Biography of Henry W. Walker
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HENRY WALTER WALKER
Prominent among Salt Lakers in a business and social sense is Henry Walter Walker. Mr. Walker was born in Salt Lake City, February 12, 1868. He is the son of David F. Walker, who was a pioneer of Utah and one of the foremost citizens of the State, and Emmeline Holmes, who died when Mr. Walker was nine years old.

The young man obtained his early education in the public and private schools of Salt Lake City, and later attended school in Princeton, N. J., and Berkeley, Cal., and at an early age gave evidence of a promising career. After completing his education he returned to Salt Lake to take up the duties which were rightfully his. In June, 1890, he was married to Grace L. Putman, and a family of six children have since arrived to bless the union. The children are: Ermine, Ralph Putman, Ethlene, Natalie, Vern Randolph, and Carlton Holmes.

Mr. Walker has numerous local business interests, and in addition has various investments throughout the entire State. He is one of the principal owners of the Keith-O'Brien Company, Salt Lake's leading department store. For some time past he has been manager of this institution, and through his ability, integrity and painstaking attention he has succeeded in building one of the foremost business establishments of its kind in the West. Along other business lines, Mr. Walker has been equally successful. At various times he has interested himself in different mining companies with excellent success, and has at all times occupied the foremost place in the public welfare of the commonwealth.

A prominent clubman, Mr. Walker's name appears on the membership rolls of two of Salt Lake's best known institutions, namely, the Alta Club and the Commercial Club, and he is prominently identified with the Y. M. C. A. He is also a Mason, and in other respects has identified himself with the public life of the city. He occupies a handsome home at 1265 East First South Street, where in the bosom of his family, Mr. Walker is to be seen at his best. Tactful, well informed, with a graceful and pleasing personality, Mr. Walker is possessed of a host of friends, all of whom are fully alive to his many good qualities.

Ever ready to extend the helping hand of friendship to a comrade in distress, Mr. Walker, during his business career in Salt Lake, has built up a reputation for justice, integrity and unselfishness which is regarded by many as one of his principal assets. In the years which have followed his return from college and his entry into business life, good fortune has ever been at his elbow, but in all that he has accomplished hard work and close application are responsible entirely for his success.

At the present time Mr. Walker occupies an enviable position in the ranks of the men who do things in Salt Lake City, and those whose privilege it has been to know and appreciate the depths of his personality do not hesitate to predict for him a future of even greater achievement.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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