PFC Samuel Riley Evans

PFC Samuel Riley Evans

Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, USA
Death 11 Feb 1945 (aged 28)
Burial Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 39437322 · View Source
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Sam was the son of Scott S. Evans and Ella L. Ewing Evans who resided in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He was in the service for three years and one month at the time of his death and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

A Big Thank You goes to Findagrave member Russ Pickett for this information.
Parents: Scott Samuel Evans b. 26 Oct 1894 in Havre de Grace, Hartford Co., MD d. 24 Jan 1950 Rehoboth Beach, DE and
Ella Lind Ewing b. 19 Jan 1890 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE d. 03 Jan 1923 Rehoboth Beach, DE. They were married on 28 Sep 1913.

Scott Samuel Evans was the son of:
William John Evans and
Harriet Ann "Hettie A." Dever b.15 Oct 1876 Bush River, MD d. 12 Oct 1945 New Castle, New Castle Co., DE (d/o Richard Dever & Margaret Higgins)

Ella Lind Ewing was the daughter of:
Thomas W. Ewing Sr. b. 1859 d. 1946 and
Rose E. Lind b. 1866 d. 1935

Prior to his enlistment in the US Army on 08 Jan 1941 "Sam" was employed by A & P Grocery Chain Store on Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE as a meat butcher.
He never married.

"After four years in the Army, Private, First Class, Samuel R. Evans, of Rehoboth Beach, was killed in action in Germany on February 11, 1945. Private Evans had gone overseas in April 1944, where he was wounded in the fighting, receiving fractures of both legs and spending seven months in the hospital. He was a member of Company F, 2nd Ba. Eighth Infantry".
(Source: List of Honored Dead- Evans, Samuel Riley
pg. 300 and
Delaware's Role in World War II William H. Conner and Leon DeValinger Jr. 1955/Public Archives Commission State of DE)

Samuel Riley Evans died on the Roer River, West of Rhine River, Germany during the Battle of the Bulge.
PFC #32065439

Note: "Sam" was first buried in Belgium in 1945 and was returned to his family in the United States on 26 April 1949 and was reinterred in Epworth Methodist Cemetery.

1. Ella Lind Evans King b. 23 Oct 1914 Havre de Grace, Hartford Co., MD d. 09 Jan 2008 Seaford, Sussex Co., DE
Married: Herbert Yearwood King b. 29 Oct 1908 Georgetown, Sussex County, DE d. 25 May 1977 on 08 Sep 1934
2. Hazel Dorothy Evans Stannert- b. 27 Jan 1919 Rehoboth Beach, Sussex Co., DE d. 28 Aug 1948 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.
Married: Lawrence Ammerman "Larry" Stannert Jr. b. 25 Jun 1922 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA on 10 Nov 1943 Blytheville, Mississippi Co., Arkansas.

1. Floyd Richard Evans b. 13 Jun 1926 Rehoboth Beach, Sussex Co., DE
Married: Helen Ann Frame b. 08 Jul 1932 Lewes, Sussex Co., DE on 05 Sep 1957 Rehoboth Beach, Sussex Co., DE
2. Walter Morris Evans b. 21 Aug 1931 Rehoboth Beach, Sussex Co., DE d. 16 Aug 1999 Lewes, Sussex Co., DE
Married: Barbara Anne Russell b. 07 Oct 1937 Lewes, Sussex Co., DE on 27 Sep 1959 Lewes, Sussex Co., DE

A Big Thank You goes to Find A Grave contributor Barbara Russell Evans for this information.

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  • Maintained by: Barbara Russell Evans
  • Originally Created by: CindyS
  • Added: 14 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39437322
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Samuel Riley Evans (16 Jun 1916–11 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39437322, citing Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Russell Evans (contributor 47612546) .