Evelyn Roselia Seymour was born on 1 September 1852 to David Miller Seymour and Mary Parker in Genesee County, Michigan, but her true heart was in her beloved Oakland County where she shared her life with her husband, Oliver Torry Jenks (17 March 1886 in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan) and raised her children, Seymour Arthur and Irene May. Aunt Eva was the Jenks Family Historian and provided stories of our lineage at the family reunions from 1911 to 1927. Oliver preceded her in death in 1901. In her later years, Aunt Eva unhappily (she was quite “vocal” in her writing on this topic), abandoned her home in Birmingham and went to live with her daughter, Irene and son-in-law Joseph George Jones in Tampa, Florida, where she passed away on 6 December 1927.
Aunt Eva left behind a rich copy of her family histories and “minutes” of the events surrounding the Jenks reunions that all centered near the homestead of Morris Jenks in Southfield.