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Evelyn Eleanor Day Williams
Birth: Apr. 10, 1890
Prairie City
Grant County
Oregon, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1969
Canoga Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA

My mother always spoke very fondly of her Aunt Evelyn. During the uncertain days of the Great Depression, Mom lived with Evelyn and her family from time to time. Mom says Evelyn was always very warm, welcoming and gracious. She was a wonderful cook and acted as a trusted confidant at a time when Mom probably needed it most.

Unbeknownst to my mother, Evelyn endured after two bad marriages. I believe that her first marriage to Charles Gibbs ended in divorce, although I was unable to locate a divorce decree. Her second marriage to David C. Rinehart was a brief and deeply unhappy one.

In 1920, Evelyn is shown living with her mother, step-father George Powers and step-brother Charles Powers in Los Angeles and working as a file clerk for a wholesale drug company.

Evelyn married the love of her life, John William Williams, in Santa Ana, Orange, California on June 5, 1922. John was of Welsh heritage, and perhaps for this reason, my mother says Evelyn often said her family was descended from British royalty. This is almost certainly not true. I wonder how much family history Evelyn actually knew, but she would have been old enough to remember the family's move from eastern Oregon to California. She also lived with her grandmother, Ellen McDaniel Day, for some time.

The fact that Evelyn was seven years older than her husband John was something she tried her best to hide. My mother remembers a conversation Evelyn had with my grandmother, (herself five years older than my grandfather), and my grandmother said good-naturedly, but a bit exasperated, "Oh for heaven's sake, Evelyn, how old am I supposed to say I am, anyway?"

Evelyn is remembered with great fondness. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Henry Day (1851 - 1902)
  Mary Edna Sorenson Powers (1866 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  John William Williams (1897 - 1960)
 
 Children:
  John Stanley Williams (1924 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Evelyn Eleanor Day Williams (1890 - 1969)
  Elise Marie Day De Lille (1895 - 1968)*
  Ada Marion Day Vining (1899 - 1960)*
  Albert Eli Spencer (1905 - 1949)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Meditation Lawn, lot 870, lawn crypt 3B
 
Created by: James Burke
Record added: Sep 28, 2000
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Evelyn Eleanor <i>Day</i> Williams
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Evelyn Eleanor <i>Day</i> Williams
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- novah
 Added: Jul. 13, 2013

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jun. 1, 2013
In memory of Evelyn. May she rest in peace.
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Apr. 23, 2013
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