Grandma Evelyn’s (Eva, Vinnie, Eveline) family has been a mystery with the added issue of variations in spelling.
I just completed some additional research which may shed some light:
One issue is that Evelyn Showman appears to go by several names and spellings! (Eva, Evelyn, Eveline, Vinnie)
We know she was born in Illinois from census records where she listed her birth place as Illinois, that she was born in 1877 and that her maiden name was Fuller.
Using that information I found another census entry for an Isaac and Alzina Fuller living in Illinois with 4 children. Among the children is an Eveline who was born in 1877 (calc by age). There don’t seem to be any other possibilities based on these search results.
Name: Isaac Fuller
Residence: Timber, Peoria, Illinois
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse’s Name: Alzina Fuller
Spouse’s Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Father’s Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Mother’s Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 26 years
NARA Film Number: T9-0241
Page Character: D
Entry Number: 4669
Film number: 1254241
Isaac Fuller M 26
Spouse Alzina Fuller F 28
Child Bessie Fuller F 5
Child Eveline Fuller F 2
Unfortunately I can’t cross match to the marriage to Sam, but it is interesting that this Isaac and Alzina show up in Fremont at approximately the time when Sam and Eva were married at Fremont.
|Name:||Isaac C Fuller|
|Relationship to Head of Household:||Self|
|Residence:||Cedar, Mahaska, Iowa|
|Isaac C Fuller||M||56y|
The actual entry lists Isaac’s birthplace as Illinois, and Alvina’s as Ohio which is consistent with my other evidence in spite of the change in spelling (Alzina vs. Alvina)
This combination of evidence is pretty convincing to me.
From these census entries I found that Isaac was born in 1853 in Ohio and that Alzina was born in 1851 or 1852 also in Ohio.
Searching further I found a James and Sarah Fuller with a child Isaac listed in an Ohio census for 1860. Isaac’s age matches the Isaac I’ve concluded is Eva’s father. Here is what I found:
Another search for Alzina in Ohio with a birth date of 1852 gave me an entry for Alzina Freeland. So far this is the only entry that seems to match our Alzina (which had been listed as Alvina). Unfortunately I cannot view the actual census entry to gain any additional information.
Name: Alzina Freeland
Residence: , Franklin, Ohio
Ward: The 4th Ward Of Columbus
Age: 8 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1852
Family Number: 620
Film Number: 803964
DGS Number: 4282509
Image Number: 00546
NARA Number: M653
The information appears to match, but is unverified.