Grimsby Newspapers
Walker, Isaac B. (Died on 10 Feb 1916)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 16 Feb 1916, p. 1

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On Thursday, Feb. 10, 1916, Isaac B. Walker, for many years one of the most prominent farmers and fruit growers of this district passed away at his home on Main Street West, at the age of 77 years. The late Isaac B. Walker was known all over this district and in the city of Hamilton, as one of our most successful fruit growers and farmers, and a most pleasant, jolly man to meet. He was born on the old Walker homestead in the township of Grimsby just south of Grassies and was a son of the late Wm. Walker. When he grew to manhood, he followed the vocation of farming, owning 100 acres just south of the old homestead. In 1868 he was married to Miss Agnes Muir, daughter of the late Geo. Muir, and they resided for ten years on their farm previous to moving to Grimsby, where they purchased what was known as the John Nixon farm, situated at the corner of Main Street West and Kerman Avenue. Later Mr. Walker purchased the W.W. Kitchen property just adjoining his former holding, and he and Mrs. Walker have lived there ever since. They had thus been continuous residents of Grimsby village since 1878, 38 years. When land began to rise in price in Grimsby and vicinity, Mr. Walker sold a large number of small fruit farms off his larger holdings and realized for some of it very high prices. The late Mr. Isaac B. Walker was one of the most robust men in this part of the country, up to four years ago. He had since that time been an invalid. About four years ago he was affected with a slight attack of paralysis and attacks of this kind repeatedly affected him, so that for the past year he has been almost completely helpless, although retaining his mental faculties. Through his long illness he had the constant and untiring attention of his wife and a skilled nurse, and although he was practically helpless, his latter days were peaceful. His only survivor is his widow and a number of nephews and nieces, all of his own immediate family predeceased him. The funeral, which was largely attended by relatives, old friends and neighbours, took place on Saturday afternoon to St. John's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rev. L.H. Currie officiating.

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
16 Feb 1916
Date Of Event:
10 Feb 1916
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Walker, Isaac B. (Died on 10 Feb 1916)