Obituary: Ewing Stockton Walker, 82, raced horses, historian

JULY 19, 2017


Ewing Stockton Walker, a longtime resident of New Canaan, Pound Ridge, N.Y., and Alexandria, Va., died July 12 in Peekskill, N.Y. after a brief illness. He was 82.
Walker was born on April 10, 1935 in Queens, N.Y., and grew up in Great Neck, N.Y., graduating from Great Neck High School in 1953. He graduated from Cornell University in 1957 and worked for over 40 years in many roles as an independent computer contractor, including at Pfizer and American Airlines. 
Walker was a lifetime horse racing enthusiast and expert, owning four race horses that raced in West Virginia, Maryland and at Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct in New York. He played bridge and was an enthusiastic tennis and paddle player at the New Canaan Field Club, Mead Park and the Waveny Paddle Courts. He also was historian, particularly with his family history that includes his great, great uncle, James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States.
Walker is survived by his two children, Katherine Walker of Littleton, Colo.,and Randolph Walker of New York, N.Y.; as well as step-son Maximilian Crisp, of West Nyack, N.Y.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date in the form of a book party for the official publishing of his writings “Growing Up In Great Neck, 1941-1947.”  Donations are asked to The Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Historical Society (PSNRRHS, PO Box 222, Angelica, NY 14709).

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