WILLIAM WALKER FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING
Walker Family Page
Casualty page for Sgt. Robert W. Walker
WALKER-MATCHETT HAS KEPT ABREAST OF MODERN
USAGES IN FURNITURE AND FUNERALS
THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS OF SERVICE TO BAY CITY PEOPLE ATTESTS SUCCESS
Walker and Walker-Matchett have been serving Bay City since 1900 when
William Walker, founder, first started in business here. At that time
the style of the store title was just Wm. Walker and continued until
1923, when L. M. Matchett, who had been employed by Mr. Walker for a
number of years, was taken into partnership of the funeral directing
business and made manager of the furniture branch.
the beginning, this firm has consistently made every effort to give Bay
City and Matagorda County the best service possible at all times. New
stock, new ideas and new methods to increase the efficiency of that
service have been secured and incorporated as rapidly as possible. For
several years prior to his death, Mr. Walker, due to ill health,
permitted the active management of the business to fall on his partner,
Mr. Matchett. Mr. Matchett continued the business along the same lines
of progressive service started by the elder Mr. Walker when Bay City was
young and today this concern ranks among the most up-to-date and
progressive firms of this county.
Time has brought many changes in the funeral directing profession during this period of time. Funeral directors were directors only, and did the render the service of today. In those early days no display rooms were in existence; funeral processions were preceded by horse drawn vehicles.
structure is simple and well lighted and decorated in such a manner that
it emphasized the homelike atmosphere. It is here that most of the
funerals are held with a quiet dignity and sympathetic attitude that is
particularly appreciated by bereaved relatives and friends.
chapel and family room capable of seating nearly 100 people permit the
family to hold services and at the same time not losing the home-like
atmosphere and dignity so desired by their customers and clients.
Mr. Matchett is assisted in his work by P. T. Novosad, who is also a licensed embalmer and funeral director.
The Daily Tribune, Century of Progress Edition, Section 7, Pages 1 & 6
Ledger of Walker Furniture Company
|William Walker Coffins and Caskets 1913 - 1917|
Copyright 2005 -
Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
Feb. 16, 2005
Jan. 22, 2008