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Evan Henry Walden
Birth: Nov. 5, 1903
Becker County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 2001
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA

Evan was such a clever, hard-working man of integrity that Graceland University named a building after him. His grandniece also named her first son Evan in his honor.

He was born fifth into a family of seven boys and two girls. His siblings knew how to sing, laugh and work hard. Evan told stories about his youth when he cut hay with a scythe, chased down sheep for shearing, and pulled 50 acres of beans by hand.

The family moved to Lamoni, Iowa, when Even was sixteen. On June 27, 1928, when he was 22, he married Gertrude White in the Lamoni brick church. Wilbur Prall, his brother Jim's father-in-law, presided. After 38 years of marriage, Evan became a widower.

Evan and Gertrude's children were Carolyn (1929), Ken (1931), Bill (1933) and John (1934).

Evan found companionship, and on February 2, 1974, in Marshall County, Iowa, he married Helen Maxine Robinson Johnson, also a widow. They were together until his death.

Evan lived a remarkable life filled with integrity, faith, family, hard work and adventure.

1. 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Evan H Wallen [Evan H Walden]
Age in 1910: 6
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1910: Frazee, Becker, Minnesota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Eliker H Wallen [Elisha H Walden]
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's name: Grace M Wallen
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Household Members: Name Age
Eliker H Wallen 40 (general store salesman)
Grace M Wallen 37
L Arthur Wallen 12
Norman W Wallen 11
Robert L Wallen 9
Ruth Wallen 8
Evan H Wallen 6
Nellie Wallen 3
Richard A Wallen 9/12 [0]
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Frazee, Becker, Minnesota; Roll: T624_689; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 721; FHL microfilm: 1374702.

2. Evan Walden, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
Name: Evan Walden
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 26 Jun 1928
Event Place: Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States
Age: 24
Birth Year (Estimated):
Father's Name: E.H. Walden
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Grace M. Talbert [Tabbut]
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name: Gertrude White
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1907
Spouse's Father's Name: A. Otis White
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name: E. Louise Smith
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Reference ID: p 237 cn 7925
GS Film number: 1764942
Digital Folder Number: 004322277
"Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Nov 2013), Evan Walden and Gertrude White, 1928.

3. 1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Evan Walden
Respondent: Yes
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Minnesota
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940:
Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 18B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 417
Occupation: Superintendent, [Graceland College]
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 14
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 3rd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 70
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1900
Household Members: Name Age
Evan Walden 36
Gertrude Walden 33
Carglon Walden 10
Kenneth Walden 8
William Walden 6
John Walden 5
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa; Roll: T627_1154; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 27-19.
Source Information: 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

4. Social Security Death Index
Name: Evan H. Walden
SSN: 479-36-5311
Last Residence: 50112 Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States of America
Born: 5 Nov 1903
Died: 9 Sep 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (1951)
Source Citation: Number: 479-36-5311; Issue State: Iowa; Issue Date: 1951.
Source Information: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.
Family links: 
  Elisha Henry Walden (1868 - 1941)
  Grace Miriam Tabbut Walden (1872 - 1960)
  Gertrude Louise White Walden (1906 - 1966)
  Helen Maxine Robinson Walden (1918 - 2007)*
  Leonard Arthur Walden (1897 - 1986)*
  Norman Walter Walden (1898 - 1966)*
  Robert Lyle Walden (1900 - 1981)*
  Ruth Elizabeth Walden Roberts (1902 - 1996)*
  Evan Henry Walden (1903 - 2001)
  Nelle Walden Silver (1907 - 2001)*
  Richard Andrew Walden (1909 - 1910)*
  Wilbert Ernest Everett Walden (1911 - 2000)*
  James Maitland Walden (1913 - 2003)*
  Ernest Wallace Walden (1915 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Observer4wing
Record added: Aug 15, 2011
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Evan Henry Walden
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Evan Henry Walden
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Evan Henry Walden
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