Thomas G. Evans, Co. F, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Beaver Falls Tribune, October 18, 1924

        Captain Thomas G. Evans, aged 88 years, died at the home of his niece, Miss Laura Cooke, 304 Rome avenue Rochester at 7 o’clock Saturday morning, death ensuing from ailments incident to old age. He was born in Sharon, now Bridgewater, Nov. 25, 1836 and was a life time resident of Beaver county and a veteran of the Civil war.

        He had been a resident of Rochester for the past 75 years. He received his education in the public schools and chose the vocation of his father, the late George Evans, and went on the river at 20 years of age where he spent the greater part of his active life. He served as pilot on the Coal City, the J.M. Blunton, the Eagle and Jim Walken. He serve in the Civil war as a member of Company F, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves and was wounded while in action in Virginia during the seven days campaign around Richmond. He was honorably discharged from the service. He attended the Episcopal church, Rochester, was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Bridgewater. Surviving are two nieces, Miss Cooke and Mrs. Mary C. Weyand of Rochester, also a nephew, W.L. Cooke of Chicago, Ill. Funeral services will be held at the home of his niece, Miss Cooke, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and interment will be in Beaver cemetery.

Thomas G. Evans (1836-1924) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.