|Evelyn Carrie ("Carrie") Walker|
|Spouse||Edward Uriah Opfell (m. 1922)|
Henry Allen Walker|
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She was born to Henry and Carrie Scott Walker in Riverside, Iowa. She moved with her family as a small child to Pleasant Valley Township, Johnson County, Iowa. She was at the rural elementary school close to her home when she watched her home burn to the ground. Her parents, sister Hazel and brothers, Scott and Willis moved then to E. Washington St. in Iowa City. They traveled in those days by horse and buggy.
Evelyn attended Iowa City High School and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Home Economics. She interrupted her education during World War I and spend two years in Washington D.C. as a filing clerk. Evelyn met Edward Opfell at a Methodist church young people’s social when they were both students at the University of Iowa. They were married June 6th, 1922.