M.W. Walker, State Represenative, Dies
Furnished by Clarence Crocker
According to his obituary in
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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