William Oscar Evans

Male26 August 1849–9 July 1881

Brief Life History of William Oscar

When William Oscar Evans was born on 26 August 1849, in Scott, Illinois, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Evans, was 23 and his mother, Susan Flynn, was 21. He married Josephine Simmons about 1878, in Missouri, United States. He lived in Sand Hill, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Crawford Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 9 July 1881, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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William Oscar Evans
Josephine Simmons
Marriage: about 1878

Sources (6)

  • Wm O Evans in household of Jackson *oans, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Oscar Evans, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Oscar Evan in household of Jackson Evan, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    about 1878Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 7

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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