The headstone and footstone for 3 year old Charles Walker was uncovered by our restoration team in December 2020. Charles was the son of T & M Walker and he died on April 15, 1871 at the age of 3 years and 3 months. 

We have researched area census records for T & M Walker in the 1870 and 1880 census records without success. An 1870 census record was located for Portage Des Sioux with a family headed by Harden Walker and his wife Maria. However Charles is not on this census. We have traced this Walker family a generation and found a Thomas Walker so we are working on a hunch that Harden is actually a Jr to his father Thomas and going by his middle name. That would be the T and M Walker. But why isn’t Charles on this census record? More research is required to determine if we have the correct family for Charles or not.

Headstone photo by Jerry Prouhet 2021

Foot Stone photo by Jerry Prouhet 2021

1870 Census