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--Howard, Courant County, Kansas, January 17, 1924

OBITUARY - PETER F. WALTER

Civil War Flags.jpg Peter F. WALTER was born at Manmee, Ohio, February 8th, 1842. At the age of twelve years he moved with his parents to Ringgold county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and was married to Kittie JOHNSON, who departed this life a few years after their marriage.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth SWIM in August 1867. To this union were born five children: Alfred Walter and Lulu MORGAN of Elk county, Kansas; Howard WALTER of Chautauqua county, Kansas; Minnie SHANNON of Chicago, Illinois; and Clyde WALTER of Zenda, Kansas. The mother of these children died November 30, 1899.

He was united in marriage to Martha HARPER, January 20, 1904. To this union were born two children, Lee and Dale.

When the Civil War was declared, Mr. WALTER enlisted as a volunteer and served till the close of the war. He received an honorable discharge in 1865. He then came to Elk county, Kansas and resided in Elk and Greenwood counties the remainder of his life. He was converted and joined the Methodist church in early manhood and was a member of that church at the time of his death.

He had been in very poor health and had suffered much for several years. January 7th he was taken with a stroke from which he was unconscious until he went to his rest January 9th, 1924, at 6:00 p.m., at the age of 81 years, 11 months and one day. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, and seven children, and one sister, Mrs. Susan Kimblade of Toronto,, Kansas The funeral services were held at the Severy Methodist church, on Friday, January 11th, 1924, with the pastor, Rev. L. W. ENGELHARDT in charge. Burial was at Howard (KS), in Grace Lawn cemetery.

Submission by L. MORGAN

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