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DESCENDANCY NARRATIVE of the Walters Family from James, Nathaniel and John of Bristol, MA and Herkimer Co., NY, in the mid 18th century, through their descendants in California in the early 20th century. The file has many notes containing family information. It is in PDF format and will open in a new window. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the file and can download the software free.

Photos, drawing and data submitted by Becky Walters Higginbottom

Roy Colamer Walters, 13 February 1876-March 1962. Catherine "Katie" Ann Hanna Walters, 10 March 1876-11 April 1947. This drawing of Dr. C. E. Walters was found in the Paul Walters family bible. Does anyone know who he is?
1908. Standing: William Nelson Walters, holding daughter, Evelyn; Mary E. Tippett Walters, his mother; Bertha Orcutt Walters, his wife. Seated: William N. Tippett, his grandfather; Howard Orcutt Walters, his son; Julia Ann Harris Tippett, his grandmother. ANNIVERSARY

The M. B. Walters home was the scene of a festivity last Tuesday. March 10th (1825) when their friends and relatives gathered to celebrate the golden weddign anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Walters. March 10, 1875, at the bride's home, Myron Bartlett Walters and Mary Emmarilus Tippet were united in marriage. Mrs. Walters was born in Ohio, moving to Jones county, Iowa, when she was two years old. Mr. Walters ia a native of Jones county. Both are well-known in this community. Dinner was served to twenty-six, including Mrs. Lizzie Orr, Mrs. Bell Howard and James Carpenter, who were guests at the wedding fifty years ago. In the afternoon they held an open house to friends. The out-of-town guests were their five children, Mrs. Sybil Smith, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Adah Henningsen, of Dike, Ia.; Mr. Purl Walters and family of Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. W. N. Walters and family, of Audubon, Iowa; Mr. R. C. Walters and family, of Anamosa, Iowa; Mrs. H. E. Smith of Washington, D.C., was also present.
Newspaper article found in the Paul Walters family bible.


Tuesday, June 22, 1915, at high noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Walters, in Onslow, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Adah, to Mr. P. J. Henningsen, of Dike, Iowa.
Miss Sybal Walters, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Evelyn and Vivian Walters, nieces of the bride were flower girls.
Mr. H. C. Henningsen attended his brother as best man. Rev. Earl Benlow, of Onslow, solemnized the marriage vows.
Prior to the ceremony, Miss Mildred Lamey sang "Oh! Promise me," and Miss Bessie Rowe played the wedding march. After the ceremony all guests gathered in the dinning room where a bounteous three course dinner was served by four friends of the bride.
Many beautiful and useful pesents were received. the bride wore a gown of Chiffon taffeta trimed in Chiffon and Baby Irish lace. Her traveling suit was a Belgian blue Garberdine. the groom wore the usual blue serge.
The out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Walters and family of Westside, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Walters and children of Cedar Falls and Mrs. H. C. Struntze of Dike, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Henningsen returned to Dike Saturday morning, where they will make their home with the grooms parents until August 1st, when they will go to housekeeping in the flat above the store.
The groom is a pupular young man of excellent qualities. He has conducted the Henninden store for years and his honesty, business ability and courtesy was won him innumerable friends. The bride is well known here having been sales lady at Kelsen's store for a long time and was also employed in a store at Grundy Center for a time.
The New Era joins in extending the heartiest congratulations to this estimable couple.
Newspaper article found in the Paul Walters family bible.

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