W. S. WALKER, a well-known young business man of Steubenville, was born in Island Creek township, Jefferson Co., Ohio, May 23, 1862. He is the son of Dr. P. A. Walker, whose history appears above. He was reared in his native township, attending a district school in winter, and laboring upon his father's farm in summer. Later in his youth he attended the high school in Steubenville three years, lacking but one term of graduating. After quitting school he clerked for two years in a grocery store, for his brother. He then, in 1881, engaged in the grocery business for himself at Jeddo, Jefferson county. In 1882 he removed to Steubenville, where he has since been successfully engaged in the grocery business, gaining a leading position as a retail grocer. He was married June 23, 1885, to Fannie T., daughter of Henry A. Thompson, of Steubenville, They are the parents of one child, Marian, who was born March 15, 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are members of the Methodist Protestant church. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the K. of P. In politics he is a republican. He is enterprising and successful in business, and in every respect his standing is of the best.
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