Pueblo County, Colorado
GEORGE C. EVANS
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
George C. Evans, engaged in the real estate, loan and insurance business in
Pueblo, was born in New London county, Connecticut, on the 25th of February,
1857, a son of J. D. and Julia A. (Crosby) Evans. The mother was a descendant of
one of the old and prominent New England families represented in that section of
the country from colonial times. Both Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Evans have passed away.
Their family numbered six sons and four daughters.
George C. Evans, who was the fourth in order of birth, was accorded liberal
educational opportunities by his parents in his early youth. He attended the
public and high schools and was afterward a student in a private academy and in
a military school at Norwalk, Connecticut. But the spirit of adventure caused
him in his boyhood to go to sea for a brief period. He sailed for South America
but the ship was wrecked and he then made his way to his old home. He afterward
pursued a commercial course in Pierce's Business College at Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and following his graduation he turned his attention to the
furniture business in connection with an older brother; but the lure of the west
was upon him and in 1879 he left New England for Colorado, where he became
connected with a surveying crew. Thus he became acquainted with the experiences
and hardships of frontier life. The surveyors had trouble with the Indians and
other difficulties constituted a part of his experience in connection with
survey work upon the western frontier. He afterward took up business as a
furniture salesman and was so engaged for a number of years. He also spent some
time as a commercial salesman in other lines and in 1890 he removed to Pueblo,
where he opened a real estate, loan and insurance agency, which he has since
successfully conducted. He is thoroughly familiar with real estate conditions,
knows the property that is upon the market and is most correct in placing
valuations thereon. He has negotiated many important realty transfers and his
clientage has assumed gratifying proportions. He also has a well organized loan
and insurance department and these various branches of his business are bringing
to him well merited success.
On the 23d of October, 1898, Mr. Evans was united in marriage to Miss
Josephine Eichhorn, a native of Iowa and a representative of one of the
prominent families of that state. They have become parents of a son, George T.,
who is now in the internal revenue service.
In politics Mr. Evans maintains an independent course. His desire is that
politics shall be kept clean and his activities have ever been toward that end
with civic betterment as an objective. He has always declined to become a
candidate for office but has never been remiss in the duties of citizenship and
stands for all those things which he believes will prove of permanent worth and
value to his community. He holds membership in the Episcopal church, while his
wife belongs to the Congregational church and in musical circles she is very
active and prominent. They are both well known socially and enjoy the warm
regard of all with whom they have been brought in contact. Various experiences
have come to Mr. Evans in the course of his active life, which in time brought
him to the west. He is fully satisfied to make Colorado his home, recognizing
the advantages and opportunities of the state, and he feels and appreciates that
his interests are thoroughly allied with those of Pueblo.
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