Mother: Mary Ella Welch
Spouse: Thelma C. Napier - b: 24/Jan/1905 - Gentry Co.,
d: 6/Apr/1999 - Gentry County Hosp., Albany, Gentry Co., MO - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry
m: 21/Feb/1926 - Gentry Co. MO
Child: Mary Elizabeth- b: 3/Sep/1944 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 20/Nov/1992 - San Diego, San Diego Co., CA - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO
m: Daryl D. Dalrymple - Gentry Co., MO
Walter Hobart Evans was born January 18, 1901, in Jackson Township in Gentry County, Missouri, and was the youngest son of James J. and Mary Ella Welch Evans. Indeed, he was almost twenty-five years younger than his oldest brother, Tom, and six months younger than his nephew, Jim, Tom's oldest son. Walter Evans and Thelma Napier were married on February 21, 1926. He was a farmer and she was a school teacher.1 They first lived on a farm adjoining the farm of his father, but later moved to Athens Township and then into the town of Albany. Walter and Thelma had one daughter, Mary Elizabeth, rather late in life (Walter was forty-four and Thelma was thirty-nine years old.) Walter is remembered by later family members as a jovial individual that always had a joke or humorous anecdote to tell. He frequently began a conversation by saying, "How are ya doin' old Pard?" Walter H. Evans died in Albany on December 16, 1969.2,3 His widow survived him nearly thirty years. As with many other members of the Evans family, he and his wife were buried in the High Ridge Cemetery in Stanberry.Source Notes and Citations:
1. "Thelma (Napier) Evans, 93, Albany, died April 6, 1999, at Gentry County Memorial Hospital
For over 37 years Mrs. Evans was a teacher in rural schools, and at the Stanberry and Albany junior high schools.
Born in Siloam Springs, on June 24, 1905, she graduated from the Albany high school and earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the Maryville State Teachers College, Maryville.
Mrs. Evans was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church, of which she had held various offices and was active in United Methodist Women; Retired Teachers of Mo. and Gentry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Albany.
On Feb. 21, 1926, she married Walter Evans. He preceded her in death in 1969. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary E. Dalrymple, and her parents, W. H. and Edna E. Napier.
Surviving is a grandson, William Dalrymple, San Diego, CA.
Graveside service and burial were held on April 9 at High Ridge Cemetery in Stanberry. Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church, Albany, in care of Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany." (obituary: Tri-County News; King City, MO, Fri., Apr. 16, 1999.)
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2. "Walter H. Evans Albany, Mo.--Walter H. Evans, 68, died Tuesday morning at an Albany hospital. He was a farmer in the Albany area.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Thelma Evans of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dalrymple of Yuma, Ariz.; a brother, Homer Evans of Stanberry, Mo., a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Birbeck of King City, Mo., and a grandson.
Services will be at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Cochell mortuary with the Rev. Roger Wreath officiating. Burial will be in the High Ridge Cemetery." (obituary: St. Joseph Gazette; St. Joseph, MO, Dec. 17, 1969.)
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3. "Survivors: Spouse: Thelma (Napier) Evans, Albany, MO.; Daughter: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dalrymple; Grandson: William D. Dalrymple, Yuma, Ariz.; Brother: Homer Evans, Stanberry, MO.; Sister: Mrs. Mary E. Birbeck, King City, MO.; Preceded in death by his parents: James J. & Mary Ella (Welch) Evans" (obituary: Albany Ledger; Albany, MO, Thur., Jan. 1, 1970.)
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4. 1930 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 111A, (microfilm: roll T626_1188; img. 223).
5. 1940 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 39B, (microfilm: roll T627_2106; img. 440).
6. Don Raymond,"High Ridge Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2005.)
7. High Ridge Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1367686&CScn=High+Ridge&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1434&, continuously updated).
8. Death Master File, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, continuously updated.
9. Robert L. Evans, "Our Family's History", November 9, 2001, unpublished.
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