Obituary Record

Jacob M. Evans
Died on 6/12/1918

#1 Printed in the June 12, 1918 Pilot, Blair, Nebrask

Jacob M. Evans died peacefully at 8:10 this morning from a general break down. He has been failing rapidly for the past year and yet had strength enough last evening to sit at the table for supper and told his wife in a clear voice at 4 o’clock in the morning that she wouldn’t have to take care of him much longer.

The funeral will likely be held at the Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, but if C. O. comes from Hampton Roads, where he is instructor in the Signal Service School, it may not be until Sunday.

Deceased was born in Stark County, Ohio, Sept. 5th, 1844, and would have been 76 had he lived until September of this year. He moved with his parents to Tuscarawas County in ’61 and grew to manhood there. He enlisted in Co. K of the 51st Ohio, Vol. Inf., and served for three years in the Civil War. He was wounded in the side at the battle of Stone River and in the right leg at Chickamauga, the latter wound having bothered him all the balance of his life.

He was married to Sarah Buffington at Urichsville, Ohio, on the 29th of Nov. 1866. They came to Nebraska in ’77 and settled on a farm west of town now owned and occupied by James Nelson. They moved to this city in ’88 and this has been their home since that time, though they spent some time down at the soldier’s home at Burkett.

Eight children were born to them, six of whom are living. The eldest child, Carrie, died in the fall of ’88 and one son, John, died in infancy. Those living are Emory, of Onaga, Kans., Mrs. Wm. Mosing, also of Onaga, but who has been here for some time helping care for her father, Mrs. Rass Short, of this city. B. F. and Mrs. Hauflaire, of Omaha and Chas. O. of Hampton Roads, Va. He has two brothers and one sister at Connaut, Ohio, and one sister at Urichsville. He is survived by eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Evans was a good soldier and citizen, husband and father, friend and neighbor, and will be greatly missed by all.

#2 Printed in the June 13 , 1918 Tribune, Blair, Nebraska

J. M. Evans Succumbs After Illness Of Years Jacob M. Evans died at his home in this city Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock after many months of intense suffering, aged 74 years.

He was born in Stark County, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1844, and at the age of 18 years enlisted in the 51st Ohio infantry. Co. H., where he served three years in the Civil War. He received a gunshot wound under the right arm at Stone River, and was wounded in the right leg in the battle of Chickamauga, the effects of which undermined his health and he has been practically an invalid ever since. He was discharged from the service October 29, 1864.

Mr. Evans was married October 29, 1866, to Miss Sarah E. Buffington, at Dutch Valley, Ohio, and was the father of eight children, six of whom are still living; they are J. E. Evans, Onega, Kansas; Mrs. Ada E. Short, Blair; Mrs. Kate L. Mosing, Onega, Kansas; B. F. Evans and Mrs. Genevieve Hauflaire of Omaha; and Chas. O. Evans, instructor in the Signal School at Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Mr. Evans had been a resident of Blair for many years, being one of the early pioneers. No arrangement has been made for the funeral obsequies, details being deferred until the children arrive, but, presumably will be held on Sunday at the Methodist Church.

#3-Published in the Enterprise June 14, 1918

Jacob M. Evans Passes

Jacob M. Evans, resident of this city for many years, passed peacefully away at his home on Lincoln Street on last Wednesday morning.

Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and had been a sufferer since his army service, and an invalid much of the time from wounds received at battles of Chickamauga and Stone River in the war of the rebellion. He leaves a devoted wife, who has cared for him during all these years, and six children to mourn his demise.

The day and hour for the funeral service has not been definitely determined at this writing.

~~~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska library.~~~~

Printed in the Blair Pilot on 6/12/1918