William D. Evans obit
moat He two an the the he of - waa s - the M - j Death of William D. Evans. It becomes onr sad duty to chronicle the j death of William D. Evans, which occur - j red at 5.20 o'clock last evening, at tha f am - f m nynomeintne Smith Block, on North Main street. The announcement was not unexpected, yet, owing to the comparative. ly snort time that Mr. Evans had been ser lonely ill. the new. nfM. .A . .. . .. ' - wim "" Buuuennesa to nis many friends. JNO man In Pittston was more widely nr better known than Mr. Eyans. A life - long resident of Pittston, a member of one of the town s oldest and moat honored families. and prominent in the political, business and social affairs of the town, he came in contact with more people than most men of the community, and h.a genial and whole hearted nature won for him friends In every la Mat ' wair. or me. In his death, the last member of the fara ily of Henry Evans, who bnt a few decades ago was one of Pittston'. meat prominent residents, passes away. The parents and several children died years ago, and to the I generation of today only the two brothe,. Lewis H. and William D. - were person - ally krown. The sudden deaths of both of these in the prime of HfT - t. Iirilt 1 a nuaesoarre out two months ago and William here yesterday combine to form one of those mysterious visitations of Provi - dence that to men are most unaccountable and sad. Mr. Evans'a life history ia ao well known as to require but a brief mention of the d - tails to recsll them vividly to the mlnda of all who knew h'm. He waa born in Pittston on Dec. 17, 1855, and waa there fore nearing his 38th birthday anniversary wnen called away. His eohool days oyer. for a time he served the First NMn.l Bank as clerk. Afte'ward he formed a partnership with D. B Shelly, and together they conducted a grocery business for a year. Later he joined George W. Ham dorn in the cigar business, whioh partner ship was continued until 1890. Mr. flaaa dorn then retired, and Mr. Evans conducted the business individually to the time of his death. Iu connection with the cigar ouemess ne haa managed Music Hall sue - cessfully for many years. He was also tax collector of Pitta'on borough for three years, beginning in 1888. In 1892 he was the Republican candidate for Sheriff of Ln zerne county, but was defeat i by a small majority. It ws the arduous experience through which ne pasted during that particularly stormy campaign that began to nndeimine his naturally healthy and rugged constitution, and for more than a year pat he has been a sufferer. A trip to the sea shore a few months ago failed to benefit him ma - terially, but he continued to attend to his duties until abont two weeks ago, since which time he had been confined to his bed in a more or lees dangerous condition. The isease with which he was afflicted was congestion of ihe liver. Mr. Evans was married to Aines, daughter ol Mrs J. McDougall, who alone survives him. Ha was a member and vestryman of Trinity Episcopal church, West Pitteton, also of Valley Lodge, F. & . M., and Pittston Chapter, R. A. M. Arrangements have been made for the funeral to take place on Monday afternoon. Services will be held at the family home at 1 :30 o'clock. The remains will be taken to Hollenback Cemetery. ' y y y y 1 K barre o 8:14. 3:14.