My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

EVANS, T., tinner, P. O. Clarinda; born July 2, 1826, in Pennsylvania. In 1833 his parents moved to Defiance county, Ohio, where he lived until 1840. In 1840 he went to Circleville, Ohio, and six years after, went to Springfield, remaining until 1850. He then went to Urbana, and in 1853 to Union City, Indiana, where he lived until December, 1856. Came to Iowa in 1856, locating at Mount Pleasant. In 1859 went to Missouri, and in 1860 came to Clarinda where he has since resided. Mr. Evans has held several important offices of trust, both in Indiana and Iowa. Since coming to Clarinda he has been postmaster at Clarinda, from 1861 to 1866, when he was succeeded by Antony Loranz. In 1873 he was elected township clerk, and holds the office still. He is coroner of Page county, having been elected to that position and retained it since 1877. Was township treasurer in 1878. In 1879 was elected mayor of Clarinda, and re-elected in 1880. Mr. Evans has been twice married, first to Miss Mary A. Cornwall, a native of Ohio, who died in 1854, leaving three children: Flora A. (wife of W. M. Alexander), Emma B. (wife of F. A. McDonald,) and one deceased. He was again married May 30, 1855, to Miss Martha E. McChandliss, by whom he has seven children, six living: Mary, (wife of A. C. McGuire), James B., Charles S., Martha E., Andrew and William T.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

View additional Page County, Iowa family biographies: Page County, Iowa Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.