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James Calvin Evans
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1833
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1909
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

July 11, 1909 The Kansas City Journal

BOUGHT THE FIRST LOT
IN KANSAS CITY.

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J. C. EVANS, PIONEER RESIDENT,
DIES AT AGE OF 76 YEARS.

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Was Second White Child Born Here.
Became Indian Trader in Early
Days -- Funeral Not
Announced.
J. C. Evans, 76 years of age, who was the second white child to be born in Kansas City, died at the University hospital yesterday afternoon as the result of an operation. Mr. Evans had been ill but a short while.

On Dundee place, and on the very highest point of that place, J. C. Evans was born. All around the house was farm land and wilderness, and off to the south and west was the thriving town of Westport. For almost twenty-one years Mr. Evans lived in the house on Dundee's place and did his share towards the building of the greater city upon which he looked with utmost pride in the last years of his life.

Mr. Evans, in those early days, was a trader by occupation, and many were the trips which he took over the old Santa Fe trail down into the Southwest to barter and trade with Indians. With the Indians around Kansas City he had many dealings and was looked upon as a fair man by them.

Shortly before the civil war Mr. Evans married Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Clay county. Within a few months the couple moved from Kansas City to a farm in Clay County, where Mr. Evans had lived until his death.

In 1880 Mrs. Evans died, and four years later Mr. Evans married Miss Sarah M. Plummer of Paris, France, whom he met while she was visiting in this country. Mrs. Evans survives her husband.

Among the interesting facts surrounding the long life of Mr. Evans are two most prominent. It was he who surveyed the first plat of Kansas City, and it was he who bought the first town lot.

Mr. Evans was the son of William B. and Amelia McGee Evans, both of whom were prominent in the pioneer days of Kansas City. Mrs. Evans, his mother, was one of the old Westport McGees.

Eight children survive: Mrs. S. P. Stowers, Millersburg, Mo.; Paul Evans, Mountain Grove, Mo.; Amelia Evans, Clay county; Mrs. J. H. Garth, 1035 Monroe avenue, Kansas City; Mrs. W. R. Soper, Independence, Mo.; Mrs. J. C. McGee, Texarkana, Tex.; J. C. Evans, Jr., Oldham, Mo., and J. M. Evans of Clay county. In Kansas City Mr. Evans has a brother, M. M. Evans, Twenty-fifth and Troost, and a sister, Mrs. William Vineyard, 1475 Independence avenue.

Owing to the condition of the railroad service no definite time has been set for the funeral. It will be held from the First Christian church. Rev. F. V. Lose of Liberty, Mo., will officiate. Burial is to be in the family lot at Elmwood cemetery. http://vintagekansascity.com/

James Calvin Evans, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
http://www.elmwoodcem-kc.org/ 
 
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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Ann Cambell Evans (____ - 1882)
  Sarah M. Plummer Evans (1837 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  James Evans (____ - 1861)*
  Wm Evans (1861 - 1861)*
  Amelia Evans (1870 - 1912)*
  Ivy Evans Soper (1875 - 1948)*
  Jobe McGee Evans (1882 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Buried: 13 July 1909
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: L/136
 
Created by: J.M. Blydenburgh
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61731240
James Calvin Evans
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James Calvin Evans
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