LOUISE WYATT COLLECTION
George Hill Walker
1907 - 1932
Hill Walker is Slain by His Cousin During Argument
As a result of a knife wound in his side, inflicted during an argument, Hill Walker, 25 years of age, of Big Rock, Tenn., died Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the grave at 2:30 p.m. Monday by the Rev. J. M. Carroll, Bumpus Mills minister. Monroe Walker, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Walker, also of Big Rock, and first cousin of the victim, is alleged to have done the stabbing. It was reported Monroe and his brother Willie and the slain youth were under the influence of liquor. An argument resulted from the question of who would drive Willie Walker's car to the home of Hill Walker. It was said that Monroe agreed with Hill that Hill should drive the automobile and then suddenly reversed his views and stabbed Hill in the side with a short blade pocketknife. Realizing what he had done, Monroe and his brother Willie rushed the wounded youth to the office of a Big Rock physician. He was bleeding profusely internally, however, and died within a few minutes after reaching the physicians office. Surviving are his parents, one brother, Carl Walker of Detroit, who arrived Sunday night; and four sisters, Misses Esther Lee and Addie Josephine Walker, and Mrs. Finley Stegals, and Mrs. Ray Morris, all of Big Rock. Monroe Walker was overcome with remorse and grief because of what he had done and spent Saturday night at the home of his slain cousin. He had not been arrested Monday morning.
(Note: G. Hill Walker was buried in Smith Cemetery, Stewart Co., TN. His father, James H. Walker, Jr., was the son of Mary Catherine Atkins Walker, great granddaughter of Rev. War soldier Lewis Atkins.)
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