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    William Torrey Walker

    Male 1913 - 2003  (89 years)


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    • Name William Torrey Walker 
      Born 30 Nov 1913  Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 22 Feb 2003  Medford, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Obituary 28 Feb 2003  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - February 28, 2003
        Deceased Name: William T. Walker Jr. -- Moorestown official, 89
        William T. Walker Jr., 89, a former president of the Franklin Electric Co. in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia who served on the Moorestown Township Council and planning board, died of cancer Saturday at his home in the Medford Leas retirement community.

        He had been a lifelong resident of Moorestown before moving to Medford Leas, in Medford, in 2001.

        Mr. Walker was president of Franklin Electric, a wholesale electrical supply company founded by his father, from 1947 to 1988. He then was chairman of the board until his retirement in 1999.

        A 1931 graduate of Moorestown High School, Mr. Walker earned a bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1935. He worked as a guide on the Allagash River in northern Maine when he was a teenager.

        Mr. Walker, who had become a certified public accountant, served in the Army during World War II at the Pentagon teaching officers about financial matters.

        When he was discharged, Mr. Walker worked at a New York accounting firm before joining Franklin Electric.

        He served on the board of governors of the Electrical Association of Philadelphia and was a member of the Moorestown Council in the late 1950s and 1960s, said his son, William 3d. Mr. Walker served on the Moorestown planning board in the 1970s.

        Mr. Walker was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown and enjoyed traveling, gardening and raising orchids.

        He was married to Dorothy Guillan Walker for nearly 30 years before her death in 1971. He married Ann Robinson Hitchner in 1985.

        In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Walker is survived by a daughter, the Rev. Elizabeth Walker; stepchildren Elam H. Hitchner, Beth H. Kingston and Lynne Hardy; 16 grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

        A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown. Burial is private.

        Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown, N.J. 08057.
        Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
        Date: February 28, 2003
        Edition: JERSEY
        Page: B11
        Record Number: 7004313055
        Copyright (c) 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer
      Buried Mar 2003  First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I3313  My Family Tree
      Last Modified 22 Dec 2017 

      Father William Torrey Walker,   b. 03 Sep 1882, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1972, Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
      Mother Marion Cuthbert,   b. 24 Aug 1882, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1974, Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
      Married Abt 1912 
      Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Dorothy Guillan,   b. 1914,   d. 1971  (Age 57 years) 
      Married Abt 1932 
      Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
      Family ID F1848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Married 1985 
      Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
      Family ID F1849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1913 - Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 2003 - Medford, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsObituary - 28 Feb 2003 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 2003 - First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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