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JESSIE PAULINE DIEHL WALKER

Herbert and Jessie were married February 17, 1923. Shown in the picture is Herbert, Jessie, Vernon Payne and Myrt Garst Payne on their wedding day

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Diehl sympathize with them in the death of their daughter, Mrs. Jessie Diehl Walker, aged twenty years, wife of Herbert Walker of Sulphur Springs whose death occured at her home on May 30th. Funeral services conducted by Reverend R. A. Hilbert, were held at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon

NOTE: I think a memorial service was held on May 30th or 31st after the baby and Jessie had been buried. Thanks to a friend I just received the death certificates for Jessie and infant Walker

  • Jessie Walker born February 12, 1904
  • occupation - House keeper
  • parents Albert J. Diehl and Lottie Hilton Diehl
  • Date of death May 24, 1924
  • W.H. McCollum, M.D. attending physician May 22, 1924 to May 24, 1924 having died at 5:00 P.M.
  • Cause of Death was Puerperal Eclampsism. [disease condition incident to childbirth. A woman who has just given birth. Eclampsism is blood intoxication. "Occurs at or near the end of pregnancy marked by intermittent and is often uremic" Dorland Medical Dictionary]
  • Place of burial Sulphur Springs and date of burial May 25, 1924
  • Carl Osborne Undertaker

  • Infant Male, born May 22, 1924 age; 17 hours
  • Birthplace, Washington Co., Tennessee
  • Father - Herbert Walker
  • Mother - Jessie Diehl Walker
  • Date of death - May 23, 1924 at 11:00 P.M.
  • Cause of death unknown, however, the mother died of Puerperal Eclampsism, most likely the blood poison got to the infant
  • Place of burial Sulphur Springs
  • Date of burial May 24, 1924
  • Carl Osborne Undertaker

  • Herbert and Jessie were living at the Galloway home place upon their marriage and until the death of Jessie. Clyde and Kate Galloway were living in Johnson City and returned to live in the Galloway home place after the death of Jessie. It was a sad time for all. Aunt Ann Walker Bacon told me, Janelle, about a time when she spent the night with Herbert and Jessie but before the night had gotten underway, Hardin Diehl had to take her home. Guess there was no place like home for Aunt Ann

    The following photos are from Jessie's diary. Some I recognize but there are some I would like to know more about. I have Jessie's camera that she most likely used to take the pictures. If anyone knows something about the following photos please send me emailjanelle

    Tenna Sue Bayless a cousin to Herbert and classmate of Jessie


    I think this is Vernon Kennerly and Jessie Diehl, classmates, dormitory in the background

    Would love to know if Mary Etta married and to whom?



    Older sister Aline Diehl died before Jessie ; below is her sewing in Home Economics classes






    Christian and Martha Bowman Diehl family

    DIARY OF JESSE DIEHL WALKER

    BORN February 12, 1904 and DIED MAY 24, 1924

  • *SEPTEMBER 22, 1913
  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME: SOL-3, ED-6, JIM-4, HERMAN-2, WALT-2 / JAKIE, DANA, LOLA, AND DAN -- TOTAL SCORE 17 TO 0


  • *SEPTEMBER 23, 1913
  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME: ROBERT-1, EDGAR-3, JIM-2, HERMAN-3 / JAKIE-1, DANA-2, WALT, SOL-2 –TOTAL SCORE 9 TO 5


  • *SEPTEMBER 24, 1913
  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME: ROBERT-2, JIM-2, HERMAN-4, LOLA, AND ED / JACOB-1, SOL-3, BEAUFORD-1, AND DANA-1 – TOTAL SCORE 8 TO 5


  • *OCTOBER 2, 1913
  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME: SOL-2, EDGAR-5, JIM-4, WALT-2, DANA-2 / ROBERT, BERNIE-1, HERMAN, DAN, DOOLIE, JAKIE –TOTAL SCORE 15 TO 1


  • *OCTOBER ? 1913
  • DAL?, BEN, JIM, DANA / ROB-2, SOL-2, ED-2, HERMAN-1 TOTAL SCORE 8 TO 6

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME: ROBERT, SOL, JIM, WALT, BUFORD / BEN-3, ED-3, HERMAN, ROBERT-1, AND DANA-2 TOTAL SCORE 9 TO 2


  • JANUARY 17-18, 1914
  • THIRD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY @ PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH; DR. S.J. BOWMAN MESSAGE WAS “NEW HOPE”


  • JANUARY 28, 1914
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT; BRO. LAIR’S, THEME “THIS PLACE OF BUSINESS HAS CHANGED HANDS” JESSIE WROTE, “MAY I LEARN SOMETHING EVERY TIME I GO TO CHURCH”


  • FEBRUARY 1, 1914
  • SUNDAY MORNING MESSAGE, “REMEMBER THY CREATOR” SUNDAY NIGHT MESSAGE, “THE HOME, THE BASE OF ALL ENTERPRISE”


  • FEBRUARY 8, 1914
  • SUNDAY, BRO. LAIR


  • FEBRUARY 11, 1914
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT, BRO. LAIR’S MESSAGE “CALLED TO SERVICE”


  • FEBRUARY 12, 1914
  • THURSDAY NIGHT, BRO LAIR MESSAGE “PERSONAL PREPARATION”


  • FEBRUARY 14, 1914
  • SATURDAY NIGHT BRO LAIR MESSAGE “DISOBEDIENCE”
  • FEBRUARY 15, 1914
  • SUNDAY MORNING MESSAGE “LIGHT” SUNDAY NIGHT MESSAGE “SEVEN REASONS WHY I LOVE THE BRETHREN CHURCH”

  • 1.BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN GOD
  • 2.BECAUSE I TAKE ABSOLUTE PROOF IN CONVERSION, BAPTISM
  • 3.????? [hard to read] 4.???? ["] 5.??? ["] 6.??? ["] 7.???? ["]
  • FEBRUARY 17, 1914
  • TUESDAY THEME; “TWO BUILDERS”


  • FEBRUARY 18, 1914
  • WEDNESDAY THEME; “THIS PLACE OF BUSINESS HAS CHANGED HANDS”


  • FEBRUARY 21, 1914
  • SATURDAY NIGHT THEME: “THE HOME, THE BASE OF ALL ENTERPRISE”


  • FEBRUARY 22, 1914
  • SUNDAY THEME: “THE TWO WAYS” SUNDAY NIGHT THEME: “AM I MY MOTHERS CHILD” CLOSE OF THE MEETING


  • APRIL 12, 1914
  • PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH MEETING, SUNDAY—JULIE BASHOR JORDAN CAME BACK TO THE CHURCH; EVERYBODY WAS WILLING TO FORGIVE HER


  • APRIL 19, 1914
  • SUNDAY THEME: BRO. BEALS “TEMPTATIONS”


  • MAY 17, 1914
  • SUNDAY MESSAGE: BRO. BASHOR “LIGHT”


  • JUNE 21, 1914
  • SUNDAY, RANDOLPH SHERFIE TEXT; “THE STORE OF HOPE”


  • JULY 13, 1914
  • MONDAY TEXT BY MRS. SHEEKS, CHESTNUT GROVE “PRAYER”


  • JULY 14, 1914
  • GOT MY PIG FROM PAPA AND BEGAN FEEDING IT BY HAND


  • JULY 19, 1914
  • PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH - BRO. BEALS TEXT “LOVE” ..... SUNDAY NIGHT CHESTNUT GROVE CHURCH MRS. SHEEKS TEXT “BRING YE ALL THE TIES INTO THE STOREHOUSE THAT I MAY HAVE MEAT IN MY HOUSE”


  • JULY 22, 1914
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT CHESTNUT GROVE - MRS. SHEEKS “SINS”


  • JULY 23, 1914
  • THURSDAY NIGHT AT CHESTNUT GROVE - MRS. SHEEKS


  • JULY 24, 1914
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT CHESTNUT GROVE - MRS. SHEEKS


  • SEPTEMBER 20, 1914
  • SUNDAY AT PLEASANT VALLEY - UNCLE AUSTIN DIEHL


  • OCTOBER 18, 1914

  • BIG MEETING WITH BRO EDWARDS @ LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH


  • OCTOBER 24-25, 1914
  • BRO SHIN TEXT “GO”


  • NOVEMBER 1, 1914
  • BRO TEMPLETON AT LIMESTONE BAPTIST


  • AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 1918
  • TEACHERS’ MEETING @ JONESBORO (FRED AND RHEA SYLVESTER) TALK ABOUT BEING GOOD, RELIGION, HAVE TRUE FRIEND ... SAW AEROPLANE


  • SEPTEMBER 18
  • SCHOOL...PROFESSOR ROLLINS CLASS PRESIDENT SECRETARY - LEXIE


  • NOVEMBER 1918
  • At HOME


  • NOVEMBER 19, 1918
  • TUESDAY PLAY BASKETBALL


  • NOVEMBER 25, 1918
  • MONDAY MAKE CANDY


  • NOVEMBER 27, 1918
  • SCHOOL AND STUDY, PLAY BASKETBALL, FLAG RAISING SANG


  • NOVEMBER 1918
  • THANKSGIVING BOX SUPPER @ CHESTNUT GROVE ; CLARENCE MCCRACKEN


  • DECEMBER 1918
  • BOYS FROM NORMAL AND MILLIGAN DEWEY HUMPHERYS, HOBART LEONARD, A.J. RANGE


  • DECEMBER 25, 1918
  • WEDNESDAY CHRISTMAS


  • DECEMBER 26, 1918
  • THURSDAY THE SADDEST DAY


  • JANUARY 3, 1919
  • DEEP SNOW SATURDAY TO TOWN ON TRACTOR


  • JUNE 2, 1919
  • MONDAY; AILEEN WENT BACK THIS MORNING. PAPPA WENT BACK TO BOONES CREEK THROUGH JOHNSON CITY. HARDIN HAS GONE TO BRING THE BUGGY BACK. I TOOK THE COWS THIS MORNING, LETTER FROM BK., NAT GARBER HERE AFTER DINNER. MAMA AND I WENT TO GRANDPA’S. I HAD PLANNED TO GO TO PAYNES BUT BESSIE WASN’T HOME. WE WENT TO PICK STRAWBERRIES, MYRT AND MARY LUCY WENT WITH US

  • OCTOBER 20, 1919
  • PLAY BASKETBALL. ATTENDING BOONES CREEK SCHOOL. GRADES GOOD


  • NOVEMBER 2, 1919
  • GIRLS PLAY BASKETBALL


  • CHRISTMAS 1919
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL... AUNT MONTA DIED


  • DECEMBER 1919
  • CLARENCE MCCRACKEN, ALF, RAY ANDERSON ... GIRLS PLAY BASKETBALL


  • DECEMBER 14, 1919
  • FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON


    DIARY 1920 ATLAS & MANUAL

    PERSONAL JESS DIEHL JONESBORO, TENNESSEE IN CASE OF ACCIDENT NOTIFY: J A DIEHL MY WEIGHT: 145 HEIGHT: 5.5

  • JANUARY 1920
  • CAME BACK SUNDAY MORN. SPEND THE DAY AT AUNT NELLIE'S. GOOD DINNER AND GOOD TIME. MAD CAUSE WE CANT HAVE OUR PLAY THE 1ST. WROTE TO EDWIN. MAD. DIDN'T GET TO PRACTICE. GOOD TIME PLAYED BB PRACTICE PLAY. WENT TO BB GAME AT S.N. GOOD TIME. HAD A PARTY AT AUNT NELLIE'S. PRETTY GOOD TIME. PRACTICE PLAY. COME HOME AT RECESS TO FIX FOR PARTY. NO SCHOOL. GOT A LETTER FROM E. YESTERDAY. HE HAS THE CHICKEN POX. READ WEAVER OF DREAMS. HAD PARTY LAST NIGHT. GOOD TIME. VERY GOOD TIME TODAY. OUR BOYS PLAYED ERWIN LAST ? ??? PRACTICE PLAY. SNOWING AWFUL COLD.READ “THE ANGEL” AUNT AMY WENT TO AUNT BELLS. WENT TO AUNT BELLS GOOD TIME. SAW J.K. READ SOME ON DAMON AND PYTHIAS. HAD FUN PRACTICING PLAY. JAMES HUFF THERE(?) NOTE FROM JOHN. SOMETHING REAL FUNNY. NEW SCHOLAR GOOD TIME. WENT HOME WITH PEARL. PRACTICE PLAY THAT NIGHT SOMETHING FUNNY HAPPENED. HAD OUR PLAY. GOT A BAD COLD. STAYED AT THE DORMITORY. EDWIN DIDN'T COME. COUGHED NEARLY ALL DAY. BUT PLAYED B.B. NOTE FROM J.H. FINISHED DAMON AND PYTHIAS. HAD OUR MATH CLUB. BOYS WOULDN'T LET US PLAY B.B. COLD NOT MUCH BETTER. DONT HAVE ?? WARM DAY. COLD TODAY. FEEL PRETTY I FINISHED READING A SPLENDID CHANCE. ? READ WILD LIFE IN THE FAR WEST. BELIEVE ? BETTER IN SCHOOL WENT TO SUNDAY SCHOOL. TINY ALL HERE ALL DAY.READ SOME IN DAVID COPPERFIELD AND THE BIBLE. VERY GOOD TIME PLAYED BB HEARD SOMETHING VERY VERY GOOD ABOUT THAD

    JANUARY 1920

    READ WEAVER OF DREAMS AND THE ANGEL BOYS PLAY BASKETBALL AND ERWIN WON


  • JANUARY 3, 1920
  • MONDAY TEACH FOR MRS BROYLES. AFTER SCHOOL TOOK UP ASHES, SWEEP ROOM, CLEAN LAMPS, WATER BUCKET TUESDAY TAUGHT FOR MRS BROYLES - (MR BROYLES DIED)


  • FRIDAY JANUARY 7, 1920
  • LAST DAY TO TEACH


  • JANUARY 8, 1920
  • VISITED WITH SHERFEYS ON WEEKEND AT MORNING STAR, HERBERT CAME OVER


  • JANUARY 10, 1920
  • SCHOOL TEACH FOR MRS BROYLES, I AM CRAZY ABOUT KIDS! CHILDREN AWFULLY GOOD. CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TEACH. MR. AND MRS. BURKHART LIVE IN DORMITORY. PIE SUPPER, BUY PIE FOR $1.00. JONESBORO PLAY BASKETBALL, WE WON! PAID $10.00 FOR TEACHING. PRAYER MEETING; MRS. NELSE WALKER ESPECIALLY GOOD; [other speakers]MR. SQUIBB, MR. HUNT, WILLIE WALKER


  • JANUARY 28, 1921
  • FRIDAY


  • JANUARY 31, 1921
  • MONDAY; BLANCHE THORNBURG* DIED; HERBERT HELPED DIG THE GRAVE. DORMITORY CHAPEL


    FEBRUARY 1, 1920

    WEDNESDAY TAUGHT ENGLISH, HISTORY MR. HUNT GOOD TEACHER. SCHOOL MINSTREL DORMITORY. REV. HOPPER. CHAPEL MR. BURKHART. SCHOOL, OUR MOTTO, COLORS ARE BLACK AND GOLD, FLOWER, YELLOW ROSE. FROM FEBRUARY TO MARCH 2 - WEIGHT 150 LBS. TO 149 LBS. WALK TO SULPHUR SPRINGS FROM HOME


  • APRIL 27, 1920
  • GRADUATION, FAREWELL ADDRESS BOONES CREEK


  • APRIL 4, 1921 – APRIL 8, 1921
  • SULPHUR SPRINGS; HUNTS WALKERS, HOPPERS, BURKHARTS, MILBURNS


  • JUNE 4, 1921
  • HERBERT GOT A CAR. CANDY KITCHEN JONESBORO. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES


  • JULY 4, 1921
  • NORMAL PICNIC; I DIDN’T GO. I STAYED HOME. FRED BACON TO TOWN


  • JULY 5, 1921
  • HAVE NOT KEPT DIARY FOR OVER A MONTH. RELIEVE ONE TO WRITE. JAKE AND PEARL MARRIED. THAD CAME OUT TO HOUSE AND RODE TO EMBREEVILLE. 18 YRS OLD - TO BE A NURSE OR TEACH SCHOOL? DESIRE TO HELP SOMEONE. SCRIPTURE; AND I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH. SATURDAY; THRESHING THIS MORNING. TOWN AFTERNOON; WOOLWORTHS AND HANNAHS


  • JULY 1921
  • MAMA'S TEETH PULLED. SIGNED CONTRACT TO TEACH AT COLUMBIA - (MR. BERRY) SALARY $300.00


  • JULY – AUGUST 1921
  • WITH HERBERT EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON


  • DECEMBER 21, 1921
  • THREE OR FOUR MONTHS SINCE I WROTE IN JOURNAL. HERBERT BRINGS ME TO MARTINS EVERY TIME I GO HOME. JESS HARWOOD AND I TEACH TOGETHER AT COLUMBIA. BOARD WITH MRS. MARTIN; SON HENRY AND DAUGHTER INA…. FLOURSVILLE. PAPA HAS A GARAGE IN JONESBORO


  • DECEMBER 25, 1921
  • CHRISTMAS 1921 TREE, GIFTS, STRING OF PEARLS FROM HERBERT


  • DECEMBER 31, 1921
  • BACK HOME. OYSTER SUPPER AT SULPHUR SPRINGS


  • JANUARY 2, 1922
  • CHURCH SECRETARY UP TO MARTINS... HALES CHAPEL... MT ZION


  • JANUARY 12, 1922
  • SCHOOL AND 10 STUDENTS


  • AUGUST 24, 1922
  • SIGN CONTRACT SALARY $360.00


  • AUGUST 29, 1922
  • MOVIE..... IN LOVE


  • SEPTEMBER 1922
  • SCHOOL BEGINS SEPTEMBER 4. 26 STUDENTS. SEPTEMBER 5, 28 STUDENTS. TEACHERS MEETING AT JONESBORO. SULPHUR SPRINGS; MR. HILBERT PREACHED. 34 STUDENTS; ONE-STUDENT WORRIES ME…WELDON DYER.VERY NEAR WHIPPED HIM


  • AUGUST 27, 1922
  • CAMPMEETING
  • AUGUST 30, 1922
  • MOVIE WITH HERBERT


  • SEPTEMBER 1922
  • HERBERT PROPOSED BOUGHT CLOTHES IN JONESBORO


  • OCTOBER 11, 1922
  • TEACHERS MEETING IN JONESBORO.

    BURNED THADDEUS LETTERS. SAVED PART OF LETTER FROM THAD


  • OCTOBER 7, 1922
  • PIE SUPPERS AT MORNING STAR


  • SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 “THE KISS”

  • OCTOBER 22, 1922
  • LOVE, LOVE HERBERT


  • NOVEMBER 7, 1922 -JOIN NAVY

  • HERE’S WHERE I QUIT MY DIARY……