Henry C Walker Family


Henry C Walker Family

Husband: Henry C Walker

Born: Bet 1892 And 1908at: , , Mo
Married: at: 
Died: 11 Jan 1967at: , , Fl
Buried: at: 

Wife: Eva Mae Eiland

Born: 18 Nov 1909at: Dade City, Pasco Co, Fl
Died: 01 Apr 2002at: 
Buried: at: Lake Wales Cemetery, Polk Co, Fl
Father: Charles Edwin Eiland
Mother: Zola Ophelia (Ovella) O'Berry
Other Spouses: Samuel Fullaway  

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About Eva Mae Eiland:

Eva Mae Eiland Walker
Birth: Nov. 18, 1909, Spring Lake, Hernando County, Florida, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 2002, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA

Eva Mae was born in Hernando County, Florida. She was the first of six children born to Charles Edward EILAND and Zola Ophelia O'BERRY. She lived the majority of her adult life in Lake Wales with the exception of eight years when she lived in Frostproof with her second husband. In 1928, Eva Mae worked at the George Ridge Canners Company and later worked for Florida Citrus Canners. Growing up Eva Mae spent a lot of time with her maternal grandparents, John and Emily "Emma" (Morgan) O'BERRY where they homesteaded 100 acres between Brooksville and Dade City and were self-supporting. As a young child, Eva Mae suffered from typhoid fever and there was no cure and the only thing they knew to do back then that might help save your loved ones life was to boil rice, oatmeal, or grits and then strain the liquid for those with the fever to drink. Between the ages of 16-18, Eva Mae once again came down with typhoid fever but this time her brother and sister came down with it also and she not only nursed herself back to health but took care of her siblings too and got them all well. Eva Mae enjoyed country living and says they went to town about once a month to get sugar, flour, coffee, and salt and her grandmother ordered all the yard goods from the Sears catalog and made all the clothes for the whole family. They made their own syrup and had their own smoked meat and raised chickens, turkeys, and guineas; they had a garden and went to the grist mill and had their corn and grits ground and gave the grist mill man corn in exchange for the grinding. As an adult, Eva Mae learned to play the piano through a correspondence course and played by note. Her first husband, Sam FULLAWAY came to Lake Wales at age 14 from England and they married 12 Jan 1935 in Lake Wales. Eva Mae seen much in her life some good and some bad, bad enough she wished she could forget the bad things seen. Her dad took her and her siblings to a Ku Klux Klan rally in Dade City and she seen both black and white people lynched and her father told the children to always stay out of trouble and live right so that would not happen to them. Eva Mae's first car was a 1926 Ford Sedan, she started driving when she was about 12 or 13 years old; her dad would let her and her siblings drive out in the country. Eva Mae was a tom boy growing up and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Burial: Lake Wales Cemetery, Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, USA
Created by: MEMORIES, Record added: Apr 02, 2010, Find A Grave Memorial# 50551522,

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Eva Eiland Fullaway, [Eva Mae Walker] , [Eva Walker] , [Eva Eiland Eiland]
SSN: 264018826
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1909
Birth Place: Dade City PA, Florida
Death Date: 1 Apr 2002
Father: Charlie E Eiland
Mother: Zola Oberry
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as EVA EILAND FULLAWAY; Jun 1959: Name listed as EVA MAE WALKER; 05 Apr 2002: Name listed as EVA M WALKER

Revised: 16-Aug-16  05:40 PM