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Subject: Thomas Jefferson EVANS of Mohawk River Valley, Oregon died 7-23-1895
Date: 6 Mar 2006 23:56:56 -0700

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Surnames: EVANS, GROSS, Hughes, Parrish, King
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Thomas Jefferson Evans, an old and well-known resident of the Mohawk Valley, dropped dead from heart failure at hishome,yesterday evening about 8 o'clock. Mr. Evans resides at his home near the Isabel post office, about 18 miles east of this city. Last evening his daughter, Miss. Minnie, in company with another young lady had crossed the Mohawk Creek, which runs close by the house, to pick some berries.
While they were cutting up and playfully hallood or screamed several times, Mr. Evans heard them from the house and, thinking some trouble had befell them, hurried to the scene, greatly exerting himself in his efforts to reach them. Arriving, he found the girls all right, and sitting down on the bank of the creek, threw his hands to his breast with an exclamation which indicated he was suffering great pain. He afterwards got up, remarking that they had given him a terrible fright. The party then walked to the house. Reaching the porch, Mr. Evans stepped upon it, then suddenly threw his hands to his breast and fell to the floor dead.
Thomas Evans was born in Edgar county Illinois, June, 9, 1839, and was therefore aged 56 years, at the time of his death. He resided in that state until 15 years of age when he removed with his parents to Nebraska, living in that state until the year 1856, when he removed to Oregon. The trip was made across the plains on horseback in company with Jack Hughes and James Parrish. He served through the Rogue River Indian war under Captain King and during the Civil War was employed by the United States government as Indian scout in Idaho and Montana. In 1868 he was married to Miss. Emma Gross, of Linn county. They settled at their home on the Mohawk, where they have since lived. His wife and three children - Miss Minnie, Charles W. and Loren O. are left to mourn his death.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at the Isabel cemetery at 11 a. m

Above is posted for your review. The article comes from the Eugene Oregon paper, Mohawk is a reference to the local community on the Mohawk River not far from Springfield and Eugene Oregon.
Best regards.

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