Daily Local News
November 12, 1900
WALKER- Suddenly, in West Whiteland, Chester County, Pa., on November 10th, 1900, J. Jones Walker, aged 74 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence at Whiteland Station, on Tuesday, November 13th. Services at the hosue at 2 p.m. Interment at Grove Cemetery.
J. Jones Walker, the genial constable and assessorof West Whiteland township,died at his home on Saturday evening at the age of 74 years. paralysis being the cause.
Mr. Walker was driving up the Lancaster Pike on Friday and when he had reached a point some little distance from his home, he turned the horse around and started back. When he reached the house, he wa unconscious, and in this state was taken out and placed under treatment, but his life course was finished and death came with the close of the week.
He was born and reared in the townshi, his father having been Thomas Walker, of Walkertown, a little village along the Pennsylvania Railroad, now Whiteland Station. As a carpenter and builder Jones was widely known, and his skill in this ilne was such that when manual training was introduced into the schools of West Whiteland, he was made teacher of this branch, devoting a part of his time to the work.
Seven years ago, when R. Thomas Garrett, now Deputy Sherrif, was made County Commissioner, he resigned his office as Constable and Assessor, and Mr. Walker was appointed to succeed him. The new man filled the place well, and was faithful in the performance of his duties.
At the recent term of Quarter Sessions he made his returns as usual, and on Tuesday last, the day of the general election he worked at the polls all day, laboring in the interests of the Republican ticket, at Harry E. Gray's, Whitford.
Mr. Walker leaves two children, Caroline, wife of Wilmer W. Moses, West Chester, and William, a son.
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