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EVANS, John J.
|Cambria Freeman, 4 Jun 1909, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Aged Ebensburg Resident is Dead |
John J. Evans, Eighty-One Years Old, Dies of Complication of Diseases
Nine Children Survive
John J. Evans, one of Ebensburg's oldest and best citizens, died at his home here Sunday evening from a complication of diseases. He was aged eighty-one years, six months and twenty-two days and he had lived here since he was thirteen years of age.
Mr. Evans was born in Cardiganshire, W. Langwyryfon, South Wales, and came to Ebensburg when a boy with his parents. He was a tanner by trade. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Margaret Williams. The following children born to this union survive: Mary A., wife of Dwight Jones of Guide Rock, Neb.; Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith of Ebensburg; Charlotte, wife of William Emigh of Batavia, Ill.; Chalmer of Batavia and George W. of Pittsburg. Mrs. Evans died in 1870 and in 1875 Mr. Evans married Miss Mary Davis of Ebensburg.
The following children were born of this union and survive: Morgan W. of Ebensburg; Jennie, wife of Edward Howells of Johnstown; and Miss Emma and Thomas C., at home. One sister, Mrs. David Lewis of Salina, Kans., and one brother, Morgan Evans of Crafton, Pa., also survive.
The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with services conducted by the Rev. Samuel G. Craig of Ebensburg and the Rev. C. T. Davis of Pittsburg. The deceased was a member of the Calvinistic Methodist Church.