Biography of Evan D. Evans
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Evans, Evan D., was born in Myrthur Tydville, Wales, June 23, 1849, andcame to this country with his parents when only eleven years of age. His father located at Scranton, Pa., and there our subject's early education was acquired. At the age of eighteen he went to Portsmouth, O., where he began the study of photography, a business he has ever since followed. In 1874 he went to Corning, N. Y., where for seven years he conducted Evans's Art Gallery. In 1881 he moved to Ithaca and established a gallery at 74 and 76 East State street, now known as the University Art Gallery. Each year for the past eleven years Mr. Evans has been elected by the Senior Class as the photographer for their division. He has acquired a reputation for doing good work, and will not cater to the cheaper grades. He is a Republican and a member of the Oil Creek Lodge 303 of Titusville, Pa., F. & A. M. He married in Titusville in July, 1873, Anna L. Reed, of that town, and they have two sons and one daughter, students of Ithaca High School.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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