Bruce Walker’s 81st Birthday

A pleasant surprise for Bruce Walker in 1906, as we read in the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) August 23, 1906 edition, page 1:

Birthday Surprise.

On last Saturday, August 18, about thirty of the friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Walker and gave them a very pleasant surprise, it being Mr. Walker’s 81st birthday.  At noon a very nice dinner was served.  The guests left in the evening wishing Mr. Walker many more happy birthdays.

Those present were:  George Ambrose and family, Mrs. John Appleman, A. B. Appleman and wife, Wes Barrett and family, Robert Barrett and family, Mrs. Clyde Barrett and family, Grandpa and Grandma Sherrard, H. B. Walker of Kansas City, Miss Minta Walker of Atchison, A. C. Barber and wife and daughter, Chas. Reese and family, Mrs. Warwick and son, Orville and brother, Harold Ross of Chicago and Mrs. George Murray and granddaughter.