The following is biographical information abstracted from Progressive Men of Western Colorado 1905
EDWIN H. MC FARLAND
born near Darlington, Fayette County, Wisconsin on January 24, 1857.
father: John Mc Farland, a native of Kentucky
mother: Sarah A. (McKee) Mc Farland, a native of Kentucky
Edwin McFarland first moved to Colorado in 1880 and lived near Breckinridge in Summit County.
He moved to his ranch ten miles south of Yampa in 1883.
married: Mrs. Alice Wilson, a native of Oak County, Missouri, on October 28, 1902.
ROBERT E. NORVELL
born: in the early 1870's in Tennessee.
Robert Norvell came to Colorado in 1889, He and his brother Jim Norvell operated the Norvell Mercantile in Hayden.
Robert Norvell was the first mayor of Hayden.
married: Jean Ralston
children: James Rankin Norvell and Mrs. J.F. Denton.
SAMUEL J. WALKER
born: in Georgia
educated: Hayesville Academy in North Carolina
Samuel Walker arrived in Routt County in 1881. He first lived in the Hahn's Peak area, where he worked as a miner. Then he went into ranching near the town of Hayden. In 1904 he moved to the town of Yampa and worked at the H.J. Hernage Mercantile Company.
married: Laura Elizabeth Green, on October 15, 1884, at Rawlins, Wyoming.
children: Edna Reba, Wilma Arva, and Charles Lawrence
WILLIAM R. WALKER
born: April 5, 1833, near Marion, Burke County, North Carolina
father: Daniel Walker, born in North Carolina, died January 16, 1898.
mother: Anna Walker, died in June 1878.
siblings: Jonathan Clarke, Absalom, and James W.
William Walker purchased a plantation in Georgia in 1849 and sold it in 1874. At that time he moved back to North Carolina. He moved to Routt County, Colorado, near the town of Hayden, in 1881.
He homesteaded 160 acres near Hayden.
William Walker served as a county commissioner for Routt County in 1882, 1883, and 1884.
married: (1) Nancy Reid, born in North Carolina, died in 1862.
(2) Angeline Birch, a native of Georgia
children: Children of first marriage: James D., Martin P., Clara C. (married to James Kitchens), and Samuel J. (whose biography appears on this page)
Child of second marriage: Mattie L. Walker