A former Broadway dancer who moved to the Southern Plains to correct a respiratory problem, at the recommendation of her doctors in New York. Walton’s health improved was indeed improved by the dry air of the Southern Plains, and she went on to marry a rancher and give birth to Jeanne Clark.
Louise Walton Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Louise Walton appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Introduction: Live Through This
...another witness to the Dust Bowl. Her lungs remain scarred from dust pneumonia. Her mother, Louise Walton , a former Broadway dancer, had moved to the plains due to a respiratory problem.... (full context)
Chapter 13: The Struggle for Air