|Title||George Edward Walker PGM|
George Edward Walker (1850-1919) GM 1891
George Walker was a native of Virginia, born November 30, 1850 at Tappahannock, Essex County. In 1869 he came to Missouri locating at Potosi where he found employment in a mercantile concern.In 1876 he removed to Bonne Terre, Mo., where he connected with a large mining and manufacturing corporation as manager. In 1886 he became interested in a wholesale hat house in St Louis and moved to that city.
He entered Freemasonry in January 1882 in Samaritan Lodge No 424, Bonne Terre, Mo. He was made a Master Mason April 8, 1882 and in 1883 was elected Master of the Lodge.
He first appeared at Grand Lodge in 1882 as the representative of Samaritan Lodge. He attended Grand Lodge every year afterwards until he was elected Grand Master in 1890. He regarded as his most valuable service to the Grand Lodge, the adoption of the system of financing in the Masonic Home through per capita tax, rather than voluntary contributions.
After a brief illness with heart trouble he died July 10, 1919 and was buried in a family plot in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Potosi, Mo.
Geroge Edward Walker