WOODFORD PEARCE EVANS GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Lebo, Coffey Co., KS.
Died: June 8, 1911
At his home in Lebo, after an illness of several week, W. P. Evans passed from this life on Thursday evening, June 8, 1911. The funeral was held Sunday morning from the M. E. church, and was preached by Rev. Rorick and a eulogy by Rev. J. C. Miller and prayer by Rev. Stephenson. The pall bearers were members of the G. A. R. and the Masons attended the funeral in a body and laid the remains to rest in Lincoln cemetery, using their grave service.
Woodford Pearce Evans was born at Cloverdale, Putman county, Indiana, May 3, 1842. Died at his home in Lebo, Kansas June 8, 1911, aged 69 years, 1 mo., 8 days. He moved with his parents to Hennepen, Ills. when 3 years old. His mother died when he was 7 years old. In 1861 he was attending academy and left the school room to enlist in the service of his country, being the first to enlist in the Co. D. 22nd Ill. Infantry. He was discharged for disability after 3 months. As soon as able he reenlisted in Co. D. 34th Iowa and served to the end of the war. He was married in 1866. She died in May 1876. In 1877, July 18, he was married to Mary E. Harrison who with his son Chester survives him. His father, mother two brothers and a sister preceded him to the grave the only member of the family now living being his sister-in-law Mrs. E. O. Evans and sons Frederick Earl and Woodford Walker.
Mr. Evans came to Kansas in 1889 and after two years on a claim in the west central part of the state he moved to Lebo and established the Enterprise, which he has since published.