Jesse Walker (b. - July 16, 1989) was a woodcarver and experienced world traveler. He took on everything from lamps and coffee tables to decorative boxes and plaques. When he was 13, Walker ran away from home to live with an uncle for a while. After that, he began to travel the world. During his lifetime, he worked as machinist, wood-pattern maker, electrician, and chauffeur, among other things. 
- Ruth Taylor, “Newark Man Whittles Name for Himself; Artist Also Is Traveler and Philosopher,” Newark Advocate (Newark, OH), Jan. 19, 1938.