Charlotte, a close friend in nursing school with Evelyn Roberta BARKER, called Evelyn simply “Barker”, as did all the rest of her classmates.
Evelyn grew up as an only child to William Washington BARKER and Essie Lee INGLETT on 2018 Starnes Street, Augusta, Georgia. The house is about 15 blocks from the now mothballed cotton mills on the Augusta Canal.
Evelyn was born 14 June 1921, and she had a good eye for drawing as a child. She eventually went on to nursing school during World War II and found a nursing job in Thomsonville, GA.
During these early years before she married, she would travel on her off days to the Florida Panhandle beaches with her nursing friends and on one trip even traveled by boat to Cuba.