Biography of Mason Evans
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

MASON EVANS, president of the Commercial National Bank of Youngstown, and formerly junior member of the law firm of Sanderson & Evans of this city, occupies a very prominent position in the business and social life of Youngstown. He was born November 27, 1849, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Owen and Sarah (Roe) Evans.

Owen Evans, who came of Welsh ancestry, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and was a resident of Philadelphia for many years, where he was a man of substance and standing. He died in that city in 1859, when his son was 10 years of age. He is survived by his widow, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, who still resides in the city of Brotherly Love.

Mason Evans enjoyed excellent educational advantages in his native city. He read law with Aaron Thompson, a prominent practitioner of Philadelphia, prior to entering the law department of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was graduated in the class of 1869. Mr. Evans chose Youngstown, Ohio, as a favorable field for the exercise of his profession, coming to this city September 19, 1871. In 1875 he was admitted to the Ohio bar, at Warren, and began practice. The law firm of Sanderson & Evans, composed of General Thomas W. Sanderson and Mason Evans, controlled during its existence a large part of the important business before the various courts. Mr. Evans now stands at the head of one of the largest financial institutions of Mahoning County, the Commercial National Bank of Youngstown. He is justifiably recognized as a most useful citizen, whose financial and professional ability, combined with his noted public spirit, have contributed largely to the npbuilding of the city and to bringing it to the favorable notice of the outside world.

On June 8, 1876, Mr. Evans was married to Lucy E. Gerwig, a daughter of the late Frederick Gerwig, formerly a large iron manufacturer at Youngstown. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have a beautiful home at No. 215 Lincoln avenue. They have three children living Frederick G., Eunice and Mason, Jr.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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