Walker Family photo


Walker Family photo


Portrait of Mary Richardson Walker and her children, posed as a group in front of the Mary and Elkanah Walker Family house in Forest Grove. From left to right, they are: Joseph Elkanah Walker; John R. Walker; Cyrus H. Walker; Mary Richardson Walker (seated); Marcus W. Walker; Abigail Walker Karr; Levi C. Walker; Samuel T. Walker; The Walker Family were among the earliest white residents of the Forest Grove area. Their house was north of the current Walker-Naylor District in Forest Grove.
The following are transcripts of handwritten notes on three copies of the same photograph: [on front of original] H. A. Crosley; Over The Post Office, Forest Grove, Oregon [back of original] Picture of Mrs. Walker and family - Oct. 9, 1892 / Names of Sons beginning at left in picture. / Rev Joseph Elkanah Walker / John R. Walker / Cyrus H. Walker / Marcus W. Walker / Levi C. Walker / Samuel T. Walker / Name of daughter, / Mrs. Abigail B Karr [back of copy 2] Forest Grove - 1896 / Elkanah - Missionary to China / John - Fought in Indian Wars / Cyrus - First male white child in Ore. / Marcus - Named for Dr. Whitman / Levi - 2 daughters doctors of science Univ. Neb. / Samuel - youngest - died 1941 / Abigail - First white girl in Ore. to live to maturity. [back of copy 3] Mary Walker / Cyrus Walker / Abigail Walker Karr / Joseph Elkanah Walker / John Walker / Levi Walker / Samuel Walker / who is 6th man? / Mrs. Elkanah Walker and her children in front of their home / first frame house in Forest Grove. [Under a line drawn in pencil] As identified by Nellie Walker 5/3/82 L to R Joseph Elkanah Walker / John '' ''/Cyrus '' ''/Mark '' ''/Levi '' ''/Samuel '' ''/In front: Mary Richardson Walker / Abigail Walker Karr


Crosley, H. A., photographer, Forest Grove, Oregon

Date Created



Walker, Mary Richardson, 1811-1897
Walker, Cyrus Hamlin, 1838-1921
Karr, Abigail Boutwell (Walker), 1840-1918
Walker, John Richardson, 1847-1895
Walker, Levi Chamberlain, 1850-1909
Walker, Samuel Thompson, 1852-1940
Walker, Marcus Whitman, 1842-1902
Walker, Joseph Elkanah, 1844-1922
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Forest Grove, Oregon


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