Mrs. Richard Evans
May 6, 1889, Galena Daily Gazette

Mrs. Richard Evans had lived to the green old age of 90 years. She had been failing all winter, but was confined to her bed only about 3 weeks, and her death was hardly expected at the time it occurred. She was a native of Wales, and came to this country with her husband in 1846. She was the mother of twelve children, nine of whom survive, as follows: Richard Evans, Mrs. Thos. Burton (Elizabeth), Mrs. Dr. Winthrop (Ann), Mrs. Yeaman (Hannah), Mrs. Edward Thompson (Mary), Mrs. D. H. Heer (Martha), and Evan Evans, all of Galena, and Mrs. R. A. Oliver (Jane or Fanny), of Stockton, and another son, James, who is located in Kansas. The late Mrs. Sarah Scott and John Evans, both of Galena, were also children of hers. She had lived all her life as a good Christian lady, and the children who are left to mourn her are among the most respected residents of Galena. The obsequies will be conducted at the house by Rev. W. D. Atchison at 10 o’clock tomorrow.

*She was born July 23, 1799 in Kerry, Montgomeryshire, Wales and died May 4, 1889 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL ˝ miles from daughter Martha Heer’s home.

Contributor: Jennifer Heer Norman