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Evans, John Allison

Male 1839 - 1908  (69 years)


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  • Name Evans, John Allison  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 20 Sep 1839  Shelby County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Cockren Creek, Shelby Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Emigration Abt 1852  IL to Yuba Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Park's Bar, Yuba Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1860  Parks Bar, Yuba, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1870  Butte, Sutter, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence Post Office: Yuba City 
    Occupation 1878  Gridley, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyles & Evans, general merchandise and farmers, 1591 acres; Boyles, Evans & Green, farmers 3374 acres; 160 acres in sole ownership 
    Residence 1880  Hamilton, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marital status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self 
    Residence 15 Feb 1881  Butte Co., CA, S 1/2 NW 1/4 S31 T18N 3E Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1884  Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1896  Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1900  Gridley and Honcut Townships, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Census Jun 1900  Gridley Twp., Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation Jun 1900  Gridley Twp., Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Farmer 
    Died 28 Nov 1908  Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 14
    • Age: 69
    Buried 30 Nov 1908  Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 10
    • Gridley-Biggs Cemetery
    Person ID I30806  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Evans, James Allison,   b. 24 Jun 1814, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1907, Yuba County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Addy, Martha,   b. 21 Dec 1815, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1847, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Jan 1839  Coshocton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID F8476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ledbetter, Virginia A.,   b. Jan 1849, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1928, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1865  Hamilton, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 16, 17
    Children 
     1. Evans, Myrtle Evelyn,   b. 25 Oct 1874, Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1906, Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     2. Evans, Mary,   b. 18 Mar 1867, Gridley, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1887, Gridley, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
     3. Evans, George Washington,   b. 3 Aug 1871, Butte County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1921, Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Evans, Martha,   b. 1866, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Biggs, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     5. Evans, Ida May,   b. May 1870, Butte City, Sutter, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 May 1906, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     6. Evans, Gardilena,   b. 5 Jan 1889, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1965, Hayward, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     7. Evans, John E.,   b. 24 Dec 1876, Butte County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1905, Butte County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     8. Evans, Charles,   b. 30 May 1868, Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1889, Gridley, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F10233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1839 - Shelby County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1908 - Gridley, Butte, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Nov 1908 - Gridley, Butte, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    John Allison Evans
    John Allison Evans

  • Notes 
    • The Gridley Herald, November 28, 1908. PROMINENT CITIZEN DIES SUDDENLY J. A. Evans, of this place, one of the best known cattle men in Northern California, and a prominent business man in the vicinity for forty years, was found dead in his bed this morning by Supervisor C. H. Brown, who resides with the Evans family. Mr. Brown had gone to the barn to milk, and noticing that Mr. Evans had not gotten up he went to his room to see him, Mr. Evans having been somewhat unwell for a few weeks, and found the latter dead. The body was cold and it was evident that death had occurred early in the night. J. A. Evans was a native of Illinois, and would have been 70 years old had he lived until his next birthday. He came to California about 1852, while a young boy, with his father and they settled in Yuba county. Since the sixties he has been engaged in farming near Gridley, and in company with John Bogles conducted extensive grain farming operation. In the 80's the firm failed for a large amount, losing heavily by the collapse of a warehouse filled with grain, the wheat getting wet. Afterward Mr. Evans formed a co-partnership with M. Reyman and went into cattle feeding extensively on the Ord ranch. He accumulated a large fortune in this industry and at the time of his death, the firm, Reyman, Evans & Brown, were heavily interested in cattle, horses and mules. Supervisor Brown, who is a son-in-law of the deceased, is the third member of the firm. Familiarly and widely known by the nickname of "Doc" Mr. Evans has been a feature of the business life of this community for half a century. His firm often made deals in cattle involving the payment of large sums of money, running to $100,000 at times. Though plain in his tastes and unpretentious, Mr. Evans was charitable and large of heart. Many benefactions were made by him and many a poor family was helped over tight times by his generosity. His familiar figure on the streets and driving to and from the Ord ranch will be missed by old and young. The funeral will occur Monday, November 30, at 2 o'clock p. m., from Masonic hall, Gridley, under the auspices of North Butte Lodge No. 230, F. & A. M.

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      Marriage place:
      Residence date: 1900
      Residence place: Gridley and Honcut Townships, Butte, California