Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

William Walter Updike, born Dec. 6, 1870, a son of william and Elizabeth Updike, reared on a farm near Robinson and attenced school ?? the grade and high schools in Robinson; he was a lover of dogs and commenced ?? them when quite young. His first dogs were setter bird dogs and were also ?? trick dogs, he having a record as being the best dog hendler in Illinois and ?? attained a national but an inter-national reputation and sold many well trained ?? to wealthy dog lovers like F. W. Paxton, of Cincinnati, O. and with his success ?? attracted James Pease, the Ex-Sheriff of Cook County, and they formed a partnership establishing the largest dog kennels in the United States, their dogs running in all the principal field trials not only in the United States but in foreign countries where they were winners in all the big dog shows, such as the Chicago Show and they sold many trained dogs at very fancy prices and the Kennels were known all over the world and Pease & Updike became famous as dog trainers.

He only raised and trained pedigreed dogs and his kennels, known nationally as the "Maple Hill Kennels" he had many of the best dogs of fame in the first class at fields. He had in all 31 of the best winners in the country, but his pride winner was named "Invincible", who was universally recognized as the best hunting dog ever known. He was also well known as a breeder of California quail and pheasants. He was given the undisputed title of being the best wing shot in the country.

Walter was married to Mary A. Mitchell in Robinson on Sept. 26, 1895. They had no children. Robinson lost one fo the best American Trial Sports and Champion Dog Winners in the country with his passing on ___.