Edwin H. and Elizabeth Woods Walker Obituaries

img_3711Edwin H. Walker, January 21, 1843 – April 1, 1910.  Elizabeth Woods, his wife, September 21, 1844 – March 20, 1916.  Paint Lick Presbyterian Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky

from The Central Record, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky

Friday, April 8, 1910


On Friday morning at half past nine o’clock, the soul of Edwin H. Walker took its flight to the land beyond the skies. Although he had been a sufferer for many months, the devoted wife and children did not despair of his life until very recently when they found that everything known to medical science had availed him but little and he was growing rapidly worse.

Just a few days before he passed away the loved ones brought him away from the Louisville Infirmary to his old home in Garrard County near paint Lick, and there where he spent so many years of his life he peacefully passed away.

The deceased was a son of John W. and Mary M. Walker, born January 21, 1843.

He was a man of great magnetism and numbered his friends by his acquaintances, and was very influential in every walk of life.  Not only will he be missed in the home but in the community, in the church, where for so many years he has been an active member and a regular attendant.

He was married to Miss Elizabeth Wood October 22, 1863, and to them were born six children, Mary, Mrs. Luther Gibbs, Rice Woods, Jane Miller, Mattie Ogilvie and Ed H., deceased.  Besides his devoted wife and loving children he leaves three brothers, W. S., J. Wade and A. K., all of this county, besides a half-sister, Mrs. E. M. Denny, of Lexington, to feel keenly the loss of a good brother.

A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral services at the Paint Lick Church on Saturday morning at eleven o’clock, where words of comfort were spoken by Rev. Frierson.  Sweet music and abundant and beautiful floral designs were offered as tokens of love and esteem, then all that was mortal of this devoted husband and father was laid to rest in the Paint Lick Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

from The Central Record, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky

Tuesday, March 23, 1916, Page 3

Death Angel Calls Beloved Woman

Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Walker died at her home near here Monday morning at one thirty after a brief illness from apoplexy.  From the first it was evident that her condition was critical and all that medical skill and loving hands could do was of no avail.  She was the daughter of Martha Givens and Rice Garland Woods and was in her 71st year.  Always an active, home loving woman, a consistent, earnest life-long member of old Paint Lick Presbyterian Church.  The summons came after a morning spent at the preparatory services for communion.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Luther Gibbs, Misses Mary, Jane and Mattie Walker, and one son, Woods Walker, and one sister, Mrs. J. C. Hays of Stanford, who with a wide circle of friends and relatives mourn her loss.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian Church by Rev. W. M. Eldridge and the body was laid to rest in Paint Lick Cemetery by the side of her husband to await the resurrection.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Walker, relict of the late Ed Walker, died at her country home Monday, March 20th, and was buried in the Paint Lick Cemetery Tuesday.  She had passed her seventy-first milestone in life’s journey and her weakening heart gradually carried her to that last span of life without either she or her loved ones knowing the parting was so close at hand.  Mrs. Walker was a gracious type of the grand womanhood of old Kentucky.

She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church and one of the most godly women who ever lived, universally loved.  Hers was a finished work, her life was well rounded out.  As wife, mother, sister, friend and Christian, she had been in every sense all every one of these could possibly embrace.  Her life’s battles had been won, her plan for peace established the ‘cloth of gold’ had been spun and finished according to the most perfect design.

With faith in her Saviour, with love in her heart, she fell asleep to rise in a new life.  The Record with the entire community extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

A more extended notice of her life and work will be seen in the Paint Lick letter.

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