James Mack “Jim” Walden

James Mack “Jim” Walden

Birth
Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 May 1956 (aged 68)
Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Burial Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Lot 117E
Memorial ID 84776021 · View Source
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James Mack Walden was born to Lewis J. and Margaret Matilda "Maggie" DeBusk Walden on January 7, 1888. He was one of ten children.

He married Nannie Pearl McCoy on February 14, 1912 in Sullivan County, TN and they had four children: James Lewis, Margaret Louise, Nancy Pearl, and Violet Hazel.

He was the Radford Division Passenger Engineer for Norfolk and Western Railroad on the class J600 passenger locomotive and had been employed for 46 years.

Several times in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine, his family and home on Linwood Road, Grove Park, Roanoke and later the Santillane Farm at Fincastle were featured. The Santillane Farm was a 261 acre farm where beef cattle was raised and jointly owned with his son, James Lewis, who was a yard engineer at the Roanoke Terminal.

Sadly, he passed from a heart attack on May 24, 1956 at his home on Santillane Farm in Fincastle.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Mack “Jim” Walden (7 Jan 1888–24 May 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84776021, citing Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by HDR (contributor 47861862) .