Lorenzo Dow Walker

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Lorenzo Dow Walker

Birth
New Albany, Union County, Mississippi, USA
Death 13 Jan 1941 (aged 93)
Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Burial Dresden, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9604642 · View Source
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LORENZO DOW WALKER, 93, LAST CIVIL WAR VET OF COUNTY, DIES IN TEXAS
THE NEW ALBANY (MS) GAZETTE----JANUARY 1941
Union county's sole remaining veteran of the War Between the States, Lorenzo Dow Walker, who observed his ninety-third birthday last September, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. W. Moody, in Blooming Grove, Tex.,following an illness of a year and a half. Mr. Walker's death was attributed to the Flu and pneumonia following.

He has made his home with Mrs. Moody since September 1939, the last time he visited relatives and friends in New Albany and had been in very poor health until his fatal illness.

As a youth he joined up with the Confederate Army near the close of the Civil War, but never actually saw service in the trenches with the Confederates as the war ended before he was sent to the battlefields. He was born at Jackson, Sept. 25, 1847 and moved here when 11 years old.

He was widely known and beloved among his friends here, in Texas and in Oklahoma, where he frequently visited. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held in Blooming Grove with burial following there Wednesday, according to the information received here by relatives.

Surviving are three sons, Ernest Walker of New Albany, and Geo. Walker of Blooming Grove; L. D. Walker, Jr., Leland; four daughters, Mr. H. A. Williams of Hickory Flat; Mrs. Moody and Mrs. Bettie Wooten, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Eliza Miller, Cotton Plant, Ark.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The Gazette joins the host of friends who join with the family in mourning this last survivor of the Nation's early internal strife.

VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR DIED MONDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan, 14, 1941 - L. D. Walker, 93-year-old confederate veteran, died about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. W. Moody, near Blooming Grove.

The deceased was a native of Mississippi and is survived by 147 descendants including seven children: Mrs. Moody, Mrs. L. C. Wooten and George Walker, all of Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. P. Miller of Arkansas; Mrs. H. Y. Williams, and J. E. Walker of New Albany, Miss.

Arrangements were handled by the McCormick Funeral Service.


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Father, L. D. Walker, Sept. 25, 1847, Jan. 13, 1941, Co B 3rd Miss. Cav, Meet Me In Heaven


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  • Created by: Pams Roots
  • Added: 15 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9604642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lorenzo Dow Walker (25 Sep 1847–13 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9604642, citing Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Pams Roots (contributor 46633560) .