Josiah M Evans Josiah M Evans  ‎(IND00090)‎
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Josiah M Evans

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 14 May 1844 47 41
Death: 6 May 1925 ‎(Age 80)‎
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ROASTED TO DEATH.

TERRIBLE FATE OF A FAMILY IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY.

Six of the Children Perish in the Flames of a Burning Building Before They Could be Rescued—The Parents Crazed With Grief.

PITTSBURG, July 17.—Last night about eleven o'clock the residence of Josiah M. Evans, a small two story log hut, three miles from Grahampton, Clearfield county, was destroyed by fire and six of his children, ranging in age from 6 to 15 years cremated. Evans was awakened by a strange noise and under the impression that burglars were about, took his gun and went outside to investigate. To his horror, he discovered his humble dwelling in flames. He quickly gave the alarm, but before he could reach his children, who were sleeping on the second floor, the roof fell in and in a few minutes the building was all ablaze. His wife and three younger children sleeping on the lower floor, were taken out safely, but the parents were forced to see the others perish in the flames. This morning intelligence of the fearful calamity spread rapidly throughout the county and hundreds were soon drawn to the scene. The mangled remains of four of the children charred and unrecognizable were gathered up and buried in one coffin. The other two were apprently reduced to ashes, as no trace of their remains could be found. The parents are crazed with grief, and the whole community is excited over a horror which has no precedent in Clearfield county. The father insists that the fire was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary and in this opinion others share.
Death d Claysburg, PA
burial Clearfield Cemetery

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Family with Parents
Father
Moses Coates Evans ‎(IND00083)‎
Birth 31 December 1796 32 29
Death 31 January 1884 ‎(Age 87)‎
6 years
Mother
 
Rebecca Smeal ‎(IND00082)‎
Birth 30 October 1802 50 27
Death 18 March 1880 ‎(Age 77)‎
#1
Sister
Mary Elizabeth Evans ‎(IND00086)‎
Birth 1831 34 28
Death 1908 ‎(Age 77)‎
4 years
#2
Brother
Henry Harrison Evans ‎(IND00087)‎
Birth 1835 38 32
Death 1911 ‎(Age 76)‎
1 year
#3
Brother
Jonathan Coates Evans ‎(IND00088)‎
Birth 1836 39 33
Death 1909 ‎(Age 73)‎
3 years
#4
Sister
Catherine S Evans ‎(IND00089)‎
Birth 1839 42 36
Death 1913 ‎(Age 74)‎
3 years
#5
Brother
Ellis W Evans ‎(IND00067)‎
Birth 14 February 1842 45 39
Death 27 February 1928 ‎(Age 86)‎
2 years
#6
Josiah M Evans ‎(IND00090)‎
Birth 14 May 1844 47 41
Death 6 May 1925 ‎(Age 80)‎
5 years
#7
Sister
Rebecca Jane Evans ‎(IND00091)‎
Birth 1849 52 46
Death 1855 ‎(Age 6)‎
Family with Elizabeth Parker
Josiah M Evans ‎(IND00090)‎
Birth 14 May 1844 47 41
Death 6 May 1925 ‎(Age 80)‎
5 years
Wife
 
Elizabeth Parker ‎(IND00266)‎
Birth 1849
Death 6 May 1925 ‎(Age 76)‎
#1
Son
William E Evans ‎(IND00269)‎
Birth 1868 23 19

1 year
#2
Son
George G Evans ‎(IND00270)‎
Birth 1869 24 20
Death 1954 ‎(Age 85)‎
3 years
#3
Daughter
Miriam Evans ‎(IND00271)‎
Birth 1872 27 23
Death 1885 ‎(Age 13)‎
2 years
#4
Daughter
Mary Alice Evans ‎(IND00272)‎
Birth 1874 29 25
Death 1885 ‎(Age 11)‎
1 year
#5
Son
David Samuel Evans ‎(IND00273)‎
Birth 1875 30 26
Death 1885 ‎(Age 10)‎
2 years
#6
Daughter
Agnes Myrtle Evans ‎(IND00274)‎
Birth 1877 32 28
Death 1885 ‎(Age 8)‎
4 years
#7
Daughter
Flora Hester Evans ‎(IND00275)‎
Birth 1881 36 32
Death 1885 ‎(Age 4)‎
2 years
#8
Son
John Walter Evans ‎(IND00276)‎
Birth 1883 38 34
Death 1885 ‎(Age 2)‎
3 years
#9
Daughter
Cora Evans ‎(IND00277)‎
Birth 1886 41 37
Death 1987 ‎(Age 101)‎
1 year
#10
Son
Matthew Evans ‎(IND00278)‎
Birth 1887 42 38
Death 1954 ‎(Age 67)‎
2 years
#11
Daughter
Nellie Evans ‎(IND00279)‎
Birth 1889 44 40
Death
#12
Son
#13
Daughter
Madison Evans ‎(IND00281)‎
Birth 1885 40 36