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George Wesley Evans
March 17, 1845–December 20, 1919
George Wesley Evans, was born at Bath, Somersetshire, England, March 17, 1845. His mother died when he was about two years of age. He came with his father to America in 1849, settling at Dubuque, Iowa. In 1850, he moved to Galena, Illinois, and received his education in the public schools of Galena. At the outbreak of the civil war, at the age of seventeen years, he enlisted and served till the end of the war, in Company F, of the 96th, and Company H, of the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry. At the close of the war, he returned to Galena, and engaged in lead mining. In the spring of 1868 he came to Jones County, Iowa, settling on a farm in Madison township. On September 27, 1868 he was married to miss Marguerite J. Henry, of Shulsburg, Wisconsin, who died November 16, 1905. To this union was born four children: Clara E., of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; George W., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mary C., of Peoria, Illinois; Silas F., who died in 1908. In 1906 he was again married to Mrs. Eva Luberger, of Beatrice, Nebraska, who survives him. In 1901 he moved to Wyoming, where he resided until the time of his death, which occurred about 8:30 A.M., Saturday morning, December 20, 1919, at the age of 74 years, nine months and three days. Mr. Evans served in many public offices of trust including state, county, educational and mayor of Wyoming. He did not affiliate with any church, his motto being: �To do right because it is right, to do good because it is good.� Funeral services were held from the house on Monday afternoon, the Grand Army of the Republic having full charge. Internment in the Wyoming cemetery. Besides the three living children there were present from out of town John Luberger, of Omaha, Nebraska; Russell Holmes, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Harry Davis of St. Paul, Minnesota; S.L. Davis and wife, Center Junction.

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Source: Monticello Express, 1 January, 1920

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