1925 Biography - Edward Walker

Edward A. Walker is a native of this county and a son of Benjamin W. who married Miss Gann, daughter of William Gann, an old resident and first class farmer of Ganntown this county. Edward received his education in the public schools and began teaching in the county; after teaching a few terms he decided to go West and grow up with the country, which he did settling in Ardmore, Oklahoma; where he followed teaching for a while but finally decided on the law as a profession and became quite prominent as a lawyer. He became interested in oil and gas in that section which of course was very remunerative. He later removed to Oklahoma City continuing his law practice and engaging in the banking business. He is president and principal owner of the Tradesman's National Bank of his home city and is rated as one of the richest men in Oklahoma. His parents removed to Oklahoma but are both deceased. He married late in life but has no children.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 455-456.

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