William Evans

6 May 1840–10 June 1902 (Age 62)
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Evans was born on 6 May 1840, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Evans, was 26 and his mother, Anne Blythin, was 25. He married Phoebe Thornton on 1 January 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841. In 1902, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as painter in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 10 June 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Evans
Phoebe Thornton
Marriage: 1 January 1863
Phoebe Evans
William Henry Evans
Charles Edward Evans
Mary Ann Evans
Ann Elizabeth Evans
Maude Evans
Amelia Rose Evans
Robert Evans
Peter Evans
Fanny Evans

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 19
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • William Evens, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Henry Haws in entry for Mary Evans Haws, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Williams Evans in household of John Blythyn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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