|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1834|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1920|
Clymenia Shaw was born in Medina County, Ohio, February 2, 1834 to Benjamin Shaw and Phebe Whipple. The Whipple family heard the gospel in 1841 and from then on were associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In January 1845 at the age of eleven years, Clymenia was baptized into the Church and in May of that year the family located in Nauvoo. However, it was not long before the Saints were driven from their beloved City of Nauvoo. Clymenia with her family was numbered among the David Evans Company, which company did not reach Salt Lake Valley until 1850.
At the age of twenty on March 16, 1854, she was married to Bishop David Evans and to this union were born three children: Phebe Jane born December 1, 1855 at Lehi, Utah, who lived only a short while as she died on the 18th of December 1855, James was born August 16, 1857 and Edwin born February 2, 1860.
During their youth, James and Edwin assisted their father in his farm work, tending the sheep, getting wood from the mountains, and assisting their mother about the home.
Clymenia was a kind and gentle person. She was studious and enjoyed reading good books. She taught her sons to live and honor the teachings of the gospel. Her son, James, honorably filled a mission for the Church in England was stalwart and faithful throughout his life. Edwin became a prominent artist and did much of the decorating in the Salt Lake and Canadian Temples.
Her son James and family moved to Canada in the spring of 1898. Clymenia lived there with them. They later returned to the states and located in Bountiful where Clymenia occupied a little house at the rear of their home. Her grandchildren loved to visit with her. She would roast chestnuts for them and tell them pioneer stories as they gathered around her. She told of how when her shoes wore out during her long journey, her feet were wrapped in gunny sack to protect them. This story left a lasting impression on their minds.
It is understood Clymenia is an Indian name. Clymenia's granddaughter Eva Clymenia Evans Perry (#432) was named in honor of her grandmother.
Clymenia lived to be 86 years of age. Her diet did not include sweets of any kind which could have been a contributing factor to the fact that she had never had a cavity and had only lost one tooth when she died August 10, 1920.
Clymenia Shaw, daughter of Benjamin Shaw and Phebe Whipple, was born 2 Feb 1834 at Carlile, Lorine, Ohio and died 10 Aug 1820 at Bountiful, Davis, Utah. On 16 Mar 1854 at Provo, Utah, Utah she married David Evans. They were parents of the following three children:
1. PHEBE JANE EVANS, born 1 Dec 1855 at Lehi, Utah, Utah; died 18 Dec 1855.
2. JAMES EVANS, born 16 Aug 1857 at Lehi, Utah, Utah; md. 20 Apr 1882, Sarah E. Wanlass. He died 16 Apr 1940. ?
3. EDWIN EVANS, born 2 Feb 1860 at Lehi, Utah, Utah; md. 15 Jan 1880, Catherine Lewis. He died 7 Mar 1946.
David Evans (1804 - 1883)*
James Evans (1857 - 1940)*
Edwin Thomas Evans (1860 - 1946)*
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Schott Family
Record added: May 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37027312
Added: May. 5, 2012