Walker Family Obituaries

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This post includes obituaries collected over the years for the Walker family. Included are: Jeannie (Arbuckle) Walker, George Alexander Walker, William Andrew Walker, Georgiana (Boss) Walker, Margaret (Walker) Barnhart, Joyce Marie (Walker) Mott, Elsie M. (Walker) Everest. The obituary for William Alexander Walker can be found in his biographical sketch on this blog.

Jeannie (Arbuckle) Walker

Mrs. W.A. Walker Died at Hospital Last Night

Could Not Survive Shock of Operation – Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon

From Monday’s Daily.

Mrs. W. A. Walker, aged 60 years, died at St. Anthony’s hospital last evening at 6 o’clock, death resulting from the shock incident to an operation that was performed on Mrs. Walker at the hospital Saturday morning.

Mrs. Walker had not been feeling well for several days and was taken to the hospital on Monday, the 14th inst. An operation was decided upon, which was performed Saturday. The shock of the operation proved too strong for the patient and she succumbed.

Mrs. Walker, who was of that brawny Scotch blood that scoffs at small illness has not been exactly well for several months, but she refused to admit her ailments even to her immediate relatives. However, she failed much of late, with the inevitable result.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the city hall, and the services will be conducted by Rev. Murphy of Grand Rapids.

Mrs. Walker was born in Glasgow, Scotland, 60 years ago, and moved to Canada six years later with her parents. She was married to Mr. Walker, forty-four years ago, in Ontario. Eleven children, all living, blessed their union, as follows: G.A. Walker, Mrs. M. Downs, C.A. Walker, Misses Edith and Ruth Walker, all of whom reside here; Mrs. Upper, of Prince Albert and Mrs. Hatton of Jamestown, N.D., who are here on a visit; Mrs. Kerwin of Pelican Rapids, who is expectied to arrive here this evening, Mrs. Phil Barnhart of Linden, Wash; Mrs E. I. Burley, of Seattle, Wash, and W.H Walker of Billingham, Wash.

Mrs. W.A. Walker was greatly atached to her home and her family. She was exceedingly kind-hearten, and ws beloved by everyone who knew her, and all, irrespective of relationship referred to her as “auntie.” Her death came as a shock to everyone except the immediate members of her family, as being of a nature that knew not complaint, but few were aware of the fact that she was really seriously ill.



Jeannie Arbuckle was born in Carmunnock, Scotland, rather than Glasgow, however it is quite near the city and the family has always cited Glasgow as her place of birth.

Correct spelling for “Hatton” is “Hatten”

“Linden” should be spelled “Lynden” Washington

“Mrs. E.I. Burley” should read “Mrs. E.I.Hurley”

“Billingham” is correctly spelled “Bellingham” Washington

SOURCE: The Bemidji Pioneer, January 24, 1907


Mrs. George Walker Dies Early Friday

Mrs. Georgia Walker, 58 years, 7 months and 22 days of age, wife of George A. Walker, Sr., freight agent for the Minnesota & International Railway Co., was laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon following services held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal church at 2:30. Mrs. Walker had been in ill health for about a year, death coming early last Friday morning at her home on Bemidji avenue.

The funeral services were very largely attended. Dr. B.P. Bowdish, rector of St. Bartholomew’s church officiated and interment was made under the direction of M.E. Ibertson Mortuary.

Mrs. Walker had been a resident of Bemidji for the past 25 years. She is survived by her husband, three sons and two daughters. The sons are William A. of Bemidji, George A. Jr. of Pocatello, Idaho, and Frederick Dale of Cathlamet, Wash. The daughters are Mrs. Ralph Everest of East Bemidji and Miss Jean Walker who made her home with her parents.

SOURCE: The Bemidji Sentinel, February 5, 1926


George Alexander Walker


Pioneer Resident of Bemidji Dies at Hospital
in Twin Cities Wednesday

George A. Walker, Sr., resident of Bemidji since 1901 and agent for the Minnesota & International Railway at Bemidji all those years, passed away about 11:30 Wednesday forenoon at the Northern Pacific hospital in St. Paul where he had been confined since March 24. He was approaching 67 years of age. Ill since last February, death is attributed largely to pernicious anemia, although the results of an autopsy performed by University specialists shortly after his death have not been made known as yet.

The body was brought to Bemidji by train this morning, accompanied by William A. Walker of Bemidji, a son, and funeral services will likely be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Masonic Temple with burial in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Walker had been secretary of the Masonic lodge here for over 20 years and Masons will be in charge of the funeral services at the reequst of the family. Funeral details will be announced tomorrow.

Born November 27, 1865 at Kingston, Ontario, Mr. Walker lived for a number of years at Iron River, Michigan (should read Wisconsin) before locating for a short time at Walker, Minnesota, and later at Bemidji. He was married 41 years ago at Detroit Lakes, the bride’s home. Mrs. Walker prececed her husband in death in 1926.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Everest of Cathlamet, Washington, and Mrs. Frank Shane of Seattle, Washington; three sons, F. D. Walker of Castle Rock, Washington, George A. Walker, Jr., of Pocatello, Idaho, and William Walker of Bemidji., Several brothers and sisters also survive, including Mrs. M. A. Downs of Bemidji and Mrs. Emma Hatton (sic) of Jamestown, N.D. All of the children were called to Mr. Walker’s bedside some time ago and it is not expected that any of them will return for the funeral, due to the distance.

Mr. Walker, until his illness, had been active for many years in the civic and fraternal life of Bemidji and was numbered among Bemidji’s best known residents. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.

SOURCE: Bemidji Daily Pioneer, September 8, 1932


Margarete Barnhart (Margaret Walker)

Barnhart – Margarete Barnhart, aged 71 years, 309 Grand Avenue, this city, passed away at a local hospital, Friday morning, August 23, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Barnhart had resided in Bellingham for the past twenty-eight years and leaves to survive three sons and six daughters,…………..also seven sisters and two brothers, fourteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barnhart rests at the Bingham-Dahlqist Funeral Home, where Christian Science services will be held Saturday morning, August 24 at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Lynden Cemetery.

note: most sources spell her given name as “Margaret Amelia” although at least one source has a spelling of “Margarethe.”

SOURCE: Unknown Bellingham newspaper, clipping provided by Joan Strotz, granddaughter of Margarete Barnhart.


Joyce Marie Mott (Joyce Walker)

Joyce Marie Walker Mott, 86, of Canby, died Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Marquis Care at Hope Village.

She was born December 28, 1920, in Bemidji, Minnesota to Avis and George Walker, Jr. At an early age, she moved with her family to Pocatello, Idaho, then to Longview Washington where she graduated from R.A. Long High School. She married….. on August 30, 1941 in the Episcopal church there and moved to Oregon in 1948 and to Canby in 1950.

She was married 49 years and was known as a devoted mother and homemaker.

A member of Canby United Methodist Church, she sang in the choir and was active in the church women’s organization. She also was a member of Canby American Legion Post 122.

She is survived by her son….. daughter….. and sister, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 17 at Canby United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Frisbie officiating. Burial at Zion Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made ot the Canby United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Autumn Funerals and Cremations, Tigard.

SOURCE: Funeral Service Bulletin, February 17, 2007, provided by Nancy Summerill, daughter of Joyce Mott.


Elsie M. Everest (Elsie Walker)

Elsie M. Everest

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Cathlamet Congregational church for Mrs. Elsie May Everest. She died January 11, at home.

Mrs. Everest, 73, was born in Detroit, Minnesota in 1892 and moved to Cathlamet in 1926. She was manager of the Cathlamet branch of Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company for 28 years. She was a member of the Cathlamet Congregational church, Rebekah lodge, Pocahontas and the Elochoman Grange.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph, two sons….. and two daughters….. 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and one brother.

The Rev. Dave Nelson will officiate at the services. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

SOURCE: Wahkiakum County Eagle, January 13, 1966

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2 Responses to Walker Family Obituaries

  1. Karen Engelhardt says:

    Joyce’s sister, Elsie, was my Grandmother. My father is her son. He had been estranged from Joyce for the past twenty two years and I do not believe he is aware of her passing. I’m just curious as to whether you are still adding past articles to this or if you are only updating it on current events. My father’s parents divorced when he was young and Elsie passed away before my birth, so I have very limited knowledge about her life. Any information would be welcome.

  2. patrice everest says:

    just read karen engelhardt post, i too was hoping to know a bit more about elsie and family. my dad is ralph jr. and i never met her and dad dosent say much.

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