Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Rachel Ann Walker

Rachel Ann
Wife of
Moses Walker
July 20, 1840
July 20, 1897
Buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 24 October 2012.
Moses Walker married Miss R.A. Crabtree 10 March 1870 Crittenden County.
The 22 July 1897 issue of the Crittenden Press contains the following news item:  "A few days ago Mrs. Moses Walker who lives near Rosebud church, was thrown from her horse and received such injuries in the fall that death may ensue. Her leg was broken at the ankle, and at first it was thought that this was the only severe injury, and that she would recover; but later she has grown worse, and Tuesday it was thought that she could not recover." 
Then, an article announcing her death appeared in the 29 July 1897 issue of the newspaper: "Mrs. Moses Walker was thrown from her horse some 10 days ago and broke her leg. She died from the effects of the fall the next Tuesday and was buried at Mt. Zion."
Published 4 February 2014, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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