Maria L. (1836 - 1899)
----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 07/06/1899
Walker, Maria L. (8 MAR 1836 - 30 JUN 1899)
Mrs. M.L. Walker, aged 63 years, died at her home in Fifield, June 20, 1899, of heart disease, while sitting in a rocking chair at a window, with sewing work in her hands. When found she was lying back in the chair as if asleep, her eyes closed, and hands resting on the work in her lap. The remains were brought here Saturday, resting in the Congregational Church until Sunday, when services were held, Rev. Buswell of Mellen, formerly pastor here, officiating. Jas. Houston and wife and son Harry and daughters June, Marie and Gail, and Mrs. Hattie Lee of Fifield, Clint Walker of North Adams, Mass., Dr. W.C. Crandall of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Mrs. Geo. Chamberlain of Phillips attended the funeral. The services were very impressive, Mr. Buswell, being an intimate friend of the family, was deeply moved. A large number of friends attended, and we know of no one who had more friends here than Mrs. Walker, who spent many years of her life here (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) and was highly esteemed by all. It was only last summer, just about a year ago, that she was here and spent two weeks or so in camp over on Robt. Garvin’s farm with Mrs. Si Wilcox, Mrs. Caroline O’Neill and Mrs. Barber of Loyal, all old cronies, who realized that it was their last jollification together on earth and made the most of it, Mrs. Walker being the jolliest of them all as they sang songs, spun yarns and talked of the days that were gone.
Mrs. Walker was born at Fort Deposit, Md., and came here 23 years ago.
The world is much better for the and example of the friend who must now live in memory only. She was always full of sunshine with cheerful word for all.
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