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Evelyn 'Eva' (Minerd) Walters


Evelyn Eva" (Minerd) Walters was born on May 21, 1904 in Broadford, near Connellsville, Fayette County, PA, the daughter of James C. and Suvina (Yauger) Minerd Sr. Her husband was wounded in battle during World War I, and is named on a war memorial in their hometown.

Prior to marriage, at the age of 19, Eva gave birth to a son, James C. Lowller.

Eva married Cleveland S. Walters (1892-1976), the son of Aaron and Minerva (Bise) Walters of Nicholson Township, Fayette County. 

They had six children -- Dwayne Walters, William E. "Buzz" Walters, Gerald Richard Walters, Hershel Walters, Robert Walters and Pearl L. Moats. Sadly, son Gerald died at the tender age of one month, on June 14, 1939. He was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Masontown, Fayette County.

Their home in 1939 was in Old Frame near Smithfield.

Dugouts in the Argonne Forest protected troops day and night from German artillery fire. Photo by U.S. Signal Corps.



Smithfield War Memorial

During World War I, Cleve and several of his brothers served in the US Army. Cleve was a member of Company E of the 327th Infantry, 82nd Division, and shipped overseas on April 15, 1918. He was wounded in France during the horrific battle of the Argonne Forest on Oct. 12, 1918. His name is forever enshrined on the large war memorial in Smithfield, and he is profiled in the book, Uniontown's Part in the World War

The Walters resided for many years at Old Frame near Smithfield, Fayette County, where Cleve was a carpenter. They were members of the Presbyterian Church of Old Frame.


Obituary, 1993

During World War II, they endured worry and anxiety when son James served in the U.S. Army.

Cleve died in the Uniontown Hospital on Jan. 2, 1976, at the age of 84.

Eva survived him by 17 years. She passed away on March 22, 1993 in the Uniontown Hospital. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery. 


~ Son James C. Lowller ~

Son James C. Lowller (1924-2000) was born on May 14, 1924 in Smithfield.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

James was united in matrimony with Emma Jean Kelly ( ? -1994).

They were the parents of one son, John D. Lowller..

James was a longtime saw operator for E.W. Bowman Company in Uniontown and was a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He retired from Bowman in 1988. The family attended the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

Sadly, Emma Jean died on Aug. 2, 1994.

At the age of 75, on March 22, 2000, he succumbed at home. Burial was in Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery in Masontown, with graveside honors provided by his VFW post members.An obituary was published in the Uniontown Herald-Standard.

Son John D. Lowller ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). He married Tina Albani and dwelled in Masontown, Fayette County. Their four children were Tina Miller, Annette Wroble, John L. Lowller and Mary Jo Brownfield.

  • Granddaughter Tina Lowller married Greg Miller. In 2000, they lived in Smithfield.
  • Granddaughter Annette Lowller wedded Jay Wroble. They resided in 2000 in Masontown.
  • Grandson John L. Lowller made a home in Masontown.
  • Granddaughter Mary Jo Lowller was united in wedlock with James "Jim" Brownfield. They have dwelled in Hopwood.


~ Son Dwayne Walters ~

Son Dwayne Walters


~ Son William E. "Buzz" Walters ~

Son William E. "Buzz" Walters (1927-2003) was born on July 24, 1927 in Nicholson Township, Fayette County.

He was a "Nicholson Township supervisor for 18 years, and was a local handyman, who enjoyed doing odd jobs and handiwork for family and friends," said the Uniontown (PA) Herald-Standard.

In about 1948, William was united in marriage with Dorothy May Stillwagon ( ? - ? ). Their union lasted for 55 years until the separation of death.

The couple produced four offspring -- Linda Kimmell, William E. Walters Jr., James D. Walters and Laura Hillen.

He passed away at the age of 75 on July 23, 2003. Interment was in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery in Smithfield. The Uniontown Herald-Standard printed an obituary.

Daughter Linda Walters wedded (?) Kimmell. She was deceased by 2003.

Son William E. Walters Jr. married Deborah. Their home in 2003 was in Montclair, CA.

Son James D. Walters was joined in matrimony with Renee. They have dwelled in Smithfield.

Daughter Laura Walters married George Hillen. They have lived in Smithfield.


~ Son Herschel D. Walters ~

Son Herschel D. Walters (1930-1993) was born in about 1930.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Evidence suggests that, as an adult, he may have been found guilty of first degree murder.

He died in 1993. Burial was in Jacobs' Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in McClellandtown, Fayette County.


~ Son Robert Walters ~

Son Robert Walters

His residence in 2003 was in Smithfield.


~ Daughter Pearl L. "Ginger" (Walters) Moats ~

Daughter Pearl L. "Ginger" Walters (1934- ? ) was born in about 1934.

She married (?) Moats.

Her home in 2000-2003 was in Smithfield.


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