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About Evan E. Evans
Evan E. Evans is prominently known in business circles of Denver as president and treasurer of the Evans Investment Company which is the owner of the Evans block and other buildings of the city. Here he was born on the 26th of June, 1863, when Colorado was still under territorial rule and when his father was serving as the second territorial governor.
He is a son of Hon. John and Margaret P. Gray Evans, who are mentioned at length upon another page of this work. When the father passed away he was survived by his widow and three children, the daughter being Anne Evans, while the sons were William G. and Evan E., of this review. The mother passed away in Denver in 1906.
In early life Evan E. Evans attended the public schools of Denver and afterward had the benefit of Instruction in a boarding school in London, England, for two years. He next became a student in the Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, of which his father had been one of the founders. He spent a year there and then went to Indiana, where he entered business life on his own account. Subsequently he removed to Los Angeles, California, where he engaged in merchandising from the early '80s until 1889. Returning to the east, he took up his abode in Chicago, where he engaged in the insurance business for several years, but In 1895 he again came to his native city, where he entered into the insurance and investment business, in which he has since been engaged. At the same time he has been identified with many other big business enterprises of city and state as a director and officer. His real estate holdings are extensive, important and profitable.
In April, 1912, Mr. Evans was married in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Kathryn Farrel, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Farrel, of Wheeling, West Virginia.
Madelyn Evans, daughter by a former marriage, was born in New York city in 1903.
Mr. Evans is a member of the Denver Athletic Club, also the Denver Country Club, the Denver Civic and Commercial Association, the Rocky Mountain Club of New York city, the Phi Kappa Sigma, a Greek letter fraternity, and other social organizations. He has never sought to figure prominently in public connections as his father did but has along the lines of business become recognized as one of Denver's most representative citizens and ranks equally high in social circles.
"History of Colorado", edited by Wilbur Fisk Stone, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. (1918) Vol. II, page 8.