Walter, Alpha

Oregon City Enterprise, November 1, 1912
Alpha Walter, a veteran of the Civil and Mexican wars, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. W. Griffin, of 611 Mount Hood Street, in this city Wednesday night (the previous week, Oct. 23) He was eighty-eight years of age. The body will be interred in the Mountain View cemetery Friday morning at 10 o’clock the funeral services to be held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin. Rev. T. B. Ford of the Methodist Church will preside.
Mr. Walter was born in Ohio, November 13, 1824, and was a son of Gordon and Catherine Walter. On November 18, 1847 he married Miss Elmifa Olm, and after her death he married Miss Nancy Taylor, September 20, 1866. He enlisted in the army during the Civil War, being a member of Company F, Thirteenth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers, enrolling August 15, 1862. He also fought during the Mexican War.
Mr. Walter came to Oregon about a year ago, his former home being in California, where he lived for about ten years after coming west from Wisconsin. He has lived with this daughter, Mrs. O. W. Griffin and family during the past year, and has been an invalid during that time, having lost a leg while in California.
The deceased is survived by four sisters and four brothers, and the following children: John F. Walter of North Yakima, Wash; Frank A. Walter, of Eugene; George A. Walter, of North Dakota; Mrs. Ledoska Walter Griffin of Oregon. A son, William Walter, died about ten days ago in Canada.

Oregon Death Index:
Name: A Walter
Death Date: 23 Oct 1912
Death Place: Clackamas
Certificate: 3400


Civil War Pension Index: Walter, Alpha
F 30 Wis Inf.
1890 July 10, Invalid, Application: 838844, Certificate: 953642, Wis

Name: Alpha Walter
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
Regiment: 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Company: F
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M559 roll 31

Name: Alpha Walter
Residence: Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Wisconsin 30th Infantry Regiment on 15 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 04 Sep 1865.
Death Date: 23 Oct 1912
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion, Research by Harold Slavik


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