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Andrew Jackson Evans (1916)


Posted By: Judy Wight Branson
Date: 11/28/2015 at 08:55:27

The Enterprise
Malta, Montana
Thursday, May 25, 1916

A.J. Evans Dies at Dodson

A.J. Evans, a well known resident of Dodson and for many years editor and proprietor of the Montana Idea until the plant was purchased by C.C. Mills and sons, passed away at his ranch home in the vicinity of Dodson last Saturday.

Funeral services were held at Dodson yesterday and the remains buried at that place. The deceased leaves a widow and two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. One of the boys, Clifford Evans, is the foreman at the Glasgow Democrat and the other son is traveling on the road as a musician with the Barnum and Bailey show and was located at South Bend, Indiana, and arrived home in time for the funeral.

Mr. Evans has been in poor health for some time past and the ranch life did not seem to agree with him and he was planning to move into town when the end came so suddenly. The sympathy of the community is extended to the Evans family in their bereavement.

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 24, 1916
Page 2, Column 3


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kail received of the death of their son in law, Jackson Evans, at his home in Dodson, Mont., on last Saturday. Mrs. Evans was well known in Madison county several years ago.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, June 7, 1916
Page 1, Column 3

Jack Evans Dead

Andrew Jackson Evans was born in Madison county, Iowa, October 15, 1855. Departed this life at 4:30 p. m. May 20, 1916, age 60 years, 7 months and 5 days.

On December 6, 1883, Andrew Jackson Evans was united in marriage to Mary Olive Kail. To them were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. The faithful and devoted wife and 4 children, Leo Bertine, Loyola Bertram, Clifton Kail and Clara Jaunita survive him. Also 3 brothers and one sister survived them, they the William Evans, La Verne, Oklahoma; Alexander Evans, Stillwater, Oklahoma; John H. Evans, Shedford, Nebraska, and Mrs. Nancy Speer of Winterset, Iowa.

The funeral services were conducted at the Congressional church Wednesday at 2:30 p. m., by Rev. D. C. Violette and the church was filled with friends and neighbors who paid their tribute of respect to the passing of a good life. Beautiful flowers were an offering of the many friends of the family. The remains were laid to rest at Hillside cemetery.

The greater part of the life of Mr. Evans was spent in newspaper work, his first experience in that line being at Winterset, Iowa, the vicinity of his birth. His newspaper experience extended to Nebraska, North Dakota and for about three years prior to July 1, 1914 18, he was editor of The Montana Idea. At that time with his wife and daughter, Juanita, he went to live on his homestead Northeast of Dodson.

The deceased was a man of excellent character with firm conviction of what was right, which he carried into all his social and business dealings in life. It may not have brought to him the financial reward that he otherwise might have gained but without doubt his was a conscience clear that he had acted according to his best light.

Human feelings and sympathies are such that one cannot see the life of such a one pass without sadness, but the world is better because of life. He filled his place well and one must feel that he lived his life in conformity with that beautiful verse…poem follows.


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