Floyd Niles Walser
1888 - 1966
Floyd Niles Walser was born January 29, 1888 in Fayette County, Texas. The second oldest son of Daniel Nathaniel Walser and Mary Ann (known as Mollie) (Criswell) Walser, he had two brothers, three sisters and an older half-brother. He grew up on the "Walser farm" just outside Winchester, Texas.
As a rough and tough cowboy and hard-working farm hand he was a valuable member of the family. When Floyd's father passed away, the family relocated to Lampasas, Texas where his style of life continued as before. But he had a wanderlust, which drew him (by stealing rides on freight cars, Hobo fashion) to Fargo, North Dakota in 1909 when he was 21. There he hoped to earn extra
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