Professor W. D. Walker

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 3, 1888, Page 2
Transcribed by 2006

A Peaceful Death.
The Remains Sent to Cassville for Interment.
[Tribune of Rome.]

A few minutes after 10 o’clock Thursday morning, 26th ult., Professor W. D. Walker died at the Buena Vista house.

The deceased came to Rome in August 1886.  He took charge of the school in Forestville and held the position up to the beginning of the past fall session of the school.  Last August he had an attack of typhoid fever, from which he never fully recuperated.  He has been able to walk about his room, but was recently taken with bowel trouble, from which he died.  Drs. W. D. Hoyt and D. G. Hunt have been the attending physicians and rendered all assistance possible.

Professor Walker was in his sixtieth year, and was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was also a member of the Young Men’s Christian Association and took a lively interest in the meetings, of which he was a regular attendant.

During his sickness for the past five months he has had every attention from kind friends and members of his church.  He was perfectly resigned to death and made preparation for it.  He was a modest, unassuming, Christian gentleman, and was respected by all who knew him.

The home of Professor Walker was in Indiana, Penn., where he has two sisters living. He has been in the South for a number of years, and came to Rome from Bartow county.  He was a Mason, but had never connected himself with either of the lodges here.  He leaves no family, his wife having died three years ago at Cassville, where she now lies buried.  The remains were sent last Friday morning and laid beside her, as he had wished.


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