Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE G. EVANS, by trade a plasterer,
is living on a farm three and one-half miles west of Hatton, Adams county,
Born June 10, 1858, in Parke county, Indiana,
he removed early in life to Coles county, Illinois, where he received the
advantage of the common schools. At the age of eighteen he started
out in life as an apprentice to the trade of which he four years later
became a master, and in 1880 he went to Texas. For two years he worked
in the employ of a railroad company in that state at getting out timbers,
after which he returned to Indiana, where he lived until 1887, when he
went to Missouri. He worked at his trade in Missouri until 1889,
having the superintendency of a large force of men. He came to Adams
county, Washington, in 1890 and filed on his present homestead. Since
the mentioned he has applied himself to the cultivation of his farm and
working at his trade. His farm is all under cultivation, well improved
and amply supplied with live stock.
The parents of Mr. Evans were Calvin and Levina
(Tucker) Evans, natives, respectively of North Carolina and New York.
They both emigrated to Indiana early in life, married and spent the remainder
of their lives in Parke county. The father was descended from an old Welsh
family which came to America in the early days, settled in North Carolina,
and there united with the Friends church under the leadership of William
Penn. The father remained true to the Quaker faith until his death.
The mother was a Presbyterian. Her ancestors came from England and
were early settlers in the state of Rhode Island, later removing to Indiana.
The father was a cabinet maker by trade, and in Indiana he conducted an
extensive business, employing a great number of men.
The brothers of our subject are: N. J., R.
B., William, and R. B. Evans. One brother, James W. Evans, is now
dead. Mr. Evans has two nephews: John G., son of N. J. Evans; Donald
C., son of W. J. Evans.
Mr. Evans is a consistent and active Democrat
in politics, and has for several years served his party as committeeman.
He is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, has taken all the degrees of the
order and in 1884 he represented his lodge in the session of the Grand
Lodge. He is also a member of the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias.