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Eames, George

Roman Citizen
July 14, 1876

Lee Center Items - Last evening, the 10th inst., Mr. George Eames died at his residence here, after a brief illness of dysentery, aged 78 years. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at his late residence. Rev. Mr. Ballou, of Utica, has been invited to conduct the services. His son, Dr. Henry Eames, living at St. Louis, Mo., telegraphed the friends in answer to a telegram sent him informing him of the critical condition of his father Sabbath evening, that he should start immediately for home. He has not yet arrived.


Eames, Helen Spencer

Utica Herald Dispatch
September 29, 1908

Lee Center Sept. 29 — Helen M. Spencer, wife of James Eames, died yesterday at her home in this place after an illness of three weeks. She was 69 years old. She was married to James Eames December 26, 1860. Mrs. Eames was one of five children of the late Elias and Esther Spencer. Three sisters survive, Mrs. Jay Capron of Utica, Mrs. George H. Warren of Buena Park, Cal., and Mrs. F. M. Smith of Utica; her husband and only daughter, Mrs. E. D. Chrlstman of this village. She also leaves two grandchildren. Mrs. Eames was a member of the Universalistic Church at Lee Center. The funeral will be held at her late home tomorrow at 2 p. m. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.


Eames, Jerusha

Rome Sentinel
August 19, 1872

Left for the Summer Land, Friday, August 16, Miss Jerusha Eames, in the 84th year of her age. She was the oldest of the Eames family, lived single, as did three other sisters and one brother (James), who is still living with his two maiden sisters. James Eames being a bachelor, lived with his four maiden sister, repected by all who knew them. Mary died a year or two since, and now Jerusha - leaving in this house James, Emily and Lavina.

This family is well known. Daniel, Lewis, George, James and Simeon (died years ago) making nine children. They were among the early settlers. The mother died while the children were young, and Jerusha took the household management about 1808 and kept it till the boys married, one after another. Finally James and the four maiden sisters lived together, and will probably continue to do so while they live.

Jerusha was confined to her bed about seven months, and about half of the time was helpless. It seemed as though her faculties and physical system failed together.

Sunday the funeral was largely attended, Rev. Mr. Ward, a Universalist clergyman, officiating.


Eames, Lavina

Roman Citizen
February 16, 1877

EAMES - In Lee Centre, February 9, Miss Lavina Eames, age 73 ys.

Lee Center Items - Last Friday morning out community was startled and much pained at the report that Miss Lavina Eames had just died at the residence of Mrs. S. W. Young, and her many friends are sadly bereaved and in deep mourning over the loss of one so much esteemed and beloved. It was a lovely spring-like morning, and Mrs. Stokes called at the residence of Miss Eames about nine o'clock and invited Lavina to take a walk with her on the crust to visit Mrs. Young, distance about 70 or 80 rods. Miss Eames was feeling well and went. The two walked on together slowly, but just before entering the house Mrs. S. judged from the short quick breathings that Lavina was weary and asked if she felt tired. 'No' was the response, 'but my heart feels a little tired.' They entered the house, and the usual salutations were exchanged, and to the remark that it was a very pleasant morning she replied with cheerfulness and animation, 'We have had several such mornings this month.' These were the last words that she uttered. She took a seat, and almost immediately sunk back in her chair and expired. Remedies were sought to resuscitate life, but the spirit had been released from the clay without a struggle or a groan. The doctor came, and on examination pronounced it a case of apoplexy. Lavina was a maiden lady living with her sister Emily, and had reached the age of 73 and one-half years. She was universally respected by all in the community where she had passed so long a life. She is the third one who has died out of the family circle of the late James Eames within 12 months. Levi Eames died Feb. 6, 1876, George Eames died July 10, 1876, and Lavina died on the 9th inst. Daniel and Emily are the surviving members left to mourn. The funeral was held at the residence of deceased on Sunday. Rev. G. B. R. Clark, of Rome, conducted the services.


Eames, Lewis

Roman Citizen
February 8, 1876

Lee Center - Mr. Lewis Eames died at his late residence in West Lee, on Saturday, the 5th inst. at two o'clock pm. Deceased was 77 years old. He was one of our most successful farmers and was intimately connected with, and aided much in the growth of our town. Frequently he was honored by his fellow citizens with office and public trusts, and was widely known and universally respected. His funeral was held today, and was largely attended by his townsmen, neighbors and friends, together with several distinquished citizens from the towns of Rome, Western and Annsville who were in attendance to pay their respects to the memory of the deceased. Mr. E. was a member of the frist Universalist Society of Lee, and in his death the association has lost a strong supporter. Rev. S. R. Ward, of Rochester, preached.

Rev. D. Ballou, of Utica, was present to assist in the funeral obsequies. Singing on the occasion by the Universalist Choir of Lee Center, led by M. J. Wentworth. His remains were interred in the Eames family grounds near the old homestead. Deceased leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters, one of whom is the wife of Mr. W. G. Cornwell of your city, and grandchildren to mourn, but they will have the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. George Eames, who has been sick for a few days past, was not able to attend the funeral.


Eames, Loretta

Roman Citizen
December 1, 1891

Lee Center notes - The people of our village were shocked by the sad intelligence of the death of Miss Loretta Eames, who on the 11th inst. started for St. Louis, Mo., to spend the winter with her brother, Dr. Henry Eames of that place, and who died there very suddenly on the 25th. inst. of heart failure, aged about 62 years. She commenced teaching at about 15 years of age and taught in all about 100 terms of school. She was born in this town and followed her vocation here and in adjoining towns, excepting during the war, when she taught in the State of Missouri. She conducted the primary department of our Union Free School for over 15 years, and was considered one of the best teachers of primary pupils in the State. She leaves two brothers, Clayton of Courtland, NY, and Henry of St. Louis, and one sister, Mrs. Orville M. Potter of Lee Center, and other relatives and many friends and acquaintances who mourn her death.


Egnatenco, William

Rome Daily Sentinel
December 13, 1923

Point Rock - A fatal accident occurred here yesterday afternoon when William Egnatenco was accidentally shot in the right side. Mr. Egnatenco left home about one o'clock in the afternoon, taking his five year old daughter with him to a woodlot near the house to cut and saw some firewood. He also carried his shotgun as there are many rabbits and woodchucks in the woods and he was often able to shoot them. He cut quite a quantity of wood and carried it across the creek towards the house.

About 4 o'clock his wife taking the other little girl, about three years old with her, came out to help carry the wood home. The shotgun was leaning against the wood pile and as Mr. Egnatenco leaned over to get an armful he accidentally dropped a piece of the wood and instantly the gun discharged. He fell across the wood crying "I'm shot".

His wife rushed to him and found blood flowing from his right side. She ran for help and found Jacob Egnatenco, a brother, who came at once. The injured man was taken immediately to the Rome Hospital but was dead when they arrived. He spoke several times on the way down and must have passed away after leaving Lee Center.

William Egnatenco was born in Russia 31 years ago and had been on the farm near Point Rock about 1 year. He was a respectable and hard working farmer. He is survived by his wife and two small children, also the brother Jacob.

Dr. H. J. Teller, coroner, was called and an autopsy was performed showing the shot entered below the ribs.


Elwell, Emily Barnard

Rome Sentinel
December 28, 1908

The death of Mrs. Emily Elwell, widow of James Elwell, occurred suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Keith, 113 W. Court Street, at 8:30 am today. Mrs. Elwell, for some time had experienced heart difficulty, but it was not considered serious. This morning while in the laundry in the basement she was stricken and death soon followed. She was a daughter of the late John Barnard Sr. and Mary Smith and was born in the town of Lee 76 years ago. All her life had been spent in that town and in Rome. The death of Mr. Elwell occurred in this city eight years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James W. Kittrell of Catskill, with whom Mrs. Elwell had spent considerable time since the death of her husband; one brother and two sisters, Henry Barnard Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth B. Keith and Mrs. Etta B. Keith, all of Rome. Mrs. Elwell was a consistent member of Zion Episcopal Church. During her long residence in this vicinity she had made many friends who will sincerely regret her death. She was a charitably inclined woman and was loved and respected by all who enjoyed the pleasure of her acquaintance.


Elmer, Sarah A. Park

Lee Center, April 16 - the sad news has been received here of the death of Mrs. Sarah A. Elmer of San Francisco, Cal. March 27. Mrs. Elmer had been an invalid for two years or more. For the last six months her sufferings were intense, but she bore them with great fortitude and patience. her maiden name was Sarah A. Park, daughter of the late William and Sarah (Ford) Park. She was born in Lee Center, September 3, 1826, and lived in this town until her marriage to Charles Elmer of Delta, which occurred May 29, 1855. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living: Mrs. C. J. Hale, Jennie and William Elmer of San Francisco, and Jessie Elmer of Lee Center, one granddaughter Miss Mabel R. Hale of San Francisco and three brothers, George W. of Syracuse, DeWitt C. of Lee Center, and William A. of Boston, Mass, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary F. Young and Helen M. Kenyon of Lee Center. Mr. Elmer was a son of Eliakin and Clarissa Elmer, late of Delta and a cousin of Andrew J. Elmer of Rome. Mr. Elmer was afflicted with lung trouble and friends advised them to go to the golden city hoping he might be benefited. In 1844 they took up their residence in that place and San Jose. For a while Mr. Elmer improved but after an attack of grip he failed and passed away.

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Elmer, William

Roman Citizen
September 20, 1872

ELMER - In Lee, New York, September 16, 1872, William Elmer, eldest son of the late Eliakim Elmer, aged 57 years.


Ely, Eben F.

Eben F. Ely, a resident of this city since 1910, passed away early Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George O. Stedman of 1000 N. Madison street. He suffered a stroke December 16 and had been confined to his bed ever since. Mr. Ely would have observed his 83rd. birthday today.

Born in the town of Rome, Jan. 12, 1848, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ely, he had been a life long resident of this county, making his home for a number of years in Delta. He came to this city 21 years ago and for a number of years had resided at 501 Turin street. He attended the First ME Church.

March 27, 1878 he married Jennie L. Frisbie who survives with three children, a daughter at whose home he passed away, and two sons, Claude L. of Los Angeles and Berten E. Ely of Florham Park, NJ., now at St. Petersburg, Fla. He also leaves a brother, William of Canastota and four grandchildren, Verne E., and Claude E. Stedman of this city and Eleanor Louese and Berten E. Ely Jr. of Florham Park.

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Enearl, James A.

Rome Sentinel
November 18, 1885

James A. Enearl died at his home No. 159 Jay street on Tuesday evening at 8:50 o'clock of consumption, aged 68 years. The deceased had been ailing for about two years, but did not take to his bed until a few days before death. He was born in Flenville, Schenectady county. About 40 years ago he came to this county. He resided in the towns of Lee and Ava for 26 years. For the last 14 years of his life he was a resident of this city. He was a carpenter by trade. Besides a widow and four children - Mrs. E. Robinson of Lee Centre, James H. Enearl of Pipestone, Minn., Mrs. Mary J. Sinclair and Jay E. Enearl of Rome - two brothers W. H. Enearl of Ava and V. J. Enearl of Elkton, Neb., are left. The funeral will be held from the late home of the deceased on Thursday afternoon. The remains will be taken to Ava for interment.


Evans, Clinton

Rome Sentinel
April 2, 1959

Stokes - Clinton L. Evans, 91, died at his home at Stokes this morning. Mr. Evans has been in failing health for the past three years. He was born on the farm where he died, on May 31, 1867, the son of William M. and Dolly Littaye Evans. He attended the local school and operated the homestead farm as a dairy farm. For many years he, with his son, operated a milk route in Rome. Mr. Evans was a member of the Lee Center Methodist Church, a Trustee of the Evergreen Cemetery at Stokes and a former Trustee of School District 16 at Stokes. On December 25, 1888 he married Anna Priscilla Williams. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. A. Harris of Lee Center, and the marriage took place in the home of the bride's parents on Cemetery Road in Stokes. Mrs. Evans died Jan. 6, 1950. Mr. Evans is survived by a son, Howard E. Evans who lives on the homestead farm in Stokes; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mattie) Stevens, Rome, and Mrs. William (Ethel) Corr of Lee Center; also 12 grandchildren, Gene A. and Lyle L. Evans, Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Mrs. John Warcup, Edward W. Corr, Francis L. Corr, Mrs. Lawrence Wishart, Clyde A., Raymond G. and William Corr, Robert C. Stevens and Mrs. William Andrews. There are also 33 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 on Sunday, interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


Evans, Dolly Ann Littaye

Rome Sentinel
October 22, 1908

Stokes, Oct. 22 - This community was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Dolly Ann Evans, who passed peacefully away at 3 o’clock this morning. Mrs. Evans had been in feeble health for a long time, suffering with asthmatic trouble, but on Friday, Oct. 16, there was a change for the worse, since which time she had failed rapidly. Dolly Ann Littaye was born at Constableville, December 16, 1823, a daughter of Noel and Abigail Littaye, and was one of a family of seven children, whose names follow; Charles Littaye, who died July 9, the present year, Horace, Laura, Clarissa Gilbert and Warren, all of whom have passed away, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Parkhusrt of Constableville. On April 1, 1862, she was united in marriage with William M. Evans of Constableville and soon removed to West Branch residing there about one year, from whence they removed to Stokes, where the remainder of her long and useful life was spent. Oct. 10, 1896, her husband was removed by death from which time she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nathan H. Snyder, and been kindly cared for. She was the mother of three children, Jennie F. Snyder, the above daughter, Frank G. Evans, who conducts a milk route at Rome, and Clinton L. Evans, who resides at this place; also the following grandchildren: Miss Grace Snyder, Glenn Snyder, Misses Matte and Ethel Evans, and Howard Evans of Stokes, Misses Maude, Ruth and Irene Evans of Rome. It is needless perhaps to say that her death has cast a gloom over the whole community, where she was loved and respected for her beautiful character and excellent qualities. She was a member of the ME Church at Lee Center and was a regular attendant so long as health permitted. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives over the loss of their loved one, who is now gathered to her eternal rest. Funeral services will be held from her late residence on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1 o’clock pm with interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


Evans, Elizabeth Sauer

Rome Sentinel
April 29, 1946

Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, 77, widow of Oran D. Evans, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Chesbro, 101 Arsenal St., following a five year illness. She had been confined to bed for three and one-half years.

She was born in Point Rock November 11, 1868, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sauer. On April 27, 1893, she was married in Ava to Mr. Evans, who died 30 years ago. Mrs. Evans who was of the Methodist faith, had lived in Rome 22 years.

Surviving besides Mrs. Chesbro are five other daughters, Mrs. James Vacheresse and Mrs. Stanley Evans, both of Rome, Mrs. Spiro Moshomas, Syracuse, Mrs. Thomas Bruce, Carthage, Mrs. John Condon, Verona, three sons, Myron, Floyd, and Harry Evans, all of Rome, two sisters, Mrs. Rosena Peters, Point Rock, and Mrs. Jacob Hettrick, Rome, 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Evans, E. Luther

Rome Sentinel
December 6, 1943

Funeral Notice: EVANS - Entered into rest in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday, December 4, 1943, E. Luther Evans in his 71st. year. Prayer services will be held in Seneca Falls on Tuesday morning and funeral services will be held at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals in Rome on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 and interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.


Evans, Evan V.

Rome Sentinel
May 3, 1921

Death claimed one of Rome's best citizens at 5:10 pm standard time on Monday, when Rev. Evan Vincent Evans passed away at his home, 720 N. Madison Street. His health had been failing gradually during the past 18 months. He was born in Oriskany August 4, 1848, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Vincent Evans. When only a few months old his parents moved to a farm in the village of Delta in the Town of Western. January 1, 1872 he married Miss Elizabeth Roberts who survives. At an early age he displayed a fondness for the study of theology and in it he became well versed and in his able service as a Methodist supply minister had occupied pulpits in Steuben, New London, Lee Valley and Delta, preaching in Delta for the last six months before the state took that village for a storage reservoir for the Barge Canal, now Lake Delta. Nineteen years ago he retired and for 17 years thereafter he lived in Lee Center, coming to Rome nearly two years ago. Rev. Mr. Evans' life had been an exemplary one. He was happy when tilling the soil and sincere when, on Sunday, he sought to picture to his fellowmen the message which Christ has left for the guidance of man in life. Besides his wife he is survived by these sons and daughters: E. Luther Evans, Syracuse, Mrs. Kathryn Thomas, at home, 720 N. Madison street, Willard Evans of Lee Center, Mrs. Arthur Slone and Mrs. Adolph Rebe of Lee Center, also six brothers and one sister, Hugh Evans, John , Lewis, Edward, George V., all of Lee Center, and William H. of Rome, and Mrs. Mary Pitcher of Clinton, and there are 11 grandchildren.


Evans, Frank G.

Rome Sentinel
May 8, 1936

Frank G. Evans, 72, former Rome milkman, was found dead in the garage in the rear of his home, 759 N. Jay St., at 8 o'clock this morning by his wife, who investigated his absence, he having left the house at 7 o'clock. Mr. Evans had been in failing health for several months. He was born in Stokes and removed to Rome over 40 years ago. He purchased the present N. Jay Street property, then a large farm, and conducted a milk route in Rome. He was born in Stokes, April 10, 1864. He married in Utica in 1896, Emma Wolff, who survives. He also leaves three daughters, Miss Maude D. Evans at home, Mrs. James F. Swift Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Carleton M. Hubbard, Rome, and one brother, Clinton L. Evans of Stokes. He was a member of Rome Lodge of Odd Fellows and of the First Baptist Church.


Evans, Hazel

Rome Sentinel
July 19, 1930

Lake Delta Claims Two More Lives as Young Nurses Drown

Miss Hazel Evans and Miss Stella Holody, Rome Infirmary, Succumb in Attempt to Wade Across the Lake

(lengthy write-up of the accident not included here)

Miss Evans was a native of Point Rock and a resident of Rome for the past 15 years. She was the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late Oren B. Evans, 307 N. George street.

She was a graduate nurse of the Rome Infirmary, having completed her course in 1924. Miss Evans was a member of the First M. E. Church, Rome Infirmary Alumni Association and the Foresters.

Besides her mother she is survived by six sisters and three brothers, Mrs. James Vaschersse, Mrs. John Condon, Mrs. Spiros Moshanos, Mrs. Thomas Bruce, Miss Nellie and Lena Evans and Myron, Floyd and Harry Evans, all of Rome.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Evans, Jane Smith

Rome Sentinel
June 11, 1906

Point Rock - Jane Smith, aged 72 years, wife of Horatio Evans, died at 12 o'clock on Saturday night at her home about two miles west of this place. She had been in poor health for several years and during the last year had been unable to leave her home, being confined to her room much of the time. Mrs. Evans was born in the town of Lee and had always resided there. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Oren B. and Smith W. Evans, all residing here. The funeral will be held at her late home tomorrow. Rev. J. W. Higby of Lee Center officiating. Interment will be made in the Smith Cemetery at Belcher.


Evans, Lulu Somers

Rome Sentinel
January 17, 1961

Funeral Notice: EVANS - On Monday, January 16, 1961, Lulu B. Evans, Seneca Falls, widow of E.Luther Evans. Funeral services will be conducted at the Sanderson Funeral Chapel, 32 State St., Seneca Falls, Thursday at 2 pm. Interment in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund of First Methodist Church, Seneca Falls, NY.


Evans, Mrs. Charles

Roman Citizen
November 17, 1876

Lee Center Notes - Mrs. Charles Evans, of West Lee, died last Friday at her late home, of erysipelas, after much suffering, and her funeral was attended at Taberg, Sabbath pm, where her remains were interred.


Evans, Evan G.

Roman Citizen
October 31, 1888

EVANS - At West Branch on October 23, 1888, Evan G. Evans, age 58 yrs 2 mos 16 dys.


Evans, Ezra

Rome Sentinel
January 25, 1917

Point Rock - A pall of sadness has been cast over this community in the death of Ezra Evans, which occurred yesterday afternoon at 3:45. Mr. Evans contracted the measles and when recovering from them, pneumonia set in and all that loving hands could do, was of no avail. Mr. Evans was twenty-one years old and by his kind and quiet cheerful disposition won the highest esteem of everyone who knew him. There are eight others in the family who are sick or are just recovering from measles.

Besides his sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Evans, he leaves ten brothers and sisters, all at home, except the oldest son, Myron, who is in Rome. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.


Evans, Helen M. Watters

Rome Sentinel
October 2, 1940

Waterville - Mrs. W. Smith Evans, the former Helen M. Watters, first teacher to hold Christman exercises in a rural school, died at her home in this village at 3 o'clock this morning.

A school teacher for 41 years, she had retired a few years ago because of failing health.

Mrs. Evans was widely known in educational circles and in Rome, Taberg, and Point Rock. The last of a family of six children, she was the sister of the late Francis A. Watters, Rome attorney and Charles Watters, Rome real estate agent.

Born in Swancott Mills, November 21, 1872, she was the daughter of the late William and Euncie Beardsley Watters. She was married to Mr. Evans of Taberg on May 4, 1899.

The couple lived for several years at Point Rock and moved to Waterville 30 years ago where they have since resided.

She was a graduate of Rome Free Academy and a state teachers training school.

Among her cherished possessions was a letter from the State Department of Education stating that she was the first teacher to hold Christmas exercises in a rural school.

She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Stephen Manion, Waterville, and a grand-daughter, Patricia Ann Manion, Waterville.

One brother, the late Thomas Watters, was attorney general of the state of Colorado. Her other brothers were Francis and Charles of Rome, William of Iowa and Eliphalet of Swancott Mills.


Evans, Myron

Rome Sentinel
February 25, 1955

Myron Evans, 60, formerly of 308 N. Madison Street, died early this morning in a Rome hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Evans was born in Point Rock, February 22, 1894, son of Oren and Elizabeth Sauer Evans. He was educated in Point Rock School and had lived in Rome about 40 years.

He was employed as a chef by Slater Bros., at Rome Cable Corp.

On September 16, 1945, in Rome, he married the former Shirley Morrison. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Michael, Charles and Edward, five sisters, Mrs. James Vacheresse and Mrs. Hattie Chesbro, Rome, Miss Nellie Evans, Florida, Mrs. Spairo Moshomas, Syracuse, and Mrs. Thomas Bruce, Carthage, two brothers, Floyd Evans, Rome, and Harry Evans, Boonville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Thomas A. Cox Funeral Home Monday. Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery.


Evans, Sarah F. Wyman

Rome Sentinel
April 6, 1934

Westernville - Mrs. Sarah F. Evans, 89, former resident of Rome, passed away Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amon B. Grems, West Branch, town of Western.

She was born November 18, 1844. She was twice married, first to Edwin H. Wymans at Boonville on Auust 11, 1863. Mr. Wymans' death occurred in 1865, and on March 31, 1868, she was married to Richard V. Evans, whose death occurred several years ago. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rome.

Surviving besides the daughter at whose home she died, is a son, Charles A. Evans of Hamilton, who is now in Orlando, Florida, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Another son, W. W. Wymans died January 10, 1933 in New Jersey.


Evans, William M.

Rome Sentinel
October 10, 1896

William M. Evans, an old and well known resident of Stokes, died Saturday night at 5 oclock from concussion of the brain, caused by a fall Friday afternnon. He was picking apples in his yard when the accident occurred. He was standing on the top round of a ladder, which stood against a large apple tree, and was about 30 feet from the ground when the ladder toppled over. He was picked up unconscious, but soon regained his senses, only to relapse soon. Dr. Pillmore of Delta was summoned. He pronounced the injury hemorrhage of the brain. The deceased was born in Lewis county. He went to Stokes from Highmarket about 40 years ago, and engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife and three children, Frank G. Evans of Rome, who conducts a milk route, Clinton L. Evans and Mrs. Nathan Snyder of Stokes, also a sister, Mrs. Richard V. Evans of Mullin Hill, and a brother John Evans living in the west.

Dr. J. Pillmore assisted by Drs. T. G. Nock of Rome and H. C. Bradford of Westernville held a post mortem examination on Sunday and found that death was due to concussion of the brain although there was no fracture of the skull. Mr. Evans was born in North Wales June 2, 1830 and came to this country with his parents when 8 years of age. For the past 38 years he had conducted the farming business at Stokes. The funeral will be held from his late residence Wednesday at 2 oclock.


Evans, W. Smith

Rome Sentinel
September 30, 1948

W. Smith Evans, 75, a former resident of Point Rock, died this morning at his home in Waterville. He had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously ill for two months.

He was born June 25, 1875 at Point Rock, the son of Horace and Jane Smith Evans.

On May 4, 1889, he married the former Helen Watters in Taberg. She died in October 1940.

Mr. Evans moved to Waterville from Point Rock in 1912, and purchased the farm where he has since lived. During his younger years he learned the blacksmith and wagon making trade at Ava and Point Rock.

He was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church.

Survivng are a daughter, Mrs. Stephen F. Manion, Waterville, one granddaughter, Miss Patricia Manion and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Manion, Waterville on Saturday. Burial will be in Waterville Cemetery.


Evans, William V.

Delta, Jan. 31 - William V. Evans, in his 89th year, died at his home about half a mile out of this village at 5:30 am today. he had been ill for two or three weeks past with a cold and general breaking down of the system, and had gradually failed until death. He was born in Wales but for many years had resided here and was universally respected for his sterling qualities. Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, seven sons and one daughter, E. Z., and John of Lee Center, William H., Remsen, Hugh, George, Lewis and Edward Evans of Delta, and Mrs. M. J. Pritcher who resides at home. The funeral will be held at 1 o’clock on Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church in this village.

contributed by Karen Marsh


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