Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, November 19, 1897
WALKER – At his home in this city, Wednesday, November 17, 1897, of erysipelas, Franklin L. Walker, aged 53 years and 6 months.
Deceased had been a resident of Oregon City for about five years and had been acting as a butcher for Charles Albright. He was a bachelor and had no relatives in this country so far as known. He was a member of Meade Post, No. 2, G. A. R. under whose auspices the funeral was conducted at Willamette hall Thursday afternoon. Dr. T. W. Butler of the Congregational Church preached the sermon, after which the simple and beautiful ritualistic service of the Grand Army was given by the members of that organization and the remains taken to Mountain View cemetery and laid to their final rest.
Headstone Proved for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Walker, Franklin L.
Pvt. Co D Regt 2nd
Oregon City, Oregon (or St. Mary’s)
Date of Death: Nov. 17, 1897
Civil War Pension Index: Walker, Franklin L.
D 2 Kans Cav.
1893 Nov 24, Invalid, Application: 500613, Certificate: 268657, Kans.
Name: Francis L . Walker
Regiment State/Origin: Kansas
Regiment: 2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Alternate Name: Franklin L./Walker; Franklin/Walker
Film Number: M542 roll 10
Name: Francis L Walker
Enlistment Date: 1 Nov 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Kansas
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Kansas 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 11 Nov 1861. Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Fort Gibson, CN.
Death Date: 17 Nov 1897
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, Research by Harold Slavik
Muster-Out Roll, Captain John A. Lee, Co D, 2nd Kansas Cavalry, Fort Leavenworth, Kans: Veterans, Walker, Franklin L. Private, age 18, original enlistment November 11, 1861, muster in November 11, 1861, Independence, Kans, re-enlisted February 25, 1864, Jenny Lind, Arkansas, 3 years, Re-enlisted as Vet. Vol. Temporarily assigned to Co. M, same Regt, descriptive roll provided December 15, 1864 under provision of circular 36, War Dept. 1864. Last paid at discharged January 14, 1865.
2nd entry: #62, Walker, Franklin, Private, age 21, February 25, 1864, Jenny Lind, Arkansas, Captain Lee, 3 years, muster in February 25, 1864, Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Lieutenant Gould, last paid by paymaster S. E. Adams, to February 28, 1865. Honorably discharged.
Compiled military records shows muster out on June 22, 1865 at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma).