|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1887|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1972|
Oldest son of Ezra Truslow and Phoeba Ann Richardson Walker, John traveled with his family by covered wagon from Arkansas to Gunnison, Colorado. His father died shortly after arriving in Colorado, leaving his mother pregnant and the support of nine children. She became a vegetable farmer and John drove the wagon filled with vegetables to various towns and mines to sell the vegetables. After marrying Bessie Owens, a schoolteacher who had been boarding with John's mother, he became a cattle buyer. John and Bessie moved to Ft. Lupton, Colorado, where he worked for Carnation Milk Company for the rest of his working life.
John and Bessie had nine children and 37 grandchildren. John raised chickens, and always had a Bantam rooster, usually feisty. He had a large vegetable garden and a root cellar to augment the groceries for his family, and there was always a tire swing hanging in the large tree in his back yard. The only time I can remember my grandfather angry was when I was very young, and I stood outside the chicken coop teasing the rooster.
There was a tall, thick wall of lilac bushes that ran one side of the yard. In Spring it bloomed abundantly. The smell was amazing, and I loved sitting by it, reading a book and breathing in that smell.
Bessie Helen Owens Walker (1889 - 1975)*
Vera Esther Walker Peterson (1914 - 2006)*
Bessie Kathryn Walker Jaynes (1915 - 1999)*
Phoeba Arloa Walker Stein (1926 - 2014)*
Linn Grove Cemetery
Plot: Blk 20, lot 6, spc 2
Created by: K Townsend
Record added: Feb 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24850021