Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
NATHAN E. WALKER. This
respectable and esteemed citizen, who is also to be classed as one of the
early pioneers of Lincoln county, is now dwelling just south from Sherman
where he has four hundred and eighty acres of land. As early as 1886,
he settled in this vicinity and has since given himself to the basic art
of agriculture. He has always labored for those measures which have
tended to upbuild and improve these sections and is known as a progressive
man. He is an advocate of good schools, better roads and all those
things that make an enlightened and advanced community.
Nathan E. Walker was born in Virginia, on
February 26, 1857, being the son of Garrett B. and Adeline V. (Skinner)
Walker, natives of Virginia and tillers of the soil. The first twenty
years of our subject's life were spent in his native state, during which
time he gained an education, then he journeyed west to Kansas. For
about six years he remained in that country then came on to the more favored
section of Washington, taking his present place as a homestead.
In 1887, Mr. Walker married Miss Florence
M., daughter of John W. and Mary E. (Kees) Highland, natives of Iowa. Mr.
and Mrs. Walker are highly respected people owing to their uprightness
and real worth.