak Express

      I first saw Red Oak on the morning of October 24, 1875, on a bright sunnymorning, coming with my husband from Stephenson County, IL, to his farmin Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery County, IA.

      I bought our cook stove at A. T. Fisher's hardware store. I spent the24th of October with Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Zimmerman in a small cottagewhere John Baker's house now stands. We rode out over the prairie roadsthrough Frankfort. I was surprised to see so many small two-roomedhouses with the nice groves along the road in that 15 miles. We lived 3weeks in our house with W. H. Barr and family of five and two extra men,making 10 persons in those two rooms.

      In August, 1876, we had a great shower of grasshoppers. I can compare itto nothing less than showers as they darkened the sunshine. But thegrasshoppers did not hurt our crops.

      We lived on our farm until June 25, 1896, when I bought my house in RedOak, the L. Grabil house. We came to give our six children the benefitof Red Oak's splendid schools. My husband died in 1916. I have lived tosee many fine improvements in Red Oak--our fine paved streets and otherthings. I would like to see a Park College in College Park. I am proudof Chautauqua Park.

      Nancy Elizabeth Walker. Daughter of George and Mary Gamble Walker. Wasborn in Clinton County, Pennsylvania on September 28th, 1848. Wasmarried to Samuel Askey in Davis, Illinois on June 22, 1875. Came withher husband to Iowa in October, 1875. Lived on farm in Pilot GroveTownship til June, 1896, when they moved to Red Oak, where Samuel Askeydied on 22nd August 1916.

      Mrs. Askey united with The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dakota,Stephenson County, IL, at the age of 11 years. After coming to Iowa sheunited with her husband in the Methodist Church at Pilot Grove Centerschoolhouse in 1876 and in Red Oak First Methodist Church in 1897. Shehas been a member of M. E. Foreign Missionary Society since 1897.

      She was the mother of 8 children, two dying in infancy, Ada and CarrieBlanche.

      Oldest - Viola Isabel, next Mary Edna, Lucy Elizabeth, George Rowan, HughJames and Helen Minerva. Also raised stepson Henry Franklin Askey, sonof Samuel and Mary Askey.

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      BEGINS 91ST YEAR

      Mrs. Nancy Askey, who celebrated her 90th birthday Wednesday, has been aresident of Red Oak forty-two years. Born in Clinton County, PA., Mrs.Askey came to Iowa when a young woman in a one-horse rockaway carriagefrom Dakota, IL, where she spent her youth.

      She was married June 22, 1875 and resided in Pilot Grove township, whereMr. Askey farmed until 1896. Samuel died in 1916.

      She spends much of her time crocheting and knitting, getting variety inreading and listening to the radio.

      There are seven children, 20 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.September, 1938.

      OBITUARY

      IN COUNTY 67 YEARS: MRS. NANCY ASKEY, 94, DIES AT HOME TUESDAY.

      Red Oak lost this week another aged resident who had resided in thiscounty for 67 years.

      She was Mrs. Nancy Askey, who had observed her 94th birthday on September28. She died Tuesday morning of natural causes at her home, 1211 ValleyStreet. For several years her health had not been good.

      Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Bolleau & Thomas GardenChapel, with Dr. Guy J. Fansher in charge. Interment was made inEvergreen.

      Pallbearers were Avery Blank, Clarence Umphreys, Chris Nielson, MorrisKennon, Hans Marin, Hugh Hossle, Albert Eshelman and Clinton Umphreys.Mrs. R. E. Overholser and Mrs. Fansher sang, accompanied by Mrs. RayCozad. On the flower committee were Mrs. W. E. Hunter, Mrs. Grace Cullaand Miss Helen Taylor.

      Mrs. Askey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, was born in ClintonCounty, Pennsylvania, on September 28, 1848. She was married to SamuelAskey in Davis, IL, on June 22nd, 1875. She came with her husband toIowa in October 1875. They lived on a farm in Pilot Grove Township untilJune 1896, when they moved to Red Oak. Mr. Askey died August 22, 1916.

      Mrs. Askey united with the Evangelical church in Dakota, IL, at the ageof 11 years. After coming to Iowa she united with the Methodist Churchat Pilot Grove Center schoolhouse in 1876 and later with the FirstMethodist church in Red Oak in 189 She was a member of the ForeignMissionary society since 1897.

      Mrs. Askey was the mother of eight children, two of whom--Ada and CarrieBlanche--died in infancy.

      The surviving children are: Mrs. Viola Connick, Mrs. Mary Mullen, LucyElizabeth, George R., Hugh James and his twin sister, Mrs. Helen Hossle.A step-son, Henry Franklin Askey, son of Samuel and Mary Askey, alsosurvives. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren andone great-great-grandchild survive her. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S587] Askey Family File, Compiler: Wheeler, Seth, (2002).

    2. [S500] Find a Grave.