Drowning of 3 Walkers - Estherville Daily News - 26 Jul 1894
A DIARY ^NOTEWORTHY rIAP. •• "INNINGS.,'". ••' Pathetic Tr»|r«<t y »t BnrllnrUn COBU Three X4v«w^We«ID«. tlrt Slayer of Con- dnotor RlfA|i|h, Most Die -Gave the Doctor a Three DroWf&d Near Barllnyton. M af tin S. Walker, a. young attorney of Burlington, his father, Silas Walker, and his uncle, f. H. Walker, farmers were drowned while bathing in the Mississippi a few miles above the city. Two boys with the party were saved by David McAllister. The story of tae tragedy ia a pathetic one. Youmr Walker had accompanied his father and uncle and two little sons of the lattar and a young man named McAllister to th$, river on a fishing trip. Hd went in swimming and stepped into a hole and went down. His fatner, one of the beat swimmers in those parts. went to his rescue. The young- man grabbed his father arojnd the neck and pulled him down. Thomas Walker then went to the rescue and was also pulled under. The two young sons of the latter in their fright rushed into the water after their father and were only rescued after a hard struggle by McAllister. Thomas H. Walker leaves a widow and lour children. S M Walker leaves a widow, his only child being the victim in the tragedy.