Walker, Henry W.
Age: 22, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 10/12/63, m/i 3/3/64, Pvt, Co. F, 17th VT INF, m/o 5/22/65
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Birth: 03/11/1842, Dover, VT
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111816920
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/2/1874
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
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HENRY W. WALKER DEAD
Resident of Washington Was Visiting in Brattleboro – Was Agent of 28 Years.
Henry W. Walker, 70, died about noon Friday in the home of Carlos K, Jones on Washington street after an illness of about 10 days with asthma and heart trouble. He was a member of Sedgwick post, G. A. R., the second member of the organization who has died this year. His home was in Washington, D. C., but he came here to spend the summers and had been here since last May. Mr. Walker was born in Dover March 11, 1842, and was one of three children of Mr. And Mrs. William Walker of that town. He was the last surviving member of the family.
When a young man Mr. Walker went to Wilmington and began work as a photographer. He enlisted with company F, 17th Vermont Volunteers, in the Civil war, and served with the company throughout its term of enlistment. After the was he came to this town and for several years was employed as clerk in the Central Vermont railroad offices. He afterward entered the employ of the Estey Organ Company and for 28 years was its general agent in Atlanta, Ga. He retired from active work about 20 years ago and since then had lived in Washington. His wife, who was Miss Inez Barton, died two years ago. Besides being a member of Sedgwick post he was a member of Colombian lodge, F. and A. M.
The funeral was held Monday morning at 9:30 in Bond & Son's undertaking rooms, Rev. Dr. John R. Gow of the First Baptist church officiating. Mrs. A. L. Maynard sang three selections. Members of Sedgwick post attended in a body and acted as bearers to the 11:10 train, on which the body was taken to Chester for burial beside the body of his wife. He leaves a nephew, Herbert E. Walker of this town, and two nieces, Mrs. O. O. White of Wilmington and Mrs. T. Aubrey Byrne of Brooklyn. Relatives from North Bennington, Boston and Bennington attended the funeral here and the burial in Chester. Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Ware of Wilmington and Carlos K. Jones and Guy C. Jones of this town also went to Chester.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, August 30, 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.