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In 1918, Jerry married Mrs. Hazel Weeks. To this union was born on February 10, 1916, a son Jerry, Jr. soon thereafter Mr. and Mrs. Walker separated. Jerry keeping his son. In 1921 Jerry married Mary McKinlay Smits, a widow. she was a graduate nurse who came to the Harbor July 3, 1889. She later married Dr. Paul Smits of Aberdeen, and was matron of Aberdeen General Hospital. They had one son, Paul, Jr.

After becoming the wife of Jerry Walker, she bore him two daughters: Mary Margaret - Jan 1. 1923 and Barbara Jane - June 8, 1924.

Mary Margaret Walker married Roy L. Ryse. They have four daughters:
Robbie Lee - born April 5, 1948
Shery Lyn - born March 5, 1950
Vicki Lee - born Oct. 20, 1953
and Terry Louise - born May 28, 1956.

Barbara Jane married Jack Dusenberry Sept. 14, 1945. They have three boys:
Kirk Bradford - born Aug. 2, 1946
David Warren - born March 9, 1949
and Jeffrey Lee - born November 8, 1951

Jerry Walker, Jr. married Margaret Sprague - Aug. 15, 1940. To them were born:
Jerry Mark - born Jan. 31, 1945
and Douglas Andrew - born June 11, 1949

After more than twenty years of logging, Jeremiah Walker, Sr., became Hoquiam bridge tender, which position he held until his retirement.

In 1906, John Walker married Anna Kirdaldie, one of the daughters of Capt. Kirkaldie who operated the "Tillie". To them were born three children - Mark, Glen, and Margaret.

Margaret married Pat Milbourne of Quinault, and in 1933 became the mother of two sets of twins. Girls: Jean and Jo Ann were born in January. Boys: Jerry and Johnnie, in December.

After Walker Bros. ceased logging operations, John was employed as Fire Warden, first for Polson, then for Rayonier. His job was to visit lookout stations, bring them supplies, give orders, and take their reports. In his youth John was quite a log roller.

The story is told that when Herman Walker was hauling freight from New London to Humptulips he had one day a middle-aged, sweet-looking woman as a passenger. The road at that time was very rough, and riding in a freight wagon was anything but comfortable. After jerking and bouncing for some miles his passenger turned to Herman and demanded, "Young man, do you swear?"

Herman thought he was about to receive a lecture on the evils of swearing, so he answered meekly, "Oh, no. Ma'am."

"Well, I do," came the unexpected reply. Whereupon Mrs. Reed cut loose with some strong language regarding that road.