Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Henry Ajax Walker (1867-1930)

Henry A. Walker, Tobacco Official Dies in Kentucky

News was received here yesterday of the death in Louisville, Ky yesterday of Henry A. Walker, vice-president of the Liggett-Myers company after a long illness. He succumbed to arterio sclerosis at the age of 63. Mr. Walker was born in Milton, N.C. but came to Danville as a young man and embarked on a tobacco career which was to carry him to a considerable length. He began by following the auction sales. For many years he was identified with Brooks and company whose factory was on High Street, then he went with the American Tobacco Company, and then with Liggett and Myers where he was gradually promoted. He recently was compelled to withdraw from active work on account of his illness.

He is survived by his wife and three children, H. A. Walker, Jr., of Durham, Mrs. R. A. Adams of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Charles Castber [spelling suspect] of Louisville, Ky. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Misses Maitland Walker, Mary Walker, Agnes Walker, and Annie Walker, all of Danville. Mrs. L. B. Morgan of Wyliesburg. Mrs. William H. Jones of Danville, and the following brothers: Lewis Walker of Petersburg, F. L. Walker, Jr. of Durham, N.C., and Charles Walker, of Pittsburgh. The family last night requested that no flowers be sent to the funeral which will be conducted in Louisville.

Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 13 May 1930.


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