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Howe Walker

Obituary of J. H. Walker, Springfield, Kentucky.

J. H. Walker, aged eighty years, died at this home, near Springfield, Ky., after a long illness. He was a son of the late D. C. and Martha Grundy Walker, a prominent Kentucky family. His early youth was spent in Washington County, but while yet a mere boy he went to Canton, Miss., where he studied medicine under his older brother. While in that city the war broke out, and he enlisted in the Confederate army in 1862, serving with distinction under Colonel Adams in General Lee's Division and General Forrest's Corps.

At the close of the war he was mustered out of the army and returned to his native county, engaging on general farming, in which he was very successful.

On September 26, 1888, he was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Howe, of Washington County, which union was blessed with three children.

Few men bore a wider acquaintance or were universally like than Dr. Walker, as he was familiarly known, although he never engaged in active practice. He was a pleasant talker and delighted in relating his experiences during the War between the States. His wife, two sons, and a daughter survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May 1920.

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