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Evelyn 'Eva' (Minerd) Walters

Evelyn Eva" (Minerd) Walters was born on May 21, 1904 in Broadford, near Connellsville, Fayette County, PA, the daughter of James C. and Suvina (Yauger) Minerd Sr. Her husband was wounded in battle during World War I, and is named on a war memorial in their hometown.

Prior to marriage, Eva gave birth to a son, James C. Lowller.

Eva married Cleveland S. Walters (1892-1976), the son of Aaron and Minerva (Bise) Walters of Nicholson Township, Fayette County. 

They had six children -- Dwayne Walters, William Walters, Gerald Richard Walters, Hershel Walters, Robert Walters and Ginger Moats.

Dugouts in the Argonne Forest protected troops day and night from German artillery fire. Photo by U.S. Signal Corps.

Sadly, son Gerald died at the tender age of one month, on June 14, 1939. He was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Masontown, Fayette County.

During World War I, Cleve and several of his brothers served in the US Army. Cleve was a member of Company E of the 327th Infantry, 82nd Division, and shipped overseas on April 15, 1918. He was wounded in France during the horrific battle of the Argonne Forest on Oct. 12, 1918. His name is forever enshrined on the large war memorial in Smithfield (seen here), and he is profiled in the book, Uniontown's Part in the World War

The Walters resided for many years at Smithfield, Fayette County, where Cleve was a carpenter. They were members of the Presbyterian Church of Old Frame.

During World War II, they endured the worry and anxiety when son James served in the US Army.

Cleve died in the Uniontown Hospital on Jan. 2, 1976, at the age of 84.

Eva survived him by 17 years. She passed away on March 22, 1993 in the Uniontown Hospital. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery. 

~ Son William Walters ~

Son William Walters (1927-2003) was a "Nicholson Township supervisor for 18 years, and was a local handyman, who enjoyed doing odd jobs and handiwork for family and friends," said the Uniontown (PA) Herald-Standard.

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