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 Abraham Walker

Abraham Walker

Birth
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Apr 1901 (aged 80)
Wood County, Ohio, USA
Burial Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section SW Row 6 Stone 4
Memorial ID 106113100 · View Source
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Abraham was Oak Grove sexton and farmer in Center Township. He married Mary Lloyd and they had Martha, Jemima, Henry, and Sarah. Henry died in infancy.

Abraham Walker, sexton and custodian of the Bowling Green cemetery, was born in Fayette county, Penn., January 15, 1821. He is the son of Thomas and Mary (Solenbarquer) Walker. The father of our subject was born on the Susquehanna river, in Lancaster county, Penn., and was a stone mason by trade. He died in Columbiana county, Ohio, near New Lisbon, at the age of sixty years. The mother died in Stark county, Ohio, when eighty years old. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The paternal grandfather was of Irish descent, and his mother's people were Pennsylvania Dutch, her grandfather, David Solenbarquer, having been born in Pennsylvania, and died in Fayette county, Ohio.

Abraham Walker, our subject, is one of eleven children, ten of whom grew to maturity: David, Thomas, Presley, Henry, Abraham, Joseph, Ann, Clarissa, Mary, and Isabella. Of these, Joseph and Clarissa, besides our subject, are alive, Joseph living in Stark county, Ohio, and Clarissa at Warren, Ohio. Mr. Walker's early life was spent in Columbiana county, on a farm. He was married March I, 1845, to Miss Lloyd, who was born in New Jersey, August 31, 1824. They settled in Columbiana county, Ohio, for four years, and then came to Wood county, in the fall of 1847, and, after living at various places, finally located in Bowling Green, which is still his home. There was no sign of a town when he first came to what is now the prosperous town of Bowling Green. He had learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, at which he worked and farmed, alternately. That was in the days when the huge forests were being cleared away in Wood county, and black salts and potash were about the only cash commodities. He was engaged in 'making potash for fifteen years, and then became sexton in the Methodist Episcopal Church and the public School house for five or six years, finally accepting the position of sexton of the cemetery, which he has held for thirty-two years. He is a Republican, and has been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty-five years. Mr. Walker is a strong, hale and hearty man, and long has been the procession of youth and aged whom he has seen join the silent majority, sleeping their last sleep beneath the sod. Mrs. Walker, as well as her husband, has been spared in excellent health by the "grim reaper" to a ripe and happy old age. Both of their lives have been nobly spent, and stand as an excellent example to be followed by succeeding generations. To this couple have been born four children, as follows: Martha, who is the wife of Allan Cook, a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, and a citizen of Bowling Green. Jemima, who is the wife of Thomas Baker, a resident of Putnam county, Ohio; they have five sons, Nathan, Alva, William, Ira and Charles. Sarah died when thirty-one years old; she was the wife of Henry Dibert. Henry died when six weeks old.

The parents of Mrs. Walker were Floyd and Mary (Sparks) Lloyd. They were both natives of New Jersey, and died there when Mrs. Walker was a child.

Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio, Beers, 1897, P. 1204


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  • Created by: Lavidaloca
  • Added: 3 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106113100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Walker (15 Jan 1821–26 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106113100, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Lavidaloca (contributor 47233220) .