Henry Charles Holden WALKER (1859-1918) - Auckland
8 August 1918 - OBITUARY of
Henry Charles Holden WALKER (1859-1918)
... Mr Henry Charles Holden Walker, an old resident of Auckland, died on Sunday (4th) following upon an operation. The deceased, who was 59 years of age, came to New Zealand from Kent about forty years ago, and resided at Victoria Avenue, Remuera, for a long period.
He joined the staff of Messrs Archibald Clark and Sons and ten years later he was placed in charge of the Manchester and dress department, a position he held until his death.
Mr Walker was prominently associated for some years with the Reform League, being a member of the executive. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Blind Institute for about twelve years, and for a portion of that time was chairman of the Board. In his younger days Mr Walker was an ardent yachtsman, and was a member of the original crew of the yacht Volunteer.
He took a keen interest in the success of King's College, where his four sons were educated
He is survived by Mrs Walker and three sons. The eldest son, Captain H. J. I. Walker, was killed at the second battle of Ypres, He was attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and went to France with the first British Expeditionary Force. The second son, Major Alan Walker, went to Samoa with the first expedition, and later left for France with the First Battalion, Rifle Brigade. He was recently invalided home. The third son, Corporal Charles Walker, is at present in camp with the Forty-fifth Reinforcement, while the Fourth son is still attending King's College
The interment took place to-day at Purewa Cemetery
Henry Charles Holden Walker
married 27 March 1889 to:
Cecilia Kathleen TAYLOR (1868-1942)
* daughter of William Innes Taylor (1821-1890, Glen Innes, Taylor’s Hill and Glen Taylor School are named after him) & Ann Adamson (1832-1900) -- see his Obituary next
* granddaughter of Lieutenant-General William Taylor (1790-1868, born Glasgow-died West Tamakai) & Barbara Innes (1800-1836, born Glasgow-died India)
-- OBITUARY of Mr William Innes Taylor
New Zealand Herald, 24 March 1890
Another old pioneer settler has passed away in the person of Mr William Innes Taylor, son of the late General Taylor, of the West Tamaki.
In his last illness (pneumonia), which was somewhat sudden and a general break up of the system, he was attended by Drs Haines and Lindsay.
Mr Taylor was born in 1821 at Hyderabad, India, and was the son of the late General William Taylor, and brother of C. J. and A. K. Taylor. He was educated at Glasgow College and spent two years in Perthshire learning practical agriculture. In October 1843, he arrived in Auckland by the ship 'Mandarin'; bought land and settled at Tamaki West, where he began his career as a farmer, living in a tent. After six years real hard work he made himself a comfortable home and married, pursuing his career as a pioneer settler with energy, forethought and ability and was nearly always successful in his undertakings. Being of a generous and trusting nature, he sustained many heavy losses, but notwithstanding this, as time went on, fortune seemed to smile on him. He was an original shareholder in the Bank of New Zealand, in which he always took a deep interest, becoming a director and retaining his interest (which was considerable) to the last. Mr Taylor was also a shareholder in most of our local companies. Besides his farm at Tamaki he owned land in the Waikato and always took a keen interest in all agricultural matters.
He leave a widow, four sons and five daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral of the deceased gentleman took place on Sunday, the 9th instant, at Tamaki West Presbyterian Church, the remains being followed to their last resting-place by a large assemblage of the Old Identities and most of the leading men of Auckland.
The principal mourners were:- The deceased's four sons, William, James, Walter and norman; his brothers, Messrs C. I. and A. K. Taylor and sons; F. C. Barber, Arthur Taylor, nephews; and three sons-in-;aw. Messrs T. Kissling, Rev T. Farley and H. C. G. Walker. The procession consisted of about fifty carriages, and many horsemen, while a number of settlers followed on foot.
The Revs J. Macky and Steele conducted the service in a most impressive manner. The former dwelt at length upon the many good qualities of the deceased, whom he had known for nearly forty years. He spoke of him as Christian man, whose piety was unostentatious, as also his charities and those who knew him best respected him the most.
Among those present at the grave we noticed the Revs A. Carrick, R. F. Macnicol, R. Sommerville, D. W. Runciman, Mr F. Lawry, M.H.R., Captains Colbeck (president Bank of New Zealand), Irvine, Wilson, Clarke, Hawes, H. F. Anderson, Messrs Tolhurst (Bank of New Zealand), W. B. Thompson (Union Bank), Goulstone (Loan and Mercantile Company), Messrs S. George, A. Thorne, M. A. Clark, J. Macky, J. Alexander, T. Macky, Johnston, Main (Kohumaramara), R. Hall, J. H. Kirkwood, R. W. and H. Andrews, T. W. Wyllie, Osborne (Newmarket), E. McLean, A. Buckland, S. Jackson, sen., Howard (2), H. Atkins, S. Baird, Stewart (2) (Waipuna), Massey, Wallace (2) (Mangere), J. Wallace (Papatoetoe), R. Udy, J. Haultain, S. Vickers, etc.
the children of Henry Charles Holden Walker & Cecilia TAYLOR
1890 - 1915 Henry John Innes Walker
- attended King's College from 1899 - 1909
6 February 1911 The Defence Department have received advice that Mr Henry John Innes Walker, of Auckland, has successfully passed his examination, and been appointed Second Lieutenant of the Warwick Regiment. Lietuenant Walker is a son of Mr H. C. H. Walker, of the firm of A. Clark and Sons. He received his instruction at King's College under Mr C. T. Major. He has taken a prominent part in local athletics, and figured to some purpose in the Rugby football field. He has also won several important events at the Amateur Athletic Association meetings
- Henry served in WWI with the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- he was Killed In Action 25 April 1915 in Ypres, Belgium
22 June 1915 From London - Major Henry John Innes Walker, of the First Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who has been killed in action, joined the Imperial Army from the New Zealand Forces four years ago, and was given his company in January last. He was twenty five years of age
- HENRY is buried Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
1891 - 1951 Alan Innes Walker
- Alan served in WWI as Second Lieutenant 23/21 with the Samoan Advance Party , embarking from Wellington 15 Aug 1914 and with the 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, B Company, embarking 9 Oct 1915. His next of kin was his father, Henry Charles Holden Walker of Victoria Ave., Remuera, Auckland
16 December 1918 The engagement is announced of Miss Eileen BUCKLETON, eldest daughter of Mr Buckleton, manager of the Bank of New Zealand, Auckland, to Major Alan James Walker, son of Mrs and the late Mr Henry Walker, of Remuera, Auckland
- Alan married on 19 Nov 1919 to Eillen Graham BUCKLETON at St Mark's, Remuera
ALAN died 7 March 1951 aged 59 & buried Block E Row 37 Plot 134 at Purewa Cemetery
1898 - 1983 Charles Innes Walker
- Charles married Katharine Spencer HOOKEY (1896-1988) in 1924
- 2nd of 3 known children of Alfred Tily HOOKEY (1861-1946) & Fanny Kate SPENCER (1864-1962)
NOTE (written about 1902) Alfred Tily Hookey was the Manager for Messrs Archibald Clark and Sons in Gisborne since May, 1898, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, England. He was educated in his native place and at the Solent Collegiate School, and brought up to the soft goods business in England. Mr. Hookey came to Auckland in 1886 by the ship Northamberland, and was for nine years in the employment of Messrs Sargood, Son and Ewen. During that time Mr. Hookey travelled over most of the North Island. In 1895 he joined Messrs Archibald Clark and Sons in Auckland as town traveller, and three years later was transferred to Gisborne. As a Freemason Mr. Hookey was attached to Lodge Ara, in Auckland, is now affiliated with Lodge Abercorn in Gisborne, and was Grand Organist for the Grand Lodge of New Zealand in 1900. Before leaving Auckland Mr. Hookey was organist and choirmaster at the Devonport Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hookey was married, in 1894, to a daughter of Mr. J. Spencer, of Farnham, Surrey, England, and has one son and two daughters.
1901 - 1979 Ronald Innes Walker
- married Katherine GRACE
- married Mildred Mary PRIEST and had 2 children
* In 1927 Roanld's address was P.O. Timboroa, Kenya. Still there in 1935
He was promoted to Postmaster, Grade 1, joint Post and Telegraphs Department in Kenya, effective 5 Dec 1946
- buried at Howick (Paparoa) Cemetery. The headstone reads:
In Memory Of Mildred Mary (Peggy) Innes Walker 1907-1966 and Ronald Innes Walker 1901-1979 Much Loved Mother And Father
Henry Charles Holden Walker died 4 Aug 1918 aged 59
- buried Block E Row 37 Plot 134, Purewa Cemetery
* in 1876 Henry was living at Brigton road Parnell
* in 1908 Henry was living in Remuera
* in 1912 Henry Charles Holden Walker & William Thorne had 751 acres 2 roods 31 perches in West Tamaki:- Allots 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 and parts of Allots 4, 7 and 16 (occupied by selfs)
Henry John Innes Walker (1890-1915)
KILLED IN ACTION, Ypres