Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Samuel Summers Walker, 1849-1898

Samuel Summers Walker was born in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio in 1849. His parents were Samuel Walker and Betsey Summer Walker, pioneer residents of Erie County. In the year that Samuel S. Walker was born, a dreadful cholera epidemic struck the city of Sandusky. Those living in township outside the city limits had the advantage of escaping the dreaded disease. In about 1878, Samuel S. Walker and his family moved to Toledo, Ohio. On April 22, 1898, Samuel Summers Walker died after a lengthy illness. He was a brother of the late Mrs. John Hull, nee Angeline Walker, and an uncle to Judge Linn Walker Hull and the Rev. John H. Hull. The remains of  Samuel Summers Walker were brought back to Sandusky for burial in Oakland Cemetery. He was survived by a wife and three grown children. An obituary for Samuel S. Walker appeared in the April 23, 1898 issue of the Sandusky Register.

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