F. E. Walker, M. D. It is just eleven years since Dr. F. E. Walker came to Lone Wolf, a young physician, barely a year out of medical school. His rise has been steady, consistent with his talent and devotion to his profession, and today he has a splendid standing in the community. Doctor Walker is a native of Alabama, born in Plevna, that state, on November 28, 1875, and he is a son of Rev. W. J. and Nannie (Jones) Walker.
Reverend Walker was one of the strong men of his day in that he spent his life in a fight for the right. He was born in Plevna, Alabama, in 1847, and died there in 1909. He was a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher, and was pastor at Plevna for many years. He also traveled much as an evangelist preacher for his denomination throughout the southern states, and was widely known for his good works. Always a staunch prohibitionist, he fought the good fight with all his might, and when he died in the town of his birth he was mourned by all. His wife was a daughter of Col. Bill Jones, who was concerned in bringing the Cherokee Indians from Alabama to the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma. She, too, was born in Plevna, Alabama, in 1849. and died there in 1900. They were the parents of eight children. Herbert L. is a Presbyterian minister, and missionary for the State of Alabama. Like his father, he has come out strong for the prohibition cause, and he is well known in prominent circles in his state for his attacks on the liquor and cigarette traffic. He has his home in Russellville, Alabama. Madeline married G. B. Warren, a farmer, near Branchville, Alabama. F. E. Walker was the third child. Edgar is a grocer and has a business in Birmingham, Alabama. Mary married William Miller, the proprietor of a foundry in Nashville, Tennessee. J. E. Walker is a physician and surgeon at Huntsville, Alabama. C. J. lives at Plevna, Alabama, and is a farmer there. H. O. is a student in the University of Alabama, and is in preparation for a career in medicine.
Doctor Walker attended school in Plevna and was graduated from the high.school in 1892. He then entered Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tennessee, and was graduated in the class of 1897, with the degree A. B. He took a position as principal of the high school at Gurley, Alabama, and after a year in that work entered Grant University at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was graduated from the medical department with the class of 1900 and his M. D. degree was conferred upon him at that time. Doctor Walker’s first practice was in Kelso, Tennessee, where he was located for one year. In 1901, about August 5th, he came to Oklahoma, settled at Hobart, and remained there for about six weeks, when he determined to move to Lone Wolf, his present location. That change proved itself an advantageous one, and from that time he has been busily engaged in his profession, his practice being a general medical and surgical one. He has his offices in what is known as the "Live and Let Live Drug Store." This store was established in 1908, but in 1912 Doctor Walker bought out the proprietor and has since conducted it himself.
Doctor Walker has been prominent in Lone Wolf, not alone as a medical man, but in its civic life, He is a democrat and served as town treasurer during the first four years after it was incorporated. He has been a member of the council for three years and at the present time he is filling the office of health physician for the town.
The doctor is a member of the Presbyterian Church, the faith in which he was reared, and his fraternal connections are with the Modern Woodmen, the Woodmen of the World, the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. In a professional way he is connected with the Kiowa County, Oklahoma State and American Medical societies.
In 1900 Doctor Walker was married at Kelso, Tennessee, to Miss Susie Edwards, daughter of A. O. Edwards, a Confederate veteran, now deceased. They have no children.