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Walker, Allen

ALLEN WALKER, for many years a colored drayman of this city, died last week, and was buried in the city cemetery. He was a quiet and peaceable citizen, with a good reputation among whites and blacks.

Colorado Citizen, May 7, 1891, page 3

Walker, Anne Elizabeth "Bettie" (Mitchell)

Death of Mrs. Bettie Walker

One of the saddest funerals that ever took place in this city was that of Mrs. Bettie Walker, the beloved wife of John T. Walker, which occurred from the Baptist church last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock to the Odd Fellows' cemetery, Rev. J. D. Worrell performing the last sad obsequies in a beautiful and impressive funeral service. The church was crowded with sympathizing friends of the family, and scarcely a dry eye was to be seen, so universal was the love of our people for this most excellent lady. Mrs. Walker's death occurred Saturday morning, from paralysis and other complications. She had been a sufferer for many months and while her death was not unexpected it nevertheless caused many a heartache throughout our community. No better hearted lady ever lived, and her good deeds were as numerous as the sands of the sea shore. Of genial disposition, a friend to everyone, her presence was ever a cheer and comfort in every assembly, and her presence will be sadly missed. In the home circle she was the best of wives and mothers, and the comradeship which existed between the members of the family was something beautiful to behold. The writer was a close neighbor for years, and appreciated her as one of the best and truest friends he ever possessed. In sickness and distress she was ever ready to extend any assistance possible, and no call was ever unheeded by her. In the loss of this good wife and mother the family has sustained an irreparable calamity, and the heartfelt sympathy of all our people is their's in their deep and terrible grief. God pity and comfort them, is our sincere prayer.

Mrs. Walker was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., Sept. 9, 1857, she being a daughter of Mr. B. F. Mitchell and wife of this city. She was married Dec. 2, 1879 to Mr. John T. Walker, and as a result of this union eight children were born unto them, four of whom--Miss Ollie Walker, Mrs. H. L. Eck, John and Leo Walker survive. She was converted and joined the Baptist church in 1879, was devoted to the cause, and ever lived a consecrated; christian life. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1909

Walker, Bertha R. (Reling)


Mrs. Bertha R. Walker, age 95, of Longview, passed away Sunday, July 13 in a Longview Hospital.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Walker Tuesday, July 15 from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Louis Cummings, pastor, First Christian Church of Port Lavacà officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was born December 17, 1890 in Blue Hill, Kansas to William Reling and Christina Haderman Rding. She had been a former resident of Eagle Lake for many years and had been in Longview since 1971. She was a member of the Lutheran Faith.

Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Bertha Louise, a son, Ashley, Jr., and her husband, Robert Ashley Walker, Sr. who died April 3, 1941.

Survivors include daughters, Virginia M. Larson and Billy Jo Jacks both of Longview; Margaret Hughes of Channelview; Marjorie Tewmey of' Port Lavaca; son, William O. Walker of Tomball; 14 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren..

Pallbearçrs were grandson, Harold Larson, Harry Larson, Ashley Hughes, Errol Hughes, Robert Walker, Norman Walker.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, July 24, 1986

Walker, Bettie Glass (Towell)

Mrs. Bettie Walker Succumbs at 93, Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for 93-year-old Mrs. Bettie Towell Walker, who died Monday in Columbus hospital where she had been for more than a week after breaking her hip in fall at her home here.

Dr. Norman L. Roberts officiated in the rites at Columbus Funeral home. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was born in Tennessee April 3, 1861, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Towell. Her mother’s maiden name was Artimissia Glass. The family came to Texas in a covered wagon when Mrs. Walker was about 2. Mrs. Walker lived in Shaw’s Bend for 50 years and then came to Columbus. In 1883 she was married to William Robert Walker. He died in 1916. The couple had 5 children, 3 of whom died in their early youth. A son, Ivan Boyd Walker, died about 20 years ago. The only surviving family members are a daughter , Mrs. Stanley de Waal of Columbus and a granddaughter, Mrs. Forrest Van Davis, of Houston.

A sister of Mrs. Walker’s , 90 -year-old Mrs. Willie Avery, died 2 months ago.

An enthusiastic fisherwoman, Mrs. Walker was active until about 7 years ago, before which she attended to her marketing and her household duties.

Pallbearers were Bennett Hastings, Elo Girndt, Louis Waldvogel and E. G. Miller of Columbus, Forrest Van Davis of Houston and Darfus Dornan of Rock Island.

Those from out of town who attended the services were Mrs. William Brewer of San Antonio, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Towell, Eagle Lake, and Mrs. and Mrs. Forrest Van Davis and Mrs. P. L. Waggoner of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, August 26, 1954

Walker, Bettie Mattie

A death that caused the hearts of our people to bow down with sadness and sympathy for the family occurred here Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. We refer to the death of little Bettie Walker, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Walker, which occurred at the family home at the time stated, after but a brief illness. This bright and lovely girl, the pet and pride of the home, was taken sick some ten days previous to her death, but it was not regarded as of a serious nature until several days had elapsed. Typhoid fever symptoms then became noticeable to an alarming extent, and every precaution was taken to bring her safely through a siege of this dreaded disease, but it was all to no purpose. On Tuesday she became decidely worse, hemorrhage of the bowels set in, and althjough numbers of physicians were summoned and did all that medical skill could for the little patient, she began sinking rapidly and her death followed in but a few hours. Her funeral took place at the Odd Fellows' cemetery Thursday morning. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Rev. Barnum conducting same. Little Bettie was a lovable child, just budding into young girlhood, and giving promise of becoming a good, sweet woman. 'Tis sad indead to think oif her being thus snatched away from home, parents, brothers, sisters, and friends almost without a moment's warning. Sad, indeed, to those who knew and loved her to realize that they will never see their little friend again. Out heart goes out in deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. The writer knew and loved their little darling, and his heart is wrung with anguish at the loss sustained. God be merciful to them, is our sincere prayer.

Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1905

Walker, Carter


Carter Walker, age 90, of Eagle Lake, passed away Thursday, March 31 at his residence following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Walker Saturday, April 2 from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Runk, Pastor, Eagle Lake United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Carter Walker was born November 10, 1897 in Columbus to Robert Walker and Nattie Ruth Carter Walker. He was raised in Columbus, he later moved to Matthews in 1918 after purchasing a farm there.

He married Ora Longuet Walker in Markham (near Bay City) on November 28, 1920.

Mr. Walker opened a grocery store in Matthews in 1927 later, moving to Eagle Lake in 1932, putting in a meat market.

On November 10 (his birthday) of 1940 he moved the market into it's present building located on Main Street in Eagle Lake, known as Eagle Market and Frozen Food Lockers.

A lifetime spent in agriculture and meat processing, Mr. Walker invented and patented a mulcher. The frozen food lockers he brought to Eagle Lake were the first in the Rice Belt and third only in the entire state of Texas.

Mr. Walker retired in November of 1970. Mr. Walker turned the business over to his sons in Eagle Lake. He was a member of he Eagle Lake United Methodist Church.

He was also a charter member of the Eagle Lake Lions and Montezuma Club, and had been active in the Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, and one sister, Mrs. Nola Wink.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mrs. Ora Longuet Walker of Eagle Lake, daughter, Mrs. Doris R. Thomas of Eagle Lake; sons, Jack C. Walker of Hockley, Texas, Ernest Harrison Walker of' Eagle Lake and Leonard Lloyd Walker of Eagle Lake; sister, Mrs. Grace Wink of' Columbus; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were Temple N. Thomas, William R. Walker, Louis James Wink, Robert Earl Wink, Robert Samuel Martin and George Cason.

Colorado County Citizen, April 7, 1988, pages 2 & 8

 Walker, Chester Arthur

C. A. Walker, JP at Oakland Buried Monday

Funeral services for Chester A. Walker, 65, justice of the peace at Oakland (Prec. 3) were held Monday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Rev Peterson officiated.

Judge Walker died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Renger Hospital in Hallettsville, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been in ill health for about four years.

A pipeline worker for Exxon, he had lived at Oakland the past ten years and had been justice of the peace nine years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Born Sept. 15, 1909 in Oklahoma, he was a son of Edwin and Minnie (Johnson) Walker. He married Ruby Culpepper on October 4, 1933 in Houston.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a brother, Clifton E. Walker of League City.

Weimar Mercury, August 28, 1975
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Walker, Clara Glenn (Taylor)

Mrs. Clara Walker, 83, Dies In Fire Near Eagle Lake

An explosion apparently touched off by leaking butane gas caused a fire that claimed the life of Mrs. Clara Walker, 83, former Osage resident, Wednesday night, July 4.

The explosion and fire destroyed Mrs. Walker’s home, where she lived alone, about 7 miles south of Eagle Lake in the vicinity of Matthews. Her body was found among he ashes of what had been a room next to the kitchen. She usually kept all the inside doors closed and possibly after the explosion awakened her she had gone to the kitchen and opened the door before the fire overcame her.

Her daughter, Mrs. G. M. Cason, who lives half a mile away heard the explosion about midnight or shortly after and saw the glow from the flames. She tried to reach her mother’s home but the heat prevented her from even passing on the road. She drove to Eagle Lake by another route and summoned help, but the fire by that time was beyond control.

Mrs. Walker, the former Miss Clara Taylor, was born and reared at Osage, northeast of here, on the Charlie Moore place, but had lived most of her life in the Eagle Lake section. She and her husband returned to live for several years with Mr. Moore, then moved back to the Eagle Lake area. Mr. Walker died about four years ago.

Mrs. Walker was a cousin of Mrs. H. B. Hopper and each year had been spending a few days of the summer in the Hopper home here. She had visited here Monday through Saturday of the week before her death.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Cason is another daughter, Mrs. Skinner of Falfurrias, a son, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Eagle Lake Methodist church, with burial in Lakeside Cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, July 12, 1962, page 1

Walker, Dorothy Irene (Reese)

Dorothy Irene (Reese) Walker

Dorothy Irene (Reese) Walker, 82, was called home to be with the Lord on November 25, 2007 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law where she was residing in Lago Vista, Texas.

Dorothy was born April 19, 1925 in Eagle Lake, to Lucille (Wilson) Reese and Cleo Patrick Reese.

Dorothy graduated from Eagle Lake High School in 1942. Dorothy, who became known as Dot, married her childhood sweetheart Ernest Harrison Walker Sr. on May 8, 1944 in Valejo, California during his engagement in WWII.

She worked in Columbus as a legal secretary until her husband returned home from the War. She then became a homemaker and had two sons, Ernest Harrison Walker Jr. and William (Bill) Lloyd Walker.

They resided for 48 years on property by the Colorado River and then several years in Eagle Lake. Dot was a wonderful Mother, Nana, GG (Great Grandmother sometime called Gorgeous Granny), and wife. She loved having all of the family in the country and preparing large meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any occasion that came up. Dot's dedication to her family was extraordinary. Every decision she made, some more difficult than others, was always what was best for her family. She was truly a proud parent.

She cherished the time with her granddaughters and at times became not only a grandmother but a friend. Dot was a wonderful inspiration to the family and others. She taught Sunday School at the Methodist Church in Eagle Lake for almost 35 years and was church secretary for many years.

She was active as a Den Mother in Cub Scouts. She was also active in the PTA, Band Boosters, Colorado County Fair, Red Angus Association where she was National secretary and treasurer for many years, Appaloosa Horse Association, and Quarterback Club.

Her greatest love was for her family. In later years she worked as a one of the proprietors at the Eagle Market. After her husband of 49 years preceded her in death she moved to town and enjoyed working as a Pink Lady, working at the Food Bank, playing dominos and cards.

After several years and failing health she moved from Eagle Lake to Lago Vista to live with her son and daughter-in-law. As her health continued to fail she dealt with kidney dialysis, heart conditions, asthma, COPD which lead to her death. Dot has now been called home to be with her loved ones that have gone before her.

Dot leaves behind so many memories and family as follows sons: Ernest Harrison Walker Jr. and wife Peggy E. Walker from Denver, Colorado; William (Bill) Lloyd Walker and wife Judy Emmel Walker from Lago Vista, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Rochelle (Walker) Cannedy and husband Brook Cannedy from Van Buren, Arkansas; Kimberly Michelle (Walker) Bozeman and husband Wayne Bozeman from Shady Grove, Alabama; Kristie Michelle (Walker) Matthews and husband Joshua Matthews from Hankamer, Texas; greatgrandchildren: Katlyn Cannedy; Hunter Cannedy; Cody William Bozeman; Colby Walker Matthews; Carley Michelle Bozeman; and Caley Marie Matthews. And too many friends to name.

She will truly be missed.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that contributions may be directed to The United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake, Texas 200 W Prairie Ave. Eagle Lake, Texas 77434. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 6th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Walker, Mrs. E. L.

Death of Mrs. Walker

Mrs. E. L. Walker, who was better known as “Aunt Puss” Walker, died at her home in this city Tuesday morning, the funeral taking place Wednesday morning, interment in the Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Walker was about 89 years of age and had been in poor health for some time past. The HEADLIGHT extend condolence to the sorrowing relatives. [Per 1900 census her name was Elvira and she was the aunt of Quinn Walker]

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 18, 1908, page 6

Walker, Edna (Townsend)

Columbus, Jan. 12 -- Mrs. Edna Walker, wife of Henry Walker, died of pneumonia yesterday at the home of Mr. Robert Walker. Mrs. Walker was a daughter of Mr. James Townsend of Lane City. The funeral was held at the city cemetery at 3:30 this afternoon.

Weimar Mercury, January 19, 1907

Walker, Elizabeth “Betty” (Thompson)

Funeral for Mrs. Walker. Held Monday

Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, 93, for many years in the real estate and lumber business here before retiring, died Saturday, March 27, at Youens Memorial hospital.

A resident of Parkview Manor the past several years, she had been In the hospital five weeks.

Mrs. Walker had lived here 73 years. Born November 5, 1888, at Valera, in Coleman County, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neils Thompson. She attended a teacher's "normal" school and earned a teaching degree. On December 29, 1909, she was married to John Franklin Walker

A year later Walker bought his father's (John T. Walker's) share in the Walker & Shortt Lumber Yard, one of Weimar's earliest businesses. Upon Shortt's retirement in 1932, Walker became sole owner.

Alter her husband's death in 1953, Mrs. Walker operated the business until selling it in 1966, meanwhile continuing a thriving real estate business.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Weimar Literary Guild.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, from First Baptist Church, with Rev. Chet Purdy officiating. Burial was in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Ed Rabel, Leslie Townsend, James Heger, John Oscar Houchins, John Hollis Massey, John Walker Houchins, John Hollis Massey II, and Preston Laas Massey.

Mrs. Walker is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Houchins of Weimar and Mrs. P. K. (Janice) Shatto of Columbus; two grandchildren, John 0. Houchins and Mrs. J. H. (Elizabeth) Massey; and five great. grandchildren, John Walker Houchins, Heather Houchins, Elizabeth. Massey, John H. Massey II, and Preston L Massey.

Ten brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, April 1, 1982, page 1 and back page

Walker, Elizabeth (Weaver)

Funeral For Mrs. E. Walker At Eagle Lake

Funeral services for Elizabeth Walker, 90, of Eagle Lake were held Tuesday, Dec. 19, from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake with burial in Ijams Cemetery near Columbus. Rev David Mann officiated.

Mrs. Walker died Sunday, Dec. 17, at 10:15 p.m. in Eagle Lake Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Born June 18, 1899, in Smithville, she was a daughter of Ed and Fannie (Walker) Weaver. The family moved to Eagle Lake when she was 16. Soon after, she was married there to Will A. Walker.

Mrs. Walker had been a resident of Heritage House, Eagle Lake, the past 10 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Walker's husband died in 1953. Also preceding her in death were and infant son, a daughter, Pearl Louella Miller and recently a grandson, Travis Walker.

Surviving are: four daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Earl Braden Sr. of Eagle Lake, Mildred and Chester McGehee of Eagle Lake, Melba and Paul A. Hattermann of Weimar and Eleanor and Ray Brasseaux of Port Lavaca; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. and Mary K.Walker of Sweeney and W. R. 'Willie' and Dorothy Walker of Rosenberg; 15? grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Rachel Canada of Smithville and Margie Weaver of Temple and three brothers, Alvin Weaver of Kerrville, James E. Weaver of Denver, Colorado and Robert Weaver of Nashville, Tennessee.

Serving as pallbearers were Jason Hattermann, Billy Walker, Earl Braden Jr., Don McGehee, John Sansing?, and Ron Koether. Named honorary pallbearers were Paul Lee Hattermann, Robert Walker, David Walker, Larry Welch and Dwight Hadley.

Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1990
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Walker, George

George Walker, a well-known and respected negro of this city, died last Sunday night. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 5, 1896

Walker, Georgie Samuel

A death of unusual sadness occurred in our city last Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, when George Walker, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John T Walker, departed this life to enter the home of his Creator. This young man practically an Invalid from early childhood, possessed a disposition seldom met with in this life. His affliction seemed to make him at peace with the world, instead of souring his 'disposition, as it does with most people, and In the home circle he was loved as but few sons and brothers are. A deep student of the Bible, it was his favorite companion at all times, and he had practically committed it to memory, gaining such consolation as only the true christian in time of misfortune or trouble can from its comforting passages. This young maim was in his 22d year at the time of his death. His death came quickly and unexpectedly, and in view of the fact that this was the second death In this family within less than a month's time, makes it an unusually sad event. The remains were committed to mother earth [Weimar Odd Fellow's Cemetery] Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Barnum of Flatonia performing the funeral obsequies in a most touching manner. Many friends attended the burial. The sympathy of hundreds of people goes out to Mr. Walker and family in their affliction. God comfort them with the assurance of a blessed reunion above, is the sincere wish of the Mercury.

Weimar Mercury, August 5, 1905, page 8

Walker, Harry Seaborn

Death of Harry Walker, Stockman, At Altair

Dr. I. B. Sigler of this city was shocked early Sunday morning to hear of the death of his brother-in-law Mr. Harry Walker, well known stockman of this county, residing at Altair, a few miles south of Columbus. Mr. Walker had been in ill health for several years, but was apparently better last week, and we are informed that he and his family had arranged to come to Weimar the day of his death and spend the day with Dr. Sigler and wife. The end apparently came very suddenly. The funeral took place Monday near Columbus. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest] Mr. Walker was born and reared in Colorado county, coming from one of our old-time stockmen families, and was for years associated with the late Colonel Rob. E. Stafford in the cattle business. He was a man of many excellent traits, honest, upright, of engaging personality, and to know Harry Walker was to like him. His death is indeed deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout South Texas. He is survived by his widow (formerly Miss Maggie Sigler) and four children; three brothers, Wm. Walker of Brady, Charlie and John Walker of Eagle Lake, four sisters, Mrs. H. P. Bludworth of Flatonia, Mrs. Doc Stafford and Mrs. E. Whitfield of Yoakum; and Mrs. Grace Byars of near Columbus. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1924
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Prominent Citizen of County Passes To His Reward
Mr. Harry Walker

Mr. Harry Walker of Altair, one of the prominent citizens of Colorado County, passed away at his home last Sunday morning, the result of a second attack of apploplexy which occurred on Saturday evening.

Funeral services were held at the residence at one o’clock Monday, Rev. G. T. Hester of Palacious conducting, assisted to A. I. Townsley of this city. At the Odd Fellows Cemetery in this city, where interment was made, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan observed their burial service, about fifteen robed klansmen taking part in the ceremony.

Pall bearers were Messrs. H. B. Tanner, H. C. Miller, Lee Johnson, Walter Johnson, Ivy McLeod, W. J. Bludworth, Gus Heller and Dr. Ennis Sigler.

Quite a number from Eagle Lake and Weimar attended the funeral service. Some of those present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Ivy McLeod and Mrs. Hattie Stafford of Yoakum, Mrs. Stella Bludworth, Mr. W. J. Bludworth, Mr. P. L. Kerr and Miss Gladys Smith of Flatonia, Mr. Billie Walker of Brady, Mr. John Walker of Port Arthur, and Mrs. Harry Whitfield of Yoakum.

Mr. Walker was one of the most highly respected citizens of the county, active in current affairs and public spirited to a very high degree. He was an old resident of this community, and his loss will be felt by our entire citizenship.

He was for a number of years associated with the late R. E. Stafford in the cattle business and was later one of the largest cattle men of this section.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Tanner Walker, three daughters, Misses Helen, Mariellen and Margaet, [sic] three brothers, Charles of Altair, John of Port Arthur and William of Brady, and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Whitfield and Mrs. Hattie Stafford of Yoakum, Mrs. Stella Bludworth of Flatonia and Mrs. Grace Byars of this city to all of whom The Citizen extends deepest sympathy.

Colorado Citizen, January 31, 1924
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Walker, Hattie Marie (Gold) Foster


Hattie Marie Foster Walker, 84, of Eagle Lake, passed away Sept. 18 at the Treemont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Katy.

Walker was a native and lifelong resident of Colorado County, born Jan. 28, 1919 in Weimar to Edward and Teresa (Janecka) Gold. She was amember of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake and had been active with the Catholic Daughters and Altar Society early in her life.

She married Lee O. Foster in 1939 and following his death in 1953, she married Edward F. Walker on June 15, 1956.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; her son, Joe Lee Foster; three sisters, Tracy Fisher, Rosie Stancik and Tillie Pohlmeyer;and brother, George Gold.

She is survived by her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Richard Gilbert of Katy and Patricia and Chuck Norman of Lago Vista; step-sons, Freddie Walker and wife, Maggie of Eagle Lake, and Mark Walker and wife Elaine of Shreveport, La.; daughter-in-law, Karolyn Reagan Foster of Eagle Lake; sisters, Alice Brandes of Seguin, Ida Strong of Houston and Beba Maertz of Schulenburg; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A vigil service was conducted Sept. 20, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Winkler presiding and Donna Gertson, cantor.

A Mass of christian burial followed Sept. 21, from the Parish of the Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake, with Winkler officiating. Other ministers included cross bearer, Michael Martinez; lector, Draper Stephens; cantor, Cynthia Sunderman; organist, Patty Stephens; gift bearers, Alice Brandes, Eleanor Maertz and Ida Strong; special ministers of communion, Frances Dromgoole, Glenda and Willie Moore, Carmen Nunez; paten holders, Brandes and Maertz. Burial followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Jacob Foster, Josh Foster, Dusty Horndt, Greg Riley, Richard Gilbert and Chuck Norman.

For those desiring to make memorial contributions, the family requested they be directed to the Parish of the Nativity's Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 307, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.

Colorado County Citizen, September 24, 2003
Courtesy of The Citizen

Walker, Inamae


Annie May [Inamae], 5 year old,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, died on Saturday and was buried Sunday eve. She was such a sweet and gentle child. A large procession followed her to her last resting place, where her loved remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. A multitude in spirit followed her spirit not only to the celstial gate but into the arms of Him who so loved little children. May we all meet her with Jesus, evermore to dwell!

Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1896, page 4

Walker, Infant

Our sympathy is extended Mr. and Mrs. Will Walker in the death of the infant daughter, which occurred at three o’clock last Saturday morning. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon with interment in the cemetery [Pleasant Grove] six miles above Columbus, Rev. Mr. Morris of Columbus conducting the funeral service.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 30, 1918

Oak Grove Items
(Delayed) [first item had a date of March 25]

The remains of the little infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Will Walker of Eagle Lake were brought up here last Saturday and laid to rest in the Skull Creek cemetery. The little babe had been with them just two short days but long enough for the parents to crave the little life. Weep not young parents, for it is now with the angels in Heaven, a tiny bud on earth, a perfect rose in Heaven. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents in this sad hour.

Weimar Mercury, April 5, 1918, page 2 

Walker, Jack B.


With deep regret we report the death of J. B. Walker, an old citizen of Eagle Lake. His health had been bad for several years. A few months ago he made application and was received into the Confederate Home in Austin, where he remained until death kindly relieved him of his sufferings. Uncle Jack was kind, gentle and obliging, and had many friends, all of whom regret his death.

Colorado Citizen, May 14, 1896, page 3
[Buried State Cemetery Austin; Section: Confederate Field, Section 2 (D), Row:S Number:33
Headstone Text: J. B. Walker
Co. G. Ga. Legion
Died May 7, 1896
Aged 53 years]

Walker, James F.

We regret to record the death, on the 25th inst., of Mr. James F. Walker, formerly of Brownsville, Tenn. He was employed for the past year in the Livery Stable of Messers. R. A. Thornton & Bros. of this city, and his death resulted from a kick of a horse. Mr. Walker was a quiet, unobtrusive, good man, attended to his business closely, and was universally esteemed. Everything that could be done for him by the medical fraternity was administered, but without avail. Our sympathies are extended his bereaved parents. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, December 30, 1875, page 2

Walker, James. L.

The remains of Mr. Jas. L. Walker, for many years a resident of this county, were [brou]ght here for interment last Friday, and [bur]ied in the family burying ground, six [miles] from town [unknown] Saturday morning. Mr. [Wal]ker has recently been farming near Lu[lin]g, and was on his way home from Lu[lin]g carrying a load of lumber to curb a [w]ell. He accdentally fell from his wagon between the wheels and it passed over his [bo]dy heavily loaded, causing death almost [in]stantly. He leaves a wife to whom he [ha]s been married about a year to mourn his [lo]ss, Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss who officiated [at] the nuptials, also held appropriate services at the residence of Mr. Leesemann, but was unable to go to the cemetery. The CITIZEN extends sympathy to the bereaved. [The left side of the article was partially missing.DA]

Colorado Citizen, July 10, 1890, page 3

Walker, James Lucius

Died, in this county, on the 7th instant, Mr. JAMES L. WALKER, in the fiftieth year of his age.  [Interred in Fitzgerald Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, February 17, 1876, page 4
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Walker, James Lucius

Last Rites Held Sunday For J. L. Walker, 82

Funeral services were held here Sunday, June 22nd for James L. Walker, 82, a native of Colorado County and prominent resident of the Matthews and Eagle lake community for the past forty-six years. Mr. Walker passed away at 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 20th at Laughlin Hospital. Although he had been in failing health for the past three years with a series of heart ailments, he had been confined to the hospital for five weeks and his death brought sadness to his many, many friends in this area.

The Rev. Charles Walton officiated at the services at Colly Memorial Methodist Church at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 22nd. Favorite hymns "Old Rugged Cross" and "Sweet By and By" were sung by a quartet, Mesdames H. C. Johnson, A. E. Gleghorn, Clifford Wiese and G. G. Grand accompanied by Miss Marion Wozencraft at the organ.

Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery with the following nephews serving as pallbearers: H. A. Machlan of E Campo, J. W. Machlan of Corpus Christi, W. O. Walker of Houston, Ashley Walker of Fort Worth, Leon Ingram of Houston and J. O. Walker of Eagle Lake. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Lucius Walker was born on October 21, 1875, 1912 when he brought his family to Matthews where he was a prominent farmer and rancher for many years.

He and Clara Taylor were married; in Borden on October 20, 1897, and last year the couple celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

Surviving are: his wife; two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Skinner of Falfurrias and Mrs. Geraldine Cason of Eagle Lake; one son, R. O. Walker of Sturgis, Kentucky; 3 sisters, Mrs. G. B. Skelton of Eagle Lake, Mrs. E. E. Machlan of El Campo and Mrs. J. W. Folck of Junction City, Kansas; one brother, Richard E. Walker of Houston. Also surviving are three grandsons, George M. Cason of Eagle Lake, J. M. Skinner, Jr., and David Skinner of Falfurrias and two great-grandchildren, Kathleen and J. M. Skinner of Falfurrias.

Mr. Walker always kept a constant interest in the affairs of his community and state. He was a kind and considerate neighbor and a steadfast friend. His presence shall be missed by his loved ones and by his host of friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 26, 1958 Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Walker, James Osborne “Boyche”

Cancer Victim at 65
Former Sheriff Walker Dead

Funeral services were held at Eagle Lake Saturday for former sheriff J. O. (Boyche) Walker, 65, who died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, in M. D. Anderson Hospital, Houston.

He had been ill with cancer the past six months. The immediate cause of his death was listed as pneumonia.

An almost lifelong resident of Eagle Lake, Mr. Walker served as sheriff from 1950 through 1968. He left his job as a butcher to make his first race, in one of the most heated politicl[sic] races this county has seen, and lost his last bid for re-election to one of his former deputies, the present sheriff, in another close race.

Born Dec. 9, 1904, at Columbus, he was the son of John Henry and Edna Walker. He worked as a butcher in Columbus, Eagle Lake and Sugar Land, but lived nearly all his life in Eagle Lake. He married Miss Macy Lee Duty there on May 16, 1926.

She survives, aolng[sic] with one son, John H. Walker of Pasadena; one daughter, Mrs. Marthat[sic] Ann Hair of Houston; and six grand children. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Edna Dearing, died in 1961. A brother, Henry, also preceded him in death.

Services were held at First Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Wodruff officiating. He was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Weimar Mercury, July 2, 1970


Eagle Lake and Colorado County lost one of its most beloved and respected citizens last week when J. O. (Boyche) Walker, Sheriff of Colorado County for eighteen years, closed his eyes in final rest in the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston at 5:30 in the morning of Thursday June 25th.

Mr. Walker had been in failing health for the past six months but his passing due to pneumonia came as a shock to his many friends throughout this section of the state.

A native of Columbus, he was a butcher by trade for many years before accepting the responsibilities of the office of sheriff.  He spent most of his life in this community, except for short periods of residence in Columbus and Sugar Land.

His efficient handling of the duties of sheriff won for him the respect of law enforcement agencies over the state.

Mr. Walker was elected to that office in 1950 and served conscientiously until the end of 1968.

He had been enjoying retirement since the end of his term of office of sheriff and had especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held for Mr. Walker from the First Baptist Church in Eagle Lake at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27th 1970.  The Rev Raymond Woodruff, pastor of the church where Mr. Walker was a long-time member, officiated at the services, Mrs. Clara May Nash played favorite hymns at the organ.

Mr. Walker was placed to final rest in the Lakeside Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were former associates and friends, M. H. Buller, Floyd Schlichting, Joe Smith, Ed Potter, Leo Kohleffel, and Darwin O. Keyes.  Mill-Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James O. Walker was born on December 9th, 1904 in Columbus, Texas, the son of John Henry and Edna Walker.  He and Miss Macy Lee Duty were united in marriage in Eagle Lake on May 16th, 1926

Surviving are his wife; one son, John H. Walker and wife Sudie of Pasadena; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Hair and husband Henry of Houston; six grandchildren, Cheryl Walker, James Walker, Trent Hair, Kelly Hair, Susan Dearing Walker and Ralph Dearing; a number of other relatives and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Edna Dearing in 1961; and by one brother, Henry.

Despite the many demands of his position of sheriff, Mr. Walker took an active interest in his church and community.  He was a long-time member of Columbus Lions Club.

His understanding toward men and women of all races and creeds under all circumstances won for him the respect and admiration of all who came to know him.  His performance in office made the community, county and state a better place in which to live.  He is gone but the memory of J. O. (Boyche) Walker will remain in the hearts and minds of all who came to know him forever.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 1970
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Walker, Jean Franklin Sr.


Jean F. Walker, Sr. went to be with the Lord on December 19, 2006 at his residence in Sheridan, Texas. Jean was born October 29, 1926 in Westhoff, Texas to Leo Albert Walker, Sr. and Dora Clare Wallis Walker. When he was two years of age they moved to Alice, TX. He graduated from William Adams High School in Alice, TX. In 1947 was called to serve his country. He spent two years in the United States Army serving in Italy. Upon returning home he attended Texas A & I University in Kingsville. In 1948 he came to Sheridan to manage the Sheridan Lumber Company, which he purchased in 1954.

He met his wife Zelda Brisco and they were united in marriage February 17, 1952. To this union three children Jean Franklin Walker, Jr., Traylor T. Walker and Tammy L. Walker Wied. Jean was a member of the Sheridan Lions Club - the club started in 1962.

He was a charter member and the first President of the club and presented a plaque for outstanding and dedicated service to Lionism District 23-3 from 1969-1970 and also 1970-1971.

He was very active in getting the Sheridan Water Corporation started and was director of the Texas Rural Water Association, member of the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department, and Sheridan Volunteer Ambulance Corp. from 1976 to 1992.

Jean is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hallettsville. He has served as Chairman of the Board, Past Parish Relations, Long Range Planning Committee, Building and Grounds Committee and Steward-ships. Jean went into the Sheridan Post Office in April 1955 as acting postmaster and retired from the post office in 1990.

He was a very outstanding father and husband. His parents, brother Leo Albert Walker, Jr., and nephew Leo Albert Walker, IV preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Zelda Albert Walker of Sheridan, TX; sons, Jean Franklin Walker, Jr. of Sheridan, TX, and Traylor T. Walker and wife Marilyn of Bellville, TX; daughter Tammy Louise Walker Wied and husband Tony of Taiton, TX; one granddaughter Brandy Louise Walker Collins and husband John; two grandsons Ladd Alan Wied and Bruce Wade Wied; brother Jack Sterling Walker of Miami, Florida; three sisters, Lida Ruth Beck, Christine Ray and Betty Louise Walker all of Victoria, TX.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Hallettsville, Texas with Rev. Lundy Hooten officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, Texas. Burial followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Wayne Dupre, Don Ray, Alan Kloss, Reggie Brisco, Martin Perez and Buddy Walker.

Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Schlegether, A.B. Mikulenka, Percy Stanfield, Joe Clegg, Ladd Wied, Bruce Wied, John Collins, Tony Wied, Dr. Robert Youens, Dr. Antoine Younis and all of Sheridan Lions Club members.

Colorado County Citizen, December 27, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Walker, Jim

Eagle Lake, Texas, April 10.--A difficulty occurred last night on Captain Dunovant’s plantation, six miles below town, between two negroes, Tom Bedford and Jim Walker, in which the latter was shot through the brain and instantly killed.

Walker was a disreputable negro, so much so that Captain Dunovant drove him off his place last year and would not allow him to return. [Please of interment unknown]

After the killing Bedford went to Columbus,it is presumed to surrender to the sheriff.

Weimar Mercury, April 15, 1893, page 2

Walker, Joe

Columbus, Nov. 29.--Joe Walker, a respected citizen, died near Alleyton Tuesday, aged 55 years, after a brief illness of a day and a half. He is survived by a wife and several children. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 6, 1906

Walker, John Franklin

Final Rites for J. F. Walker, 65, Held Here Monday

Funeral services for John F. Walker, 65, owner of Walker Lumber Yard, were held at First Baptist Church here Monday afternoon, with Rev. Howard Parshall of Weimar and Dr. Norman L Roberts of Columbus officiating. Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

He died at 6:45 Saturday evening in Youens Hospital after a heart stroke. Though stilt actively carrying on his business, he had been it failing health the past two and a half years.

Prominent in ranching and oil activities in addition to his lumber business, Mr. Walker had been a businessman here for nearly half a century and had made hundreds of friends in the South Texas area.

Leader In Many Groups

He was a former mayor of Weimar, former president of the Houston Farm and Ranch Club, the Gulf Coast Council of Agriculture, and the Weimar Chamber of Commerce, and at one time was on the State Livestock Sanitary Commission. For a number of years he was active in the Democratic Party. He had also served on the board of directors of the Houston Fat Stock Show in past years. A member of the Baptist Church, he was president of the Men’s Bible Class, to which he lent much time and effort. He was a charter member of the Weimar Rotary Club,

Native of Waller

Born March 10, 1888, at Waller, Texas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Walker, he was one year old when his family moved to Weimar. After completing high school here he lived in Coleman, Texas, for two years, 1906 to 1908, working in a drug store, but returned to enter the lumber business with his father, who was a partner of the late Frank Shortt.

A year later he returned to Coleman to marry Miss Elizabeth Thompson, and they have made their home here ever since.

Surviving in addition to his widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Marybeth Houchins of Weimar and Mrs. Preston K. Shatto of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Wirtz of Austin; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Shatto of Columbus and Johnny Houchins of Weimar.

Active pallbearers at the services were three nephews, Jean Walker, Homer Eck and Clifford Eck; and Benno Rose, Ben Holt, Sam Holloway, Ray Kusey, and Henry Ed. Rabel. All his friends were, listed as honorary pallbearers

Weimar Mercury, December 25, 1953, pages 1 and 8

Walker, John Henry

J. Henry Walker Died Suddenly at Home Here Early Thursday Morning

Mr. J. Henry Walker, 39 years of age, a well known citizen of Eagle Lake, died suddenly at his home in this city at about half past two o'clock Thursday morning of apoplexy.  His death was sudden and came as a great shock to his relatives and his friends.  He had not been ill and was apparently in his usual good health when he retired for the night.

Mr. Walker was a prominent stockman of this community and was well known throughout the county and well known to stockmen all over this section of the country.  He was considered an exceptionally fine stockman and has followed this business practically all of his life.

Henry Walker was kind hearted.  He was a big hearted man, of generous impulses and affable bearing.  He was ever ready to give assistance or show accommodation to a friend and there was nothing in reason that he would not do to accommodate his friends and these fine traits of character made him many close friends who sorrow because he has been called from the walks of men and who sympathize with the bereaved ones.

The funeral service will be held this (Friday) afternoon at 4 o'clock, with interment in the Lakeside Cemetery.

Mr. Walker is survived by his [2nd] wife [Ruth Wilson Walker] and two boys, J. O. and Henry, Jr., his mother, Mrs. J. O. Walker, three sisters, Mrs. MaClane of El Campo, Mrs. G. B. Skelton of this city and Mrs. J. W. Falck of Junction City, Kansas, and three brothers, J.L., R.E. and R. A. Walker, all of this community, who have the sincerest sympathy of all of our people.  May the angels of faith, hope and grace encamp about the sorrowing loved ones and heal their bleeding hearts.

Eagle Lake Headlight Nov. 17, 1921.
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Walker, Joseph Clay, Jr.

Joseph Walker Funeral Service Held
Joseph Walker Funeral Service Held Jan. 4

Joseph Clay Walker, Jr., 94, of Oakland died on Jan. 2 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

He was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on Nov. 10, 1913 to Joseph Clay and Anna Lou (Wakefield) Walker.

He attended Berry School in Georgia and Tulane University in New Orleans.

He married Virginia Albert on Feb. 3, 1940 in Houston.

He worked as a jeweler and was a member of Rotary International, Masonic Lodge, Texas Native Plant Society and Weimar United Church of Christ Brotherhood.

A funeral service was held under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Home on Jan. 4 at Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in Forest Park Cemetery in Houston.

Pallbearers included Gene Hoffman, Gene Hanzelka, Jay Porterfield, Robert Walker, Charles Trefny, David Kraemer and Johnny Banes.

He is survived by his wife Virginia of Oakland; sons, Clay Walker III and wife Annetta of San Andreas, Calif. and Mayo Walker and wife Cheryl of Oakland; daughter Beth Offutt of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother Winston Walker.

Memorials may be made to Weimar United Church of Christ.

From the January 10, 2008 online edition of Weimar Mercury

Walker, Julia Augusta

Columbus, February 6, -- The remains of Mrs. Quinn Walker arrived this morning from Eagle Lake and were buried at the family grave yard about eight miles south of this place. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stafford. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place.

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1894

Walker, Kelsey, Jr.

Walker,Kelsey, Jr., 74,died Saturday, February 12, 2000 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Born in Glidden, TX. WWII Army Air Corp. Veteran, graduate of MIT, retired Aerospace Engineer from TRW, Redondo Beach -1986.

Survived by wife Ramona, 3 sons, __ grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Mass & Inurnment Saturday, February 26, 2000 at San Fernando Mission, Mission Hills, CA.

Memorial contributions may be made to local Ronald McDonald House.

Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2000
Submitted by Eleanor E. Borkenhagen

Walker, Lizzie Lou


The little child of Wm. Walker, reported sick last week, died the morning of the 10th last. Poor little Lizzie was too angelic for this world, God called her home. She has only gone on befoe. The Christian faher and mother can meet her “over there.” Weep not as those who have no hope, Lizzie is an angel now, and clearly understands Heaven’s language. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, August 17, 1882, page 3

Walker, Lula Pearl

Weimar Local Matters

Mr. Potthast lost his only child by death last Sunday; Mr. John Walker his little darling on Monday; and on the same day Mr. Mason Penny lost his only child also. We understand that these little ones died of congestion. How the hearts of parents run out in sympathy for these bereaved households, none but those who have been called upon to suffer like afflictions can truly feel the pangs that now fill the bosoms[sic] of these stricken parents. [Places of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 27, 1881

Walker, Maude (Smith)

(Delayed-Jan. 18.)

The sad news of the death of Mrs. Will Walker of near Eagle Lake, was received here last week. Mr. Walker is a brother-in-law of Mr. C. F. Sanders, and an uncle of Little Daisy, Hola and Edwina Walker of this community, and was formerly a resident of this country. Mrs. Walker leaves a little babe of just four weeks old. We deeply sympathize with Mr. Walker in this sad hour. May the good Lord watch over him, and this little babe is our earnest prayer. [Interment in Garwood cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, January 29, 1915, page 6

Walker, Minnie J.

Died, on April 11th, 1887, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jane D. Greer, in Livingston, Polk county, Texas, Mrs. Minnie J. Walker.
God in His wise Providence having removed from this world our beloved sister, Mrs. Minnie J. Walker, we hereby place on record our expression of sorrow for our own personal loss, and our high appreciation of her lovely personal qualities. She was loving, faithful and true, in all the relations of life, and a devoted friend to the noble principles and objects of our Order.
Geo. S. Wilson, __ [Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, April 28, 1887

Walker, Oliver B.


Though not unexpected the death of one of our oldest citizens, Mr. Oliver B. Walker, on the 19th was the cause of great regret to his many friends in this section. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 26, 1891, page 3

Walker, Oliver Edward

Post Special: Eagle Lake, Nov. 21.--Ed Walker, aged 27, a prominent citizen of this community, died last night at Quinn, about eighteen miles below here on the Cane Belt. He had been sick but a few days with black jaundice, and was thought yesterday to be convalescing, but last night a turn for the worse was taken, and death ensued at 10:30. His remains will be sent to Columbus tonight for interment tomorrow [Pleasant Grove Cemetery].

Weimar Mercury, November 26, 1904, page 1

Walker, Phillip Osborne

Phil Walker, the twenty-four years old son of Mrs. O. Walker, died at the family home in this city Tuesday night at half past ten o’clock of pneumonia brought on through an attack of influenza. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, with interment being made in the the Lakeside cemetery. The Headlight extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 2, 1918

Walker, Quintillion F.

Post Special: Eagle Lake, Feb. 8.--A telephone message was received here from Houston Sunday night announcing the death of Mr. Quin F. Walker of this city. His death occurred at 9:15 p. m. in that city. This sad message came as a shock to his many friends throughout the town. Mr. Walker was one of the greatest promoters and progressive citizens this city or county ever had, and the whole city is in mourning. Everyone was Quin Walker's friend.

He was one of the proprietors of the Vineyard, Walker & Co.'s bank, a member of the large firm of Frank Stephens company; also the G. W. Deaton company; was the sole proprietor of the Q. F. Walker meat market, and was largely interested in the Eagle Lake Rice Milling Company, and also of the Eagle Lake Rice Irrigation company. He was probably one of the best known stockmen and farmers in the state. He leaves a wife and several children and a host of friends all over the state to mourn his demise. Mr. Walker's insurance will reach to the extent of $40,000 and probably more . Funeral will take place Tuesday February 9, at 10 a.m. at the Lakeside cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1904

Walker, Quin F. Jr.

The beautiful baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Qunn Walker died Tuesday night, after an illness of only a few days. Little Quinn was about two years old, a child of usual beauty and brightness. Our Savior will carry the lambs in his bosom. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 29, 1903, page 2


Walker, Robert

The remains of Mr. Robert Walker were brought here from Eagle Lake for burial yesterday evening, and interment took place in Odd Fellows Rest. Rev. Wm.. D. Wyatt officiating.

Mr. Walker was a former citizen of this place and has been living at Matthews for the past twelve or fourteen years. He was 75 years of age and is survived by the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Marcus Wink of Glidden and Mrs. Louis Wink of Eagle Lake and one son, Mr. Carter Walker of Eagle Lake, to whom our sympathy is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, January 15, 1931


Walker, Robert Ashley

R. A. Walker Takes Own Life Here Thursday

Funeral Services Will Be Held From the Family Residence This Afternoon, Friday, at 4 O'clock With Burial in Lakeside Cemetery

Another shock to the citizens of Eagle Lake was the word flashed out about 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon that R. A. (Ashley) Walker had taken his own life. Mr. Walker had been in ill health for some time, having suffered heart attacks. He had been confined to his home since Monday and during those three or four days his illness had been more severe. He had grown very despondent and was frequently heard to remark that death would be preferable to invalidism that would incapacitate him for work.

He had finished his noon lunch and while waiting for Judge Max Conner, with whom he had an appointment to go to town for a consultation with his physician, he wandered to the garage. When Judge Connor phoned to ask if he was ready, his daughter, Mrs. Larson, started to the garage to call him, also his wife started out to get him, when the both heard the shot, Mrs. Walker thinking at first it was the backfire of the truck, but seeing him fall, the awful realization of the tragedy broke upon her.

He had used a pistol that none of the family realized he possessed and the shot penetrated his heart.

Ashley Walker, as he was known to everyone throughout this section, was born at Greenvine in Washington County, Dec. 3, 1883. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Walker. He was married to Miss Bertha Reling of Wadsworth, on August 3rd, 1910, and she and six children survive. The children are: Mrs. T. H. Larson of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. E. A. Hughes of Stafford; Miss Marjorie Walker of Richmond; Billie Joe of Eagle Lake and two sons, William of Houston and Ashley, Jr., of Sugar Land. One child preceded him in death. Seven grandchildren also are left and the following brothers and sisters: R.E. Walker of Matthews; Mrs. E. E. Machlan of El Campo; Mrs. J. W. Folck of Junction City, Kansas and Mrs. G. B. Skelton of Eagle Lake.

Mr. Walker was well and favorably known all over this section. He had lived in Bay City, Lane City, Altair, Houston, Columbus and for the past thirty years in Eagle Lake, where he had served as marshal and constable for many years. In his early youth he was baptized in the Methodist Church.

The funeral is announced for 4 o'clock this afternoon from the family home, with burial in Lakeside cemetery, with Rev. K. R. Hemphill and Rev. Frank E. Walker conducting the services

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 4, 1941
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Final Rites Held For R. A. Walker Last Friday P.M.

Beautifully impressive were the last sad rites held for Ashley Walker at the family home last Friday afternoon, with Rev. K. R. Hemphill and Rev. Frank E. Walker conducting the ritualistic service for the dead. With Mrs. H. W. Ahlers presiding at the instrument, two beautiful comforting hymns were rendered. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Asleep in Jesus."

Casket bearers were Henry Walker of Refugio, J. O. Walker of Sugar Land, Hamilton Machlan and Hugh Durden of El Campo, Carter Walker and G. M. Cason of Eagle Lake. A wealth of beautiful flowers were manifestations of the high regard in which Mr. Walker was held. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery.]

Another feature especially noticeable was the large attendance of friends throughout this area who were present to show their esteem and pay tribute to this memory. A large outpouring of friends in Eagle Lake were also in attendance, as Mr., Walker had been a resident of this city for thirty years. He will be greatly missed not only by his family but by associates in this vicinity where he was widely and favorable known.

Out of town relatives in attendance at the funeral service were: Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Walker and son; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Walker and daughter of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Walker, Jr., and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Walker and family of Sugar Land; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hughes of Stafford; Miss Marjorie Walker of Richmond; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Larson and sons of Youngstown, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Walker and daughter of Refugio; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Machlan and son, Jim Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Machlan of El Campo; H. V. Durden of Brenham; Mrs. Grace Wink of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Wink of Glidden.

Friends throughout this section join the Headlight in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and other relatives in their great sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 11, 1941
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Walker, Robert Leander


It is with sadness we announce the death of Leander Walker, one of Colorado’s oldest citizens,which occurred at his residence about eight miles east of here on the 28th of January, of heart disease and dropsy combined. Mr. Walker was the father of Mrs. A. S. Lowery and James Walker of this place and we extend to them our heartfelt sympathy. [Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, February 4, 1886

Walker, Robert Paine

Former Weimar Man Dies At Bay City
(Weimar Mercury)

Many of our people were shocked and saddened last week when it was learned that Mr. Payne[sic] Walker, son of Mrs. Kate Walker of Bay City, had died, following a brief illness from pneumonia. The remains were prepared for burial and on Thursday afternoon of last week were committed to mother earth in the family lot in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery here. Many relatives and friends and a large delegation of American Legion members from the Bay City section, as well as a number of old time friends of the family residing here, witnessed the last sad rites.

Payne Walker[sic], a son of the late Mr. Wm. Walker, who was buried here about six weeks previous, and Mrs. Kate Walker, was born and raised to young manhood in our city. With his family he moved to Bay City many years ago, where his father engaged in the furniture business. Young Payne stayed with his father in this business, and between father and son they built up a splendid business. Payne was a steady, upright young man, highly regarded by everyone, a successful business man, and his death is indeed a blow to family, relatives and friends.

We are informed that he was attacked with pneumonia the first of last week, that he grew worse rapidly, that the complaint grew into double pneumonia, and after two days illness in the hospital, his death followed. Sad indeed for a man entering the forties to be called hence, and just at a time when he was so sorely needed by a widowed mother and others. His death is deeply and sincerely deplored by many friends throughout this sections.

He leaves a mother, Mrs. Kate Walker, two brothers, Jack (Tom) of Markham and William of California, four sisters, Mrs. S. O. Eidman of San Benito, Mrs. Carroll Ryman of Matagorda, Mrs. Fred Gillette and Mrs. Tony Carr of Bay City, and his aged grandmother, Mrs. M. L. Paine, who has made her home with the Walker family for many years.

Colorado County Citizen, April 7, 1932, page 6

Walker, unnamed boy

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Quinn F. Walker was removed from Eagle Lake to this place last Friday, and committed to earth in the family burial ground. “One more angel in heaven.” [Interment in Odd Fellows’ Rest Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, January 8, 1891

Walker, unnamed girl

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Quin F. Walker of Eagle Lake died last Thursday at the residence of her grandmother (Mrs. Sarah Stafford) of this city, and was buried next day at the old family burial grounds, six miles south of town. [Reinterred in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado Citizen, January 22, 1891, page 3

Walker, unknown child


The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker of this city died last Wednesday, and its cherished remains were committed to the dust last Thursday, in the presence of many relatives and sorrowing friends.[Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, January 31, 1889

Walker, Vera Zue

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Walker, who live about six miles northeast of this city, died of congestion on the 6th instant, after a short illness. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved parents sin their sad loss. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, September 14, 1889

Walker, William A.


Funeral services for William A. Walker are scheduled for 2 o’clock this afternoon at Columbus Funeral Home with burial in Ijams cemetery. Rev. Charles Culpepper of Eagle Lake will officiate.

Mr. Walker, who had been residing in Altair for the past six years, died at an Eagle Lake hospital Tuesday night.
Born in Colorado county on Nov. 20, 1859, he would have been 87 years old Wednesday. He was a son of William W. and Penelope Cone Walker, natives of Georgia. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Named as pallbearers were Elmo Werlla, Vastine Gosch, Lee H. Johnson, George Stafford, Tanner Walker and Marvin Tyler.

Surviving are three nieces with whom Mr. Walker had resided in Altair, Misses Liseta and Willie Walker and Mrs. Mamie Mitchell.

Colorado County Citizen, November 21, 1946

Walker, William Robert

W. R. Walker Dies at Columbus

W. R. (“Bob”) Walker, 54 years old, a well known citizen of Columbus, died at his home in that city Saturday morning. He was born and raised near Columbus, and spent most all of his life there. He was an Odd Fellow and Woodmen and was buried Sunday morning under the auspices of those orders, at the Odd Fellows’ Rest, near Columbus. He leaves a widow, one son, Ivan, and one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Hopkins, Jr., of Bay City. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 28, 1916

Walker, William Wylie

Weimar Locals

With much regret and sorrow was the announcement received here of the death of so good a man and valuable a citizen as Mr. W. W. Walker. It was a surprise to most every one, as no one knew of his sickness. In his death Colorado county loses a useful man and an old and much respected citizen. We offer our sympathies to the grief stricken family. [Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, February 3, 1881, page 3

Tribute of Respect.

To the Worshipful Masters, Wardens, and Brethren of Osage Lodge, No. 301, A. F. & A. M.:

We, the committee, appointed to draft resolutions commemorating the death of our deceased Brothers, W. W. Walker, would respectfully submit the following:

WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from among us, our highly esteemed Brothers, W. W. Walker, a member of Osage Lodge, No. 301, by death, on the 25th of January, 1881, at his residence in Colorado county.

Therefore, be it Resolved. That we deplore the loss of our worthy Brother from our society, and that, by his death, Masonry has lost an ornament, society an honorable and exemplary citizen, his family a kind and indulgent father, and the country at large an honest and upright man.

Resolved, That the members of this Lodge, of which he has so long been a member, do wear the usual badge of mourning, for thirty days, and that our heartfelt sympathies are hereby tendered his bereaved family; and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Colorado Citizen, with a request to publish the same.
G. T. Whitfield, )
J. B. Harris, ) Committee,
W. T. Burford )

Colorado Citizen, February 3, 1881, page 3
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