John P. Evans, 74, farmer in the Missouri flat section for the last 47 years, died at the St. Elizabeth hospital at 11 o’clock Friday night after an illness of several months.

Mr. Evans was born in Howard County, Indiana, November 25, 1853 and moved to Missouri when he was a boy. He married Miss Elizabeth Colley in 1874 and moved with his family to Baker county in 1880. They lived in the Missouri flat district the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Evans died in 1917.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Edward and frank of Baker, a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Hart of Haines, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a brother and two sisters of Pueblo, Colorado and a sister in Oklahoma. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon in Baker at 1:30, Rev. A.P. Rossier officiating.

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, February 25, 1928