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 Herman Thomas “Boy” Walton, Sr

Herman Thomas “Boy” Walton, Sr

Death 23 Dec 1974
Burial Stamford, Haskell County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 248-G5
Memorial ID 42205972 · View Source
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Herman was the youngest of the four Walton boys. Two sisters were younger.

(Because he was the youngest boy, he was called "Boy" and he learned years later that people actually thought his first name was Boyd until he married Ellie and she made sure everybody knew his correct name.)

He was three when his mother died, right after the birth of the youngest girl, Clara Mae. His father, William, tried to get neighbors to adopt all his children but Herman and his brothers hid under a bed behind some boxes when the town folk came to see if they wanted one of the Walton children. Apparently, no one wanted any of the boys, only the girls were adopted. Claude, Bert, Joe and Herman were pretty much left on their own throughout their childhood and teen years.

Joe does remember being taken to an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma where all the boys stayed for a while. Bill told them the Indians were their mother's family (Icy Lee Stewart).

John (Bill's half-brother) and Melissa (Icy's sister) were married about the same time as Bill and Icy Lee (May 1906). John and Melissa eventually took over raising the four boys.

Herman only went to school through the third grade. He could write his name and read newspapers but could read nothing more complicated. He was a dear sweet man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. He had the wisdom of the ages. It was a shame he died so young.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Thomas “Boy” Walton, Sr (27 Apr 1913–23 Dec 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42205972, citing Highland Cemetery, Stamford, Haskell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by DMosso (contributor 47230034) .