27 January 2011

Obituary for Dr. Aaron Walker (1815-1899)

From The Obituary Record of Graduates of Amherst College Academic Year ending June 28, 1899 (Published by the College, Amherst, Mass, 1899) --
AARON WALKER, the son of Aaron and Submit (Clark) Walker, was born in Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 20, 1815, and was fitted for college at Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vt., and at Monson Academy.

For more than twenty years he was a teacher of a private school in Ware, Mass, for one year, of the Eighth Grammar school, Lowell, 1842-1845, of the Winthrop school, Boston, 1845-1847, and of the Colburn Grammar school, Lowell, 1849-1864. He was in the service of the Christian Commission at New Orleans. La., in 1864. and from that year until 1866 was general agent for establishing and superintending government colored schools in that state.

Having previously studied medicine one year, he continued it at the Medical school of Harvard University, 1866-1867, and at the Homoeopathic Medical college of New York City, 1867-1868, receiving the degree of M. D. in 1868. He practiced his profession in Manchester, N. H., two years, and at Denver, Col., from 1870 to 1885. He then removed to Edgewood, a suburb of Providence, R. I., and spent the rest of his life in retirement there.  

He died of heart failure consequent upon an attack of the grip, in Providence, R. I., Jan. 22, 1899.

   Dr. Walker was married, (1) July 3, 1844, to Harriet, daughter of Samuel C. Oliver of Lowell, Mass., who died April 17, 1878; (2) Dec. 27, 1881, to Mrs. Lucina M. Smith, daughter of Welcome Sayles of Burrillville, R. I., who survives him. One child, not living.
-- Aaron Walker, Sr. was my g-g-g-grandfather.  Dr. Aaron Walker was the older brother to my g-g-grandfather Henry M. Walker, Sr. (1929-1865).

Copyright © 2011 by Kevin W. Walker

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