was born in Dec. 29, 1891 and died
in Oct. 26, 1951. He married Estelle Roberts, daughter of James T. Roberts
& Lydia A. Lee.
Bill farmed in his early years but later was the bridge tender at
the Inland Waterways Bridge in Coinjock.
"Miss Estelle" played a mean piano and would accompany herself with
a harmonica attached to her ears with wire, sort of like eyeglasses.
In this way she could drop the harmonica and retrieve it at will.
Estelle was born in Mar. 19, 1896 and died
in Oct. 1976. They had two children:
Willie Lorraine Walker
- born Aug. 16, 1914 in Currituck Co. & died in Sept. 1971 at
Norfolk, Va. He married Carol Ann Midgett
and they moved to Norfolk. Va.
Graham Johnson Walker
- born Apr. 10, 1919 & died Dec. 9, 1974. He married [still
living] Bright. Graham
and his wife returned to Currituck for retirement and ran a gas
station and laundromat in Coinjock for several years.
Bill & Estelle Walker flank their
A visit from Essie,
Estelle, and Nevada Walker. Estelle was
visiting sister-in-law Nevada "Wada" Walker and her
daughters, Shirley Matthews and Essie Walker in
Hertford NC. They visited us at our home in Williamston NC. One
of our daughters happily sits for the photograph--circa 1965.
Bill & Estelle
Most likely this house belonged to
another family before Bill & Estelle made it their home. They
raised their two sons here and Estelle continued on for many
years after Bill's death. Finally when she needed more care she
moved into an apartment in the nearby home of son Graham and
his wife. Finally the old house was torn down and another
relative built a home there.
William Nathaniel & Estelle Roberts
Walker tombstone in the Nathaniel Walker Cemetery.
This is an
overview from the highway of the Nathaniel Walker Family
Cemetery in Currituck County NC. Off to the left there is a
cemented area with several Newbern graves and also a Seth Garrington. Since 2003 some houses have been moved onto the