Alvin Asa Walters was born in St. Heliers, Jersey, on 23 October 1852 to Asa Walters and Sarah Jane Wescott. He emigrated to the United States at age sixteen. Walters married Primrose Bevan in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, on 2 October 1879. After her death on 24 July 1884, he married Selma Nelson Bates on 27 May 1891. He worked as a farmer and at the Tooele, Utah Territory, plant of the International Smelting Company. He served as city treasurer, city councilman, and mayor. Walters was also a member of the presidency of the Forty-Third Quorum of Seventy in the Tooele Stake and a counselor in the Tooele Ward bishopric. He became patriarch of Tooele Stake in 1925 and died in Tooele on 4 February 1934.
 “Tooele Civic Leader Dies,” Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Feb. 1934, 12; “Alvin Asa Walters,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 595.