Samuel Walters


Bushnell Resident Died today in Macomb Hospital

Bushnell (Special) - Samuel E (Sam) Walters, 79, of Bushnell died early today [Oct. 4, 1957] in St. Francis Hospital, Macomb, following nine years of ill health.

Born near Marietta on April 24, 1878, he was a son of Isaac N. and Celia Ann (Yocum) Walters. He was first married to Ella Murphy, who preceded him in death, and then to Mary Frances Schoonover in 1912 in Keokuk, Iowa.

Survivors include the widow, four children, Mrs. Letha Mosher, Canton; Mrs. Olivine Rogers, Bushnell; Emmett Walters, Hamilton and Clarence Walters, Marietta; three step-children, Elmer Howerter, Alaska; Mrs. Lenora Arnold, Bushnell; and Ollie Paul, Canton; 23 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a twin brother, William Walters, Table Grove; another brother, Charles E Walters, Bushnell and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two children, two brothers and three sisters.

He had been a member of the Bushnell IOOF lodge and had lived here for 13 years. He formerly was a rural mail carrier near Marietta.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Martin Funeral home by the Rev. W.W. Marzahn. Burial will be in Mound cemetery near Bushnell.

Members of the family will greet friends at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 o'clock Saturday evening.


(Bushnell newspaper, Oct. 1957, submitted by Diane Herd)



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