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Transcribed biography of Frank M. Walters

Frank M. Walters (October 1871 - 16 January 1929) was born in Missouri, but spent most of his life in Porter County. Frank was the son of John Wesley Walters (1831-1903) and Maria C. Mock (1834-1888); see John's biography on this Porter County GenWeb site. In 1900, Frank was living with his father and his sister Maggie in Porter County, Indiana, in 1900. In 1910 and 1920 the Federal census taker found him working as farm laborer in Boone Township, Porter County, Indiana. He also did odd jobs as a carpenter and a painter, but never married. In the bitterly cold winter of 1929, Frank had been living in a shack on the Aylesworth farm in Boone Township. When he had not been seen for several days, searchers were sent out. The door to the shack was locked. When the nephews of the farm's owner forced it open, they found the fire had gone out. Frank Walters was seated in a chair frozen solid. The coroner politely ruled the cause of death to be a heart attack.

Bill Walters
112 Riss Drive
Normal, Illinois 61761

Source: Submitted to Porter County GenWeb on February 10, 2009, by Bill Walters, 112 Riss Drive, Normal, Illinois 61761
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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