Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Joe WALKER and wife Malissa VAN WINKLE
The matte has a studio stamp "Garver, Greenville, Ohio"
Further research shows this couple appearing in the 1880 US Census for Van Buren, OH. At that time, Joseph, a farmer, was 39 yrs old and his wife Malissa was 33. They had two children living at home, Harriet (5) and Elizabeth (2).
UPDATE - I have since determined that Malissa's maiden name was Van Winkle.
From FindAGrave.com I was able to collect the following information.
JOSEPH S. WALKER ( Mar 28, 1841 - June 10, 1916)
Civil War Soldier, Private - Comp K 34 Reg, Ohio Infantry
MALISSA (Van Winkle) WALKER (May 28, 1847 - May 3, 1928)
(Elizabeth) Irene Walker-Ingle (1878-1905)
Harriet C. Walker-Stocker (1875-1962) m. Adam Charles Stocker (1874-1944)
- - - Lester C. Stocker (1895-1920)
- - - Melissa S. Stocker-Royer (1897-1969)
- - - Stewart W. Stocker (1906-1906)