Biography of Will G. Evans

WILL G. EVANS. Among the younger generation of business men of Elwood, one who has made a place for himself in. commercial circles is Will G. Evans, the energetic proprietor of the pharmacy at Main and Sixteenth streets, Mr. Evans was born in Irondale, Ohio, September 5, 1887, and is a son of John R. and Matilda (Mayberry) Evans.

The paternal grandparents of Mr. Evans spent their entire lives in South Wales, They were the parents of a large family of children, John 11. Evans was born in South Wales, and as a young married man emigrated to the United States, settling first at Irondale, Ohio, where he secured employment in the tin plate works, and in that city his children were reared. In 1897 he came to Elwood, where he was employed for several years in the tin plate works, and since that time has worked for the Ames Shovel and Tool Company, He is a skilled mechanic, a thoroughly reliable workman, and possesses the confidence of his employers and the respect of his fellows, He and his wife are faithful members of the Baptist Church, Mr. and Mrs. Evans have four children: Richard John, residing in Elwood; May, who married a Mr. Defferon, of this city; Rachel, who became the wife of Harry Constance, and resides at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Will G.

Will G. Evans has been a resident of Elwood since his tenth year, His early education was secured in the public schools, and he early decided upon the druggist’s business as his life work. Accordingly, he served his apprenticeship to this calling in Elwood, and following this entered the Indianapolis College of Pharmacy, front which he was graduated in 1910, Returning to Elwood, he entered the employ of 0, D. Hinshaw, and later was with Fred W. Green, and in September, 1912, embarked in business on his own account as the proprietor of his present establishment, at Sixteenth and Main streets, Here he has an excellent stock of drugs and druggists’ sundries, toilet articles and such other stock as is carried in first-class pharmacies, He has built up a good business by applying himself assiduously to his work, and is now known as one of the substantial business men of the city.

On October 12, 1910, Mr. Evans was married to Miss Vivian Sigler. daughter of Dr. D. and Minerva (Pierce) Sigler, One daughter has been born to this union Minerva Jane, Mrs. Evans was born in Elwood, and has resided here all of her life, being a graduate of the Elwood High School. She is possessed of much artistic talent, and for a time was a student in the Art Institute, Chicago, Her parents have lived here for many years, and her father is now the oldest physician in Elwood, Mr. and Mrs. Evans are members of the Baptist Church, He belongs to Quincy Lodge No. 230, F. & A. M., and Elwood Chapter, No, 109, R. A. M. His politics are those of the Republican party, but he has never cared for the struggles of the public arena, The pleasant family home is located at No, 1126 S. Anderson St.

MLA Source Citation:

Forkner, John. History of Madison County, Indiana: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1914. Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 29th, 2012


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