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Walker Taft Degree (1896 - 1956)

Walker Taft Degree
Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 15 Jul 1928 in Franklin, Vermont, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 2 Jul 1944 in Island Pond, Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died at age 60 in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United Statesmap
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Walker was born in 1896. He is the son of Simon Degree and Myra Taft. [1]


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Walker had been gassed during WWI.

I only met him a very few times because at the time he was working as a border agent in Northern VT at the Canadien border. To me he seemed very stern and not very friendly but there was one time when he and his second wife Phyllis visited our family. I was probably only 7 or so and was sick. He went grocery shopping with my father and came back to give me a little windup submarine toy. Not only did I love the submarine, but the idea that he'd bought it for me.

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Walker was listed as a Freshman @ UVM in 1922. Page 208 Vol.XIX Number 6, The Vermont Bulletin, Mar 1922

Later on he served as a US Customs Patrol Inspector at a small crossing between Vermont and Canada. I remember visiting but don't know the town where he lived and served. He died in Berkshire VT which is right on the Canadian border and I remember the sense that the actual border was right by his house.

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