|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1849|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1922|
Born in South Wales
Herald Democrat, Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, 18 June 1922
PROF D. J. EVANS BURIED IN CLARKSVILLE
Prof. Daniel Evans who died Wednesday, July 22, 1922, In Newaygo, Michigan, even though he had not resided in Clarksville for more than thirty years, was brought here and buried in the family burying ground at Oakland cemetery last Monday afternoon at one o'clock the funeral services being held at the open grave by the Rev. Mr. Davidson of Little Rock, pastor, and Rev. J.B. Evans, the Methodist minister here.
Mr. Evans was a brother of the late lamented Joseph Evans of this city. The Evans family came from Ohio to Clarksville back in the eighties. There was the father, two sons, and one daughter, who was later Mrs. Ed Kraus. This family had previously immigrated to this county from New Bridge, South Wales, at which place Prof. Evans was born seventy-three years ago.
Prof. Evans initiated music into the public schools of Clarksville forty years ago. He moved from here to Bonham, Texas, where he resided for several years before coming back to Arkansas and locating in Little Rock, which place was his home at the time of his death at his summer cottage on Lake Michigan. He will be remembered here only by the old time residents, but he was always differential to Clarksville people wherever he met them, for he was not only an efficient music professor but a courtly gentlemen of winsome manner, a true friend, and loving husband and father. Mrs. Evans was formerly Miss Jenette (sic) Jones, who also immigrated from South Wales. Their children are Edress (sic) and Gomer of Bonham, Texas, Mrs. Gwennie Collins of Buffalo, Oklahoma, and Gwillum Evans of Little Rock.
Floral offerings reaching Clarksville in memory of love and friendship for Prof Evans were from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Michigan, and all of them were artistically blended from white and soft shades to colorful tones, as they created a pyramid of beauty over his grave.
Oakland Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Annette Shaw
Record added: Aug 08, 2008
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