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EVANS, Evan D.

    Cambria Freeman, 30 Jan 1903, Contributed by Patty Millich


Mr. Evan D. Evans, one of the oldest native residents of this vicinity, died at the home of Mr. William Tate, in Ebensburg on Tuesday afternoon, January, 27, 1903, in the 81st year of his age. The deceased was born in Cambria township. When a young man he learned the carpenter trade with the late David H. Roberts, Esq., father of Mrs. Tate, and he continued to make his make his home with the family all his life and never married. He was a member of the old Cambria Guards, a company that was raised in Ebensburg for service in the Mexican war, and after doing faithful service until peace was declared, returned to Ebensburg. In the latter sixties, he was engaged for a few years with the late David Lewis in the lumber business, operating a steam sawmill in Susquehanna township. In the later years of his life he was not engaged in any active employment, living quietly and performing the duties of Constable of the East ward, to which office he had been continually elected from many years. His funeral took place this Thursday afternoon from the Tate home, where after services by the Rev. J. Twyson Jones, the remains were interred in Lloyd cemetery. The Highland Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which the deceased was a member, attending the funeral in a body.

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