Aug. 28, 1937 Alexandria Rapides Parish Louisiana, USA
Robert Jones Walker, 47 years old, died at the United States Veteran's Hospital at Alexandria Saturday of a heart ailment. Mr. Walker was one of Alexandria's leading business men, having been a stockholder and an officer in the Interurban Transportation Company. He held the position of ticket agent at the uptown office on Third Street.
He was a native of Dodson, where he was born February 23, 1890. He was a son of Ezriah [sic Ezeriah] Walker and Mrs. Frances Stovall Walker. He was reared in Winn parish and attended the public schools of the Dodson community, later attending Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Ruston, from which he graduated in 1915.
After graduating he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad Company at Susquehanna, Pa. At the outbreak of the World War, he enlisted in the army and was sent overseas, where he served in the trenches as a machine gunner. When the armistice was signed, he returned to America and was made roundhouse foreman for the Erie railroad, serving in that capacity until 1925 when he came to Alexandria and became associated with the Interurban Transportation Company.
On September 9, 1919, he was married to Miss Margaret O'Connell of Susquehanna, who with two children survives him. The children are Frances Jean Walker, 14, and James Warren Walker, 12. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, W. G. Walker and M. W. Walker of Alexandria, Mrs. J. M Gaar and Mrs. Iver W. Peters , both of Dodson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at ten thirty o'clock at the Transport cemetery near Dodson conducted by the Rev. J. E. White and which were completed with Masonic and American Legion honors.
Published in The Winnfield News-American, September 3, 1937