Webster Walker was a resident of Powhatan who died in 1886 while working at the Martin Brother's wagon spoke factory. According to his inquest, he was caught by a belt and drawn into the machine. His inquest jurors included John Darter, C.T. Stuart, J.R. Eudaly and others.
The 1880 census lists Walker as twenty-nine years old; a boarder living in Logansport, Indiana with several people in the home of a widow named Elizabeth Cassidy. Walker 1880 census.jpg (Ancestry: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. )
According to The Arkansas Democrat, Walker was the principle manager of the factory. He was attempting to change a belt between the shaft and the grindstone and somehow became entangled in the belt and was crushed by the balance wheel. Webster_Walker_death_reported__6_14_1886.pdf