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Eva L. Clark

Eva L. Clark

Female 1909 - 1969  (59 years)

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  • Name Eva L. Clark 
    Born 26 Nov 1909  Stockton, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Alpine, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Annie Clark, 55, born in Australia. Lincoln Clark, 23, farmer, born in Utah. Nellie Clark, 19, born in Utah. Eva Clark, 5 months, born in Utah.
    Census 1920  Blue Bell, Duchesne Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Lincoln L. Clark, 33, farmer, born in Utah. Nellie E. Clark, 28, born in Utah. Eva L. Clark, 10, born in Utah. Laurence W. Clark, 7, born in Utah. Hugh I. Clark, 3, born in Utah. George H. Clark, 1 yr 7 mos, born in Utah.
    _UID BEC1CB18735244A0A4B12D674C4AE95DD0F8 
    Died 15 Jan 1969  McComb, Pike, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Jan 1969  Red Star Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Eva L. Clark Buker Thomas Weekley
      by Jenny A. Wild & Willa-Beth Olson

      Eva was born 26 November 1909 in Stockton, Tooele County, Utah. She was the first child of Lincoln Logie Clark and Nellie Elizabeth Booth. She had the following brothers and sister: Laurence William, Hugh Irving, George Henry, Norma and Norman (twins), and Jack( who died at 1 yr of age) The initial ?L? in her name is just that, and does not stand for any name.

      Eva attended the first three grades of school in Stockton and the 4th grade in Bluebell, Duchesne County, Utah. Her father had filed on a homestead in the Uintah Basin. It took the family 5 days to travel from Stockton to Bluebell with a team and wagon. It was quite an adventure for the children at first, but soon got tiresome. Living so far from neighbors and a town had its disadvantages. Their closest neighbor was an old bachelor named George Van Gundy. They would have really gone hungry many a day if he hadn't shared his vegetable garden and milk with them. He would call Eva and the others in and put folded newspapers in their worn through shoes to protect their feet from the snow.
      The father, Linc as he was called, obtained work at a logging camp up in the mountains. It was a beautiful place in the summer, and the family enjoyed picnics up there but it was a lot of hard work with very little pay. The winters were really cold. The nearest schoolhouse was quite a distance from their home. Eva froze her feet walking home one day.

      It didn't take long to realize that was the wrong place to try to raise a family of small children, so they moved to Park City where Linc obtained work in the mines. Eva attended the 5th to 9th grades in Park City then finished the last year and one half of her schooling at the West High in Salt Lake City, living with her grandmother, Jane Anna Laura Woodhead Booth.

      Eva was 18 years old when she married Bernhard Henry Buker the 29th of June 1927. Three lovely daughters were born to them. Berna Jean, 19 February 1930 in Salt Lake City. Peggy May, 15th of August 1932 in Vista, San Diego, California and Willa-Beth, 5th of August 1934 at Oceanside, San Diego, California.

      Things did not go well with Bern and Eva and they were divorced in 1939. Eva remained in California and worked real hard to make a living for her and the three children. From 1942 to 1945 she cooked on a ranch, not because she liked the job, but because of necessity. She went to night school for nine weeks in Fort Jones, California and then obtained an office job, bookkeeping for a lumber company in Yreka, California. She worked there for two years, 1945 to 1947. It was very interesting work and the job she liked best, but when a job opened up at the telephone company she decided it showed more possibilities for advancement and accepted it. As a telephone operator she did various types of work. Three years of night operating. One year on the manual board. Time spent on rate and route desk, information board and ended up writing "Clr and Tx work is interesting and working conditions are good".

      About a year after starting to work for the telephone company Eva met William Kenneth Thomas, a bachelor and the Uncle of Berna Jean?s husband to be Lindy Howard Thomas. Cupid was on the job and they were married 2 April 1948 at Yreka, Siskiyou, California by Reverend Peterson. They made their home in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon.
      Kenneth was the son of Hudson Parks Thomas and Rosa Lee Barnett. He was born 4 January 1901 at Ukiah, Mendocino, California. Although Eva had lived in Mormon communities most of her life and associated with relatives and friends of that faith all her life and was a direct descendent of Mormon pioneers she never took it upon herself to join the church. Her mother believed in letting the children grow up and choose which church, if any, they wanted to belong to. After she married Kenneth there was a need for a religion to unify the family and they called the Mormon missionaries and were converted to the faith of her ancestors. Kenneth, Eva, Peggy and Willa-Beth were all baptized 1 January 1950 at Klamath Falls (which was in the Northern California Mission) by Elder Marion Pierce and Elder Packem They were very staunch members, serving where ever called and giving freely of their time and means. Their home was always open to the missionaries in that area. Eva and Kenneth received their endowments in the Salt Lake Temple and were sealed as husband and wife and Willa-Beth as their daughter on 12 April 1951. Eva, Kenneth and Willa-Beth also received their Patriarchal Blessings under the hands of Frank B Woodbury. Two days later they went back to the temple and did the work for Kenneth's parents and other relatives among them being Ariana Louise Hudson and Louise Jane Bowers.

      When Eva accepted an assignment she put her whole heart and soul into the calling. In Sunday-School she taught the First, Intermediate and Investigators classes. She also assisted with the visual aids and Teachers Training classes. She was teacher of the Larks class in Primary and Bee Keeper of the Gatherers and Guardian classes and Stake Beekeeper in M.I.A. She was a Relief Society visiting teacher and was set apart as a Stake Missionary 20 December 1953.

      Kenneth, Eva and children had enjoyed nearly five years of happy family life when Kenneth died of lung cancer, 9 August 1953, and was buried the 13th of August in Klamath Falls.
      Willa-Beth tells a final chapter of Eva's life. "After Kenneth died mother moved to Exeter, California where she met and later married Warren Lamar Weekley, 26 November 1956. They moved to Summit, Mississippi where she lived with Lamar on the family 'farm' for the last 12 years of her life. She loved the South. The humidity eased a dry skin problem she had all her life. She told me, 'At last my skin feels like it fits. Out west it always feels two sizes too small.'

      She died in McComb, Mississippi. We three girls were with her the last few days of her life. Sadly it was the first time in twelve years we had all been together. She died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage as an after math of a stroke suffered ten days before. She couldn't talk, but did understand because we had her signal with her finger for yes or no answers. Daddy (Kenneth's) spirit was with us the last twenty-two hours."

      According to their family group genealogical sheet Eva died 15 January 1969 at McComb, Pike County, Mississippi and was buried 17 January in the L.D.S Cemetery in Red Star, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

      A few after thoughts: Eva was a pretty little woman. She had red hair and beautiful blue eyes, was five feet two inches tall and weighed close to 100 pounds until she was about 40 years old then eventually she tipped the scales to about 125 pounds. She did beautiful crochet work and liked to sew. She loved to garden and travel. Above all she liked to read. In her younger years you never saw Eva without a book tucked under her arm or in her hand. Eva joined the Mountainville Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She enjoyed the histories of her ancestors and although she was only able to attend one or two meetings she always paid her dues and contributions to the camp.

      Eva and Bernhard's children: Berna Jean - born 19 February 1930 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. First married to Lindy Howard Thomas - 5 June 1948. He was a nephew of Kenneth. They had three girls before they were divorced. Second married Thomas James Sease - 18 October 1956. They had one son and one daughter. Peggy May - born 15 August 1932, Vista, San Diego County, California. She married William C. Rogers in 1951 and had three boys and two girls. Willa-Beth - born 5 August 1934, Oceanside, San Diego County, California. She married Leo Emery Olson 25 January 1953 and had three girls and three boys. Up until the time of this writing (by Eva) she loved to travel and had visited Crater Lake, Oregon Caves, Lava Beds, Salt Creek Falls, The House of Mystery all in Oregon. Redwood Highway, Sequoia National Park, Lassen Park, Burney Falls, Old San Diego Mission, all in California. Timpanogus Cave, Great Salt Lake and many beautiful canyons in Utah. She went to Rosarita Beach in Old Mexico. Later she traveled through many of the states in the Midwest. She met and entertained many of the Church leaders in her home. Namely: Harold B. Lee who went to their home to administer to Kenneth, Delbert Stapley, Henry D. Moyle, LeGrande Richards, Joseph Fielding Smith, Adam S. Bennion, S. Dilworth Young, Bruce R. McConkie, Carl W. Buehner, Thorpe B. Isaacson, and Clifford E. Young.
      Places she lived during her life: Stockton, Tooele County; Alpine, Utah County; Bluebell, Duchesne County; Park City, Summit County; Upalco and Ophir in Tooele County; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, all in Utah, Vista, Oceanside, Los Angeles, San Marcus, Greenview, Fort Jones, Yreka, and Exeter in California. Klamath Falls, Oregon and Summit Mississippi.

      EVA'S BROTHERS AND SISTER

      Laurence William Clark was born 10 April 1912 in Stockton. Married Lyle Leone Kiddle 22 January 1933. They had one son, Laury Lester Clark. Laurence died 14 October, 1953 in California. Hugh Irving Clark was born 26 April 1916 in Stockton. Married Charity May Urie 8 October 1941. They had two children Patricia B. and Hugh Douglas. Hugh spent 23 months in overseas duty during World War II. His unit had just left Pearl Harbor three days before it was bombed. The Japanese fleet passed their unit on the way to do the bombing, but they were unaware of it until after the deed was done.

      Hugh was employed as a longshoreman. He had a beautiful home at Kelso, Washington which he sold in the fall of 1985 and moved to Mesa, Arizona. George Henry Clark was born 15 May 1918 in Stockton, Utah. He married Shirley Capro 18 July 1947. No children. He was employed by Douglas Aircraft and resides in Long Beach, California. Norma Clark was born 18 September 1921 in Park City, Utah. Married Francis Albert Rivallier 10 March 1941.

      They had two children, Francis Albert, Jr. (AKA,Frank A) and Laura Lou. Their home was in Fort Jones, California. Frank was custodian of the school there. They later move to Reno, Nevada for several years but have moved back to Fort Jones.
      Norman Jay Clark (twin to Norma) was born 18 September 1921 in Park City, Utah. He married Theron Strong 20 August 1942. They had two children, Susan and Dianne. He spent World War II in the U.S. Air Force and afterward was employed at Geneva Steel Plant and resides in American Fork.

      Jack B. Clark was born 18 January 1927 in Salt Lake City. He died of bronchial pneumonia l0 February 1928 and was buried in the Alpine City cemetery.

      Raymond C. Adams was born 30 January 1935, in Alpine, Utah a step brother who was the son of Eva's mother Nellie and Charles F. Adams, who were married after Nellie divorced Eva's father.

      BERNHARD HENRY BUKER

      Bernhard Henry Buker was born 3 September 1899 in Alpine, Utah County, Utah. His father was William Henry ?Harry? Buker and mother was Adelaide Laura ?Addie? Andrews. They lived up Fort Canyon for a while.
      Eva and Bern were married 29 June 1927 and were divorced in 1939.

      Bern married Ruby Kerns in September 1942 at Elko, Nevada.
      He was a veteran of World War I where he served in France and shoed horses. He was also a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post III.

      He died September 23, 1967 in a Salt Lake hospital.

      His survivors were: three daughters from the previous marriage, his widow and the following stepchildren. Samuel Crandall, William Platt, Mrs. Mark (Marie) Ursenback of Salt Lake City. Richard Platt of Bountiful, Leslie Platt of Gentry, Arkansas, Mrs. Richard (Hattie) Berdusco of San Jose, California, Mrs. Ruby Louie, Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Joan Dletzel, Denver, Colorado. Fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a brother John Adam ?Jack?Buker, in California and a sister Hazel Foster in Eureka, California. Bern was a retired truck driver at the time of his death.
    Person ID I74651  7_families
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2013 

    Father Lincoln Logie Clark,   b. 12 Feb 1886, Alpine, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1956, Riverside, Riverside, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Nellie Elizabeth Booth,   b. 5 May 1891, Stockton, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1969, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1908  Stockton, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6766  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Bernhard Henry Buker,   b. 3 Sep 1899, Alpine, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1967, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1927  Stockton, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Berna Jean Buker,   b. 19 Feb 1930, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 2001, Harlem, Columbia, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Peggy May Buker,   b. 15 Aug 1932, Vista, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1986, Redlands, San Bernardino, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F28855  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Warren Lamar Weekley,   b. 27 Feb 1910, Gillsberg, Amite, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1973, Mc Comb, Lincoln, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1956 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F28869  Group Sheet

    Family 3 William Kenneth Thomas,   b. 4 Jan 1901, Ukiah, Mendocino, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1953, Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1948  Yreka, Siskiyou, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F24211465  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1909 - Stockton, Tooele, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Alpine, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jun 1927 - Stockton, Tooele, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1948 - Yreka, Siskiyou, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1969 - McComb, Pike, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jan 1969 - Red Star Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S196] Utah, Utah, Alpine - 1910 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Alpine, (www.ancestry.com).

    2. [S1388992] Utah, Duchesne, Blue Bell - 1920 - Federal Census, Bule Bell, Duchesne, Utah, (www.ancestry.com).