EVANS, DR WILLIAM PATRICK JR - Sebastian County, Arkansas | DR WILLIAM PATRICK JR EVANS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Dr William Patrick Jr EVANS

Cross Cemetery
Sebastian County,
Arkansas

Birth: Jan. 16, 1863
Death: Jan. 29, 1890
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

William Patrick Evans M.D., of Excelsior, AR was born in Sebastian Coutny in 1863, and is a son of William P. and Amanda (Tedford) Evans, and a grandson of Patrick and Sallie (Blevens) Evans. The grandfather was born in a fort in North Carolina in 1794, and at the age of six years was taken by his parents to Overton County, TN, and was married in Winchester of that State in 1817, moving to Jackson County, AL,in 1822. here he resided until 1850, when he took up his abode in Polk County, AR, and the following year came to Sebastian County. He was killed in the Indian Nation. Three of his uncles immigrated to the Indian Territory at an early day, and his uncle James cut the first tree where the city of Evansville now stands, the town being named in his honor. Sallie (Blevens) Evans was born in England, the father dying in Illinois in 1833. William P. Evans, Sr., was born in Mation County, TN in 1836, and in 1851 came to Sebastian County, AR, and died in 1862. His wife was also born in Marion County in 1836, and died in 1877. They were the parents of three children: Goodson M., who is a medical student at Little Rock; Matilda, wife of George Tedford, and William P., M.D. The latter received his literary education in the schools of Excelsior and Hackett City, and in March 1884, commenced the study of medicine under the instructions of Dr. J.W. McConnell, of Hackett City. In 1887 he graduated from the medical department of the Industrial University at Little Rock, and in April 1885, began his first practice at Brazil Station, Choctaw Nation, and eight months later located in Excelsior, one and a half miles from his birthplace, where he has since been practicing, meeting with good and well deserved success. He possess a fine medical education, and is a young man of ability and enterprise.
Sources: "Goodspeed History of Northwest Arkansas" p.1312 & "Physicians And Medicine: Men & Women of Medicine: Sebastian & Crawford Counties: 1817-1976." p 325


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