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R. O. Walker

R. O. WALKER, farmer, post-office Mercer, was born October 10,1851, in Shenango Township, Mercer County, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Nelson) Walker. George Walker, the grandfather of our subject, was a native of Ireland, and set­tled at an early day in Shenango Township. He was the father of nine children: George, Hugh, Robert, Samuel, John, Sarah, married Joseph Kitch; Betsey, Jane. married James Baird; Mary J., married William Mayrs. The father of R. O. Walker was blessed with nine children: George, Nelson, Margaret, R. O., Smith, Amanda, Elizabeth, and two others who died young. The mother died in 1887, and the father in 1888, in his native township. He and his wife united with the United Presbyterian Church, many years ago, at West Middlesex. Our subject was educated in the common schools, and was married in 1875 to Mary M. Ewing, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ewing, one of eight children: Mary M., Frank. Elizabeth, Carrie, Jennie, Emma, Willie and Lulu. Her parents live in Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Walker have three children: Harry W., Beulah B. and Mable V. They settled on their present farm of 100 acres in 1876. He and wife are members of the Cool Spring Presbyterian Church, and he is a Republican. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 994  

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