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Edward J. Walt*

QUOTE:
And I soon shall wander o'er the hill
To the lassie who loves me still.
--From 'Lassie O'Mine,' composed by Edward

NARRATIVE:
Edward was born into a large family in Louisville, Kentucky. As a child, he was sent to Lincoln and raised as an orphan at Tabitha Home. He supported himself during his early teens by selling papers and playing the violin. He led a popular orchestra bearing his name, served as a bugler in the Spanish American War, and was the chief trumpeter for the Second Nebraska Volunteer Infantry.  In addition to being one of Lincoln's best-known merchants, he was a successful musician and composer. He composed many songs which have retained their popularity and continue to be played today. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Walt's Music Store, founder and owner
Merchant
Musician
Composer

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1877
Year of Death: 1952
Wife: Helen
Children: Norman, Phyllis, Edward, Harriet

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