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Subject: Bishop D. Ormonde Walker - Wilberforce University
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2006
Name: Walker, Bishop D. O.
Date: Jul 1 1955
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland, Ohio public Library Necrology File, Reel #164.
Notes: Bishop D. O. Walker.
Services will be held next Thursday at Wilberforce University, Xenia, Ohio, for Bishop D. Ormonde Walker, presiding prelate of the Fifth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and former pastor of St. James A. M. E. Church here. Bishop Walker was 65 at his death Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was visiting with his wife and daughter, Yvonne.
Known for his outspoken sermons, Bishop Walker headed St. James Church from 1926 until 1936 and was a candidate for the School Board in 1933.
He was president of Wilberforce University from 1936 until his resignation in 1941 and was made bishop in 1948, maintaining his headquarters at Wilberforce.
His wife and daughter survive him.
Earlier services will be held for Bishop Walker, born in the British West Indies, in Kansas City on Tuesday
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