Date of Death: 5 Jan
Subject: Joseph Morton Walker
Source: [probably Savannah Reporter], Jan 1923
Joseph Morton Walker, son of James F. and Katherine Walker, was born in Lee county, Virginia, May 22, 1843, and departed this life, after a few days of illness of pneumonia, January 5, 1923, at his home four and one-half miles northwest of Rosendale, at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 23 days. He came to Andrew county, Missouri, with his parents when he was but a child, and this county has been his home ever since.
For three years he served in the Civil War, being a member of Company B, Fourth Missouri Voluntary Cavalry. Later he was appointed and commissioned First Lieutenant of K Company, of the 98th Regiment of Missouri militia, by Governor Thomas C. Fletcher. He was an honored, upright and beloved citizen of this county. To his friends and neighbors he was familiarly known as Uncle Joe.
February 16, 1879, he was married to Susan Wright, and to this union were born four children, all of whom, with their mother, survive, and were at his bedside during his illness. The names of the children are: Orey M., Ernest W., Mrs. Laura Lemmon and Mrs. Ethie Roach. Besides the immediate family he is survived by eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Lincoln, of Washington, four brothers, Richard W. Walker, William L. Walker, James M. Walker, of Fillmore and A. F. Walker, of St. Joseph, also by his neighbors and many friends who will mourn his departure. He was one of the best of neighbors and a friend to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Fillmore Christian church, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The address was delivered by Rev. N. O. Rogers, of Savannah. The body was laid to rest in the Fillmore cemetery.