Have you researched a family that seemed to always be moving? While I knew that the family of Henry Evans had made several moves between the time of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Thompson’s marriage in 1850 in Wapello County, Iowa and his death in 1909 in Custer County, Nebraska, I did not realize how often they moved.
Then an Ancestry hint led me to the obituary of Jacob Andrew Evans. This obituary details when and where he moved as a child.
- 1860 – near Ft. Scott, Kansas
- 1862 – Adams County, Iowa
- 1875 – York County, Nebraska
- 1878 – Furnas County, Nebraska
- about 1880 – Marshall County, Kansas
- 1881 – Custer County, Nebraska
These details about the family’s migration may help me find the marriage record for Dora Evans and Silas Doan. Her obituary indicates they were married in Kansas but does not indicate which state. Perhaps, they were married in Marshall county!
Funeral Services Held Friday for Jacob A. Evans
Jacob Andrew Evans was born near Ottumwa, Iowa on June 1st 1851 and departed this temporal life at Callaway, Nebraska, on February 3, 1943, after an earthly pilgrimage of 91 years, 8 months and 2 days.“Funeral Services Held Friday for Jacob A. Evans,” The Loup Valley Queen (Callaway, Nebraska), 11 February 1943, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 27 March 2023).
In the year 1860, his parents left hi native state and moved onto a farmstead near Ft. Scott, Kansas, where they lived two years. In the year 1862, the family moved to Adams county, Iowa, and located near Corning where they lived until the year 1875 when they came to York county, Nebraska where they lived for three years. In 1878 they again changed their residence and moved to Furnas county and settled on a homestead about six miles north of Callaway and where he made his home for 58 years.
On October 20, 1920 the departed was wedded to Paulina Whipple. He and his companion made their home north of Callaway until the fall of 1942 when they bought a home in Callaway and where he passed away.
The deceased was one of our early,s turdy pioneers, a man of honesty and a man of his word and ever endeavored to treat his neighbors and friends with utmost courtesy and assistance in the time of need.
He leaves to mourn his passing his companion; two step sons and two step daughters; one brother, Edward of Callaway; a number of nephews and nieces and a large host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Callaway Community Hall on Friday, Febr. 5th at 5:00 pm in charge of Rev. H.R. Knosp, pastor of the Callaway Evangelical Church. A mixed quartet, composed of Mrs. P. J. Steiger, Mrs. R. D. Wieland, Everett Lewis and Harry Evans, accompanied by Mrs. Ralph Morrison at the piano, sang, “Going Down the Valley,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “Face to Face with Christ, My Savior.” Sidney Lloyd, Clarence Tubbs, Bryan Price, Marion Cantrell, C. A. Pitkin and L. V. Whipple acted as pall bearers. Interment was made in Fairview Table cemetery.