Grace Episcopal Church, Orange, was crowded to the doors yesterday afternoon during memorial services held for the Titanic victims. W. Anderson Walker, who lost his life on the ship and who was a well-known member of the church, was remembered during the services, and about 500 members of Hope Lodge, F. and A. M., and General Roberts Lodge, Sons of St. George, of which he was a member, attended the services in respect to his memory. The Rev. Charles T. Walkey, rector, made a short address dwelling principally on the tragedy. Dr. Walkey spoke eloquently of Mr. Walker.

The services opened with the rendering of Chopin's Funeral March which was followed by chants from the burial office, the lesson and "The Lord is My Shepard" from the Twenty-third Psalm, an anthem by the full vested choir, "Comes There a Time," an anthem composed especially for the funeral of the consort of Queen Victoria, and which is usually sung in England at memorial services, was next rendered, and the services ended with the celebration of benediction.

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  1. Amber Walker Bobwich said:

    Hello there, I am a distant relative of Mr. Walker, my mom was a Walker, and we had heard about a relative who passed away on the Titanic. Thrilled to find this information on line. Thank you, Amber

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