Saturday, February 12, 2011

"RIP" Edward Kentish Evans .... Surname Saturday

Edward Kentish Evans, Esquire

15 February 1892

Husband of Jane Bury Scriven Evans, dies this day
at their home in Alameda, California.

Edward a native of County Armagh, Ireland, came to the United States in 1869 with Jane and their children; Edward William Mervyn "EWM", Elizabeth "Alice", Edward John, Catherine "Kate" Jane, Adalaid Dora, & Blanche Emily who was born in South Carolina, USA.

Born 5 June, 1831 he died at age 50 years old. He attended Trinity College in Dublin. Brother of Reverend John Evans, & Dora Jane Evans Disney. Son of Reverend Edward John Evans & Elizabeth Kentish. All of who "Crossed the Bar" before him.

Unfortunately his son, Edward was to be married in Alameda on the day he passed away. The wedding has been postponed for the funeral.

Edward is buried in Mt. View Cemetery, Piedmont, California. His site is on the high hill just a couple of rows below & in front of the Crocker Memorial, facing the West & sunset. The year of 1892 will give a clear view to San Francisco and the bay, with none of the trees obstructing the view that will grow up over the years. The Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, & the San Rafael/Richmond Bridge all as yet unbuilt.

Jane will 20 years later, be buried with Edward when she dies in 1912.

- Rest In Peace -


1 comment:

  1. Hello Katie,

    Thank you for your blog post. I really enjoyed reading through it.

    Andrew Scriven, Plano, TX USA