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Henry H. Evans    

Evans, Henry H., Tidioute P.O., Glade, the oldest merchant of Tidioute, and is now engaged in the boot and shoe business, and also in the general clothing trade. He was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1828, and settled in Tidioute November 4, 1856, and engaged in the mercantile business under the firm name of Evans & Kemble, and in 1865 the firm was changed to Evans Brothers, and again in 1867 back to Evans & Kemble. In 1871 they sold out and Mr. Evans became book- keeper for the People’s Savings Bank, and in 1876 he became engaged in the sale of his present class of goods— boots, shoes of all grades, gents’ and boys’ clothing, and all grades of rubber goods. Henry H. married Mary Kemble, of Crawford county, January 1, 1852. They had a family of six children born to them— Mariett, Lydia A., Susan E., Mary, Alice, Gus B., and William P. Lydia A. and Mariett were graduates of the State Normal school at Edinborough, Erie county, in 1875. They have taken a high stand as teachers, and are now holding prominent positions as teachers. The four others are graduates of the graded schools of Tidioute. Mr. Evans was school director for twelve years, was a member of the council for three years, assessor for two years, and postmaster for six years. Henry H. Evans was a son of Peter and Elsie (Hadley) Evans. Elsie was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1810, and her husband Peter was born in Lancaster county in 1804. They were married on January 1, 1828. He died in 1882, and his wife in 1883. They had a family of eight children born to them, four of whom are now living— Henry H., Elizabeth, George, and Stephen H. (who enlisted in Company F, 145th Pennsylvania Vols., in 1862, served as first lieutenant, was disabled, and resigned in 1863. He was appointed postmaster upon the resignation of his brother, Henry H. Evans.

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