|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1850|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1893|
Daughter of Henson Walker, Jr. and Elizabeth Foutz
Wife of Joseph Orlando Beckwith Eaton, married 2 Jan 1864 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA
Victoreen Elizabeth Walker was born Dec. 13, 1850, the first daughter of Henson Walker Jr. and Elizabeth Foutz. Not too much is known of her girlhood, only that she was brought up in a fine spiritual home. She grew to be a large woman in stature. She was very congenial with a lot pf patience and understanding. Se met Joseph Orlando Beckwith Eaton when a very young girl. He was nearly 12 years older that she was, bu they fell in love and he wanted to marry her. So like young fold will do, they ran off to a little place near Heber and were married without telling her folks and without any thought of where they would live afterwards. In those dais it was not required to have a marriage license so that was no problem. When they returned to tell her folks about it, they were quite upset and Victoreen's father told young Joseph that they would have to leave Victoreen at home with her folks until he had a home for her and then they must prepare themselves to go to the Endowment House and be married. So on Jan. 2, 1864, they went to the Salt Lake Endowment House and were sealed for time and eternity.
They homestead a place near Pleasant Grove and went through all the trials and tribulations of the pioneers. They lived there for 19 years and then decided to help pioneer the Uintah Basin. So with their six children, having lost two while they were small, they went into Vernal and made their home. For the next ten years they lived as many of our pioneer ancestors did--having babies, fighting the elements, struggling to make a living, and finding a joy and happiness in their love and working together.
Victoreen was an wonderful mother and home-maker. She taught her children the Gospel and brought them up in the ways of the Lord. The children were not allowed to go out and play on Sunday until they had first attended Sunday School.
She was an excellent seamstress,a good housekeeper, a wonderful cook, and a friendly neighbor. She made such good salt rising bread that all the children, not only her own but the neighborhood children as well, called it cake. Her butter always tasted better than anyone else's. Her sweet, clean smelling cellar was always filled with good thing to eat. She knit all the children's socks and her son, Irvin, learned to knit just by watching her. She was most kind and gentle soul and Irvin said that he never remembered his mother ever raising her voice to her children. Joseph, her husband, slaughtered all their own meat and with her help they cured it. She had a beautiful character and was one of God's angels on earth.
At the age of forty-two and with a baby girl only eighteen days old, she was called home to our heaven;y Father on Mar 13, 1893. She had brought fourteen children into the world and it was a tragic day in the lives of this pioneer family when she left them.
The oldest son, Henson and his wife, took the baby. Elmer and his wife took Zera, on the of the twins, five years old. Little Ethel was passed from one to another for a long time. Afterward, Earnest married Susie McKowen, they took Ethel into their home and that was a happy day for Ethel. When John married, he took Vernie, the other twin. The rest of the family of children lived with their father. He was a good cook and a good hand with the children. Life in those days was quite different from these modern times. All the cloth used had to be made and cooking wasn't a matter of picking it up" at the grocery store. Washing of clothes was done on the wash board. Irvin was such a good boy to help his mother with the washing, cooking and other household duties. he was a great help to his father after his mother passed away.
It was just seven years after Victoreen passed away that Joseph joined her.
By Elva Eaton Davis and Musetta Eaton Hatch- granddaughters
Henson Walker (1820 - 1904)
Elizabeth Foutz Walker (1827 - 1910)
Joseph Orlando Beckwith Eaton (1839 - 1900)
Joseph Walker Eaton (1864 - 1866)*
Orlando Henson Eaton (1867 - 1956)*
Elmer Beckwith Eaton (1869 - 1911)*
Elizabeth Eaton Winn (1871 - 1913)*
Earnest Eaton (1875 - 1939)*
John Burton Eaton (1876 - 1955)*
Benjamin Eaton (1878 - 1878)*
Irvin Eaton (1879 - 1958)*
Byron Sagers Eaton (1884 - 1924)*
Zera E. Eaton (1888 - 1949)*
Vern Eaton (1889 - 1953)*
Ethel Minerva Eaton Hunting (1890 - 1979)*
Evelyn Eaton Wardle (1893 - 1959)*
John Walker (1843 - 1846)**
Henson Walker (1848 - 1914)*
Victoreen Elizabeth Walker Eaton (1850 - 1893)
Martha Jane Walker Mayhew (1853 - 1928)**
Louis/Lewis Heber Walker (1853 - 1869)*
Appollos Benjamin Walker (1855 - 1910)*
Cordelia Phylinda Walker Thorne (1855 - 1919)**
Mary Medora Walker (1858 - 1864)**
John Young Walker (1858 - 1922)*
Ezra Foutz Walker (1859 - 1950)**
Mary Millissa/Melissa Walker Harper (1859 - 1900)**
Susan Marie Walker (1860 - 1860)**
William Henson Walker (1861 - 1940)**
Eveline Walker Iverson (1862 - 1888)*
Sanford Foutz Walker (1863 - 1916)*
Cassa Ann Walker West (1866 - 1928)**
Emma Isabelle Walker Noe (1868 - 1926)**
Delbert Walker (1871 - 1934)**
Perry Walker (1874 - 1884)**
Lewis Samuel Walker (1879 - 1885)**
Vernal Memorial Park
Created by: SRBentz
Record added: Aug 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41279934