Capt. William T. Evans, CSA Veteran
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
February 12, 1920, Vol. 24, No. 23
Capt. W. T. Evans
Marion, Feb. 6 - Capt. William Thomas Evans, one of Marion's most
prominent citizens, died suddenly early this morning at his residence about two miles
north of Marion. He seemed to be in his usual health when a servant went into his
room early in the morning to build him a fire but when he was called to breakfast
a little later he did not answer, and his grandson went in to investigate and found
him dead in bed. The end evidently came suddenly and peacefully.
Capt. Evans as a son of Gen. William Evans and was born at the
same place where he died. At the time of his death he was in his 82nd year.
He served four years in the Confederate war, being a member of the artillery
commanded by Capt. Thomas E. Gregg of Marion County, and was at Appomatox when
Soon after the war he married Miss Lucy Stith of Wilson, N. C.,
who preceded him to the grave by about 48 years, and of this union there was
one child, now deceased who married H. I. Gasque of Marion. He had two
grand-children, William Evans Gasque of Marion and Mrs. M. M. Platt of Sumter.
Captain Evans served 12 years as sheriff of Marion county and made a popular
and efficient officer. He was one of Marion's most popular and most highly
respected citizens, a friend to every one. He will be sincerely mourned by
an unusually large circle of friends. In addition to the two grandchildren
mentioned above, Capt. Evans is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elijah1
of Marion. The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at the residence of the deceased,
and the interment will be in the cemetery at the First Methodist church of Marion.
Transcribed by Helen B. Moody from the microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina
Submitted by Helen Moody, 12 Sept 2003.