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Evans, John H.
Age: 22, credited to Woodford, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/12/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. A, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 2/27/62, dis/dsb 1/30/63
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Birth: 09/06/1839, Woodford, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Section F, #87
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 76985848
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/1/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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John H. Evans
Thursday, January 13,1916
JOHN H. EVANS
Well-Known Civil War Veteran Died of Pneumonia This Morning
John H. Evans, aged 77, who for the past 25 years has been one of the highly esteemed residents of Bennington, passed away at his home on Main street near the Guideboard about 2 o'clock this morning after a tenday illness with pneumonia.
Mr. Evans was born in Woodford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ethni Evans and spent his early life in that town, his father afterward moving the family to Bennington where at the outbreak of the Rebellion, John Evans enlisted in Company A, 4th Vermont Volunteers. There are now but three other local men now living who were members of that company, Henry G. Camp, Sheriff Fred Godfrey and Irving E. Gibson. The Fourth lost more men in the war in proportion to its total than any other Vermont regiment.
John Evans served in the war from 1861 to 1863 and saw several severe engagements. He was finally stricken with typhoid near Harrison's Landing and was ordered to a hospital in Philadelphia.
During his confinement there he fell in love with his nurse, Miss Mary Sewell, who had charge of the institution, and at the close of the war they were married. They settled in Philadelphia. In which city they lived until Mrs. Evans' death 20 years latter.
Mr. and Mrs. Evans went into the dry goods and notions business in the Quaker city and surrounding towns, running several small stores which were disposed of, following her death. He engaged in the patent-right business later, but met with some reverses and gave it up.
His second wife was Miss Caroline Cox of Philadelphia, who survives him. Shortly after his second marriage he moved to this village and has been almost a continual resident since. During the past 25 years he has engaged in the lumber business to some extent and taken part in various enterprises with his brothers.
Besides his widow he is survived by two brothers, Franklin N. Evans of Haddonfield, N. J., Calvin Evans of this town, and two sisters, Miss Harriet Evans of Bennington and Mrs. B. Townsend of North Adams. He had no children.
Mr. Evans was everywhere spoken of as an excellent citizen and kindly neighbor. He leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this town and Philadelphia saddened by his death. During his long life he was sincerely religious and since returning to Bennington was actively connected with the Methodist church. Hhe was also a lover of outdoor sport and had reputation as a fisherman.
The funeral is to be held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. P.L. Dow officiating.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 1916
The funeral of John H. Evans, who died at his home Thursday morning of pneumonia was held from the Methodist church this afternoon, Rev. P.L. Dow officiating. The bearers were Irving E. Gibson, A.M. Downs, Fred Godfrey, and H.G. Camp, representing the comrades of his soldiering days and E.T. Griswold, and John Rockwood representing the church of which Mr. Evans was so long a member. Interment was in the village Cemetery.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.