1838 - 1913

From a Delray, Florida or Palm Beach County Newspaper April 1913

Death of J. Walker

On Thursday, April 24, the sad news reached J. S. and J. M. Walker of the death of their father at Bassinger, Fla. The old folks spent several weeks with the sons in Delray during the past winter.
The old gentleman leaves a wife and twelve children; including children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren , there are more than 100 descendants. The 20th of June he would have been 75 years of age.
We extend sympathy in the loss of the one who next to a mother is the best friend a man can have in this world.

Kissimmee Valley Gazette Obituary of Jeremiah Walker May 9, 1913 Page 3

Death of Jeremiah Walker

After a long and useful life the summons came and was answered by Jeremiah Walker at the home of his son, W. F. Walker, at Bassenger on the 24th day of April, and his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place the day following.

Mr. Walker was seventy-five years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a wife and twelve children-----six sons and six daughters---one of his sons being County Commissioner Frank Walker. Deceased moved to Bassenger from this city about twenty years ago and engaged in the stock business, in which he was remarkably successful. He served with gallantry in the Confederate Army, but when hostilities ceased, accepted the fate with calmness, and at once began rebuilding his shattered fortunes. He was a believer in the Baptist faith, and lived in the love of the Redeemer.


Gravestone at Basinger Florida