Noah Walker, 77, veteran, salt company owner Noah L...

April 24, 2001

Noah Walker, 77, veteran, salt company owner

Noah L. Walker V, who was co-owner of a salt company, died Sunday of emphysema at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Towson.

After working for a number of years at Harvey Salt Co. on the Fallsway in downtown Baltimore, he acquired an interest in the business. He withdrew from it because of ill health in 1968.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Rosebank Avenue in Govans, he was a member of the family that owned a clothing store on Baltimore Street and supplied uniforms to Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. Walker Avenue in North Baltimore is named in honor of the family.

A statue of George Washington, which is now in Druid Hill Park, stood in a niche in the store's facade.

Mr. Walker attended Boys' Latin School and, during World War II, enlisted in the Army at age 18. He participated in the D-Day invasion in Normandy and later was wounded in fighting at Aachen, Germany. He was initially pronounced dead but survived and spent a year recuperating in several hospitals in Europe. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

In 1947, he married Katherine Grove Mathews, who survives him.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Ware Avenue, Towson.

He also is survived by four sons, Noah Brice Walker and Michael Lee Walker, both of Towson, Burke Mathews Walker of Duxbury, Mass., and Scott Dixon Walker of Monkton; two daughters, Katherine Walker O'Connor and Ellen Walker Fick, both of Towson; and 13 grandchildren.

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