Biography of Edwin H. Evans
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Evans, Edwin Hubert, is a son of James Madison and Emeline Elizabeth (Hathaway) Evans, and was born in Taunton, October 11, 1860, and educated in the public schools and Bristol Academy. He commenced his business career about 1877 as a clerk for Bodfish & Evans, in the grocery business, but soon tiring of this he went to the West Indies and engaged as a merchantman among all the isYands from Porto Rico round to Curacca, finally returning to the United States and settling in Taunton. He was appointed on the police force as patrolman in 1884, and served seven years, when he was appointed chief of police and served the city in that capacity five years. In November, 1895, he was elected sheriff of Bristol county for three years and took this office January 1, 1896. Mr. Evans was married in September, 1885, to Ella, daughter of Capt. Dennis C. and Mary W. Sturgis, and they have one child, Shirley Cotelle. Mr. Evans is a member of the several Masonic orders, among them being Alfred Baylies Lodge, St. John Commandery and St. Mark's R. A. Chapter.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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