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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).
Children are:
5. Henry William/William Henry Bates b. Sept 1824 NY d.1905 Coleman, Midland Co., MI m.abt.1849, Hannah Jane Udell b. 28 Feb 1831 Ontario, Canada d.1905 Coleman, Midland Co., MI.
**Hannah was the daughter of William Udell b.1819 and Betsy Lou Phelps. Hannah's brother is William Edgar Udell married to Hannah Titus.
FAMILY LORE: Henry Bates came from England when he was fourteen years old with either his grandparents or his uncle who raised him. His parents were deceased. He married Hannah Udell and had seven children. His son William Henry Bates married Aderista Hunt and had twelve children. One of their children, Hannah Adela Bates married Harry Tompkins and Thomas Kalageroupolis.
CEMETERY: Warren Township Cemetery/Coleman Cemetery, Coleman, Warren Twp., Midland Co., MI: Henry Bates died March 3, 1905, Hannah Bates died March 1, 1905.
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
Children are:
4. Julia Ann "Julie" Bates b.1849 Ontario, Canada m.abt.1869, Henry Near/Neher b.abt.1845 Ontario.
**Henry was the son of Henry Near/Neher 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. Emma Bates b.abt.1851 Ontario, Canada m., John Radifer.
4. Lizzy 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 b. 22 Dec 1855 Ontario, Canada or Port Huron Twp., St. Clair Co., MI d. 28 Dec 1928 m. 4 Feb 1891 Midland Co., MI, Adaresta/Ataresta Meliase/Melista Hunt b. 18 Jun 1871 WI d. 1 Jun 1927 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Adaresta was the daughter of Alsup Baldwin Hunt b.1847 Sullivan Co., NY d. 21 Jan 1895 Bay Shores, Charlevoix Co., MI and Harriett Adell Phillips b.1851 NY d.1911 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
Grandparents: Chauncy Phillips b.1814 NY d.1882 and Sarah C. Multer b.1824 Rome, Oneida Co., NY d.1891 and Daniel Deloss Tompkins Hunt b.1822 Nichols, Tioga Co., NY d.1887 and Electia/Electa Mitchell b. 24 Apr 1815 or 1820 PA or Broome Co., NY d. 2 Aug 1906 Charlevoix Co., MI.
Great-Grandparents: Isaac Mitchell b.abt.1792 NY and (unknown) b. PA and Peter Multer and Aurilla Niles.
FAMILY HISTORY: From Mary Callis: My Great grandfather, Hannah's grandfather on her mother's side. Adaresta Melista Hunt married William Bates. They had 12 children. Emma Hunt married Jack (Ferguson) Fergason. 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 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 rememberthat 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 Pine, Montcalm, Michigan
Bates Wm A. Other Male 27 CAN CAN CAN Laborer ** Living with Frank Griswold, working in a Mill.
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
Children are:
3. Bruce Dawain/Dwarin 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 Maliase/Melrose Bates b. 4 Apr 1893 Evangaline Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d. 10 Oct 1956 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI m., Ealy Compton and Theodore Cosma/Kosma.
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 Cosma. 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.
Children are:
2. Wealthy Compton.
DEATH: She died from the flu in 1919/1920.
2. LaVerne Compton.
DEATH: He died trying to hitch a ride on a train and fell under the wheels.
3. Loretta Maria Bates b. 14 Mar 1895 Wilson Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d. 10 Jul 1962 Howard City, Montcalm Co. or Sand Lake, Kent Co., MI 1st m., (unknown). Loretta 2nd m., Joseph Gallapo b.1882 NY d. Grand Ledge, Eaton Co., MI.
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 husbands name. She married Uncle Joe Gallapo. 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.
Adopted Children 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.1913 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI, Harry Ray Tompkins b.1887 Harbor Springs, Emmet Co., MI d.1964 Hinton Twp., Mecosta Co., MI. Hannah 2nd m.1929, Thomas Arthur (changed Kalageroupolis to) Callis b.1892 d.1937. Hannah 3rd m.1938, Farland Wilson. Hannah 4th m.1940, Charley Brown d.1950. Hannah 5th m.1953, Justin Case b.1893 d.1991 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
**Harry is the son of Henry Tompkins and Phoebe Ann McMaster.
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, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI and Rockford, Kent Co., MI. Hannah and Harry divorced and she sued him for non support. His mother Susan McMaster's owned the Grand Rapids house they lived in and Hannah reached an agreement with Susan that if she deeded over the house Hannah would never ask for support again. In 1928 Hannah had the house rebuilt, the children were placed in the Blodgett Home for Children so Hannah could work until the house was done. Hannah married Tom Callis in 1929. 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 Hannah sold the restaurant and moved to a 110 acre farm on 10 mile Rd., Rockford, Kent Co., MI. In 1938 Hannah married Farland Wilson. She ran him off and then divorced him in 1939 when she found out he was stealing and selling the farm animals and equipment. Next, Hannah married Charlie Brown in 1940. 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.
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 Tompkins b.1917 Gaylord, Otsego Co., MI d.1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1944, Barbara Jean Knoll.
NOTE: Richard and Barbara owned a farm on 17 mile Rd. Cedar Springs, Kent Co., 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.
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.
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.1920 Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI m. Apr 1940, Virginia Mae Porter b. 15 Feb 1922 Belmont, Kent Co., MI.
NOTE: Robert served in the Navy. Robert and Virginia lived in Sparta, 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.
**Loretta was the daughter of 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.1925 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d.2001 Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI 1st m., Bud Menbeck. Wilda 2nd m.1944, Warren Reed Walker I. Wilda 3rd m., Jack Long. Wilda 4th m., Hugh McCluskey.
**Warren was the son of 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 I 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: 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: 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: 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, M-44 and Brewer Road, Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
Children are:
1. Loretta Menbeck.
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, M-44 and Brewer Road, Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
Children are:
0. Twin Walker sons.
0. Two Foster daughters.
NOTE: For further information on this Walker Branch, see page 4.
Children of Thomas Callis and Hannah are:
NOTE: Thomas was born in Methonia, Greece. He came to the USA at around age eighteen. Thomas had one child by his first marriage, Nicholas.
2. Mary Callis b. 23 Mar 1932 m., 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.
NOTE:Shirley and her husband live in Ohio.
2. Nicholas Anthony "Nicky" Callis b. 13 May 1925 d. 27 Dec 1962 m. 11 Nov 1947, Margaret Irene Blair b. 4 Oct 1927.
NOTE:Anthony and Margaret lived in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. Anthony was a boiler engineer for Central High school and died when he was about thirty.
3. Mary Edna Bates b. 27 Feb 1899 Bay Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d. 6 Nov 1900 Boyne Falls, Charlevoix 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., William Mosier. Alice 2nd m.1927, Edward Martin Jones b.1900 Fayette Co., IN d.1976 Rushville, Rush Co., IN.
Parents: Lewis Casper Jones and Florence Mae Miller.
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.
2. Alice K. Jones b. 13 Feb 1940.
2. Edwina Jones b. 24 Aug 1944.
3. William Conrad Bates b. 7 Jun 1905 Bay Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI d.1918 Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
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 1908 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d. 16 Oct 1983 1st m., William Hadsell. Virginia 2nd m., Buferd Backus or Walter Aspey.
3. Minnie Agnes Bates b. 15 May 1910 Midland Co., MI d.1996 1st m., Elmer Burke. Minnie 2nd m., Chauncey M. Black. Minnie 3rd m., Owen Jacobs.
3. Harold Henry Bates b. 24 Mar 1913 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d.1987 Leroy, Osceola Co., MI m.1933 Osceola Co., MI, Lena Tennie Jensen b.1915 Tustin, Osceola Co., MI d.1991 Leroy, Osceola Co., MI.
**Lena was the daughter of Harry Lee Jensen and Emma Louise Smith.
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
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Harold Bates Birth Date:24 Mar 1912 Death Date:19 Nov 1987 Social Security Number: 373-14-7447 State or Territory 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
Children are:
2. Emma Bates.
2. Faith Bates.
2. Martha Bates.
2. Harold Bates Jr.
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.
4. George William Bates b.1869 Ontario, Canada d.1942 Midland Co., MI m., Margaret Henry "Maggie" Smith b.1871 d.1941 Midland Co., MI.
CEMETERY: Midland Cemetery, Midland Co., MI: Section B: Bates Margaret 1871 1941 "Mother", Bates George W. 1869 1942 "Father".




TOMPKINS Family:
NOTE: If you have questions or further information on this family please contact me at the email link at the bottom of this page.
6. John Tompkins b.abt.1836 Ireland m.abt.1856, Hannah (McIntire?) b. Scotland.
Children are:
5. Henry "Hank" William Tompkins b. 10 Oct 1857 MI d.1910 West Traverse Twp., Emmet Co., MI m.abt.1886, Phoebe/Phebe Ann McMaster b. 8 Mar 1862 Cass Co., MI d. 1 Sep 1939 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI. Phoebe 2nd m.aft.1910, John Davall/Devall.
**Phoebe was the daughter of Marcus D.L. McMaster b.1825 OH d.1889 Cheboygan, Cheboygan Co., MI (Marcus was raised by his mother's father, Rev. Wheeler) and Susan Jane Eggleston b. 27 Mar 1832 NY d.1922 Hinton Twp., Macomb Co., MI.
Grandparents: Hiram McMaster and (unknown) Wheeler and William Eggleston and Henrietta Wiedly/Wildey.
FAMILY HISTORY: The McMasters were prominent citizens in Petosky, Emmet Co., MI and are buried in Indian River Cemetery. Henry Tompkins died in a logging accident.
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 Mable Dau Female 12 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 HISTORY: According to an oral history told by Hannah to her grandson Thomas Walker: Harry 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 in Chicago, IL, Emmet Co., MI, Saginaw Co., MI, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI and Rockford, Kent Co., MI. Hannah and Harry divorced and she sued him for non support. His mother Susan McMaster's owned the Grand Rapids house they lived in and Hannah reached an agreement with Susan that if she deeded over the house Hannah would never ask for support again. In 1928 Hannah had the house rebuilt, the children were placed in the Blodgett Home for Children so Hannah could work until the house was done.
CEMETERY: 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 and Hannah are:
3. Richard Tompkins b.1917 Gaylord, Otsego Co., MI d.1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1944, Barbara Jean Knoll.
NOTE: Richard and Barbara owned a farm on 17 mile Rd. Cedar Springs, 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.
3. Duane Leroy Tompkins b.1919 Chicago, Ill. d.1992 Cedar Springs, MI m.1939 Grand Rapids, MI, Marcella Anderson b. 25 Feb 1920 Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MI.
NOTE: Duane and Marcella lived in Grand Rapids, MI on Dickerson St. then moved and opened a restaurant in downtown Rockford, MI. Duane served in the Navy.
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.
3. Robert Lee Tompkins b.1920 Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI m. Apr 1940, Virginia Mae Porter b. 15 Feb 1922 Belmont, Kent Co., MI.
NOTE: Robert and Virginia lived in Sparta, MI. Robert served in the Navy.
3. Raymond EugeneTompkins 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.
NOTE: Raymond and Betty lived in Vicksburg, MI. Raymond and Richard served on the same ship in the Navy.
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.
3. Wilda Mae Tompkins b.1925 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d.2001 Edmore, Montcalm Co., MI 1st m., Bud Manbeck/Menbeck. Wilda 2nd m.1944, Warren Reed Walker I. Wilda 3rd m., Jack Long. Wilda 4th m., Hugh McCluskey.
**Warren was the son of 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 I 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 then they divorced and Wilda sold the restaurant. Wilda met and married Hugh McCluskey around 1975 and they lived on North St., Grand Rapids, MI until his death around 1988. Wilda then moved to Edmore, 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, MI SSN: 376-16-0696 Issued: Michigan.
S.S. DEATH RECORD: Wilda M. 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, M-44 and Brewer Road, Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
Children are:
2.. Loretta Manbeck/Menbeck.
2. Thomas Arthur Walker.
2. Warren Reed Walker II.
2. William Alton Walker.
2. Wayne TerryJo Walker.
2. 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, M-44 and Brewer Road, Rockford, Kent Co., MI.
Children are:
1. Twin Walker sons.
1. Two Foster daughters.
NOTE: For further information on this Walker Branch, see page 4.
Children of Thomas Callis and Hannah Tompkins are:
3. Mary Callis b. 23 Mar 1932 m. Robert Sinclair b. 7 Feb 1927 Hannibal, Marion Co., MO.
NOTE: Mary and Robert lived in Vicksburg, MI.
3. Shirley Callis b. 22 Mar 1935 m. 14 May 1955 Anjola, OH, Jerry Stone b. 25 Jun 1930 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
NOTE: Shirley and her husband live in Ohio.
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. Gladis/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.1988 m.abt.1910, Mary Baildons.
4. Buryl/Burrel Tompkins b.1890 Emmet Co., MI m. 14 Oct 1914, Rhea Vandermack.
NOTE: Buryl was a train conductor and was run over by a train and killed.
Children are:
3. Ted Tompkins.
NOTE: Ted was a policeman in Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.
3. Betty Tompkins.
4. Florence Tompkins b. 21 Mar 1895 Emmet Co., MI d. 8 May 1916 Chicago, IL.
NOTE: Never married and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI.
4. Mabelle Tompkins b.1898 Emmet Co., MI m., Ralph (unknown).
Children are:
3. Two daughters.






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