|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1881|
1828- November 15, 1881
Co. F, 2nd Iowa Inf
W.W. Walker, an old gentleman, 63 years of age, employed in Roberts' shoe shop at No. 10 East Eighth street, died very suddenly between 9 and 10 a.m., November 15, 1881.
The body was removed to Welden's undertaking rooms at 3 p.m. Dr. W. M. Lewis held a post mortem and determined that heart clot was the immediate cause of death. The right lung had grown fast to the ribs and diaphragm, and in a piece of cartilage attached to the side of the lung, were found several ossifications resulting, in the doctor's opinion, from an attack of pleurisy in the deceased's younger days, The heart clot was caused by congestion of the lungs, preventing sufficient aeration of the blood.
Mr. Walker came to Kansas City fifteen months ago from Keokuk, Iowa, and had been employed as a shoemaker in Allen Roberts' shop on East Eighth street. He complained of not feeling well for several days, and thought himself troubled with asthma. He slept in the shop and took his meals at the Atlantic Hotel. The day prior to his death he was too sick to work and said he nearly died the night before with asthma. He was seated by the stove reading when fellow workers heard him gasping for breath. He expired before a doctor could arrive.
Mr. Walker was a bachelor and the youngest of a large family. A brother and sister at Keokuk, Iowa, survived. Burial was November 16th ay Union Cemetery. There is a military tombstone at his grave in the southwest corner of the cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Wyandotte lodge No. 35, IOOF. (KC Journal, Wed, Nov 16, 1881)
FROM CEMETERY RECORDS
Name: Walker, W.W.
Date Died: November 15, 1881
Date Buried: November 16, 1881
Age: 60 (63 in newspaper)
Comments: Private in Co F 1 IA Infantry
Cause of Death: heart disease
Place of Death: employed at Robert's Shoe Shop at 10 E. Eighth St.
Co. F, 2ND IA INF
Plot: Section SW Row 1
Created by: Lane Campbell
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
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