Elza Clinton WALKER was the owner of a barber shop in Trenton, Missouri. The son of Albert James Walker (1859-1925) and Emma Burwell (1865-1942), he was born on 7 April 1884 in Clarinda, Page County, Iowa.


At a very young age, when Elza was less than two years of age, his parents relocated to a relinquished homestead in Smith County, Kansas.

On 4 April 1904, Elza married Vivian Blanche EBY, daughter of Henry EBY who is the cousin of Sarah Eby (1837-1915).

Sometime between 1900 and 1910, and probably after they married, Elza moved to Trenton Township, Grundy County, Missouri. It was here he settled down to raise a family of his own and run a barber shop.

Later in his life, Elza took an interest in genealogy. He made a trip to Cleveland, Ohio in the summer of 1949 to visit a cousin, W. Ralph WALKER. It was at this time the idea was born. They wanted to record and expand upon the WALKER family beginning with Walter WALKER in Massachusetts, but focusing mainly on the Josiah Lawrence WALKER branch through 1950.


Children of Elza WALKER and Vivian EBY:

  • Henry Dwight WALKER, b. 1905.
  • Ira J. WALKER, b. 1906. Died in infancy.
  • Alice May WALKER, b. 1914. She married Robert Marsden KERNAHAN.


Elza died in 1961 in Grundy County, Missouri. He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, MO.


Cemetery transcriptions, Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton Township, Missouri

1900 U.S. Census: Kansas/Smith County

1910 U.S. Census: Missouri/Grundy County