Age: 23, credited to Newport, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. H, 15th VT INF, pr CPL 12/27/62, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 06/26/1839, Newport, VT
Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Elizabeth Meriwether
Findagrave Memorial #: 10992146
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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2nd Great Grandfather of Judy Laros, Salem, OR
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Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland, IA
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A Good Man Goes to his Reward
From the Oakland Iowa Acorn, 19 Sep 1912,
obituary of K. Walker, Sr., who died Sept 15, 1912)
Mr. Walter was born at Newport, Vt., June 26, 1839, and was 73 years, 2 months, and 19 days old at the time of his death. In 1839, he came as far west as Boone County, Ia., where for some time he taught school. In 1860, in company with others, he continued westward as far as Pikes Peak, Colo. On his return he went into Missouri, where he remained until the breaking out of the war, at which time he returned to his former home in Vermont, enlisting in the Army of the North October 2, 1862. He served a period of nine months, receiving an honorable discharge, and was mustered out August 5, 1863.
He was united in marriage to Julia a. Bickford at Newport, Vt., October 11, 1863. To this union were born five children, two dying in infancy. Those surviving the father are as follows: Rozhine Miller of Pomona, Mo., K Walker Jr, of Bonesteel, Sd., and Fred Walker of Colfax, Ia. The loving wife and mother was called by death June 6, 1877. He came with his family to Iowa in 1870 and settled on a farm about three miles west of Oakland, known then as Big Grove, where he continued to reside until the year 1907, when he removed to the home in Oakland. In 1894 he was united in marriage to Julia A. Gilbert, who survives him. for many years he was active in community affairs. Some years ago when his health failed he resigned the offices that he was filling at that time. Up to that time he had been secretary of the School Board, secretary of the Belknap Burial Association and Justice of the Peace. For years he has been an honored member and chaplain of William Layton Post, G.A.R.
Funeral services were held a the M.E. church Wednesday at 1:30 PM, conducted by his pastor, P.H. Green, assisted by Rev. B.J. Rhodes of the Congregational church and Rev. E.H. Heverly of the Evangelical Church. The Pall Bearers are members of the William Layton Post, G.A.R., as follows: S.M. Hildebrand, J.L. Caldwell, Paul Beezley, John Rodwell, H.B. Crofts and Henry Carspecken. Members of the Christian Church choir furnished the music. Interment was made in Oaklawn.
Obituary contributed by Judy Laros, 2nd-great-granddaughter of K. Walker