Catherine DEARING was born on 1 Sep 1848 in Okehampton, Devon, England. She died in 1905 in White Hall, Greene, Illinois. She was buried in Jones Cemetery, White Hall, Greene, Illinois. Catherine Dearing, the fifth child of Edward Dearing and Mary Sutton was listed with her family in the 1851 census of Okehampton, Devon, England. She migrated with her family to Canada on a sailing vessel at the age of 4 to 6 years of age. Catherine married at the age of seventeen to William S. Walker in Trafalgar township, Halton county, Ontario, Canada in 1865. T hey were married by Francis Tremayne in the United Church of England and Ireland. Witnessed by Edward Dearing of Trafalgar. William and Catherine's first child was born in Scott count y, Illinois which is a good clue that they may have migrated to Illinois with Catherine's brothers Edward and John. The Walker family was listed in the 1880 census of Illinois having six children, all of them boys. In the 1900 census of Illinois, William and Catherine Walker were living in White Hall, Greene county, Illinois having moved from Scott county. Four more children are listed in the record, two boys and two girls. William was listed as a farmer . Catherine died in 1905 and is buried in the Jones Cemetery in White Hall, Illinois. William Walker lived for another eighteen years after the death of his wife. In the 1920 censuses , William is listed living in Morgan county, Illinois. He died in 1923 in Morgan county, Illinois and then was buried next to Catherine in the Jones Cemetery in White Hall, Illinois. Some of William and Catherine's children were still living in the Scott and Morgan county areas of Illinois in 1920 and were listed in the 1920 census.
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