Etc. -- Norfolk native David M. Walker's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 3 article in the 26 Feb 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Judge Walker Dead
Mrs. Walker very ill

Pioneer of Winnipeg
passes away in California.

From the 17 Feb 1920 Winnipeg Free Press:

News of the death of Judge David M. Walker of Winnipeg, in Venice, California, was received yesterday afternoon by his son, G. D. Walker, prothonotary of the Manitoba courts.

The news was received in the form of a telegram from Mr. Walker's cousin, living in Venice, Cal. The telegram added that Mrs. D. M. Walker was very ill. G. D. Walker will leave today to make arrangements for the funeral.

The late Judge Walker was a pioneer military man of 1870, coming to the prairies as a lieutenant in the First Ontario Battalion, forming a portion of the force sent under command of Col. (later Field Marshal Viscount) Wolsley, and he remained in the colony after the suppression of the trouble that had arisen.

He was born in 1835, son of the late Solomon Walker. He married in 1857, Annabella, daughter of the late John Anderson of Port Dover, Ont.

He was admitted to the bar in 1861, having already served a year as a member of the volunteer militia. He was gazetted captain in the 39th Regiment and saw active service on the Niagara frontier with the 2nd Administrative Battalion in 1864-5.

He became city sollicitor of Winnipeg in 1875, serving until 1878 and was elected to the legislature, entering the Norquay government as attorney-general, retaining the office until appointed to the county court bench in 1882. He retired in 1914.

He also served as city police magistrate, succeeding the late Hon. T. Mayne Daly, K.C. in June 1911.

He was a member of the Church of England and belonged to the Manitoba Jockey Club, of which he was a promoter, and to the Manitoba Club.

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