Ernest Walker

Ernest Henry Walker, born November 25th, 1896 in Arkadelphia, AR,1 2 was a Negro baseball player with the Butte Colored Giants from about 1917-1922. He was the brother of McKinley Walker and Hobart Walker and the brother-in-law of Girlie Fenter.


Walker was the son of Jefferson D. Walker and Nannie (nee Banks) Walker.3

Walker died on January 18th, 1971 in Phoenix, AZ.4 5 6 He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Phoenix.


"Ernest Henry Walker, 76, will be at. 12:15 p.m. tomorrow in Universal Memorial Center, 1100 E. Jefferson. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the mortuary by the William H. Patterson Elks Lodge 477 and the Prince Hall Maricopa Masonic Lodge No. 1 funeral committees. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Walker, 104 N. 12th St., died Monday in Memorial Hospital. He came to Phoenix in 1925 from Butte, Mont., after Army service in World War I. He formerly was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He founded the Arizona Barbers College in 1946 and operated it for 15 years. He was a member of the Moslem Shrine Temple, 79, the United Supreme Council 33 of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, and a 25-year member of the Elks. He was born in Arkadelphia, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; a daughter, Mrs. June Abbington of Spokane, Wash.; a son, Mack Bowen of Kansas City, and a brother and two sisters out of state."7