Walker, Elkanah

Walker, Elkanah a Congregational minister, was born in Yarmouth, Me., Aug. 7, 1805. He received his preparatory education at Kimball Union Academy. He graduated at the Bangor Theological Seminary in 1837, and was ordained at Brewer, Me., Feb. 14, 1838. In March he set out for the Oregon mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and was four months in traversing the wilderness from Missouri. He was stationed at Tshimakain until 1848, when the Indian massacre and troubles necessitated his removal to. Fort Colville. After 1849 he resided at Forest Grove, often acting as pastor there, and at Hillsborough and other neighboring villages. He was trustee of the Tualatin Academy and Pacific University, and from 1847 was President of the Oregon Bible Society. He died at Forest Grove, Nov. 21, 1877. (W.S.)

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