David Davis Walker

David Davis Walker

Born Jan 19, 1840

David Davis "D.D. " Walker, a St. Louis dry goods wholesaler, founded Ely & Walker, which remains a clothing brand to this day. Walker was a first cousin of Senator and Supreme Court Justice David Davis. Through his son George Herbert Walker, he was the great-grandfather of President George H. W. Bush and great-great-grandfather of President George W. Bush. Walker was the son of George E. Walker (1797 – 1864) and Harriet Mercer (1802 -1869).… Read More

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1840 Birth Born in 1840.


1857 17 Years Old In 1857, he went to St. Louis for business training with the merchandiser Crow, McCreery & Co., then the largest wholesale dry goods house in the city. … Read More


1878 38 Years Old He became ill as a result of his workaholic habits, quitting in 1878, and spent the next two years recovering.


1880 40 Years Old In 1880 he went back to work, forming Ely, Walker & Co. with Frank Ely and others. … Read More


1892 52 Years Old He remained President of the company until 1892, and thereafter retained the largest interest in the firm. … Read More


1918 78 Years Old Walker died in 1918 at Walker's Point, his son George's seaside property in Kennebunkport, Maine, the modern-day Bush compound now occupied by former President George H.W. Bush.
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