M.W. Walker, State Represenative, Dies
Furnished by Clarence Crocker

According to his obituary in the Spartanburg Herald and Journal Tuesday, November 15, 1921, “Mr. M. W. Walker, 59, a prominent resident of Glendale, passed away early yesterday morning at his home. He had been ill for only a short while. “Monk” Walker, as he was familiarly known throughout the county, served several terms as a Spartanburg County Representative in the State Legislature. He was a brother to J. A. Walker who died here several months ago. Monk was a retail dry goods merchant.

His Funeral service was held in the Glendale Baptist Church of which he was a member. The service was conducted by The Reverend J.D. Baily, Pastor and Dr. W.L. Ball, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Interment followed in the Walker Square in the Glendale Community Cemetery where his late wife, Mrs. Hattie Walker and their daughter, Aletha had been buried. The Woodman of the World and Masons were in charge of the grave side service.

Mr. Walker was first married to the Glendale native, Miss Hattie Thomas, daughter of Mr. William B. and Ann Thomas and were the parents of four children. Following the untimely death of Hattie in 1913, Monk married Mrs. Pearl Kate Walker by whom he was survived at the time of his death. Other survivors were; one daughter, Miss Annie Mae Walker; two sons, M.L. & W. B. Walker; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Smith of Greenville, S. C.

Obituary copy courtesy of Spartanburg County Library.


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