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 Samuel J. Evans

Samuel J. Evans

Birth
Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1933 (aged 63–64)
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 101021279 · View Source
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From "Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Genealogy--Family History--Biography", 1918 (out of copyright)

SAMUEL J. EVANS has spent practically all his active years in mine work and since 1913 has been engaged as inside foreman at the Oak Hill colliery, in Cass township. His father, John S. Evans, a Welshman by birth, was similarly employed throughout his life. When a young man he came to America and settled at Minersville, Schuylkill Co., Pa., and was employed at the mines here the rest of his days. He became a mine foreman at the Glendower colliery, and was one of the men engaged with James Kealy, district superintendent for the Philadelphia & Reading Company in this district, in tapping a large body of water in the old Monterey workings connected with the Glendower colliery, very hazardous work. He died at Glendower, this county, in 1901, and is buried at Minersville. His wife, Mary A. (Pugh), daughter of Henry Pugh, died the same year. She also belonged to a Welsh family. They were the parents of the following children: Annie, Samuel J., William, Dora, Mary, Elizabeth, Harry and Sallie, all yet living.

Samuel J. Evans was born Oct. 10, 1869, at Minersville, Schuylkill Co., Pa., and in his early boyhood had such advantages as the public schools of the place afforded. He went to work at the Glendower colliery when nine years old, picking slate, and was engaged in that work and in other duties about the mines for several years, until he became a regular miner. He was so employed for six years, until he became fire boss at the Lytle colliery, whence he transferred to the Pine Hill colliery, becoming inside foreman at the latter. He spent ten years in the employ of the Pine Hill Coal Company, and then ventured into business on his own account, carrying on a grocery at Minersville for about two years. Returning to mining, he was night boss at the Buck Run colliery for thirteen months, after which he was associated in plumbing with his brother-in-law at Minersville, for seven months. On June 1, 1913, he took his present position at the Oak Hill colliery, where he is giving the highest satisfaction. In the course of his long experience at the various operations Mr. Evans has become a skilled mine worker, and he has proved vigilant and faithful in every respect, entirely worthy of the confidence shown to him.

In 1892 Mt. Evans married Hannah Richards, daughter of Samuel R. Richards, who was born in South Wales, and settled in Schuylkill county, Pa., on coming to the United States. Five children have been born to this union : John S., Leroy and Thomas W. are all deceased; Mary E. and Ann R. are attending school. Mr. Evans is well acquainted in the fraternal and other social circles in the vicinity, belonging to the Knights of Malta, the Knights of the Golden Eagle, the Royal Arcanum, and the Independent Hose Company at Minersville. His religious connection is with the Congregational Church.


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  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101021279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel J. Evans (10 Oct 1869–1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101021279, citing Mount Peace Cemetery, Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by JanFamily (contributor 47592488) .