Walker, Carbis

Carbis Arthur Walker (1897 – 1971)

Carbis Walker of Cleveland YMCA, Cleveland, Ohio, accountant, noted long-distance American swimmer. 2 August 1923 swam across Lake Erie, a distance of 33 miles, his time being 21 hours and 15 minutes. The swimmer lost 20 pounds in his record-breaking effort, his only nourishment while in the water being a few lumps of sugar.

Walker arrived in Dover on 25/8/1923 and stayed at the Hotel Burlington. Left for New York on 5/9/1923 from Southampton on the SS Lapland

Carbis Walker, accountant, dies
Carbis A. Walker, 73, of 114 Fairfield Ave. was dead on arrival at Jameson Memorial Hospital at 11:35 a.m. yesterday unexpectedly, apparently of a heart attack as he was stricken while shoveling snow. Mr. Walker was born in New Castle May 2, 1897 to the late Joseph M. and Anna Magee Walker. He was the retired founder and owner of Carbis Walker Associates accounting firm. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was former executive secretary of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. He was a retired Naval commander, serving with the U.S. Navy in both World War I and II; a member of Winston Lodge 167, F. and AM, the Winston-Salem Consistory; and Oasis Temple of the Shrine of Charlotte, N.C. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Gentry, to whom he had been married 43 years; three daughters, Jo-Ana Walker Ambrose at home, Miss Eleanor Ruth of Englewood, N.H. and Mrs. Jane Walker McCutcheon of Wethersfield, Conn., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gaylord and Eugene Walker. The family will receive friends at the Robert A. Myers Home for Funerals, 208 N. Jefferson St, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Plain Grove Cemetery North, conducted by the Rev. Bert McCormick of First Presbyterian Church, with burial to follow. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his name to First Presbyterian Church or to the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts.
New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania, Wednesday 10 February 1971

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