Walter died as a young man on November 17, 1923 in San Francisco, California.
VAN DUSEN-In this city, November 17, 1923. Walter D. Van Dusen, dearly beloved son of Rev. Edith E. Fish and brother of W. M. Van Dusen a native of San Diego, Cal. aged 21 years.
Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 2 p.m. at Martin & Brown's 1514 Scott street near Post. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
San Diego, California was incorporated in 1850, the same year California became a state. The original Old Town was located several miles inland. In the late 1860s, Alonzo Horton promoted a move to New Town on the bay. New Town grew quickly and became the city center. In 1915, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition.