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EVANS, Robert L.

    Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 7 Feb 1907, Page 1, Contributed by Lisa Baker


Death of One of Ebensburg’s Most Respected Citizens

Robert Evans, one of the oldest and best known residents of this place, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon aged 75 years one month and several days. He was a native of Wales and came to Ebensburg from that country 65 years ago with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David O. Evans.

When a young man the deceased engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, in which he continued until a few days ago, when, through illness, he was compelled to relinquish his work. A number of years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Susannah Lloyd, youngest daughter of Stephen Lloyd, deceased. She died in Ebensburg five years ago.

Mr. Evans is survived by two sons, Jeff, of Ebensburg and Alfred, of Kane, Pa., and Katie, who is a resident of Allegheny county. John Evans, a brother of the deceased, died in Ebensburg some years ago; Mrs. Sarah J. Davis, widow of the late Col. S.W. Davis, of Ebensburg, is a sister of the deceased; Mrs. George J. Rodgers, also of Ebensburg, who died some years ago, was a sister and another sister, Mrs. Townley, resides in Warren, this state.

Mr. Evans was a lifelong member of the Christian denomination, and was for many years a member of Summit Lodge, 312 F. & A. M., of Ebensburg. He was mostly highly regarded as a sincere and conscientious man and a good citizen by all who knew him and his death will be sincerely mourned.

The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon, from the Christian church and the Masonic brethren will attend the services and observe the burial rites of the fraternity at the grave. Interment in Lloyd cemetery.

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