K. D. WALKER
EAST LIVERPOOL TRIBUNE
SEPT. 11, 1919
STATES OLDEST SCOTTISH RITE MASON IS DEAD
E. D. WALKER, aged 83, the oldest thirty-third degree Scottish Rite Mason in West Virginia, died Thursday morning at his home in Fairmont, according to telegraphic advices received in Chester last night. He was well known and highly esteemed in Masonic circles throughtout the state and was a personal friend of several members of the Chester Scottis Rite club.
The deceased was one of the pioneer members of the lodge in West Viurginia and was a general favorite among members of the fraternity. He was the last of the supreme council which officated in Washington, D. C. on May 7, 1879, this session being presided over by Albert Pike, a veteran Sottish Rite Mason.
Mr. Walker celebrated his 80th birthday at a reunion of Scottish Rite Masons held in Wheeling on February 14, 1917. The reunion was attended by several Chester Masons who took part in the observance.
The impressive Kadosh Ritualist service will be conduced over the remains of Mr. Walker in Fairmont at midnight tomorrow night. Burial will take place Sunday afternoon.