Following Sarah's death, J. T. Wilder, the pension
agent, reported her death to the pension agency. According
to an undated paper (see below), he was notified 1 February
1898, but this document appears to be dated 31 March
1898 based on a stamp from his office that covers the
preprinted blank for a date. Much of the document is
preprinted; handwritten portions are in italics.
[stamped:] War of 1812
[handwritten:] 99/161 [this appears to be the
calculation for the final payment]
[round stamp, reformatted:] U. S. Pension Office,
F, Apr 2 1898
[round stamp over date blank, reformatted:] U.S.
Pension Agency. Mar 31 1898, Knoxville, Tenn.
[written vertically on left side:] 26949
U. S. Pension Agency,
[Although the above blocks are not filled in,
the Knoxville date stamp is placed over them]
[apparently stamped:] Hon. H. Clay Evans,
Commissioner of Pensions.
I hereby report that the name of Sarah
Walker - widow of Edward pri Cap
John Slattons Co Tenn Mil, who was a pensioner
on the rolls of this Agency under Certificate
No. 26949 [with check mark], and who was
last paid at $12, to 4 Nov, 1897,
has been dropped because of death
Very respectfully, J. T. Wilder
Pension Agent. [A code or letter appears underneath
Every name dropped to be thus reported at once.
[back is stamped:]
Apr 2 1898