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Nelson Bradley Walker

  • Birth 29 Apr 1861 Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 8 Oct 1932 Beeville, Bee County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Beeville, Bee County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 77640513

Military Service 1884 Enlisted at Columbus, Ohio, then to Washington D.C., San Antonio, Ft Clark, Discharged 1890
Occupation Undertaker
His and first wife Emma Elizabeth Stovall (1870-1916) they had 6 children. 3 daughters and 3 sons. One daughter & one son died in infancy.
Gladys Walker (C. O ) Haynie born 2-8-1894 d 3-17-1989 Kerr, Tx
William Curtis Walker b 7-3-1896 d 12-9-1955 Beeville, Tx was a Major League Baseball Player FAG# 18109.
Edith Walker (Horace) Chandler b 11-1898 death date unknown
Jesse Walker b 1907 death date unknown
Neila Maud was Nelson Walker's second wife. They were married on Nov. 4, 1919. No children

BEEVILLE MOURNS THE LOSS OF N. B. WALKER
Well Known Undertaker, resident of City 42 Years, Dies Suddenly
Seldom has more universal sorrow been expressed over the passing of a citizen of Beeville than that which followed the sudden death last Saturday afternoon, October 8, of N. B. Walker, for 25 years in the undertaking business of this city.
Mr. Walker passed away at his home shortly after having experienced a severe attack of acute indigestion. He was downtown in his car when the attack came on. He visited the office of a physician who treated him. Mr. Walker then drove his car to his residence, got out and entered the house unaided and reclined on his bed, telling Mrs. Walker he did not feel well. Mr. Walker condition grew steadily worse and before a physician could arrive he had passed away.
In the 25 years during which he had served Beeville as undertaker--much of the time as the city's only undertaker--he had been called in by hundreds of citizens to perform a last and sad mission for them. By his kindly spirit and sympathetic nature he had endeared himself to hundreds of families and the mourning was city and section-wide when his death was reported.
The services were at the First Methodist church, with Rev. S. B. Beall, pastor, and his close personal friend since 1916, delivering a beautiful tribute. He was assisted by Rev. H. N. Cunningham, past of the First Presbyterian church, who offered a prayer and read the Scripture, while Rev. Dan Laning, past of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, sang as a solo "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". Every seat in the main auditorium and Sunday School room was occupied and many extra chairs were brought in. Many stood in the rear of the church during the services. Several colored people were among the mourners gathered to pay deserved tribute to a man who by his charitable deeds, his tender sympathy and unusual liberality had endeared himself to the entire community.
Nelson Bradley Walker was born at Marion, Ohio, April 29, 1861. His parents were N. B. and Emma Elizabeth (Brinker) Walker. He was 71 years, five months and nine days old when the Angel of death claimed his soul.
Mr. Walker resided at Marion until 1885, when he came to Texas and enlisted in an army band at San Antonio. The band was stationed at Fort Clark, in West Texas. It was during his five year enlistment that he met a Mr. Mills, who operated a barber shop in Beeville, and arranged to come here during the period of his furlough to run the shop for him, having learned to do barber work in the army. He was here 30 days and at the end of his enlistment returned her to reside. Beeville has been his home continuously since 1890. In 1892 he was happily married to Miss Emma Stovall. Six children were born to them, three daughters and three sons. One daughter and one son died in infancy. Mrs. Walker died June 28, 1916, and on November 4, 1919, he was married to Miss Maud Bass, who, with four children by his first wife, survives him. The children are Mrs. C. O. (Gladys) Haynie, San Antonio; Mrs. Horace (Edith) Chandler, Dallas, and Curtis and Jesse Walker, Beeville. Five grandchildren also survive and three brothers and one sister residing in Ohio..
In 1907, after having followed the barber business here for 17 years, Mr. Walker entered the undertaking business. Two years later he stood the state examination and became a licensed embalmer. He made a pronounced success of the business and served a large territory.
Mr. Walker joined the Methodist church shortly after coming to Beeville. For about 35 years he played his cornet at almost all religious services held in the church. His loyalty to the church and its institutions was well known. His great generosity and charitable deeds within and without the church were not generally known, but he had long practiced his religion by doing for others. It was his pleasure to assist those in trouble and lend them financial aid and encouragement. Many of his deeds of kindness were unknown to the benefactors, themselves, and did not become known until after his death. He did not parade his good deeds, but was never so happy as when doing a kindness for someone in less fortunate circumstances. Mr. Walker will be missed in all stations of life and by all races. He was a good man and many will testify to that statement.
He was a member of the Rotary Club and one of its most faithful members. The members attended the religious services in a body.
Bee-Picayune, Beeville, Texas



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  • Created by: Naomi Snider (Yocom) McFadden
  • Added: 5 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77640513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nelson Bradley Walker (29 Apr 1861–8 Oct 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77640513, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville, Bee County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Naomi Snider (Yocom) McFadden (contributor 47310768) .