Emma May BURWELL, daughter of Joseph Burwell (1834-1923) and Sarah Eby (1837-1915), was a pioneer, a wife and mother of ten children.


She was born 15 May 1865 in Crawford County, Ohio and lived in Page County, Iowa where she met her future husband Albert James Walker (1859-1925).

They were married 13 Oct. 1881 in Clarinda, Page County, Iowa.

In 1886, they were off to Kansas, where Albert had acquired a relinquished old homestead. They traveled in a covered wagon crossing the Missouri River by ferry near Nebraska City. Soon, they were in Smith County, Kansas and settled in Pleasant Township.


Children of Emma BURWELL and Albert WALKER:

  • Lillie Irene WALKER, b. 1882 in Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa
  • Elza Walker (1884-1961)
  • Archie Fayette WALKER, b. 1886 in Smith County, Kansas
  • Wayne Rolland WALKER, b. 1888 in Smith Co., KS
  • Hayes L. Walker (1890-1948)
  • J. Carlton WALKER, b. 1892 in Smith Co., KS
  • William H. Walker (1894-1946)
  • Florence I. WALKER, b. 1896 in Smith Co., KS
  • Harold Burwell WALKER, b. 1900 in Smith Co., KS
  • Arnold Albert WALKER, b. 1906 in Smith Co., KS


Emma died 27 May 1942 in Smith Co., Kansas and is buried in Fairview cemetery in Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas.