(Civil War Veteran) Pioneer William Walter Dies

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Title

(Civil War Veteran) Pioneer William Walter Dies

Subject

Pro-Union sympathies

Description

1908 obituary of William Walter, Mason County resident, who left his Washington Territory cabin behind to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight in the Civil War. He is said by family tradition (repeated by Archie Binns) to have nailed a sign to his cabin door in 1861, indicating that he was on his way to Indiana to enlist in the Union Army and would return to Washington Territory when "the Union was saved."

Abstract

William Walter, 1825-1908, "was one of the few patriots from this territory who answered the Nation's calling in the Civil War and journeyed back to Indiana and enlisted in the army."

In 1870, after he returned to Mason County, he married Mrs. Catherine Collins. "Beyond an adopted son, Jimmy Pickett, (son of George Pickett),] who died some years ago, there were no children..."

"In politics he was a staunch Republican."

James Tilton Pickett was the Native American son of George Pickett - the child was named to honor Washington Territorial surveyor James Tilton. Tilton had financial guardianship of the boy, raised by William Walter and Catherine Collins Walter.


Creator

Unknown

Source

Mason County Journal

Publisher

Mason County, WA

Date Issued

1908-12-25

References

Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875

Format

microfilm

Medium

Digital file

Type

newspaper

Spatial Coverage

Shelton; Mason

Provenance

Unknown