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Alice B. Davis Walker
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1877
Kaufman
Kaufman County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1959
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

daughter of John Love Davis - Louisa May Crawford

Breckenridge Walker married Miss Alice Davis on 13 March 1897 at Breckenridge, Texas. Their honeymoon was a short walk from the church to the best hotel, where they lived for some time at the rate of $16 per month for two room and board included.

The Walkers moved to Fort Worth on 1 December 1919 after purchasing a home at 1433 Pennsylvania Avenue. The home was purchased for $50,000 so that two of their three daughters, Gladys and Pansy might attend Texas Christian University. At the time of their move, Gladys was 19, Panny was 17 and Joe Alice was six years old. In 1919, Pennsylvania avenue was well established as "silk stocking row" which was lined with the houses of Fort Worth's rich. The Wharton mansion or "Thistle Hill" is one those homes that still remains. The Breckenridge Walker house had its own water tower and had a phone system as well. The home location is now on the grounds of Harris Hospital.

They maintained a residence in Breckenridge until 1929.

Mrs. Walker was one of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Davis, who moved to Breckenridge when Alice was a small child.

Mrs. Walker continued to live in the Pennsylvania home following her husband's death, in 1959, the home was converted into a commercial office. In 1953, she moved to her present home of 3818 Monticello Dr.

As the matriarch of the pioneer West Texas family, Mrs. Walker outlived all three of the Walker daughters.

Mrs. Walker, a devout Christian since childhood, was a member of First Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Long interested in TCU of which her husband was a trustee, she gave the world class concert pipe organ for Ed Landreth Auditorium in the university's Fine Arts Building.

She provided the courtyard at First Methodist Church. Mrs. Walker contributed to many charities and civic enterprises for the assistance of the unfortunate.

Mrs. Walker was a member of The Assembly, the Woman's Club, River Crest Country Club and the Fort Worth Club.

After her husband's death, she was named president of First National Bank of Dallas until she sold her controlling interest to the late Milton E. Daniel. She continued active management of the B.S. Walker estate.

Surviving: one grandson - Jack M. Bucker, Jr.; 17 nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Gaston Foote, pastor, officiating.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Love Davis (1837 - 1927)
  Louisa Mary Crawford Davis (1841 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Breckenridge Stephen Walker (1877 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Gladys Walker Harwood (1901 - 1922)*
  Joe Alice Walker Buckler (1915 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Love Davis (1862 - 1904)*
  Alice B. Davis Walker (1877 - 1959)
  Wiliam Richard Davis (1878 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Oct 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79337225
Alice B. <i>Davis</i> Walker
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