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Evans (Family : Evans, Thomas, 1849-1941)


biographical statement

UPB files, May 30, 2013 (Evans family; owned Shiprock Trading Company; Richard Perry Evans (1914-1991), worked as purchasing agent at Tooele, Utah), via WWW, May 30, 2013 (Thomas Evans (1849-1941); b. in Tredegar, Wales; m. 1876 in Pontypridd, Wales to Jane Ann Coles (1854-1902), eight children; coal miner; joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oct. 14, 1881; first child, William Evans (1877-1954); m. 1902 in Fruitland, N.M. to Sarah Luella Walker (1880-1960), four children; second son, Richard Perry Evans (1914-1991); m. 1940 in Farmington, N.M. to Beth Burt (1916-2002)), via WWW, May 30, 2013 (Thomas Evans (b. 1849), second child and only son of parents; coal miner; d. age 93 in Shiprock, N.M.; raised in Tredegar, Wales; moved to Pontypridd in 1873; m. Jane Ann Coles, 1876 in Pontypridd; son, William Evans, b. in Pontypridd, 1877; Jane Ann joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1880, Thomas in 1881; moved to Merthyr Conference House in Merthyr Tydfil, 1888, worked to care for missionaries; moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1892; moved to Fruitland, N.M. in 1893, worked as coal miner; played the concertina)

Along Navajo trails, 2005: p. 10 (William "Will" Evans) p. 12 (worked in coal mines with father, and as a farm hand; began working as a trader to the Navajo in 1898) p. 13 (served as a missionary in Maine) p. 14 (purchased Shiprock Trading Company in 1917) p. 19 (sold company in 1948) p. 21 (served as police judge in Farmington, N.M., 1952-1954)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Will Evans family papers and Navajo art

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4019
Abstract The first ten boxes consist of family papers, circa 1849-1990, and include: family genealogy information, interview notes, biographies, photographs, legal papers, ecclesiastical documents and records, missionary weekly planners, funeral programs, obituaries, correspondence of Thomas Evans, William Evans, and Richard P. Evans. Art and literature from Evans family members include: articles, sheet music, story on cassette tape, poems, chapters of books and journals by Will Evans, Richard P....
Dates: approximately 1849-1990