WALKER, Clarence Wellesley (Wells)
- Born: 4 Jun 1874, Mt Barker Dist Mt Barker
- Marriage: EDDY, Florence Isabel on 9 Apr 1902 in St Peters College Chapel (Hackney) dist Norwood
- Died: 6 May 1927, Private Hospital, North Adelaide, SA at age 52
- Buried: 8 May 1927, North Road Cemetery
South Australian Births - Index of Registrations 1842-1906
"WALKER Clarence Wellslie (M) 4 Jun 1874 Mount Barker dist MtB par John Thomas Walker & Mary Eddy b136 p485."
Burra School Registry
"ADMISSION CHILD BORN PARENT/GUARDIAN
17-01-1879 WALKER Clarence Wellesley 04-06-1874 WALKER John L.
OCCUPATION RESIDENCE LAST SCHOOL SEX NUMBER
Bootmaker Chapel St. Kooringa None B 81"
THE CYCLOPEDIA OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1907-09
Page 575 - Note typo "ST" instead of "JT"
" S. T. WALKER & SONS, drapery and boot emporium, Ayr Street, Jamestown. CLARENCE WELLESLEY WALKER, proprietor of the above business, is the eldest son of Mr. J.T. Walker, and was born at Mount Barker, South Australia in 1874. After the completion of his education at Prince Alfred College, as a youth he went into the drapery store conducted by Mr. Charles H. Hale, North Adelaide where he gained his initiation into the trade. Proceeding to Broken Hill, he entered his father's business in that town, and two years later received the appointment of manager which he retained for nine years.
In 1902 he took the management of the business at Jamestown, and in January, 1907 upon the retirement of his father from active business pursuits became proprietor of the concern, which he has carried on successfully from the time of his first arrival in the town. The emporium was formerly the property of Mr. E.J. Wills, who conducted it for fifteen years prior to it's purchase by Mr. J.T.Walker, and comprises two shops connected by an archway, well stocked with fancy goods, electroplate, drapery, boots and shoes, clothing and mercery, etc. The gentleman under review takes a great interest in local social functions, and is a most enthusiastic member of the Dramatic Club, of which he is the honorary secretary.
In 1901 he married Florence Isabel, daughter of the late Mr. Eddy, of Mount Barker, and has two daughters and one son."
The Advertiser - 9th May 1927
"WALKER - On 6th May, at Private Hospital, Clarence Welsie, beloved husband of Florence Isobel Walker of Jamestown aged 52 years. Interred North Road Cemetery Sunday afternoon May 8."
Extracts from the Burra Record relating to the Walker Family - compilled by Eric Fuss
11 May 1927, page 3
Obituary. C.W. (Wells) Walker died in Adelaide on 7 May. He was the eldest son of the late Mr & Mrs J.T. Walker of Adelaide and late of Kooringa and was born in 1875 at Mt Barker, but came to Burra with his parents as a child and stayed till old enough to look after a branch of his father's business. He has lived for many years at Jamestown. He married Miss F.I. Eddy. Alfred & Oswald G. Walker of Kooringa are brothers. [Clarence Wellslie (Wells) Walker 4 June 1874 at Mt Barker: died as Clarence Wellesley Walker 6 May 1927 at North Adelaide, residence Jamestown.]
North Road Cemetery Row 36 East side. Enter Via Main North Road Gate and turn left into row36.
The grave is marked with a white marble cross, surrounded with white marble and dressed with white crushed stone.
Wells' (Clarence) wife Florence Isabel and their daughter Molly (Mary Eugenie Christie nee Walker) are also interred in the same grave. (CW- Aug 2004)
Clarence married Florence Isabel EDDY, daughter of John Curnow EDDY and Lucy Rebecca MATTINSON, on 9 Apr 1902 in St Peters College Chapel (Hackney) dist Norwood. (Florence Isabel EDDY was born on 4 Jul 1868 in Bugle Ranges dist Mount Barker, died on 21 Sep 1950 and was buried in North Road Cemetery.)
South Australian Marriages - Index of Registrations 1917-1937
"WALKER Clarence Wellesley 28y S (f John Thomas Walker) m 9 Apr 1902 Eddy Florence Isobel 33y S (f John Curnow EDDY) at St Peters College Chapel (Hackney) dist Nor b211 p185."