"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Walker, Floyd J., head of the Merrill Auto Wrecking Co., of Merrill, Lincoln County, was born at Cataract, Lincoln County, May 2, 1882, son of Charles and Clara WALKER. The parents were natives of that county, where they owned two farms, one at Cataract and the other in Welsh Valley. Mrs. Clara WALKER died in 1885 and Charles WALKER subsequently married Sarah JONES. He is still living, as also is his second wife, their residence being at Sparta, Wis. The children by his first wife were Floyd J. and Jessie, the latter of whom is now deceased. Floyd J. WALKER was reared on the home farm and as a boy attended district school and later the public school at Cataract. After working on the home farm for some time, he went at the age of 15 years to North Dakota, where he worked two years for an uncle. For the next seven years he was in the employ of the Turkey Track Cattle Co. as range rider. Coming to Merrill in 1905, he found work in a lumber camp, being occupied thus for one season. Later he was with the Excelsior and the Leideger Brewing Co. as watchman. Then for a time he was engaged in the transfer business, afer which he organized the Merrill Auto Wrecking Co., which he is now conducting, buying and selling second-hand cars. He has since added auto livery and storage as a branch of his business and is making good progress on the road to prosperity. His fraternal society affiliations are with the order of Beavers. One Nov. 6, 1906, Mr. WALKER was united in marriage with Mae HOWES, daughter of Richard and Anna HOWES. Her father was born in Canada and her mother in Manistee, Mich., and they came to Merrill at an early date. Mr. HOWES becoming connected with the industry here, working as a logger and on the drives. They are still living in Merrill. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J. WALKER have had eight children, two of whom, George (first) and Floyd, are deceased. The survivors are Lester, Violet, George (second), Grace, Ray and Hazel.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 733-734, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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