Gustavus Adolphus Walker

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GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS WALKER, a prominent attorney at law and one of the distinguished citizens of Kittanning, was born at Sykesville, Jefferson Co., Pa., Dec. 14, 1879, a son of Frederick and Christina (Zufall) Walker.

Frederick Walker was born in Germany, and came to the United States with his parents in 1847. A settlement was made in Jefferson county, Pa., where father and son engaged in agricultural pursuits, the latter also working at his trade of carpenter. Frederick Walker became the father of eleven children: Pauline R.; Mary C., wife of A.L. George; Henry W.; George F.; Barbara C., wife of William J. Hess; James I.; John, deceased; Gustavus A.; Clarence H.; Effie R., wife of Orren D. Couch; and Emma, who died in infancy.

Gustavus Adolphus Walker first attended public school in Jefferson county. He prepared for college at the Kittanning Academy, following which he entered Washington and Jefferson College, and remained nearly three years. Returning to Kittanning, he began the study of law with ex-Judge Calvin Rayburn, of that place, and was admitted to the Armstrong county bar in May, 1903. Since that time he has been engaged in the active practice here, and connected with some very important litigation.

On May 23, 1906 Mr. Walker was united in marriage with Mary F. Swan, daughter of John M. Swan, of Wickboro, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are the parents of three children; Edith R., Charles F., and Mary A. Mr Walker belongs to the reformed Church, and is one of its most liberal supporters.

Source: Pages 736-737, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Rodney G Rosborough for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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