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Robert William Walter (1833 - 1900)

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Robert William (William) Walter
Born in Frederick County, Virginiamap
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Died in Winchester, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 23 Jan 2019 | Created 25 Mar 2017
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William was a son of William Bullitt Walter and Margaret Ewing.


23 August 1900
WInchester, Virginia
Find a Grave Memorial of Robert William Walter


The Richmond Dispatch
24 August 1900, page 7
Winchester's Coroner Dead.
WINCHESTER, VA., August 23. - (Special.) - Mr. R. William Walters, City Coroner, and one of the leading citizens of Winchester, died here to-day, after a long illness of bronchial trouble. He suffered an attack of grip about a year ago, and never fully recovered. For the past few weeks he has been gradually sinking. Mr. Walters was born in this county sixty-seven years ago, and passed his whole life here.[1]
The Washington Post
24 August 1900, page 4
City Coroner R. William Walter, of Winchester, died yesterday of bronchial trouble, as a result of an attack of grippe a year ago, from which he never fully recovered. He was sixty-seven years old, and a lifelong resident of Winchester. He was born in Frederick County. He was unmarried, and leaves one sister and two brothers. He was clerk of the Magistrate's Court of the Town of Winchester from 1870 until 1873. When Winchester was created a city he served as clerk of the Corporation Court, until 1880. At the time of his death he was commissioner in chancery and city coroner. For many years he was also recorder and acting mayor. [2]


  1. Richmond dispatch. (Richmond, Va.), 24 Aug. 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  2. Washington Post, Washington, D. C.; 24 August 1900, page 4.
  • Source: S1264 1850 United States Federal Census, Household of William B. Walter, enumerated 14 October 1850, Frederick County, Virginia - Winchester; Series M432, Roll 945, sheet 274, line 42. Repository: #R2
  • Source: S1265 1860 United States Federal Census. Household of William B. Walter, enumerated 7 July 1860, Frederick County, Virginia - Winchester; Series M653, Roll 1347, sheet 77 (385), line 36. Repository: #R2
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Robert W Walter in household of Margaret Walter, Virginia, United States; citing p. 18, family 134, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,147.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), William Walter in household of Ann Helplunstine, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 45, sheet 437C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1367; FHL microfilm 1,255,367.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 January 2019), R William Walters, Winchester Township Winchester city Ward 2, Frederick, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 93, sheet 5A, family 132, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,740.
  • "Honorable Career is Ended Today. Evening Star, Winchester, Virginia; 23 August 1900. microfilm Repository: #R12
  • Repository: R2 - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Repository: R12 Handley Regional Library Archives, 100 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601 (540) 662-9041 x23

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