William Runyon Evans (1822-1900)
DAVIS, EVANS, FINLEY
Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 5/3/2017 at 20:48:01
The Adams County Free Press
March 22, 1900
A Pioneer Gone.
But few remain of those who formed a part of the sturdy settlers and laid early foundations for the settlement of Adams county, Iowa.
Wm. Runyon Evans was born July 25, 1822 in Franklin county, Indiana, and was married to Elizabeth Finley, Aug. 6, 1844. Abbeline, Marietta and Rebecca Ann were born to them but the wife died August 1st, 1852.
Mr. Evans moved to Adams county, Iowa, in September, 1853 and took up the homestead where he died and which he occupied continuously until he finished his course, Monday, February 19, 1900, having comlpeted [completed] 77 years 7 months and 14 days.
In September 7, 1857, he married Eliza Jane Davis, who survives him, and of the seven children born to them, four are living being; Dorlesca, William, Edwin and
On December 25, 1893, at a family reunion all the seven living children were present, of whom six were married. There were also present twenty-eight grand children, three of them being married and six others who have married since then, and now there are thirty-three grand children and fifteen great grand children to follow the footsteps of their leader. I creates no sensation to look over Mr. Evanís life. Peaceable, and with only ambition or reward of labors competence, he received all that was necessary to quiet enjoyment of a home on a farm and contributed to the welfare of a growing family and surrounding friends.
Years ago he received an injury from a fall which he never really recovered from, but if that contributed to hasten the close of his days, is uncertain and doubtful for his years were much lengthened beyond the usual span. No doubt, however, that injury added much suffering to his ageing years. A. A. R.
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