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F. M. Walker


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 4/18/2006 at 21:38:47

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
September 1, 1904

Death Of F. M. WALKER

F. M. Walker died at his home near Pleasant View church in Webster township on last Friday. His death resulting from a stroke of apoplexy.

Mr. Walker was a native of Indiana and moved to Webster township in 1855 and continued to reside on the same place until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two sons, Rollin and Charles Walker. The funeral services were held from Pleasant View church on Sunday.

The deceased was a man of wide acquaintance in the west part of the county and was universally esteemed for his upright character.

Winterset Reporter – September 1, 1904
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F. M. Walker

In last week’s REPORTER we noted that F. M. Walker, of Webster township, was suffering from a severe stroke of paralysis and that his recovery was doubtful. He died last Friday and was buried in the cemetery just north of his house Sunday morning at ten o’clock.

Mr. Walker was born in 1828. He learned the trade of gunsmith at which he worked for some years. He moved to Madison county in 1855, settling on the farm where his last days were spent. He was a man highly respected in the community whre he lived and by all who knew him. He was a man reliable in all things and trustworthy to the highest degree. He had held the offices of township trustee and school director, and was also postmaster at Pleasant View until that office was abolished.

In 1849 he married Miss Elizabeth Miller and to them were born three children, Alta, now Mrs. C. S. Wilson, Rollin, and Charles, all living in Webster township and adjacent to the old homestead.

His was an honorable life, well spent, among friends whose confidence and esteem he never forfeited, and he goes to that reward which is promised to the just.

Winterset Reporter – September 1, 1904
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Harrison PO

Mr. Fredrick Walker died at his home, just across the road from the Pleasant View church, Friday about 2 o’clock, age 76 years, 5 months and 12 days. Mr. Walker was an old settler having lived here over 50 years.

(Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery)

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