from The Central Record, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky
Thursday, January 17, 1901
Death of John Walker
After a lingering illness, John Walker died at the residence of his father, Mr. Arch K. Walker, near Old Paint Lick Sunday night. Mr. Walker entered the volunteer army at the breaking out of the Spanish War, and served in Captain W. B. Penny’s company, which was made up at Stanford. He went with his regiment to Puerto Rico, and it was while in the service there that he contracted Diabetes. When he came home, he gradually grew worse. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning and the remains interred in the cemetery at Paint Lick Church. Mr. Walker was about twenty-four years of age. He was an exceedingly popular young man, and numbered his friends by the score. There was never a more whole-souled, big-hearted boy than John Walker, and his death is deeply deplored by all who knew him.