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 Margaret <I>Foutz</I> Walker

Margaret Foutz Walker

Birth
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Jan 1890 (aged 50)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot A-11-009-10
Memorial ID 37791 · View Source
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Daughter of Jacob Foutz and Margaret Mann

She was the ninth child in a family of twelve. Early in 1839 before she was born in October of thatyear, her parents suffered threats from mobs and her father was very badly wounded in the Haun's Mill Massacre. After being driven from Missouri, the Jacobs Foutz family along with many of the Saints, moved to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, it was there that Margaret was born. They lived there a short time and then moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. In the Spring of 1847 they traveled for the Salt Lake Valley. Although Margaret was only between 7 or 8 years old, she walked nearly all the way across the plains. One of the most thrilling experiences she was hunting for bones and skulls of buffalos on which the first company left messages. These contained instructions and pointed out the trail for the companies who followed. She helped wherever she could with many duties relating to family life on the trail and the care of other children. They arrived in Salt lake Valley the fall of 1847.
On Nov 9 1857- Margaret became the fourth iwfe of Henson Walker, Jr. She was just eighteen. Her sister, Elizabeth married Hensen Walker, Jr, as a second wife. However, things went very well in this household, they lived together sharing the house, hold duties. Elizabeth did the cooking and margaret, being very "pat" with a needle, devoted most of her time to sewing. When the words came for the Saints to discontinue the pratice of polygamy and the firt wife was to live with the head of the family, henson Walker, Jr. bought a small home across the street from where he an dElizabeth redies and margaret and her son, Ezra; lived there. This was very hard for these two sisters to be seprated, for they were very devoted and loved ech other very much. They were devoted to each other's children,too. many times when the children were ill, it didn't matter whose they were, Margaret would spend the night takinc care of them.
Margaret was of medium height, Her hair was brown and her eyes were bluish grey. She had fair complexion. She was quiet and reserved in temperment, very neat in her appearance and precise in everything she did. The care she took in her personal appearance was manifest in the fact that she was the only little girl in her company who wore her sun bonnet all the way across the plains, to protect her sentitive fair skin from becoming so tanned. In later life, she always worre a starched white apron over her dark dress. Her kind and loving disposition will forever be remebered by those who knew her. Her ambition led her to work beyond her physcail strength, in fact her health was greatly impaired by fulfilling the mission og motherhood. She passed away in her little home in Pleasant Grove, Ut- Jan. 19, 1890. At the time of her passing, Margaret Foutz Walker had one son, siz grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Wife of Henson Walker Jr., married 9 Nov 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, utah, USA

Mother of Ezra Foutz Walker


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  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Foutz Walker (16 Oct 1839–19 Jan 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37791, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .