Biography of Griddith Evans
Adams County, NE Biographies





Griffith Evans is now living retired in Hastings. His has been an active life and his present rest is well deserved. He was born at Beddgelert, in North Wales, on the 14th of January, 1849, and is a son of Owen and Catherine Evans, the former a farmer by occupation. Both, however, are now deceased. After attending the public schools of his native land Griffith Evans continued his education in the normal college at Bangor, in North Wales, and then took up the profession of teaching, which he followed in England for ten years. He was a young man of about thirty four years when he crossed the Atlantic to Nebraska, arriving in 1883. Here he resumed teaching, becoming connected with the schools of Adams county. He was thus engaged until 1908, when he was called to public office, having been elected county assessor. In 1896 he paid a visit to his old country, thus renewing the friendships of his youth.

On the 9th of February, 1910, Mr. Evans was united in marriage to Mrs. Sarah E. Kelley, the widow of Absalom H. Kelley and the daughter of Abner Coates. He gives his political allegiance to the democracy, while his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. As the years passed by Mr. Evans made investment in farm lands and his property now returns to him a gratifying annual income, enabling him to live retired. His was an active life in former years and he contributed much to the educational development of the districts in which he labored. He has never had occasion to regret his determination to come to the new world to try his fortune, for here he found favorable opportunities and in their improvement has gradually worked his way upward, gaining thereby the competence which enables him to rest from further business cares and yet enjoy all of the comforts and some of the luxuries of life.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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