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ADAM WALKER

?? Newspaper (these Walker obituaries sent by Julie Witkawski of Livonia MI and you WILL probably want to contact her as these obits also had pictures of the ancestors) (note: died 20 July 1897 born 9 Jan 1841)

NOTE: This was added on the original Montgomery GenWeb site I had in or before 2007 so I'm not sure if Julie is still active - kbz

Adam Walker, a veteran of the late war, after 3 years of intense suffering from rheumatism and abcess of the side died at his home two mi. W. of Round Hill at 1 o'clock Tues. at noon. The GAR will take charge of the body and place him in all honors of war. The Masons will also officiate in the funeral. Interment at Liberty Cem, Quick neighborhood, at 3 o'clock Thurs. afternoon, Rev. Wooddy, of Thorntown, officiating. Mr. Walker was b. in Warren Co. in 1841. His father was a miller by trade and married Miss Maggie HAYWOOD of New Jersey. They emigrated to Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties this state in the earlier pioneer days. Of this issue 3 children are living: Samuel and Thomas (sic). At the opening of the war of '60 Adam joined Co. K 86th Ind. Infantry, served through the war in all the great battles in which the brave 86 participated and was wounded at Chicamaugua. He served his country with a brave heart and honor to himself, never complaining of the hardships of war. At the close he returned to his present home and followed the trade of plasterer and looking after his farm. He marr. Miss Mary E. JACKSON. Two children were born to them, Etta A., now the wife of Willie E. WALKER and Nannie, the youngest is now 8 years old. He was a member of the New Light Christian Church and has been a faithful christian worker and died praising God, ready and willing to go to his eternal home. He was conscious to the last, dying peaceful and happy and dictated to his nurse a part of an old song he wished added to his obituary notice and given to his family. "This is not my place of resting. Mine's a city yet to come. Onward to it I am hastening On to my eternal home." Editor Argus News Dear Sir: I wish to thank my neighbors and friends for their kind sympathies, assistance and kindness in every way during the sickness of my dear husband. Also to thank the Grand army for their great kindness and devotion to their comrade. I can not say too much in praise of the nurse furnished by the GAR WP Daggett, for his tender mercies and kind and faithful service for the last 25 days of my husband's life. I thank all and everyone. Mrs. Mary E. Walker

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Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 23 Julyu 1897

Adam Walker, a veteran of the late war, after 3 years of terrible suffering with rheumatism and abcess in the side, died at his home, 10 miles north west of the city, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Death was peaceful and quiet. He was buried in all the honors of war by the GAR and Masonic rites, funeral taking place at Liberty on Thursday at 3 o'clock, interment at Liberty Grave yard, Quick neighborhood.

Adam Walker was born in Warren County, this state, Jan 9, 1841. His father, John Walker, was a Scotchman and first settle din Virginia. He then emigrated to Ohio wher ehe married Miss Maggie Haywood. They with the Haywoods emigrated to Warren and Tippecanoe counties, this state. When Adam was one year old his father died. His mother then moved to Coal Creek Township, this county. Of this issue Samuel and Thomas are the only surviving children. Mrs. Walker battled through the poverty and suffering of those early days rearing her children the best she could and without much schooling until the three boys grew old enough to be the support of their devoted mother. At the breaking out of the war, Adam and Samuel his brother, enlisted in Co K 86th Indian avolunteer infantry, August 1862, participating in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Chattanooga and all the engagements in which the brave 86th took part. Adam served his country with honor and with a brave heart filled with patriotism, never complaining of the hardship of war and was beloved by all the boys of the 86th for his display of kindness and charity to all. At the close of the war he returned to his home two miles west of Round Hill and resumed his occupation of plasterer and farmer. He was married to Miss Mary E. Jackson. There was born to them two children, Etta A. and Nannie who still survive him. In 1870, Adam joined the Newlight Christian Church and has always been a faithful working member, conducting himself worthy of the name. During all his life his heart and his hand was ever ready to perform every act of mercy and charity. He was a man who preserved his honor and shunned the evil, loved the honest and pure. He was a patriot with a never dying love for the old flag he helped to preserve and he never tired of telling hardships, toils and sufferings the 86th so willingly underwent to preserve that emblem of AMerica's liberty. His love for the boys who marched with him for three years was a brotherly tie not to be broken. His last request was for the GAR to lay him away with all the honors of war. He knew death was near several days before he died and often expressed the wish that the great Father would relieve his intense suffering and that he might retain the reasoning power to the last. He endured the suffering and great pain of his fatal disease with Christian fortitude and often saying, "There is no more rest for me on this earth." He didcated to his nurse the following very of an old song he wanted printed in his obituary notice and read by all his friends and comrades, wife and family:
This is not my place of resting,
Mine's a city yet to come
Onward to it I am hastening
On to my eternal home." - kbz

 


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