Are any of the Hamner family still alive?

Bill Hamner (l) died in 1989. His wife, Brenda, lives in the Richmond, Virginia area. Bill’s three children are Harold, Hope and Gail. Paul Hamner (r) lives in Tom’s River, New Jersey and is retired from the Baker Shoe Store chain.

Is Earl Hamner’s house still standing?

The original house that served as the backdrop to Hamner’s childhood was built in the early 20th century in the village of Schuyler in Nelson County, where it still stands today.

Is Robert Hamner related to Earl Hamner Jr?

“I’ve gotten too old, and my health doesn’t allow me to do the work that needs to be done,” Hamner told The Hook last November. He moved to an apartment in Charlottesville, and his older brother, Waltons’ creator Earl Hamner, thinks the change was a good one. “He’d been living in that house all his life.

Did Earl Hamner ever appear in an episode of The Waltons?

Earl Hamner Jr. made a cameo on The Waltons! Earl Hamner Jr. made a cameo on The Waltons!

Was Ike Godsey a real person?

— the real-life John-Boy — grew up in an unassuming, tin-roofed house crowded with siblings. A few doors down, the model for Ike Godsey ran a real-life country store. Neighbors who became the fictional Baldwin sisters concocted moonshine that became “the recipe.”

Was Earl Hamner married?

Jane MartinEarl Hamner Jr. / Spouse (m. 1954–2016)

Is Walton’s Mountain a real place?

The series was based upon the book “Spencer’s Mountain” by Earl Hamner Jr., who also narrated each show. While the television series took place on a fictional “Walton’s Mountain,” in Virginia, and the book on “Spencer’s Mountain” in Wyoming, both are actually based on Hamner’s hometown of Schuyler, VA.

Is Waltons Mountain a real place?

What did Earl Hamner write?

Hamner published “Spencer’s Mountain,” about a war veteran who promises to build his wife a mountaintop home. It was made into a 1963 movie, starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara.

Did the Hamner family really own a mountain?

People have been asking for more than four decades if “the family is real” and “is there a ‘real’ Walton’s Mountain?” The answer is yes. Though the names might be different Earl Hamner based the show on his memories of growing up in rural Virginia with his family during the depression.

Where was The Waltons filmed?

While filmed on location in California, the fictional Walton family would have been at home in the tiny town of about 300 residents 40 minutes southwest of Charlottesville, Va., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.