JAMES A. WALKER. A representative of one of the best known families of Macoupin county, James A. Walker has scarcely as yet reached middle life but he has attained a reputation as a substantial and progressive agriculturist. He is now living in Scottville, having moved to the village from his farm October 10, 1910. Born on the home place October 11, 1875, he is a son of James and China M. (Owens) Walker, a complete biographical record of whom appears on another page of this volume.
James A. Walker attended the common schools and carried his studies further at the normal school at Bushnell, Illinois. He early showed special adaptability to farming pursuits and in 1895 began cultivating one hundred and forty to one hundred and sixty acres of land owned by his father. He now owns a farm of one hundred acres and a tract of thirteen acres in Scottville. Although living in the village he continues actively as a farmer, and the thrifty appearance of his place indicates the careful supervision that he gives to his work. The raising and feeding of stock has been an important part of his business and, as he raises only the best grades, he usually succeeds in securing a profitable price for the same.
On October 23, 1895, Mr. Walker was married to Miss Sarah E. Dugger, a daughter of W. H. and Polly Dugger. The father is one of the well known farmers of this county and lives at Barr. Mr. Walker is in thorough sympathy with the republican party whose candidates he heartily espouses. He is a member of the Christian church of Scottville and also of Lodge No. 426, A.F. & A.M., the Order of the Eastern Star, the Odd Fellows and the Mutual Protective League of Scottville. Through life he has been governed by principles of honor and has gained an enviable position among his fellow men by his intelligence and willingness to work - two elements which almost invariably lead to success.