William & Fannie WALKER moved to Texas sometime before 1900. In 1920,
Fannie was living in the home of Charlie and Lula and is listed as a widow.
Apparently he passed away before 1920. She was killed in a tornadosoon after that. The story is.....she was on the second floor of a 2
housewhen the tornado struck. She had one of her grandbabies
in her arms.
Thetornado tore the roof off the house and she was found up against the shed where
she had been thrown. The baby was still in her arms and unhurt butFannie was not alive. Her daughter, Rutha tore a piece of wallpaper from
the wall of the house to put over her mother's face to keep the rain out of her
face. This story was told to me by my mother who was very close to Rutha (Aunt
Nellie Verona (WALKER) LOOPER (my ggrandmother) was very close tomy mother. Nellie was very sick for several years. She was
andlater in a wheel chair. My mother was a young teen at
that time and Nellielived with them. My mother spent much time with
her and helped take careof her until her death. She died of
This family has numerous descendants in Irving, TX and the surrounding
T. J. Walker who is a descendant of William S. Walker owned a grocery storethere. I would love to hear from descendants of these families as well as
anydescendants from the STARKEY or WALKER families above. I am alwayshappy to exchange information and photos with cousins.
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* Did you know Ringo Starr of the Beatles real name was STARKEY?
* There is a crest named "STERQUEE" in
12th Century Cheshire that is supposed to have Norman roots.
* It is said the name Starkey is derived from
the German word "Stark" which means strength.
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