In Memory

Mary Walker (Perry) - Class Of 1884

 Mrs. Mary J. Walker Perry, 83, member of a prominent Delphi family and daughter of the founder of the Carroll Telephone Company, died Wednesday morning in a hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was taken last week.  Mrs. Perry had been suffering with pneumonia and was thought on the road to recovery when complications developed.

     Born in Delphi October 26, 1865, she was the daughter of Dr. Edward and Jane (Riley) Walker.  Her father organized the Carroll Telephone Company in 1896 and at his death, Mrs. Perry and her brother, Earl Walker inherited the firm.  With John Earl Walker, a nephew, she was the principal stockholder in the company.  The firm operates the Delphi and Idaville exchanges.

     Active socially in the community, Mrs. Perry was a charter member of the Oracle Club.  Following her marriage to Franklin Perry, about 25 years ago, she had spent most of her time in St. Petersburg.  Mr. Perry died a number of years ago.

     Surviving are three nephews; John Earl Walker of Delphi; Edward Walker of Bunker Hill and Charles Walker of Denver, Colorado.

     The body will arrive here Saturday morning and friends may call at the Patrick Mortuary after noon Saturday.  Funeral rites will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the Mortuary with burial in the IOOF cemetery.


Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, April 21, 1949