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There were three Walker Brothers and one sister
About: Former Mayor with tobacco setter

Easy Ed,
There were three Walker boys: Horace, Ruhl (sp.?), and Marvin. They also had a sister, name unknown to me. They lived on Burkesville Street next to where the Gate Station is now located.


They had a farm by Pettit's Fork Creek. Part of the farm is now Downy's Saw Mill and the Columbia Bypass goes through it also. I was always down there helping them with odds and ends around the farm as we lived just up the road from them.

Horace ran the Tin Shop and the other boys ran the farm. To the best of my knowledge, none of the siblings were married.

I do not know their parent's names. I could share many stories of times spent with them.

s/Blackie Nixon
Hillsboro, IN and Columbia, KY


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