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Walter Martin "Cookie Papa" Byrnes
Birth: Apr. 21, 1897
Placerville
El Dorado County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1985
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Only child of James Joseph Byrnes and Elizabeth Gardner. Walter spent most of his life in San Jose, California. Walter married Helen Louise Jackson on Jun 16, 1935 in Oakland, California. Walter and Helen divorced around 1945.

Walter was a long-time employee of Burrough's and a realtor for more than 20 years. A professional hotographer, Walter was responsible for documenting the "life and times" of his immediate family as well as his mother's family, the latter of whom resided in Elko, Nevada (photos dating from the very early 1900's through the late 1970's). Walter was a 50+ year Mason and Scotish Rite member and enjoyed every opportunity to "show off" his granddaughters at member events. Walter was known as Cookie Papa to many - a name he was given by his granddaughter Jacquelyn, in the summer of 1961, because with each visit to his daughter's home, Walter always (without fail) brought cookies - initially dubbed "The Cookie Papa". 
 
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 Parents:
  James Joseph Byrnes (1862 - 1939)
  Elizabeth Gardner Byrnes (1873 - 1958)
 
 Children:
  Louise Helen Byrnes Ransom (1937 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Created by: ResearchRansom
Record added: Jul 09, 2011
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Walter Martin Cookie Papa Byrnes
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Walter Martin Cookie Papa Byrnes
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