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Walter McKendree Earp
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1836
Ohio County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1935
Reasnor
Jasper County
Iowa, USA

Walter Earp is Kentuckian by birth, having first opened his eyes in the country of "the dark and bloody ground," in Ohio county, on 8 Nov 1836. He is the son of Laranzo Dow Earp and Nancy Earp. He spent his early boyhood in his native state and received such education as he could in the pioneer log-cabin schools. In 1845 he accompanied the family to Warren county, Illinois, where they lived until 1853, when, with an ox team and an old-fashioned covered wagon, they set out on the slow journey to Warren county, Iowa, where they spent the summer, then moved to Marion county, Iowa, and wintered there, coming to Jasper county in the spring of 1854. Here the father of the subject entered one hundred and sixty acres in Elk Creek township, and on this Walter M. Earp spent his young manhood, helping his father develop the place from the wild, helping split the rails with which to fence the farm. They had few neighbors and they endured the usual privations of first settlers, but in time had a good farm and a comfortable home. The subject began life for himself by renting land, which he continued to operate for six years and thereby got a start. He then bought forty acres, which he sold the following year and purchased eigty acres, to which he later added fifty-five acres more in Elk Creek township, which he imporved into an excellent farm. This he sold in 1881 and moved to Plymouth county, Iowa, where he remained two years on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres. Then he came back to Galesburg, Jasper county, where he has since spent most of his time. He is now making his home with his son-in-law, Alfred Lust, a farmer of Elk Creek township (Past and Present of Jasper County, Iowa, 1912, p.727). 
 
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 Parents:
  Lorenzo Dow Earp (1809 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Ellen Donahue Earp (1844 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Earp (1862 - 1862)*
  Ulysses Grant Earp (1864 - 1944)*
  Mary Arrilla Earp (1866 - 1935)*
  James O Earp (1868 - 1939)*
  Charles Edward Earp (1871 - 1872)*
  Nancy Ellen Earp Harcleroad (1874 - ____)*
  Katherine Earp Lust (1879 - 1964)*
  Martha Earp Lust (1881 - 1965)*
  Henry Earp (1884 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  Peter Asbury Earp (1835 - 1918)*
  Walter McKendree Earp (1836 - 1935)
  Burgess M. Faught (1837 - 1902)*
  Philip Sonders Earp (1838 - 1840)*
  Mary Adaline Earp Iler (1840 - 1912)*
  William Henry Earp (1842 - 1864)*
  James Monroe Earp (1844 - 1849)*
  Maria A Earp Aplin (1844 - 1874)*
  Jonathan L Earp (1848 - 1924)*
  Nancy Jane Earp (1851 - 1929)*
  Evelyn E. Earp Talbot (1852 - 1924)*
  Thomas Wesley Earp (1853 - 1939)*
  John Randolph Earp (1854 - 1943)*
  Rozelia Emily Earp Linfoot (1856 - 1898)*
  Robert Milton Earp (1857 - 1925)*
  Phoebe Ellen Earp Butin (1859 - 1925)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Earp (1861 - 1876)*
  Melvina C Earp Tharp (1862 - 1937)*
  Infant Earp (1863 - 1863)*
  Abraham Lincoln Earp (1865 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hewitt Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 5, Lot 12
 
Created by: interociter
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86304708
Walter McKendree Earp
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Walter McKendree Earp
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