Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tombstone Tuesday--Walter William Frederick
Unfortunately little is known about my maternal grand uncle, Walter Frederick. He was born on October 2, 1871 in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, Ohio, the son of Alfred Frederick and Lucinda B. Orr. The only photograph I have is from the group shot of the Frederick children taken about 1885.
An obituary printed in an Garrett, Indiana newspaper, gives some insight into his character. He was a friendly and outgoing young man and extremely close to his family. This obit was sent to me years back by another Frederick researcher who is related to one of the cousin’s mentioned in the article. It was a lucky find for me.
Walter died at age 27, in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio from what was called in the obituary a sudden onset virulent typhoid fever. I have not been able to locate his death certificate even using the online Ohio death certificate website. He is buried in the town of Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio in the Firestone Cemetery slightly in front of his parents.