Hewitt, Walter B. — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Village president of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1840-41. Burial location unknown.
- Ypsilanti Commercial, 1886
September 10-Died, Walter B. Hewitt, September 4, 1886. He was born in Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, February 4, 1800, s of Elias. His Grandfather, Walter Served in the Revolution. In 1825 he married Polina Childs, Came to Ypsilanti in 1831 and was a shoe maker.
Located in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti, 126 West Michigan Avenue has been in Joseph Lawrence’s family since 1854. According to historical records, this three-story High Victorian commercial building was constructed by Walter B. Hewitt sometime between 1836 and 1854 as part of what was called the W. B. Hewitt Brick Block, which included 126, 128, and 130 West Michigan Avenue.