Howell Evans Death (19 Apr 1907, Oxford Public Ledger, Oxford, NC)
Death of Old Soldier. On the 25th of March Mr. Howell Evans, of Walnut Grove township, aged 75 years, died at his old home. He had been in poor health for about 3 years, and about the last of May,. 1906, he was taken sick while trying to plant some tobacco and from, then to his death he never got able to do any more work. He went through the-Civil the-Civil the-Civil War and was a faithful old soldier. soldier. The last year of the war he lost his voice and couldi not speak above a whisper for about one year. He raised raised 4 children, 3. girls and 1 boy; he leaves all of his children and his wife to mourn his loss. While we believe he has found a happier resting place at last, he had a hard time trying to make a support for his family; he was an honest upright, hard working man and had lots of sickness in his family. One of his daughters has been afflicted most all of her life, not able to do any thing, and her medicine and doctors bills were heavy on her father. Mr. Evans was a member of the Methodist church at Trinity, near the Person county line, and tried to serve his Master the very best he could up to his death, and said that he was willing to go. Our heartfelt" sympathy goes out to his bereaved family and friends. S. M, EVANS.