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OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the followoing on Saturday, 
January 19, 1935 which read:
 "Walter Jacob Gilbert died this morning at 5 
o'clock t his home near Mt. Vernon.  Mr. Gilbert was born near Waltonville 
November 14, 1860, and was the oldest child of the late Alvin and Anna 
Watkins Gilbert.  In their day highly respected residents of Jefferson 
County.  Mr. Gilbert was united in marriage with Miss Linnie Dodds, November 
22, 1881.  Mr. Gilbert is survived by his widow and one son, Paul Gilbert, 
Mt. Vernon and three sisters, Mrs. Linnie Philp of Waltonville, Mrs. Maggie 
Norris, Fresno, California, and Mrs. Maude Williams, Mt. Vernon and three 
grandchildren.  Two brothers, Orley W. Gilbert and Thomas E. Gilbert, 
preceded him in death years ago.  Funeral services will be held in the M. E. 
church at Waltonville, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will follow 
in Knob Prairie cemetery.  The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, 122 
North Tenth street until 1 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Gilbert had been in impaired 
health for some years, but in his active life was one of the leading business 
men of Jefferson County, engaging extensively in farming and stock and baking 
operations.  He was prominent in the National bank of Waltonville during its 
existence, and was recognized as a man of excellent judgment.  He was one of 
the best known men of the county in the days of his active life as well as 
one of hte most popular and highly respected.  He retained the friends of his 
youth and early life until the end, adding others in the course of time.  
Honest and upright in all his dealings, he was the soul of honor as a 
business man and as a citizen, and will be remembered with kindly feelings 
and affection by all who knew him."

Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003

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