Descendants of Walker, Walls, West, Tennyson and Cowburn in America

An Attempt to Trace Relatives - Harold Walker, Everett Walker, John Walker, Raymond Walker, Herbert Walker, Francis Walker, James Walker, Henry Walker, Carl Walker, James Newhall, Herbert Newhall, Carolie Carmen, Sherri Nelson, Michael Nelson, Stephen Nelson, Susan Tennyson, Michael Tennyson, Claudia Tennyson, Dianna Tennyson, John Tennyson, Janet Tennyson, Christopher Uhler and Kerrilyn Uhler

John Walker and his wife Mary Ake
lived near Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England at the end of the 19th century.

They had four sons and three daughters. This page was set up to trace the descendants of the son and two daughters who left England to go to America.

The son was Thomas Richardson Walker who was married to Annie Walls of Yulethorpe (Youlthorpe?).

The daughters were Mary Emma Walker, who married James Floyd Tennyson in 1871 and Annie Walker, who married William Lascelles Cowburn before they left England. Annie and William Cowburn lived in Winestead and at the railway station at Patrington before emigrating.

Click here to see likely tree of descendants of Thomas, Annie and Mary Emma

From notes left by Francis Walker, my wife's grandfather and the son of Thomas Richardson Walker's brother William, we believe that the Tennyson's produced Arthur Ake (see picture below - taken from a newspaper cutting), Mary Evelyn and Harold.


Arthur Ake Tennyson, died 1950, aged 76, Alhambra

The Cowburn's produced Raymond H., Edith Annie and Alice May.

Thomas and Annie had four children, Thomas, Arthur, Edith and Annie, before they left England in 1881. Unfortunately Annie (Walls) died that year. Thomas later married Mary Rosenauer and had 14 children with her, Martha, Clara, John, Raymond, Herbert, Francis, James, Josie, Sophie, Carl, Mary, Margaret, Alice and Henry. We have no information on these 14 Walkers. However, we do know that of the first 4 children born to Thomas and Annie:

  1. Thomas junior died as a baby
  2. Arthur married Rene Smith in Danville Kentucky and had Beulah, Everett and Harold. Arthur was still in Danville in 1938.
  3. Edith Mary married Frank Dwight Newhall in September 1908 and had sons James and Herbert. Edith was living in Colarado Springs, Colarado in 1938
  4. Annie Louise married Clyde Ijams but had no children. Annie was living in Safford, Arizona in 1938.

Harold Tennyson then married Edith Annie Cowburn, his cousin. We believe that Arthur Tennyson married Florence West, who had been born in Beverley, Yorkshire. Mary Evelyn Tennyson married O.M. Caulk, Raymond Cowburn, who had come from Patrington, married Florence M. Poulton and Alice Cowburn married E.H. Brambley.

Raymond Cowburn and Florence M. Poulton had a son Louis E.(born 1914) who married Bertram Carmen and had a daughter Carolie (born 1941)

Harold Tennyson and Edith Annie Cowburn had Mildred Loise (born 1910) and Lois Evelyn(?) (born 1913). Mildred is believed to have married Arnold B. Nelson of Modesto, California and a daughter Janet and a son Richard Douglas Nelson (born 1941). Richard is understood to have two sons, Steven (born 1963) and Michael and a daughter Sherrie.

Click here to see likely tree of descendants of Harold Tennyson

Arthur Tennyson had two sons, James and George and a daughter Jane. James Tennyson had a son, also called James, who in turn had four children (Dianna, Susan, Mike and Claudia. George is believed to have had a son called John Goodson (b 1944).

The newspaper cuttings we have for Arthur Tennyson state:

"Pioneer Builder- Funeral services for Arthur A. Tennyson, 76, pioneer Alhambra builder, will be held Wednesday morning at 11.30 o'clock at the Little Stone Church of Turner, Stevens and Turner. Tennyson passed away Sunday morning."

"Tennyson: Arthur A. Tennyson passed away March 12, 1950 at his home 903 N. First. Funeral services will be held at11.30 a.m. in the Little Stone Church of Turner, Stevens & Turner, Rev. David de L. Scovil and Dr. S.J.Kennedy officiating. Interment San Gabriel Cemetery"

Click here to see likely tree of descendants of Arthur A. Tennyson

Some of the Other Information Available

Annie Walker - died 1920, Modesto, California

William Cowburn - died 1929 (March 17?), Modesto, California

Raymond Cowburn - 1879 - 1955

Florence Poulton - of Salt Lake City, Utah

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This Home Page was created, 25 January 1998
Most recent revision 1 October 2006