Date of Death: Nov 1904, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
From the Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana newspaper at the time of Fredrick Walden’s death. Probably Saturday 19 November 1904
Added to the Long Roll That has Gone Before.
Frederick Walden died this morning at one o’clock at his residence, 451 North Yandes street, after a long illness covering a period of twelve weeks, nine of which were spent in bed. Up to one week ago he showed signs of improvement and the family and friends entertained hopes for his ultimate recovery, but since then he grew worse until the final summons relieved his suffering. The immediate cause of his death was kidney trouble.
Mr. Walden was born in Oldham county, Kentucky, March 22nd, 1849. His mother died when he was four years of age and at ten years of age he lost his father. He was reared by his brother, James Walden, deceased. He was married June 18, 1864, and this city has been his home for many years. By trade he was a painter.
He is survived by a widow and six children, Daniel B., W. B., Mrs. Hattie Vanarsdall, Mrs. C. E. Trout, of Whiteland, and Miss Opal and Ossie. He leaves one brother, Joseph, of Harper, Kansas. He was a member of the lodge of Red Men and the G. A. R. His religious faith was that of the Christian church of which he was a member.
He was a brave and gallant Soldier, serving his country for four years in the civil war. He enlisted in company I, 18th Indiana regiment, August 16, 1861, and served under the captaincy of Dr. W. T. Stott. After three years service he was honorable discharged at Indianola, Texas, December 31, 1863. He re-enlisted in the same company, January 1st, 1864, and was mustered out of service at Darian, Ga., August 28, 1865.
Mr. Walden was kind and courteous to friends and neighbors. He was an indulgent father and a loving husband. He is mourned by the community in which he spent the greater part of his life.
The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Chas. Hudson assisted by Dr. W. T. Stott. The Red Men and G. A. R. will have charge of the burial services in Greenlawn cemetery.
The face of the deceased may be seen between the hours of 2 and 7 o’clock p. m. Sunday; Monday 9 to 11 a m.
Submitted by John Shelby Walden, 26 January 2001