R. C. WALKER

R. C. WALKER, editor of the Crittenden County Press, is a native of Crittenden County, and was born November 11, 1857. He is a son of R. N. and Sarah (Clement) Walker, both natives of the same county and State. Subject's father is a son of R. A. and Nellie (Hickman) Walker, and a brother of J. H. Walker, of Marion; he was married March 4, 1857, to Sarah J., daughter of John and Sallie (Hughes) Clement, by whom he has had eight children, viz.: R. C., Louisa (deceased), Sallie (wife of Jesse O. Olive), Mollie (wife of Henry Ledbetter), Nellie, Joseph H., Katie and Lucy. Mr. R. N. Walker has been one of the wide-awake business men of Crittenden County, serving in several official positions. He was elected sheriff in 1868, and held the office two terms. At present he is engaged in the mercantile business, and is also running a farm near Marion. R. C. Walker received his education in the schools of Marion, and in 1877 entered the State University at Lexington, which he attended one year. He established the Crittenden County Press in 1879, which he has made one of the best local papers in western Kentucky. The Press is a seven-column folio, decidedly Democratic in politics, and has a large circulation. Mr. Walker is very popular in the county, and one of the rising young journalists of Kentucky. He was married July 7, 1881, to Miss Mattie Brown, daughter of George W. and Matilda (Noel) Brown, of Boone County, Ky. Two children have been born to this union; Walter N. and Mattie E. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

 

Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 738.