Family of Walter C VEAZIE and Elva May HEWITT
In 1900, Walter and Elva had been married 28 years.
Walter is listed in his birth record as "Nathan Walter." All other records referenced have him as Walter or Walter C. In 1862, Walter enlisted1993 at the age of 18 as a private in Co. E, Massachusetts 35th Infantry, Grand Army of the Republic2682, in Randolph, MA. He was mustered out at Alexandria, VA, on 9 Jun 1865. In 1870, he was a laborer in Chillicothe, Missouri. The same year in the same town, Elva Hewitt was living with her father, a house carpenter, her mother and siblings. About two years later, Walter and Elva were married. By 1880, Walter was running a boarding house south of Pueblo, Colorado, in Huerfano Co., with coal miners as his boarders. He was still living in or near Pueblo in 1885. Several articles (newspaperarchive.com: Lawrence, KS 1887, 1891, 1894; Great Bend 1895) mention Evangelist Rev Walter C Veazie speaking at various religious functions. By 1895, he was spoken of as "of Topeka." He is also, in several articles, called "State Evangelist." For a definition of that term, one finds the 1927 report for Congregational Missionary Society (books.google.com), p 138, lists Rev Walter C Veazie as "State Evangelist." In addition, a Rev L P Broad was the "General Missionary" for the Congregational Church in 1885 (Annual Session of Congregational Ministers and Churches of Kansas, books.google.com). It may be that name is the source of Walter Broad Veazie's middle name. Rev Veazie also spoke at YMCAs, and Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist churches, a "Bible scholar of eminence." In 1900, he and his family were enumerated in Topeka, Kansas, no occupation listed for him that year. From 1910 through his death, Walter was a clergyman, a pioneer2682 of the Congregational church. In 1916, he was the presiding minister at his son Carl's marriage to Edith Church in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Continuing his vocation, he lived in or near Seattle, Washington, from 1920 (or earlier) until his death. His referenced obituary2682 is only one of many published in newspapers throughout the northwest U.S.
In 1900, along with Walter, Elva and their 3 children, Viola "Hywitt," "mother," is living in the household. It is assumed that is Elva's mother. Several weeks after Walter's death, on May 23, 1931, Elva May Veazie, widow of Walter C Veazie, filed for Walter's civil war pension. Following Walter's death, Elva lived in Washington, DC, with her daugher Ella V Keplinger and her husband Peter.
Children of Walter C VEAZIE and Elva May HEWITT:
|1.||Elva Maude VEAZIE2382 b. 1873 Aug 254594 at Denver, CO4594. d. 1904 Jan 34421 at at home, Denver, CO4421. bd. Fairmont Cem., Denver, CO4594.|
|md. Noyes Otis BARTHOLOMEW|
|2.||Ellen (Ella) Viola VEAZIE2382 b. 1879 Sep~2382 at Le Vita, CO2766. d. 1963 Dec 3840. bd. Forest Lawn Mem Pk, Los Angeles, CA840.|
|md. Peter R KEPLINGER|
|3.||Carl Hewitt VEAZIE2381 b. 1884 May 14221 at Colorado2381. d. 1936 Mar 172387 at Tacoma, WA2387.|
|md. Edith E CHURCH|
|4.||Walter Broad VEAZIE2381 b. 1892 Nov 3645 at Topeka, KS645. d. 1965 Mar 23840. bd. Crown Hill Cem., Wheat Ridge, CO840.|
|md. 1) Orpha D MITCHEL|
|md. 2) Eunice L BARTHES|