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Edward Walters

Pharmacist & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Cape Archives, MOOC 6/9/196, No 6685.

Not much is known of Edward Templemore Walters except that he was born in England 1839 and established himself in 1875 as a chemist and druggist with outlets on both the West and East Banks. He was therefore possibly the first pharmacist in East London.

He also owned a factory known as E Walters Aerated Water Factory which manufactured both soda water and lemonade. He later went into partnership with Amelius Vincent in the soda water business.

In 1876 Walters became a member of the Buffalo Corps Rifle Volunteers and was also elected to the Town Council for Ward 2 in February 1877 and re-elected in 1880 and 1881.

He died -- probably of pneumonia -- on 4 April 1883 at the age of 44, while still in office.

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