D. D. EVEY.
One of the progressive farmers of Napa county is D. D. Evey, who owns a fine farm near Calistoga. He was born on
Mount St. Helena, Napa county, California, on the 29th of May, 1864, and is a son of Joseph and Sarah (Wright)
Evey, the former of whom was a native of Ohio and the latter of Missouri. The father was one of the early settlers
of this part of the country, having crossed the plains in 1855. He engaged in farming in Napa county and here spent
the remainder of his life, secure in the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Of the children born to him and
his wife, two are living: D. D., the immediate subject of this sketch; and Mrs. Alice Caldwell, of Santa Rosa,
Sonoma county, this state. D. D. Evey received his education in the Bennett school, and from his sixteenth year
he has made his own way in the world. He went to work on the Tubbs ranch and was there for twenty four years, during
eighteen years of which time he was foreman. Later heThought two hundred acres of fine land in Napa county, near
Calistoga, and he has brought this place up to a high state of improvement. Thirty three acres are in prunes and
four acres are in grapes, the remainder being devoted to pasture, on which he runs a fine heard of cattle. He has
a fine, up to date dehydrator and gets his fruit ready for market before shipping it.
Mr. Evey is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, being a past master of Calistoga Lodge No. 233, and he also
belongs to the chapter of Royal Arch Masons, as well as to the Native Sons of the Golden West. He was married to
Miss Alpha Lawrence, who was born and reared in Sonoma county, and they have a daughter, Gladys, who is the wife
of J. E. Williams and is the mother of a son.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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