NameRiley Isaac WELKER
Census18 Aug 1870, Lincoln Twp, Caldwell Co, MO
Moveabt 1876, Iowa
Census1880, Guthrie Co, IA
Moveabt 1884, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO
Census1900, Monroe Twp, Daviess Co, MO
Census1910, Lincoln Twp, Caldwell Co, MO
Death19 Oct 1921, Braymer, Caldwell, MO [264], [7]
BurialBlack Oak Cemetary
FatherAndrew WELKER (1784-1869)
MotherElizabeth ADAMS [O’Dell] (1811-1887)
Marriage29 Feb 1872, Butler, Bates Co, MO [254]
SpouseSarah June McFEE
Birth21 Jun 1855, Daviess Co, MO [1022]
Birth1 Jun 1855, Daviess Co, MO [789]
Death19 Aug 1896, Missouri [1022]
FatherSamuel “Sid” McAFEE (~1829-1895)
MotherCharlotte LYNCH (1827-1890)
1 MGilbert WELKER
Birth20 Nov 1872, Daviess Co, MO [92]
Death7 Jul 1949, Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS [92]
SpouseOlive "Ollie" A. BURNHAM
Marriage10 Mar 1897, Daviess Co, MO [789, p. 184, citing marriage license.]
2 MAndrew Jackson Welker
Birth10 Jan 1875, Caldwell Co, MO [1022], [789, Braymer Co.]
Death3 Sep 1964, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO [1022], [789]
SpouseElecta Savilla Ogan
Marriage19 Apr 1896, Daviess Co, MO [271]
Marr Memoat bride’s residence
SpouseHannah Jane Place
3 MSamuel Emmett Welker
Birth16 Sep 1878, Grundy Co, IA [789]
Death12 Jan 1962, Sheldon, Vernon Co, MO [1022], [789]
BurialSt. James Cem.
SpouseJoanne Whitt
4 FCharlotte Welker
Birth6 Sep 1880, Penn, Guthrie Co, IA [1022], [789]
Death6 Feb 1928, LaJunta, Colorado [789]
Burialold Town Cemetery, Pattonsburg, MO [789]
SpousePreston Chris Walker
Marriage17 Dec 1899, Pattonsburg, Daviess Co, MO [271]
5 FMartha Geneva Welker
Birth14 Mar 1883, Grundy Co, IA [264]
Death30 Oct 1959, Braymer, Caldwell, MO [264]
SpouseJesse G Wheeler
Marriage19 Jan 1904, Black Oak, Caldwell Co, MO [789, citing marriage record]
6 FFlorence Welker
Birth19 Feb 1885, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO [1022], [789]
Death25 Jun 1970, Ulysses, KS [1022], [789, citing obit]
SpouseCharlie Yeoman Wheeler
Marriage20 Jan 1903, Caldwell Co, MO [271]
7 MRaymond Lee Welker
Birth3 Apr 1888, Gallatin, Daviess, MO [291]
Death18 May 1967, San Bernadino Co, CA [291]
SpouseMabel Irene Strawn
Marriage28 Dec 1910, Grand Island, Nebraska [789, p. 252]
8 FEdith Welker
Birth28 Jun 1889, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO [1022, 1890], [789, 1889]
Death18 Dec 1919, Pattonsburg, Daviess Co, Mo [270]
SpouseHenry Walker
Marriage22 Mar 1910, Pattonsburg, Daviess Co, MO [271]
9 FEthal Welker
Birth28 Jun 1889, Gallatin, Daviess, MO [457]
Death18 Nov 1978, Ogden, Weber, UT [457, Nov 1978,], [1022]
SpouseWilliam E. Carter
Marriage15 Aug 1910, Pattonsburg, Daviess Co, MO [271]
Notes for Riley Isaac WELKER
Occupation: Listed as single man working as a farmer in household of Solomon and Amanda O'Dell in Caldwell Co in 1870. This was his step-brother, his father had just died and his sister and mother were living alone. $1000 personal estate.

His wife died in 1896. By 1900, he is living with Basil Culver, his "partner" b. 1881. His three youngest children are living with Walter and Ida Mae (Burnham) McAfee. Ida Mae is his daughter-in-law's sister; Walter may be related to Riley's wife Sarah. His oldest two sons can be found with their own households in 1900, nearby in Missouri. His third son Samuel indicated on the 1910 census that he was married in 1899, and he had a son born in 1901 in Kansas, but he has not been found. Florence is living with his full sister Martha and her husband William Davis in Caldwell Co. Her two older sisters may also be in the listing, but it has been damaged.

There is another marriage record, in Bates Co, MO, dated March 20, 1872, between Isaac Welker and Sarah Jane McFee. See image.

Obituary: Isaac Riley Welker, son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Adams) Welker, was born in Caldwell County, Missouri, December 13, 1853, and died October 19, 1921 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Jess Wheeler, in Cowgill Missouri where he had made his home for the past eight years. His age at the time of his death was 67 years, 10 months, and 6 days. <not sure if portions missing> To this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded him in death. The surviving children are: Gilbert, of Kansas City; Andrew of South Missouri; Samul of Sheldon, Missouri; Mrs. Lotta Wheeler, of Cowgill, Mrs. Florence Wheeler, of New Ulysses, Kansas; Ray of Nebraska; and Mrs. Ethel Carter, of McFall, Missouri. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Davis, of Delta, Colorado, and Mrs. S.E. Smith, of Braymer, and one brother, Andy Odell, of Black Oack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afernoon at 2 o’clock at the Black Oak M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. W.H. Layton. Burial was made in the cemetery at that place. [789]

His tombstone at Black Oak Cemetery reads “ Riley I. Welker 12-13-1854 10-19-1921.
Census notes for Riley Isaac WELKER
1870 MO 1880 IA 1900 MO 1910 MO
1870 Caldwell, MO: RIley 18 b. MO. House of Solomon [39 MO] and Amanda O’Dell. (Lincoln Twp., p. 178 8/18/1870) (7/14/95)
1880 Guthrie, IA Sdx: Riley 27 b. MO farm laborer, both par b. MO, Sarah J. 27 MO, both par b. OH, Gilbert 7; Andrew Jackson 6; Samuel Emmett 3 IA (Penn, p. 121D) (7/14/95)
1900 Daviess, MO Sdx:
Riley b. Dec 1853 MO, Basil Culver (partner) b. Jan 1881 MO (Monroe Twp, ED 28, p. 10) (8/24/93) [Basil Culer b. 12 Jan 1881 Gallatin, Daviess. F-Eli M-Mary Eliz Leab. M. later in KS.]
1910 Caldwell, MO Sdx:
Riley I, 54 MO (widowed, F&M b. MO). Listed with son in law Jesse Wheeler(28 MO), daughter Mattie G. (27, m. 6yrs, b. IA, parents b. MO) (Lincoln Twp, ED 11 sht 11 hshld 218) (8/2/96)
Notes for Sarah June McFEE
Item in Gallatin Democrat: Mrs. Welker, wife of Riley Welker died at her home Thursday August 21, 1896 in Daviess County, Missouri of abscess in the heart. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn a mother’s loss. Interment took place at the McCrary Cemetery, Saturyday, August 27, 1896. [789]
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