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WALKER, Calvin 1869-1898


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:07

Suicide at New Hartford

Cal Walker, a resident of New Hartford, shot himself Tuesday while in a state of despondency. He was single about 28 years of age, and alone in the world; his parents being dead and an only brother, Charles Walker died about two years ago. He was born and raised in New Hartford. No motive is known for the shooting unless despondency on account of being rejected by a woman with whom he was infatuated. Walker worked at Mullarky & Roadman's livery barn in Cedar Falls about a year and a half ago, and was known as a wild reckless sort of fellow.

The woman in the case is Mrs. Kittie Kenison, the widow of Cornelius Kenison, who died in 1896. She is about 45 years of age. The bullet which caused Walker's death entered the right side of the back in such a position that many believe that it could not have been fired by his own hand.

Shortly prior to his death Walker was seen in the presence of Mrs. Huffman and Mrs. Kittie Kenison. Both testified that after bidding Walker good night they walked some distance before hearing the shot fired.

New Hartford, Feb. 26:--All sorts of ugly rumors are afloat in the Walker case today and interest is thoroughly revived. The authorities have wired the state board of health relative to the disinterment of the body for a second inquest. Coroner Burney refuses to take part as he claims the case passed out of his jurisdiction when Justice L. L. Smith held the first inquest. A statement was made today that evidence has been discovered which will lead to an early arrest on murder.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 March 1898, pg 1


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