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BATES AND TOMPKINS FAMILIES CONNECTED TO MY WALKER FAMILY

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BATES FAMILY:
6. John Bates b.1804 England or NY m., (unknown).
FAMILY LORE: John Bates came from England when he was fourteen years old with either his grandparents or his uncle who raised him as his parents were deceased.
Children are:
5. Henry William Bates b. 1818 or Sept 1824 NY d. 3 Mar 1905 Geneva, Midland Co., MI m. 1849 Ontario, Canada, Hannah Jane Udell b. 28 Feb 1831 Ontario, Canada d. 1 Mar 1905 Geneva, Midland Co., MI.
**Parents are: William Udell b.1819 England and Elizabeth "Betsy" Lou (Laur) Phelps b. Germany, Betsey was married twice..
NOTE: Hannah's brother is William Edgar Udell married to Hannah Titus.
CENSUS: 1861 Census North Dorchester, Middlesex, Ontario
Bates Henry Male 35 Laborer CANW
Bates Hannah Female 31 CANW
Bates Julia A. Female 19 CANW
Bates Elizabeth Female 11 CANW
Bates John Male 9 CANW
Bates Wm H. Male 5 CANW
Bates Margaret J. Female 2 CANW
CENSUS: 1871 Census South Dorchester, East Elgin, Ontario
Bates Henery Male 48 Laborer QUE
Bates Hannah Female 40 ONT
Bates Elizabeth Female 20 ONT
Bates John Male 18 ONT
Bates William H. Male 15 ONT
Bates Margaret J. Female 13 ONT
Bates George Male 10 ONT
Bates Alice Female 5 ONT
CENSUS: 1900 Census Boyne Valley, Charlevoix, Michigan
Bates Henry Head Male Sept 1824 75 Marr: 52 yrs NY SCO GER Day Laborer
Bates Hannah M. Wife Female Feb 1829 71 Marr: 52 yrs Children: 7 Living: 7 CAN CAN CAN
Bates John Son Male May 1853 47 CAN
FROM DEATH CERTIFICATES: STATE OF MICHIGAN: Place of Death: Midland County Geneva Twp. Full Name: Hannah Bates Sex: Female Color: White Date of Death: March 1 1905 Age: 74 Birth: Canada Married and Age at Marriage: 16 Children had: 8 Living: 7 Cause of Death: Old Age Father's Name: Wm Udell born in England. Maiden name of Mother: Betsey Laur born Germany Occ: Farmer. Signed: A.D. McHenry MD, 1095 Coleman, MI.
STATE OF MICHIGAN: Name: Henry Baits Birth Year: 1818 Death Date: 3 Mar 1905 Death Place: Geneva, Midland, Michigan Age: 84 Father's Name: John Baits.
CEMETERY: Warren Township Cemetery Coleman, Midland Co.,MI: Henry Bates died March 3, 1905, Hannah Bates died March 1, 1905.
Children are:
4. Julia Ann "Julie" Bates b. 10 Oct 1849 Ontario, Canada d. 25 Jan 1932 ID m.abt.1869 Ontario, Canada, Henry Neer b. 11 Sep 1854 (pic) Ontario, Canada d. 20 May 1920 Sandpoint, Bonner Co., ID.
**Parents are: Henry Neer and (unknown).
CENSUS: 1871 Census Nissouri, Middlesex, Ontario
Near Henry Self Male 26 German Ontario Farmer Methodist
CENSUS: 1880 Census Chapin, Saginaw, Michigan
Near Henry Self Male 35 CAN CAN CAN Farmer
Near Julia A. Wife Female 31 CAN CAN CAN
Near Peter S. Son Male 11 CAN
Near Elizabeth M. Dau Female 9 CAN
Near Alvarita J. Dau Female 7 CAN
Near Ellen M. Dau Female 5 CAN
Near George A. Son Male 4 CAN
Near John H. Son Male 1 CAN
Near Henry Father Male 75 Widow CAN CAN CAN Blacksmith
Bates William BroL Male 21 CAN CAN CAN Farmer
4. Elizabeth Bates b.abt.1852 Ontario, Canada m.abt.1872, Robert "Bob" Houston.
Children are:
3. Mary Houston.
3. Emma Houston.
3 Two sons.
4. John Bates b.1853 Ontario, Canada.
4. William Henry Bates (pic) b. 22 Dec 1855 Ontario, Canada d. 28 Dec 1928 Kent Co., MI m. 4 Feb 1891 Midland Co., MI, Attaresta Melista Hunt (pic) b. 18 Jun 1871 WI d. 1 Jun 1927 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Parents are: Alsup Baldwin Hunt b.1847 Sullivan Co., NY d. 21 Jan 1895 Bay Shores, Charlevoix Co., MI and Harriett Adell Phillips b. 31 Jul 1851 NY d. 20 Apr 1916 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
CEMETERY: North Bay Cemetery Horton Bay, Charlevoix Co., MI.
***Grandparents: Chauncy Phillips b.1814 NY or VT d. 8 Oct 1882 and 2nd m. Sarah C. Multer b. 18 Jun 1824 Rome, Oneida Co., NY d. 1897 Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan Co., WI.
***Grandparents: Daniel Deloss Tompkins Hunt b. 19 Apr 1822 Nichols, Tioga Co., NY d. 21 Oct 1887 and Electia Mitchell b. 24 Apr 1815 Broome Co., NY d. 2 Aug 1902 Eveline Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI.
****Great-Grandparents: Isaac Mitchell b. 29 Feb 1792 CT and Elizabeth Santino b. PA.
****Great-Grandparents: Peter Multer and Arrilla Niles.
FAMILY HISTORY: From Mary Callis: My grandfather, William Bates married Attaresta Melista Hunt. They had 12 children. Emma Hunt married Jack Ferguson. I can remember mother telling about a visiting their farm. she was sickly, called a blue baby and she was sent to Aunt Emma's for the summer. After that summer she became well, had no more fainting spells and put some fat on her body. She didn't know it then but she was preparing for her life. She worked very hard and no challenge was too difficult for her. Electa S. (Addie) Hunt married Conrad Voelker. Lela Voelker is their daughter. She never married. She and my mother were good friends. She lived at 829 Park St. Apt. 20, Boyne City, Charlevoix Co., MI 49712 in 1995. Ed Hunt married. I don't know to who. I can remember that we visited him once. He had no teeth. He had no children. I think my brother Ray looked alot like Uncle Ed.
CENSUS: 1880 Census Chapin, Saginaw, Michigan
Bates William BroL Male 21 CAN CAN CAN Farmer **Lived with his sister Julia Neer.
CENSUS: 1880 Census Evangeline, Charlevoix, Michigan
Hunt Alsup Head Male 33 NY NY PA Farmer
Hunt Hattie Wife Female 27 NY NY NY
Hunt Eleeta Dau Female 10 WI
Hunt Atrasta Dau Female 9 WI
Hunt Emma Dau Female 7 WI
Hunt Effenger Son Male 3 MI
CENSUS: 1900 Census Boyne Valley, Charlevoix, Michigan
Bates William Head Male Dec 1855 44 Marr: 10 yrs CAN CAN CAN Imm: 1881 Day Laborer
Bates Atteresta Wife Female July 1872 27 Marr: 10 yrs Children: 5 Living: 5 IL IL IL
Bates Bruce Son Male Jan 1891 9 MI
Bates Bessie M. Dau Female May 1893 7 MI
Bates Loretta M. Dau Female Mar 1895 5 MI
Bates Hannah C. Dau Female May 1898 2 MI
Bates Edna Dau Female Feb 1899 1 MI
CENSUS: 1910 Census Lamotte, Sanilac, Michigan
Bates William H. Head Male 54 Marr: 19 yrs CAN CAN CAN Day Laborer
Bates Aterasta M. Wife Female 38 Marr: 19 yrs Children: 10 Living: 8 WI PA NY
Bates Bruce D. Son Male 18 MI
Bates Bessie M. Dau Female 17 MI
Bates Loretta M. Dau Female 15 MI
Bates Hannah A. Dau Female 13 MI
Bates Emma A. Dau Female 8 MI
Bates William C. Son Male 5 MI
Bates Virginia P. Dau Female 2 MI
Bates Minnie A. Dau Female 11/12 MI
CENSUS: 1920 Census Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Bates William H. Head Male 54 CAN CAN CAN Fireman Green House **Living at Worden Boarding House.
Bates Aterasta M. Wife Female 38 WI PA NY Cook Restaurant
Bates Virginia P. Dau Female 12 MI
Bates Harold Son Male 7 MI
Gallopo Joseph SonL Male 30 MI MI MI Worker Lumber Yard
Gallopo Loretta Dau Female 24 MI
CEMETERY: North Bay Cemetery Horton Bay, Charlevoix Co., MI.
Children are:
3. Bruce Dawain Bates b. 9 Dec 1892 Geneva Twp., Midland Co., MI d. 19 Apr 1967 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI m., Betsy Lehman/Leeman/Leman.
OBITUARY: Index to the Grand Rapids Press Obituaries for 1960-1969: Bates Bruce 20 Apr 1967.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Bruce Bates Birth: 9 Dec 1891 Death: Apr 1967 SSN: 377-22-1145 Issued: Michigan Residence: 49504 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, Standale, Kent, Michigan, Walker, Kent, Michigan.
Children are:
2. Robert Bates m., Amy (unknown).
2. June Bates.
3. Bessie M. Bates (pic) b. 4 Apr 1893 Evangaline Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d. 9 Oct 1956 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI 1st m., Eala Compton b. 27 Sep 1878 MI d. 19 Oct 1960 Charlevoix Co., MI. Bessie 2nd m., Theodore Kosma b.abt.1886 Hungary d.aft.1940 Kalamazoo Co., MI.
NOTE: Bessie and Eala divorced before 1920.
FAMILY HISTORY: From Mary Callis: Aunt Bessie married a man names Ealy Compton and had two children by him. Her children died early. She divorced Ealy and married Theodore Kosma. He was Hungarian. They lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI in later and both died there. Bessie died from a brain hemorrage and Theodore from old age. They loved to fish and Uncle Theodore loved to play the horses and races. Bessie could knit and crochet. She made tablecloths, bedspreads, chair arm and back covers. She always had Shirley and I over in the summer for a couple of weeks.
CENSUS: 1920 Census Hayes, Charlevoix, Michigan
Compton Eala Hiredman Male 41 Divorced MI OH MI **Lived with Dean Scroggins.
CENSUS: 1930 Census Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Compton Eala Head Male 51 MI MI MI Crater Pump Factory
Compton Rose E. Wife Female 48 MI MI MI
Compton LaVerne Son Male 15 MI
Compton Milford B. Son Male 14 MI
CENSUS: 1940 Census Delhi, Ingham, Michigan
Kosma Theodore Head Male 54 HUN Pattern Maker Checker Cab Co.
Kosma Bessie Wife Female 47 MI
CEMETERY: Hillside Cemetery Plainwell, Allegan Co., MI.
Children are:
2. LaVerne Compton b.abt.1915 MI.
DEATH: He died trying to hitch a ride on a train and fell under the wheels.
2. Milford Compton b.abt.1916 MI.
2. Wealthy Compton b.bef.1920 MI.
DEATH: She died from the flu in 1919/1920.
3. Loretta Maria Bates b. 14 Mar 1895 Charlevoix Co., MI d. 10 Jul 1962 Howard City, Kent Co., MI 1st m., (unknown). Loretta 2nd m. 10 Jan 1918 Paulding, OH, Joseph Gallapoo b. 22 Dec1889 Paulding, Paulding Co., OH (pic) d. 9 Jul 1970 Grand Ledge, Eaton Co., MI.
**Parents are: Joseph Gallapoo and Victoria Lawyer.
MILITARY: On gravestone: Joseph Gallapoo, Pvt. Co.E.18th Infantry First Div. World War I.
FAMILY HISTORY: From Mary Callis: Aunt Loretta was married earlier and she had three children. She had very difficult births and the children died from the stress of birth. I don't know the husband's name. She married Uncle Joe Gallapoo. He worked for the railroad. They first lived near Cadillac and Tustin, MI. In later years, they moved to Howard City until they died. aunt Loretta was a Minister of the Church of God and had a large following for a lady of her age. She was so kind and gave to everyone. They never had alot of material things but her house was always clean and neat. It was a special privilege when she would allow us in her living room. That was for company. She always had visitors and people to dinner. She had many illnesses and surgeries but always rose above them and continued her work. She adopted three children. Uncle Joe always wore a large moustache which he curled in his fingers. Everyone liked him to kiss them as his moustache tickled.
CENSUS: 1920 Census Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Gallopo Joseph SonL Male 30 MI MI MI Worker Lumber Yard **Lived with Loretta's family.
Gallopo Loretta Dau Female 24 MI
CENSUS: 1930 Census Summit, Mason, Michigan
Gallopoo Joseph Head Male 40 OH NY NY Foreman Section
Gallopoo Loretta Wife Female 35 MI CAN WI
Gallopoo Mary AdoptD Female 9 MI OH MI
Gallopoo Marjory AdoptD Female 6 MI OH MI
CEMETERY: Sand Lake Cemetery Sand Lake Kent Co., MI.
Children (Adopted) are:
2. Mary Gallapo.
2. Bob Bates Gallapo.
2. Margery Gallapo.
3. Hannah Adella Bates b.1897 Coleman, Isabella Co., MI d.1992 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI 1st m. 12 Aug 1913 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI, Harry Ray Tompkins b.1887 Harbor Springs, Emmet Co., MI d.1964 Hinton Twp., Mecosta Co., MI. Hannah Bates 2nd m.1929, Thomas Arthur (Kalageroupolis to) Callis b.1892 Methonia, Greece d.1937 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. Hannah Callis 3rd m.1938, Farland Wilson. Hannah Farland 4th m.1940, Charley Brown d.1950. Hannah Brown 5th m.1953, Justin Case b.1893 d.1991 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Parents are: Henry Tompkins b. Oct 1857 Ontario, Canada and Phoebe Ann McMaster b.1863 Emmet Co., MI.
NOTE: Thomas was born in Methonia, Greece. He came to the United States at around age eighteen. Thomas had one child by his first marriage, Nicholas.
MARRIAGE: This is to certify that on the 8th day of April in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred and fifty three (1953), Justin Case of Rockford, MI and Hannah Brown of Rockford, MI, were by me united in Marriage at Angola According to the Ordinance of God and the laws of the state of Indiana. Signed: G. Kenneth Hibbard, Justice of the Peace, under the Seal of the state of Indiana.
FAMILY NOTE: According to an oral history told by Hannah to her grandson Thomas Walker: Hannah and her parents lived for a short time on Beaver Island, Charlevoix Co., MI and later in Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI. Her father was a logger and he moved around northern Michigan following the sawmills for work. The family of 14 was very poor and both parents and older children worked outside the home to make ends meet. Hannah was 11 or 12 when she suffered from fainting spells and was sent to her Uncle and Aunt, Jack and Emma (Hunt) Ferguson for the summer. When she returned home she had put on some weight and no longer had the "spells". Hannah's first husband Harry Tompkins attended Petosky High School around 1902-05 and was on the wrestling team. Harry and Hannah met in Chicago. He was expert ice skater and a barrel jumper. They lived for a time in Chicago, IL, Emmet Co., MI, Saginaw Co., MI, and Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. Hannah and Harry divorced after 1930 and she sued him for non support. Harry's grandmother, Susan McMaster, owned the Grand Rapids house they lived in and Hannah reached an agreement with Susan that if she deeded over the house to Hannah, Hannah would never ask for support again. Hannah had the house rennovated. The children were placed in the Blodgett Home for Children so Hannah could work until the house was done. Hannah married Tom Callis after 1930. They had two daughters together and his son from a prior marriage living with them and the rest of the children. Tom Callis owned a restaurant in Grand Rapids and after his death in 1937 Hannah sold the restaurant and moved to a 110 acre farm on 10 mile Rd., Rockford, Kent Co., MI. In 1948 Hannah married Farland Wilson. She ran him off and then divorced him in 1949 when she found out he was stealing and selling the farm animals and equipment. Next, Hannah married Charlie Brown in 1950. He was killed in 1950 when a wagon he was driving had its tongue break and slammed into a tree. Charlie was knocked off and the wagon rolled over him. Hannah lastly married Justin Case. During their 30 year marriage they built and remodeled homes for later sales and they also solely financed the construction of the Assembly of God Churches in Greenville, Montcalm Co., MI and in Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
CENSUS: 1910 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male 51 Marr: 24 yrs CAN (Scotch) IRE SCO Imm: 1870 Laborer Saw Mill
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female 47 Marr: 24 yrs MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male 23 MI
Tompkins Burrel Son Male 20 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female 15 MI
Tompkins Mable Dau Female 12 MI
CENSUS: 1910 Census Lamotte, Sanilac, Michigan
Bates Hannah A. Dau Female 13 MI **Lived with her parents.
CENSUS: 1920 Census Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Tompkins Harry Head Male 32 MI CAN (Scotch) MI Machinist Motor Works
Tompkins Hannah Wife Female 22 MI CAN (English) WI
Tompkins Richard Son Male 2 MI
Tompkins Wayne Son Male 11/12 MI
CENSUS: 1930 Census Walker, Kent, Michigan
Topkins Harry Head Male 42 MI MI MI
Topkins Hannah Wife Female 32 MI CAN (Eng) WI Waitress Restaurant
Topkins Richard Son Male 12 MI
Topkins Duane Son Male 11 MI
Topkins Robert R. Son Male 9 MI
Topkins Raymond Son Male 7 MI
Topkins Wilda Son Male 5 MI
Callis Nicholis Board Male 6 IL
Callis Thomas Board Male 38 GRE GRE GRE Imm: 1910 Cook Restaurant
CENSUS: 1940 Census Littlefield, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Harry R. Head Male 53 MI MI MI Laborer Road Construction
Tompkins Josephine M. Wife Female 20 MI
Tompkins Peter A. Son Male 2 MI
CENSUS: 1940 Census Plainfield, Kent, Michigan
Callis Hannah Head Female 45 Widow MI Farm Mgr. Farm
Tompkins Richard Son Male 22 MI
Callis Nicholis Son Male 17 IL
Callis Mary Dau Female 8 MI
Callis Shirley Dau Female 5 MI
CEMETERY AND MARKER: Washington Park Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI: Bates, Hannah A. (Tompkins/Callis/Case) b. 1897 d. 1992, Callis, Nicholas A. b. 1892 d. 1937, Callis, Thomas A. b.1892 d.1937, Case, Justin, US Army World War I, b. 1893 d. 1991.
Children of Harry Tompkins and Hannah are:
2. Richard Harry Tompkins b. 16 Jul 1917 Gaylord, Otsego Co., MI d. 16 Nov 1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1943-44, Barbara Jean Knoll b. 31 Dec 1925 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Parents are: (unknonw) Plumb and Agnes Knoll.
NOTE: Raymond and Richard served on the same ship in the Navy. Richard and Barbara owned a farm on 17 mile Rd. Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI.
CENSUS: 1940 Census Plainfield, Kent, Michigan
Callis Hannah Head Female 45 Widow MI Farm Mgr. Farm
Tompkins Richard Son Male 22 MI
Callis Nicholis Son Male 17 IL
Callis Mary Dau Female 8 MI
Callis Shirley Dau Female 5 MI
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Richard Tompkins Birth: 16 Jul 1917 Death: Nov 1983 SSN: 385-05-8241 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 49319 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan.
CEMETERY: Elmwood Cemetery Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI: Transcribed on tombstone: S1 US Navy World War ll.
2. Duane Leroy Tompkins b.1919 Chicago, IL d. 7 Jun 1992 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1939 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, Marcella Anderson b. 25 Feb 1920 Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MI d. 27 Dec 2005.
NOTE: Duane served in the Navy. Duane and Marcella owned a restaurant on Leonard Street and lived on Dickerson St. Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, then moved to 13 Mile Rd. and opened a restaurant in downtown Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
CENSUS: 1940 Census Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Tompkins Dwayne Head Male 21 IL Proprietor Restaurant
Tompkins Marcella Wife Female 19 MI Waitress Family Restaurant
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Duane Tompkins Birth: 4 Jan 1919 Death: 11 Jan 1992 SSN: 385-09-7379 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 49319 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan.
2. Robert Lee Tompkins b. 10 Nov 1920 Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI d. 27 Mar 2014 Kent City, Kent Co., MI m. Apr 1940, Virginia Mae Porter b. 15 Feb 1922 Belmont, Kent Co., MI d. 1991 Kent City, Kent Co., MI.
NOTE: Robert served in the Navy. Robert and Virginia lived in Sparta, MI.
OBITUARY: TOMPKINS - Robert L. Tompkins of Kent City, age 93, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born to Harry and Hannah (née Bates) on November 10, 1920 in Saginaw, MI. Bob was a long-time resident of Sparta and had worked at the Sparta Foundry for thirty-seven years. Bob was a man of many loves and many talents. He always loved to go camping and could definitely throw a horseshoe or two. He could also be found enjoying a game of bowling; and after many years of bowling, had a 729 series at the age of 75. And then, there is his love for the classic card game, Skip-Bo. Bob lived life to its fullest, and even though he loved many things, none were comparable to the love he had for his family. Bob leaves behind his loving children, Caroline (Sam) Mancha, Roberta Tompkins, Rich (Liz) Tompkins, Donna VanOeffelen, Jerry (Jackie) Tompkins, Jack (Colleen) Tompkins, Daniel (Martha) Tompkins, Mary (Ron) Evink, Peggy (Bill) Wilson, Steve (Linda) Tompkins, and Gary (Mona) Tompkins; twenty-five grandchildren; fifty-three great grandchildren; eight great, great grandchildren; sisters Mary (Bob) Sinclair and Shirley Stone; brother-in-law, Pete Cooper; sister-in-law Barbara Tompkins; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and good neighbor and best friend Charlie Spence. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Virginia (née Porter); daughter Darleen; granddaughters, Kimberly and Kelly; brothers, Rich, Dwane, Raymond and Nick; and sister Wilda.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memory Gardens Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
2. Raymond Eugene Tompkins b.1922 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d.1994 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI m. 28 Mar 1947 Kent Co., MI, Loretta Faye "Betty" Harber b. 28 Aug 1928 Frankford, Pikes Co.,Missouri d. 7 Dec 2009 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI.
**Parents are :George Harber and Ona Bocher.
NOTE: Raymond and Richard served on the same ship in the Navy. Raymond and Betty lived in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Raymond Tompkins Birth: 14 Nov 1922 Death: 28 Apr 1994 SSN: 379-14-6724 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 49097 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
2. Wilda Mae Tompkins b. 5 Feb 1925 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 29 Oct 2001 Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI 1st m., Morris "Bud" Manbeck b.abt.1923 Rockford, Kent Co., MI. Wilda Manbeck 2nd m.1944, Warren Reed Walker b.1919 Stanton, MI d.1984 Pine Lake, Kent Co., MI. Wilda Walker 3rd m.abt.1959, Jack Long. Wilda Long 4th m.1975 MI, Hugh McCluskey b. 24 Jul 1913 d. 26 Jul 1982 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Parents are: Warren Alton Walker and Lavonna Reed.
FAMILY HISTORY: Wilda divorced Bud Manbeck shortly after the birth of their daughter, Loretta. She divorced Warren Reed Walker in 1958 shortly after the birth of their last child. Wilda lived in Grand Rapids and owned a restaurant when she married Jack Long. They were only married a few years when they divorced and Wilda sold the restaurant. Wilda met and married Hugh McCluskey around 1975 and they lived on North St., Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI until his death around 1988. Wilda then moved to Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI.
CENSUS:1940 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
1902 North Rose St.
Manbeck Morris Lodger Male 17 MI Field Worker Celery Fields
Manbeck Wilda Lodger Female 15 MI
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Hugh McCluskey Birth: 24 Jul 1913 Death: Jul 1982 SSN: 373-10-4315 Issued: Michigan Death Residence:49503 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Warren Walker Birth: 1 Aug 1919 Death: Jul 1987 Last Residence: 49319 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan SSN: 376-16-0696 Issued: Michigan.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Wilda McCluskey Birth: 5 Feb 1925 Death: 29 Oct 2001 SSN: 384-16-6985 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 48829 Edmore, Montcalm, Michigan.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memorial Cemetery Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
Children are:
1. Loretta Menbeckb. 9 Mar 1942 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 11 Jun 1913 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
FAMILY NOTE: Loretta was mentally retarded, blind and deaf her whole life.
OBITUARY: Grand Rapids Press: Loretta Jean Manbeck, age 70, of Kentwood, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilda (Tompkins) McCluskey, her sister, Patti (Walker) Foster, her step-father, Warren Walker, and her father, Bud Manbeck. Loretta is survived by her brothers, Thomas (Robin) Walker, Warren (Ruth) Walker, William Walker, and Wayne Terry Jo Walker; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her family and friends at Spectrum Community Services. A special thank you is extended to the staff at Spectrum Health Hospice and Blodgett Adult Critical Care for the compassionate and loving care given to Loretta.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memorial Cemetery Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
1. Thomas Arthur Walker.
1. Warren Reed Walker II.
1. William Alton Walker.
1. Wayne TerryJo Walker.
1. Patty Kay Walker b.1957 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 6 March 2005 Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI m. 25 Jan 1975 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, Steven Foster b. 4 Sep 1941 d. 21 Jun 2005 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
OBITUARY: The Grand Rapids Press, March 8 2005, pg. B7: Foster (Edmore) - Patti Foster, age 48, passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, March 6, 2005. She was a very giving person who would drop everything to help out. Spoiling her grandchildren was what she liked to do best, and she considered her Mom as her hero. For leisure activities, she liked to crochet blankets and also liked to play cards and bingo, visit the casino, and go on long car rides through the countryside. She is survived by her children, Bryan and Nancy Walker, William and Danielle Walker, Dawn Foster and Jamie Foster; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Loretta Manbeck, Thomas and Robin Walker, Reed and Ruth Walker, William Walker and Wayne TerryJo Walker; many nieces and nephews; Steve Foster who was the father of her children; and Bert Smith, her long-time companion. The Service for Patti will be Thursday at 1:00 pm Interment in Blythefield Memory Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Monetary Needs of the Family. Relatives and may meet with Patti's family from 5 to 8 on Wednesday at the funeral home. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memorial Cemetery Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
NOTE: For further information on this Walker Branch, see page 5.
Child of Thomas Arthur and Sophie Bohl is:
2. Nicholas Anthony "Nicky" Callis b. 13 May 1925 IL d. 27 Dec 1962 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI m. 11 Nov 1947 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, Margaret Irene Blair b. 4 Oct 1927 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 20 Jul 2002 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Parents are: Henry O. Blair and Carrie I. Conley.
NOTE: Anthony was a boiler engineer for Central High school.
CEMETERY: Washington Park Memorial Gardens Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
Children of Thomas Callis and Hannah are:
2. Mary Callis b. 23 Mar 1932 m. 29 Sep 1950 MI, Robert Sinclair b. 7 Feb 1927 Hannibal, Marion Co., MO.
NOTE: Mary and Robert lived in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI.
2. Shirley Callis b. 22 Mar 1935 m. 14 May 1955 Anjola, OH, Jerry Stone b. 25 Jun 1930 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI d. 6 Nov 2009 FL.
NOTE:Shirley and her husband live in Ohio and Florida.
3. Mary Edna Bates b. 27 Feb 1899 Bay Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d. 6 Nov 1900 Boyne Falls, Charlevoix Co., MI.
CEMETERY: Fife Lake Cemetery Fife Lake, Grand Traverse Co., MI.
3. Alice Emma Bates b. 6 May 1901 Geneva Twp., Midland Co., MI d. 18 Oct 1982 Rushville, Rush Co., IN 1st m.abt.1919 MI, William Mosier. Alice Mosier 2nd m.1927, Edward Martin Jones b.1900 Fayette Co., IN d.1976 Rushville, Rush Co., IN.
**Parents are: Lewis Casper Jones and Florence Mae Miller.
CENSUS: 1930 Census Washington, Rush, Indiana
Jones Edward M. Head Male 29 IN IN IN Laborer Concrete Construction
Jones Emma A. Wife Female 28 MI CAN WI
CENSUS: 1940 Census Rushville, Rush, Indiana
Jones Edward Head Male 39 IN Laborer General Farm
Jones Alice Wife Female 38 MI
Jones Judith Ann Dau Female 8 IN
Mosier Clinton StepS Male 17 MI Fire guard Soil Erosion
Children of Emma and William Mosher are:
2. Dorothy Mosher b. 19 Jul 1920 m., (unknown) Miller.
2. Clinton Mosher b. 10 Mar 1922.
2. Harold Mosher b. 24 Mar 1924.
2. Clifford Mosher b. 26 Dec 1926 m., Sandy Sanderson.
Children of Emma and Edward Jones are:
2. Judith Ann Jones b. Mar 1937 Rush Co., IN.
2. Alice K. Jones b. 13 Feb 1940 Rush Co., IN.
2. Edwina Jones b. 24 Aug 1944 Rush Co., IN.
3. William Conrad Bates b. 7 Jun 1905 Bay Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d.1918 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
DEATH: Cause of death was drowning.
3. Lovila May Bates b. 4 Mar 1906 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d.1906 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.
3. Virginia Pearl Bates b. 19 Dec 1907 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d. 16 Oct 1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m., William Hadsell b.1892 d.1973 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI
CEMETERY: Elmwood Cemetery Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI.
3. Minnie Agnes Bates b. 15 May 1910 Midland Co., MI d.1996 1st m., Elmer Burke. Minnie Burke 2nd m.aft.1940, Chauncey M. Jacobs. Minnie Jacobs 3rd m., Owen Black.
CENSUS: 1940 Census Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan
Burke Elmer Head Male 37 MI Section foreman Railroad
Burke Minnie Wife Female 30 MI
Burke Elmer Son Male 14 MI
Burke Edith Dau Female 12 MI
Burke Buster Son Male 7 MI
Children are:
2. Elmer Burke b.abt.1926 Kalkaska, KalkaskaCo., MI.
2. Edith Burke b.abt.1928 Kalkaska, KalkaskaCo., MI.
2. Buster Burke b.abt.1933 Kalkaska, KalkaskaCo., MI.
3. Harold Henry Bates (pic) b. 24 Mar 1912 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d. 19 Nov 1987 Reed City, Osceola Co., MI m. 6 Jul 1934 Osceola Co., MI, Lena Tennie Jensen b. 4 Mar 1915 Tustin, Osceola Co., MI d. 22 Jun 1991 Leroy, Osceola Co., MI.
**Parents are: Harry Lee Jensen and Emma Louise Smith.
CENSUS: 1920 Census Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Bates Harold Son Male 7 MI **Lived with his Parents.
CENSUS: 1940 Census Vienna, Montmorency, Michigan
Bates Harold Head Male 28 MI Laborer Road Construct.
Bates Lena T. Wife Female 25 MI
Bates Emma A. Dau Female 5 MI
Bates Faith Dau Female 3 MI
Bates Martha Dau Female 2 MI
Bates Harry Son Male 4 MI
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Harold Bates Birth Date:24 Mar 1912 Death Date:19 Nov 1987 Social Security Number: 373-14-7447 Where Number Was Issued: Michigan Death Residence Localities ZIP Code:49655 Localities: Le Roy, Osceola, Michigan Leroy, Osceola, Michigan.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Lena Bates Birth Date:4 Mar 1915 Death Date:22 Jun 1991 Social Security Number: 367-72-3592 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Michigan.
CEMETERY: LeRoy Township Cemetery Osceola Co., MI: Transcription: Harold H. Bates - Pvt. US Army World War ll
Children are:
2. Emma A. Bates b.abt.1935 MI.
2. Harold Bates Jr b.abt.1936 MI.
2. Faith Bates b.abt.1937 MI
2. Martha Bates b.abt.1938 MI.
2. Irene Elaine Bates b. 24 Oct 1945 Leroy, Osceola Co., MI d.2000.
NOTE: Irene's information kindly shared by her daughter, Lila Shook.
2. Oscar Bates.
2. John Bates.
2. Roy Bates b.1948.
2. Sally Bates b.abt.1954
2. Edna Bates b.abt.1956 m., (unknown) Martin.
3. Guy Verna Bates b. 14 Aug 1914 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI. d. 14 Aug 1914 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.
NOTE: Buried in Petosky.
4. Margaret Bates b.abt.1858 Ontario, Canada m., John Radifer.
4. George William Bates b.1861 Ontario, Canada d.1942 Midland Co., MI m., Margaret "Maggie" (Henry) Smith b.1871 d. 18 Nov 1941 Midland Co., MI.
**Parents are: William Henry and Mary Jane Lee.
CEMETERY: Midland Cemetery, Midland Co., MI: Section B: Bates Margaret 1871 – 1941 "Mother", Bates George W. 1869 – 1942 "Father".
4. Alice Bates b.abt.1866 Ontario, Canada.




TOMPKINS Family:
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7. John Tompkins b.abt.1795 Ireland m., Sara (unknown) b.abt.1798 Ireland.
CENSUS: 1861 Census Gloucester, Carlton, Ontario
Tompkins John Head Male 66 Farmer IRE
Tompkins Sara Wife Female 63 IRE
Tompkins John Son Male 21 UCAN
Tompkins Fanny Dau Female 18 UCAN
Children are:
6. John Tompkins b.abt.1836 Ontario, Canada m.abt.1856, Hannah (McIntire?) b. Scotland.
Children are:
5. Henry "Hank" William Tompkins b. 10 Oct 1857 Ontario, Canada d. 2 Nov 1910 Harbor Springs, Emmet Co., MI m. 17 Apr 1886 Tuscarora, Cheboygan Co., MI, Phoebe Ann McMaster b. 8 Mar 1862 Cass Co., MI d. 1 Sep 1939 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI. Phoebe 2nd m.aft.1920, John G. Duvall Jr. b. 10 Feb 1871 Onaway, Presque Isle Co., MI d. 5 Sep 1942 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
**Parents are: Marquis DeLafayette McMaster b.1824 Medina Co., OH d. 24 Jul 1889 Old Soldiers Home, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI and m. 10 Oct 1898 CassCo., MI, Susan Jane Eggleston b. 27 Mar 1834 Corinth, Saratoga Co., NY d.1922 Harbor Springs, Emmet Co., MI.
***Grandparents: James Hiram McMaster and Phoebe Ann Curtis.
***Grandparents: William Eggleston and Harriet Wilding.
**Parents are: John G. Duvall Sr. and Victoria Mason.
FAMILY HISTORY: Henry Tompkins died due to premature discharge of dynamite at a lumber camp. The McMasters were prominent citizens in Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.
CENSUS: 1880 Census Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
McMartin Marquis D.L. Head Male 55 Laborer OH -- --
McMartin Susan J. Wife Female 46 NY -- NY
McMartin Phoebe A. Dau Female 18 MI
McMartin Sherman R. Son Male 16 MI
McMartin Carlton M. Son Male 14 MI
McMartin Julia J. Dau Female 10 MI
Griffin Alice A. Dau Female 22
NEXT DOOR:
Cantile Adolphus A. -- Male 19 Stage Driver CAN CAN CAN
Cantile Florence Wife Female 20 MI OH NY **Daughter of Marquis and Susan.
Griffin Henry J. Nephew Male 4 MI
Griffin Charles M. Nephew Male 2 MI
CENSUS: 1900 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male Oct 1857 42 CAN IRE SCO Saw Mill Laborer
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female Mar 1862 38 Children: 5 Living: 4 MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male Jun 1887 12 MI
Tompkins Burrel Son Male Jun 1890 9 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female Mar 1895 5 MI
Tompkins Mabel Dau Female Mar 1898 2 MI
McMaster Susan MotherL Female Mar 1834 66 Widow Child: 2 Living: 2 NY NY NY
Cantile Florence SisterL Female Nov 1854 40 Marr: 19 yrs Child: 3 Living: 0 MI OH NY
CENSUS: 1910 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male 51 CAN IRE SCO Saw Mill Laborer
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female 47 Children: 5 Living: 4 MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male 23 MI Street Laborer
Tompkins Berrel Son Male 20 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female 15 MI
Tompkins Mabel Dau Female 12 MI
CENSUS: 1920 Census Petosky, Emmet, Michigan
Cantile Peter Head Male 60 Widow Imm: 1886 CAN CAN CAN Carpenter House
Cantile Kathryn Mother Female 80 Widow Imm: 1886 CAN CAN CAN
Cantile Florence SisterL Female 59 MI OH NY
McMaster Susan MotherL Female 85 Widow NY NY NY
Tompkins Phebe SisterL Female 57 Widow MI NY NY
Tompkins Mabelle Niece Female 21 MI
Hampshire Victor Nephew Male 5 IL MI CAN
CEMETERY: Indian River Cemetery Cheboygan Co., MI: Transcript: Marquis DeLafayette McMaster - Civil War Veteran - Co. E, 129th IN Inf. died in the Old Soldiers Home.
CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
CEMETERY: Riverside Cemetery, Millersburg, Presque Isle Co., MI.
Children are:
4. Harry Ray Tompkins b. 19 Jun 1887 Emmet Co., MI d. 6 Dec 1964 Hinton Twp., Mecosta Co., MI 1st m.1913, Hannah Adella Bates b.1897 Coleman, MI d.1992 Vicksburg, MI. Harry 2nd m.abt.1936, Marie Josephine Tyler b.1919 Emmet Co., MI d.1982 Montcalm Co., MI.
FAMILY NOTE: According to an oral history told by Hannah to her grandson Thomas Walker: Harry Tompkins attended Petosky High School around 1902-05 and was on the wrestling team. Harry and Hannah met in Chicago. He was expert ice skater and a barrel jumper. They lived for a time in Chicago, IL, Emmet Co., MI, Saginaw Co., MI, and Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. Hannah and Harry divorced after 1930 and she sued him for non support. Harry's grandmother, Susan McMaster, owned the Grand Rapids house they lived in and Hannah reached an agreement with Susan that if she deeded over the house to Hannah, Hannah would never ask for support again. Hannah had the house rennovated. The children were placed in the Blodgett Home for Children so Hannah could work until the house was done.
CENSUS: 1910 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male 51 Marr: 24 yrs CAN (Scotch) IRE SCO Imm: 1870 Laborer Saw Mill
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female 47 Marr: 24 yrs MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male 23 MI
Tompkins Burrel Son Male 20 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female 15 MI
Tompkins Mable Dau Female 12 MI
CENSUS: 1920 Census Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Tompkins Harry Head Male 32 MI CAN (Scotch) MI Machinist Motor Works
Tompkins Hannah Wife Female 22 MI CAN (English) WI
Tompkins Richard Son Male 2 MI
Tompkins Wayne Son Male 11/12 MI
CENSUS: 1930 Census Walker, Kent, Michigan
Topkins Harry Head Male 42 MI MI MI
Topkins Hannah Wife Female 32 MI CAN (Eng) WI Waitress Restaurant
Topkins Richard Son Male 12 MI
Topkins Duane Son Male 11 MI
Topkins Robert R. Son Male 9 MI
Topkins Raymond Son Male 7 MI
Topkins Wilda Son Male 5 MI
Callis Nicholis Board Male 6 IL
Callis Thomas Board Male 38 GRE GRE GRE Imm: 1910 Cook Restaurant
CENSUS: 1940 Census Littlefield, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Harry R. Head Male 53 MI MI MI Laborer Road Construction
Tompkins Josephine M. Wife Female 20 MI
Tompkins Peter A. Son Male 2 MI
CEMETERY AND MARKER: Washington Park Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI: Bates, Hannah A. (Tompkins/Callis/Case) b. 1897 d. 1992, Callis, Nicholas A. b. 1892 d. 1937, Callis, Thomas A. b.1892 d.1937, Case, Justin, US Army World War I, b. 1893 d. 1991.
Children of Harry Tompkins and Hannah are:
2. Richard Harry Tompkins b. 16 Jul 1917 Gaylord, Otsego Co., MI d. 16 Nov 1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1944, Barbara Jean Knoll.
NOTE: Raymond and Richard served on the same ship in the Navy. Richard and Barbara owned a farm on 17 mile Rd. Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI.
CENSUS: 1940 Census Plainfield, Kent, Michigan
Callis Hannah Head Female 45 Widow MI Farm Mgr. Farm
Tompkins Richard Son Male 22 MI
Callis Nicholis Son Male 17 IL
Callis Mary Dau Female 8 MI
Callis Shirley Dau Female 5 MI
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Richard Tompkins Birth: 16 Jul 1917 Death: Nov 1983 SSN: 385-05-8241 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 49319 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan.
CEMETERY: Elmwood Cemetery Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI: Transcribed on tombstone: S1 US Navy World War ll.
2. Duane Leroy Tompkins b.1919 Chicago, IL d.1992 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1939 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, Marcella Anderson b. 25 Feb 1920 Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MI.
NOTE: Duane served in the Navy. Duane and Marcella lived on Dickerson St. Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, then moved and opened a restaurant in downtown Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
CENSUS: 1940 Census Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Tompkins Dwayne Head Male 21 IL Proprietor Restaurant
Tompkins Marcella Wife Female 19 MI Waitress Family Restaurant
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Duane Tompkins Birth: 4 Jan 1919 Death: 11 Jan 1992 SSN: 385-09-7379 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 49319 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan.
2. Robert Lee Tompkins b. 10 Nov 1920 Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI d. 27 Mar 2014 Kent City, Kent Co., MI m. Apr 1940, Virginia Mae Porter b. 15 Feb 1922 Belmont, Kent Co., MI d. 1991 Kent City, Kent Co., MI.
NOTE: Robert served in the Navy. Robert and Virginia lived in Sparta, MI.
OBITUARY: TOMPKINS - Robert L. Tompkins of Kent City, age 93, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born to Harry and Hannah (née Bates) on November 10, 1920 in Saginaw, MI. Bob was a long-time resident of Sparta and had worked at the Sparta Foundry for thirty-seven years. Bob was a man of many loves and many talents. He always loved to go camping and could definitely throw a horseshoe or two. He could also be found enjoying a game of bowling; and after many years of bowling, had a 729 series at the age of 75. And then, there is his love for the classic card game, Skip-Bo. Bob lived life to its fullest, and even though he loved many things, none were comparable to the love he had for his family. Bob leaves behind his loving children, Caroline (Sam) Mancha, Roberta Tompkins, Rich (Liz) Tompkins, Donna VanOeffelen, Jerry (Jackie) Tompkins, Jack (Colleen) Tompkins, Daniel (Martha) Tompkins, Mary (Ron) Evink, Peggy (Bill) Wilson, Steve (Linda) Tompkins, and Gary (Mona) Tompkins; twenty-five grandchildren; fifty-three great grandchildren; eight great, great grandchildren; sisters Mary (Bob) Sinclair and Shirley Stone; brother-in-law, Pete Cooper; sister-in-law Barbara Tompkins; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and good neighbor and best friend Charlie Spence. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Virginia (née Porter); daughter Darleen; granddaughters, Kimberly and Kelly; brothers, Rich, Dwane, Raymond and Nick; and sister Wilda.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memory Gardens Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
2. Raymond Eugene Tompkins b.1922 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d.1994 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI m. 28 Mar 1947 Kent Co., MI, Loretta Faye "Betty" Harber b. 28 Aug 1928 Frankford, Pikes Co.,Missouri d. 7 Dec 2009 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI.
**Parents are :George Harber and Ona Bocher.
NOTE: Raymond and Richard served on the same ship in the Navy. Raymond and Betty lived in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Raymond Tompkins Birth: 14 Nov 1922 Death: 28 Apr 1994 SSN: 379-14-6724 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 49097 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
2. Wilda Mae Tompkins b. 5 Feb 1925 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 29 Oct 2001 Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI 1st m., Morris "Bud" Manbeck b.abt.1923 Rockford, Kent Co., MI. Wilda Manbeck 2nd m.1944, Warren Reed Walker b.1919 Stanton, MI d.1984 Pine Lake, Kent Co., MI. Wilda Walker 3rd m.abt.1959, Jack Long. Wilda Long 4th m.1975 MI, Hugh McCluskey b. 24 Jul 1913 d. 26 Jul 1982 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Parents are: Warren Alton Walker and Lavonna Reed.
FAMILY HISTORY: Wilda divorced Bud Menbeck shortly after the birth of their daughter, Loretta. She divorced Warren Reed Walker in 1958 shortly after the birth of their last child. Wilda lived in Grand Rapids and owned a restaurant when she married Jack Long. They were only married a few years when they divorced and Wilda sold the restaurant. Wilda met and married Hugh McCluskey around 1975 and they lived on North St., Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI until his death around 1988. Wilda then moved to Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Hugh McCluskey Birth: 24 Jul 1913 Death: Jul 1982 SSN: 373-10-4315 Issued: Michigan Death Residence:49503 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Warren Walker Birth: 1 Aug 1919 Death: Jul 1987 Last Residence: 49319 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan SSN: 376-16-0696 Issued: Michigan.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Wilda McCluskey Birth: 5 Feb 1925 Death: 29 Oct 2001 SSN: 384-16-6985 Issued: Michigan Death Residence: 48829 Edmore, Montcalm, Michigan.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memorial Cemetery Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
Children are:
1. Loretta Menbeckb. 9 Mar 1942 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 11 Jun 1913 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
FAMILY NOTE: Loretta was mentally retarded, blind and deaf her whole life.
OBITUARY: Grand Rapids Press: Loretta Jean Manbeck, age 70, of Kentwood, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilda (Tompkins) McCluskey, her sister, Patti (Walker) Foster, her step-father, Warren Walker, and her father, Bud Manbeck. Loretta is survived by her brothers, Thomas (Robin) Walker, Warren (Ruth) Walker, William Walker, and Wayne Terry Jo Walker; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her family and friends at Spectrum Community Services. A special thank you is extended to the staff at Spectrum Health Hospice and Blodgett Adult Critical Care for the compassionate and loving care given to Loretta.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memorial Cemetery Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
1. Thomas Arthur Walker.
1. Warren Reed Walker II.
1. William Alton Walker.
1. Wayne TerryJo Walker.
1. Patty Kay Walker b.1957 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d. 6 March 2005 Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI m., Steven Foster.
OBITUARY: The Grand Rapids Press, March 8 2005, pg. B7: Foster (Edmore) - Patti Foster, age 48, passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, March 6, 2005. She was a very giving person who would drop everything to help out. Spoiling her grandchildren was what she liked to do best, and she considered her Mom as her hero. For leisure activities, she liked to crochet blankets and also liked to play cards and bingo, visit the casino, and go on long car rides through the countryside. She is survived by her children, Bryan and Nancy Walker, William and Danielle Walker, Dawn Foster and Jamie Foster; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Loretta Manbeck, Thomas and Robin Walker, Reed and Ruth Walker, William Walker and Wayne TerryJo Walker; many nieces and nephews; Steve Foster who was the father of her children; and Bert Smith, her long-time companion. The Service for Patti will be Thursday at 1:00 pm Interment in Blythefield Memory Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Monetary Needs of the Family. Relatives and may meet with Patti's family from 5 to 8 on Wednesday at the funeral home. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.
CEMETERY: Blythefield Memorial Cemetery Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
NOTE: For further information on this Walker Branch, see page 5.
Children of Harry Tompkins and Marie are:
3. Harry Tompkins b.1937 Emmet Co., MI.
3. Peter Tompkins b.1939 Emmet Co., MI d.1946-47 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
3. Elliott Gene Tompkins b.1942 Pellston, Emmet Co., MI 1st m.1960, Barbara Paggin. Elliot 2nd m.1966, Sarah Kohetzra. Elliot 3rd m., Vel Bower.
3. Gladys Tompkins b.1946 Emmet Co., MI 1st m., Don Chapon. Gladis 2nd m., Ernie Winslow.
4. Henry Roy Tompkins b.1888 Emmet Co., MI d. 3 Sep 1988 m. 28 Mar 1910, Mary Baildons.
4. Burrell Tompkins b.1890 Emmet Co., MI m. 14 Oct 1914, Rhea Vandermack b.abt.1888 MI.
FAMILY NOTE: Burrell was a train conductor in New York and was run over by a train and killed between 1910 and 1920.
CENSUS: 1910 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male 51 CAN IRE SCO Saw Mill Laborer
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female 47 Children: 5 Living: 4 MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male 23 MI Street Laborer
Tompkins Berrel Son Male 20 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female 15 MI
Tompkins Mabel Dau Female 12 MI
CENSUS: 1910 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male 51 CAN IRE SCO Saw Mill Laborer
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female 47 Children: 5 Living: 4 MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male 23 MI Street Laborer
Tompkins Berrel Son Male 20 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female 15 MI
Tompkins Mabel Dau Female 12 MI
CENSUS: 1920 Census Blooming Grove, Orange, New York
Tompkins Rhea Head Female 32 Widow MI NY NY Seamstress
Tompkins Burrel Son Male 4 MI
Tompkins Betty Dau Female 0 NY
CENSUS: 1930 Census Petosky, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Rhea Head Female 42 Widow MI NY NY Seamstress
Tompkins Beryl E. Son Male 14 MI
Tompkins Betty M. Dau Female 10 NY
CENSUS: 1940 Census Petosky, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Rhea Head Female 52 Widow MI NY NY Seamstress
Tompkins Burrell E. Son Male 24 MI Truck Driver Wholesale Beverages
Tompkins Betty M. Dau Female 20 NY Sales lady Newsstand
Tompkins Dana L. GrandS Male 3 MI
Children are:
3. Burrell Edward "Ted" Tompkins b. 29 Nov 1915 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI d. 28 Oct 1984 Wayne Co., MI .
NOTE: Ted was a policeman in Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.
CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
3. Betty Tompkins b.1920 Blooming Grove, Orange Co., NY.
4. Florence Tompkins b. 21 Mar 1895 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI d. 8 May 1916 Chicago, IL.
NOTE: Never married.
CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
4. Mabelle Tompkins b.1898 Emmet Co., MI d.abt.1950 Chicago, IL m.aft.1920, Ralph Little.
CENSUS: 1900 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male Oct 1857 42 CAN IRE SCO Saw Mill Laborer
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female Mar 1862 38 Children: 5 Living: 4 MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male Jun 1887 12 MI
Tompkins Burrel Son Male Jun 1890 9 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female Mar 1895 5 MI
Tompkins Mabel Dau Female Mar 1898 2 MI
McMaster Susan MotherL Female Mar 1834 66 Widow Child: 2 Living: 2 NY NY NY
Cantile Florence SisterL Female Nov 1854 40 Marr: 19 yrs Child: 3 Living: 0 MI OH NY
CENSUS: 1910 Census Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan
Tompkins Henry Head Male 51 CAN IRE SCO Saw Mill Laborer
Tompkins Phebe Wife Female 47 Children: 5 Living: 4 MI OH NY
Tompkins Harry Son Male 23 MI Street Laborer
Tompkins Berrel Son Male 20 MI
Tompkins Florence Dau Female 15 MI
Tompkins Mabel Dau Female 12 MI
CENSUS: 1920 Census Petosky, Emmet, Michigan
Cantile Peter Head Male 60 Widow Imm: 1886 CAN CAN CAN Carpenter House
Cantile Kathryn Mother Female 80 Widow Imm: 1886 CAN CAN CAN
Cantile Florence SisterL Female 59 MI OH NY
McMaster Susan MotherL Female 85 Widow NY NY NY
Tompkins Phebe SisterL Female 57 Widow MI NY NY
Tompkins Mabelle Niece Female 21 MI
Hampshire Victor Nephew Male 5 IL MI CAN
Children are:
3. Two daughters.
6. Fanny Tompkins b.abt.1843 Ontario, Canada.






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