Ella Simonton Walker was born on 23 Aug 1869, in Covington, Tennessee. Her father was Capt. Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911), and her mother was Mary Andros McDill Simonton (1845-1918). On 28 Dec 1899, she married Mark Anthony Walker. They had four children during their marriage. They were Mary Eleanor (1900-1945), Charles Simonton (1904-1952), Anna May (1906-1911), and Mark Anthony Walker Jr. Ella died on 10 Jun 1961 in Covington, Tennessee at the age of 91 and was buried in Munford Cemetery.
Ella Simonton’s Marriage Announcement
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Simonton announce the marriage of their daughter, Ella, to Mr. Mark Anthony Walker, at Covington, Tenn., on Thursday evening December 28th, at 8:30. Cards have been received in this city. Mr. Walker became well known to Harrisburg people while stationed at Camp Meade last year as a major of the Second Tennessee Volunteers.
[Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Penn., 16 Dec 1899]
Ella Simonton Walker Obituary
Mrs. Ella Walker, Mother of Circuit Judge, Dies at 91: Services were held Sunday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church in Covington for Mrs. Ella Simonton Walker, mother of Judge Mark A. Walker of the 16th Judicial Circuit of which Madison County is a part. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Christy Morgan and burial was in Munford Cemetery.
Mrs. Walker who was 91 died Saturday at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Covington, was graduated from the old Tipton Female Seminary and had been active in civic and literary organizations. She was also quite active in the church. She was a charter member of the Covington Book Club and also a member for many years of the Covington Music Club. She was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, the late Major Mark A. Walker, Sr., was mayor of Covington for a number of years and owned and operated a large hardware store. Mrs. Walker’s father, the late Captain C. B. Simonton was congressman from the old Ninth District, now the 8th, for a number of years. He was also an officer in the Confederate Army with a distinguished service record.
[Mrs. Ella Walker, Mother of Circuit Judge, Dies at 91, The Jackson Sun, 12 Jun 1961, pg