EHayes Evans PA Evening News dated 14 May 1963 Pg 16

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Weir, Evans Grand Pioneer rft •«• 4, :••,** in • ••.-• « »«••> - -,"* •"' •*•':' **W.- * • ?V A- t •- f« f S! • ••.-• * '«-> - -••* '-• - rrbft'S NOTE: Hie follow- Due M iH fatMfl, Mr. Evan* profile of Hayes Evans ap- retired from public office. His **d III the Evening News sister, Mrs. ftetiry Clint, *itl Veto. ??, 1959, written by Jack appear for him «t festival act- ftensoit? .. . ivittes If he is unable to attend. Ouinn *s ^L* •-.:;•-' Magic Mirror If Your Hair Isn't Becoming, You Should Be Coming To Us We Welcome Drop-Ins QUINN'S MAGIC MIRROR BEAUTY SALON S. Sequim Are. 683-5504 SEQUIM In 1853 when Washington was carved off Oregon and became a territory*.Dungeness was a settlement. A'-'year, later, in 1854, Clattam County, which had been part of Jefferson County* was created a separate county and the county seat designated as Whisky Flat, at the mouth of the Dungeness River, i ' THE WEIRAND EVANS families* from whom Hayes Evans descended, were among the very early settlers in the Dungeness Valley. Hayes Evans is : now the oldest Dungeness born man. He was bon. Judy 8, 1877 on the family homestead of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Evans. The Evans home was in the northeast part of the Dungeness Valley. He still lives in the vaU ley, a short distance south of his birthplace. John Weir, veteran of the war with Mexico, came to Dungeness in 1855. He was joined by his wife Saluta Weir and their children in 1860. The family had crossed the southern plains from Texas to Southern California by covered wagon. He came north to join in the Eraser River gold rush and then came to homestead in the Dungeness Valley. His wife and children came to Port Townsend on a sailing ship. Both came to Dungeness in Indian canoes. Among the Weir children was Susan .Thomas L. Evans, after seeking gold in the Caribou, B. C. gold rush, came to Dungeness in 1863 and married Susan f» GRAND PIONEER — Hayes Evans, Grand Pioneer of the 68th annual Sequim Irrigation Festival, with his sister, Mrs. Henry CMne. Their parents came to the Dungeness Valley in the early 1860's. (Evening News Photo). WEDulNG ANNIVERSARY — Mr; and Mra.1 Hayes Evans celebrated their ,00th wedding anniversary at a reception,at Trinity Methodist Church lw<» years ago.. (Evening News Photo). Complete Cleaning & Laundry Service ^ Quality Cleaning and Pressing ^Coin-op Laundry-Washers, Dryers And Extractors Always Open Coin-op Dry Cleaning (Professional Spotter On Duty) 1-Hour Service At No Extra Charge Repairing, Alterations, Moth Proofing, Water Proofing SEQUIM CLEANERS ' 683-4289 ••-••*—-•— U-WASH 6839986 A. Weir in 1868. Evans was a logger who took up a homestead, layes was one of seven children x>rn to the couple. HAYES ASSISTED IN the work on the home farm until reaching maturity. He eventually purchased acreage south of the home arm. He married Susan Allene Duncan in 1901. Her family came to Washington in 1889. They are the parents of seven children, all of whom are living. On his Dungeness valley farm of 280 acres, Evans raised dairy and beef cattle. Recently he sold much of his farm land, retaining that immediately surrounding the family home. ALTHOUGH RETIRED AFTER 45 years of farming, Hayes Evans continues his interest in affairs of his home.county. Nov. 4, 1958 he was elected without opposition to the unpaid, non partisan position of port commissioner from the first district. .He is oiow serv ing his third consecutive six years term in. the office* He at tends all the monthly meetings o the board and keeps in touch with the operations of the Port of Port Angeles. Mrs. Evans continues to take an interest in her home, her family of many children) grandchildren . and great-grandchildren and the Royal Neighbors Lodge of Sequim to which she belongs. Evans was elected county commissioner from district one in 1934. He served as chairman of the board-during his term.-Affiliations over a period of many years are the Farm Loan Association, Federal Land Bank, and Naval Lodge of Elks. THE SEVEN CHILDREN of Mr. and Mrs. Evans are scattered. They are Walter at Sequim, Ralph at Carlsborg and Mrs. Ina Major, of Gardiner, Jefferson County. The others are James of SanrLeandro, Calif., Herbert of Richmond, ,Calif.,:, Lloyd of Glendale, Calif., and Hayes Jr, King County sanitarian at Renton. Four of the Evans boys " were boxers with more than local rep- Fiander's Is First Again! Can You me Pre-Assembled Home Complete- No Extras To Buy $ 4444 utations. The boxers were Walter, -Ralph,' James and Herbert. There are 1.7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Evans has a brother, Ernest Evans, • Beverly Hills, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Henry Cline, Dungeness. •'..•- v History of the Evans—Weir fam- Ues of Dungeness goes back almost 100 years—near the creation of Washington territory. The elder Evans, Thomas L., was one of the loggers who cut and shipped logs to upsound sawmills. The loggers hauled the logs to the Dungeness River and harbor over skid roads by the use of oxen;: Evans attended Dungeness schools. Among his teachers were A. B: Dorseyv. Thad Wagner and A. N. Taylor, prominent pioneer educators. ,:,. : •,>•• , •-.'•;•> In early days Dungeness had great baseball team- that: played all .corners and usually won. He was a,member of the. team, playing with,Billy Hall, David. Woods and /Frank Law,- .whose basebal careers have become legends <in the-countyi ^ : i When Evans was growing, up Dungeness was the county seal and the county's principal town Sequim then was only a. prairie in the woods, as Dungness River water was not yet used there for irrigation. ' .-.-..' . .;• 1 The Dungeness Valley was rich in agricultural land. Dungeness, where the mail boats stopped, was the shipping , point for butter, cream and milk, Dungeness cra'bs, clams and potatoes. In the real early days, oxen were raised for sale to logging camps. Dungeness was the firgt butter-making area in the state 1 . The butter was shipped to many, markets. Markets for Dungeness products were the young cities of Seattle, Port Townsend and the older Victoria. Produce was shipped by mail boats and on schooners and sloops. Acreage not devoted to raising dairy and beef cattle grew mostly potatoes. A number of Chinese rented acreage for potatoes. Much of the potato digging was done by Indians and Chinese. The City Hotel at Dungeness was the center of many activities. County officials lived and .had their offices • in Dungeness until about 66 years ago; when, the county seat was moved by; force to .Port. Arigeles.'.i;.V''-x;.'-y •/,; The youni ; jrlayes Evans grew up in a frontier area where game and fish .were plentiful. ;He' has seen his home district grow from the horse and buggy days and had a big part in bringing the era of automobiles and paved roads. He has never lost interest in progress and ; serves his home county with enthusiasm. J Friday And FESTIVAL Sweat Assorted Colors-Many * Men's And

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  1. Port Angeles Evening News,
  2. 14 May 1963, Tue,
  3. Page 16

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