Benjamin R. (1847? - 1912)
Surnames: EVANS THOMAS DAVIS SHELL
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/08/1912
Evans, Benjamin R. (1847? - 7 FEB 1912)
Benjamin R. Evans died at Hillyard, Wash., Feb. 7th, 1912, in the 64th years of his age.
Ben Evans, as he was familiarly called, will be remembered by the older residents of Colby, having been engaged in large logging interests in Clark County, Wis. In 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Sedalia Thomas, daughter of the late D.J. Thomas, a former Colby manufacturer.
Ben lived at Wild Rose, Waushara Co., Wis., for a number of years and later he moved his family to Phillips, where they resided five years ago when he contracted the western fever and went to Washington. During his residence at Phillips he held many offices of trust, and was appointed postmaster under the McKinley administration and held the office for eight years.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Ben R. Jr., and Manford F., both grown to manhood, and three sisters, Mrs. Grif Davis, Mrs. A.D. Shell (Jack’s Widow), and Mrs. E Evans.
The three sisters resided at Colby in the seventies.
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