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13 Death of Alexander Walker
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13 Death of Alexander Walker

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Alexander died in 1905 at the age of 86. He was obviously content with his move to Williamstown and the above poem penned on his death bed shows his appreciation of the area

Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3,489 feet (1,063 m). Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. It was fully surveyed by Alexander Walker

Alexander’s wife Jane who was 10 years his junior died in the same year 1905 at the age of seventy five fairly soon after the death of her husband as noted in the death notice above.

Alexander’s daughter Margaret Jane Walker (Birth 12 March 1859 in Strathdon) married Charles Henry Brookman (1858-1949) who, presumably came from the neighbouring farm on the Berlin Road (See map above). Margaret died in 1920

Alexander Walker lived a long and remarkable life and hopefully because of his musical skills he will be remembered in the future through his Collection of Fiddle tunes.

14. The Alexander Walker Collection




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Hello, I am the great, great, great granddaughter of Alexander Walker. Firstly, thank you for your extensive research and amazing biographical re-telling of Alexander's life. It was such a joy to come across this website and find my family tree and the history of such a remarkable man as Alexander herein. One thing of note: I believe that the newspaper clipping above might actually be false. Aside from the name being wrong "Charles" instead of "Alexander," I have good reason to believe that the above poem is in fact Margaret (Walker) Brookman's poem. As she was known as a very excellent poet in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and this was a poem that appeared in a volume under her name, "Mrs. Charles Brookman." I would like to commend you for your work on the heritage of such a beautiful place as Strathdon, and I hope someday to visit with my mother, who is also a granddaughter of Alexander. If you know of a place where we can purchase his fiddle tunes on a recording, we would be most grateful. Many thanks for your time and best wishes, Tammy Fortin of La Honda, California, USA
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