Reverend George Leon Walker, D.D., 1830-1900

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byGeorge Leon Walker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... From the Hartford Courant of March 14, igoo. by Williston Walker. Dr. George Leon Walker passed peacefully away at four o'clock this (Wednesday) morning at the Walker home on Prospect street. There were gathered about the bedside when the end came the doctor's son, Prof. Williston Walker, and his wife; the doctor's brother, Dr. Henry F. Walker of New York; their sister, Mrs. Boardman, and her husband, Professor George N. Boardman. The immediate cause of death was a severe attack of pneumonia, which had come as a second attack after a previous illness, from which he rallied. The Rev. Dr. George Leon Walker, whose death occurred this morning, came of sturdy New England ancestry. He was eighth in descent from Richard Walker, who settled at Lynn, Mass., in 1630, fought in the early Indian wars, and was a member both of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of London and of its Boston namesake. His great-grandfather, Phineas, of Woodstock, Conn., was a soldier in the Old French and Revolutionary wars. His grandfather, Leonard, like many another son of Connecticut, emigrated to Vermont just as the eighteenth century came to a close, and settled at Strafford. His father, Charles, born before the emigrant left the Woodstock home, graduated at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, and married. Lucretia Ambrose, daughter of Stephen Ambrose of Concord, N. H., a woman of unusual talents, whom the subject of this sketch was markedly to resemble in character and features. The Rev. Charles Walker was settled at Rutland in the first pastorate of a ministry conspicuous for more than half a century in Vermont when his second son, George Leon, was born on April 30, 1830. The changes frequently incident to ministerial service took the father to Brattleboro when George wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... From the Hartford Courant of March 14, igoo. by Williston Walker. Dr. George Leon Walker passed peacefully away at four o'clock ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217041701

ISBN - 13:9780217041706

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