Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Evaline (Eva) James Wynand

Born: 8/3/1894

Died: 3/30/1997

Maiden Name: James

Honorific: n/a

Evaline (Eva) James Wynand was born on August 3, 1894 near Hartshorne, Indian Territory and died March 30, 1997 in Casper, Wyoming.

Eva’s sisters were Alice Adams, Mae Hargis, Anna Mackey and one brother, Ellis E. James Sr. Her parents were Emerson James and Mary Breedlove James. She married Carl Williams in 1912. They lived in Indian Territory until they moved to Wyoming, homesteading in Converse County, Wyoming. While providing their homestead she lived the life of a pioneer woman, they had four children and like others they were victims of the great depression and were divorced in 1935. She later married Herman Wynand. During World War II she worked at the Kaiser Ship yards and later at the Air base outside of Casper. She was always a busy person and worked to provide food and lodging for her family, which was always here uppermost purpose in life.

In later years she was an avid gardener and rock hound. She always enjoyed her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, on son Carl Williams, Jr., two daughters, Mary Ellen Nichols and Patricia (Pat) Shields and one grandson, Larry Shields. She will be missed by many friends and relatives.

Survivors include her daughter, Alta M. Meek of Lindsay California; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins.