Annie May Walker

 today we honor  & tell the life story of Annie May Walker... 
The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

Annie May Rawls was born on May 26th 1879…

☆ Interesting events that occurred in the United States during Annie's birth year of 1879 included...

▪ On February 12th 1879 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, the first artificial ice rink in North America opens

▪ On February 15th 1879 President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States

▪ On February 22nd 1879 in Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of his many five-and-dime Woolworth stores

▪ On July 19th 1879 Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up Holliday's New Mexico saloon

▪ On October 22nd 1879, using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first electric light bulb... (It lasts 13.5 hours before burning out)


Annie married her husband Joe Walker in Brooksville... The couple moved to Port Tampa in 1898 where Joe became town marshal...
In 1907, Annie & her husband welcomed their only child, Son Clement into this World…

Marshal Joe Walker was shot and killed on September 25th 1915 at the age of 54… The suspect was caught 3 days later, charged with murder, and hanged a year later in 1916…

Annie May Walker passed away on December 4th 1948... The following is quoted from Mrs. Walker's Funeral Notice published in The Tampa Tribune on December 7th 1948:

"WALKER, MRS. ANNIE MAE--- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae Walker, resident of 413 W. Waters Ave., who passed away Saturday morning at a hospital, will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o' clock from Wilson Sammon Co. Funeral Home, The Rev. J. P. Lane of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church to officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: J. T. Rogers, W. T. Gillespie, Mr. Parker, O. M. Leggett, M. D. Howell and I. C. Dean. "

☆ Annie May Walker ☆
☆ Beloved Wife & Mother ☆

...Before & After...


published by: Jen armbruster
The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project, 2018

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