Edward S Walker

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EDWARD S. WALKER, lifelong resident of Bethel township, Armstrong county, where he is profitably engaged in general farming, was born there Jan. 16, 1866, son of Samuel and Sarah (Guthrie) Walker, both of whom are now deceased.

Samuel Walker, formerly of Burrell township, this county, was born in that township in June, 1823, moved to the farm in Bethel township now occupied by his son Edward in 1850, and there passed the remainder of his life, dying Aug. 28, 1889. He married Sarah Guthrie, of Kiskiminetas township, Armstrong county, who was born in April, 1829, of Irish descent, and of the children born to their union two sons and two daughters died young: James B., was born Sept. 30, 1869; Martha married William McCorkell, who died in 1889, and she is now living with her brother on the home farm (she has no children). The mother of this family died May 11, 1905.

Edward S. Walker was reared on the homestead in Bethel township and received his education in the public schools of the locality. He has been engaged in farming throughout his active years, and has done well, his industrious habits and good management bringing him deserved prosperity. He is well thought of by his neighbors, and has been chosen to serve as supervisor of his township, which office he has filled for five years. He is a member of White Rock Lodge, No. 979, I. O. O. F., and in religious connection he and his wife belong to the Presbyterian Church at Crooked Creek.

On Sept. 5, 1906, Mr. Walker married Rosa Shearer, of Bethel township, daughter of Samuel J. and Alice (Davis) Shearer, and they have had two children: Sarah Ruth, born June 6, 1909, and Alice Vera, born Aug. 13, 1911.

Source: Page 682, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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