|Name} Walker, Francis Clemons (Frank)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 27 Feb 1836||Place} Matelen, Steinfurt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Prussia|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 18 Apr 1870||Place} St. George, Washington, Utah (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 24 Oct 1907 D||Place} Hinckley, Millard, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Exa 27 Oct 1907||Place} Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } John Bernhard Joseph Flock & Elizabeth Whithagen|
Relationship No.} Not traced
|1st Household No.} 59 = Pine Valley, Washington, Utah|
| Occupation 1} Farmer|
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Francis Clemons Walker was born 27 Feb 1836* in Metelen, Prussia. His parents were
John Bernhard Joseph Focke and Elizabeth Whithagen. His original name had been Clemons
Bernard Focke, which he changed when he came to the United States in 1851 or 1852.
His name is recorded as Frank in census records. *Some sources give 22 Feb 1834|
According to Elizabeth Staheli, who became his wife, Frank came to America when he was sixteen, probably with his father. He learned his trade as a cooper in the Cincinatti and Kentucky area. He came across the plains driving a team for his employer. He arrived in Salt Lake City in 1861, and eventually joined the Church of Latter-day Saints. He was called to Dixie in 1861. In 1863 he made a trip back to the states to bring more emigrants to Utah. He settled in Pine Valley, where he ran a saw mill.
Frank married Elizabeth Staheli on 18 Apr 1870 in St. George, Utah. The next day they left for Salt Lake City to receive their endowments Frank took a load of cheese to sell in Salt Lake. Upon their return they settled in Pine Valley, where they are recorded in the 1870 U.S. census. Their first son Francis (Frank, Jr.) was born in Pine Valley in Jan 1871. In the fall of 1872, they moved back to Santa Clara, then in the spring of 1873, they moved to Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada.
In the 1880 U.S. census, Frank and Elizabeth were living and farming in Spring Valley with five children. These included Frank, Jr., Wilhelmina born in 1873, George born, 1875, Annie, 1878, and Joseph, 1880. A daughter Mary Elizabeth had died as an infant in 1872. Living in the household as a servant was Elizabeth's youngest sister Barbara Staheli. Her younger sister Mary and her husband Hans Olson,and three children, were also living in Spring Valley.
Frank and Elizabeth had four additional children while the family was in Spring Valley. These included Emma born in 1882, Lemira, 1885, Laura, 1888, and Clara, 1890. In the spring of 1892, diptheria took the lives of Joseph and Emma. The family moved to Hinckley, Millard, Utah in the fall of 1892. They took two teams of four horses, and drove cattle with them. Frank had been running cattle in Spring Valley. A chapel was being built that year in Hinckley, and Frank donated a $20 gold piece to help buy the doors and windows.
In Hinckley, the family settled on a 200 acre farm in a two-room small log cabin. Their last son, John, was born in July 1893, but lived only 8 months. Frank built a nine-room brick house to house their family. In the 1900 U.S. census, the household consisted of Frank and Elizabeth, their daughters Anna, Lemira, Laura, and Clara, and an adopted son Jacob Felix, age 13 years. Also living in the household was their son George, his wife Alice Stout and their daughter Rela.
During the Summer of 1907, Frank was injured while unloading wood, suffering a crushed chest. He died 24 Oct 1907, from what was described as a leakage of the heart. His son George is named as the undertaker on the death certificate. Frank was buried 27 Oct 1907 in the Hinckley Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 3:10 p.m.||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Francis Clemons Walker|
|Immigr'n Date} 1852||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
|Health Condition} Accident
Cause of Death} Heart failure
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