EVANS, John, 1814-1897

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'''John Evans''' (1814 - July 3, 1897) was a physician and educator who also served as Governor of the territory of Colorado.
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==Vitals==
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* '''Name:''' John Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' John Evans<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Waynesville, Ohio.<br/ >
* '''Place of birth:''' Waynesville, Ohio.<br/ >
* '''Nationality:''' US<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Hannah Canby<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Hannah Canby, Margaret Patten Gray (m. 1853)<br/ >
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==Biography==
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===Personal===
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John Evans was born in Waynesville, Ohio in 1814 to David and Rachel (Burnet) Evans. He married Hannah Canby and settled in Attica, Indiana.  In 1840, John Evans joined the Methodists. 
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He married again on August 18, 1853 to Margaret Patten Gray.  Evans maintained an interest in railroads.  The town of Evanston, Illinois and a mountain in Colorado have been named for him.  His portrait also hangs in the Capitol of Denver.  John Evans died on July 3, 1897 in Denver, Colorado.
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Physician.<br>
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===Education and Medicine===
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b. 1814, Waynesville: Ohio, s. David and Rachel (Burnet) Evans.<br>
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John Evans was educated at the Academy in Richmond, Indiana and later the Friends School in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.  In 1838 he graduated from Lynn Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio and visited the "West." In 1844, Evans became superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane in Indiana.  In 1848, he settled in Chicago and founded its first high school.  He later became President of Northwestern University's Board of Trustees.  Around 1866, he helped to found the Colorado Seminary, which later became the University of Denver.
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ed. Academy, Richmond, Indiana.; Friends School, Gwynedd, Penna; 1838, grad. Lynn Medical Coll., Cincinnati, Ohio; visited the "West".<br>
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m. Hannah Canby; settled in Attica, Ind.<br>
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===Politics===
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ca.1840, joined the Methodists.<br>
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In 1862, President Lincoln appointed John Evans Governor of the Territory of Colorado.
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1844, superintendent of hospital for the insane in Indiana; 1848, settled in Chicago; founded first high school in Chicago; President of Board of Trustees, Northwest Univ.<br>
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m. (2nd) 18 Aug. 1853, Margaret Patten Gray. Friend of Abraham Lincoln; 1862, Lincoln appointed him Governor of the Territory of Colorado.<br>
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==Sources==
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Interested in railroads; his name given to Evanston, Ill.; mountain in Colorado named for him; portrait in the Capitol in Denver.<br>
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* Davis, The Quakers and medicine, Bulletin of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, v.4, no.l, Apr. 1928, p.89.<br>
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ca.1866, helped found Colorado Seminary, later Univ. of Denver.<br>
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* Dictionary of Amer. Biog., VI:204.
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d. 3 July 1897, Denver, Colorado.<br>
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Davis, The Quakers and medicine, Bulletin of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, v.4, no.l, Apr. 1928, p.89.<br>
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Dictionary of Amer. Biog., VI:204.
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Revision as of 16:05, 5 June 2007

John Evans (1814 - July 3, 1897) was a physician and educator who also served as Governor of the territory of Colorado.

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  • Name: John Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 1814
  • Place of birth: Waynesville, Ohio.
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Hannah Canby, Margaret Patten Gray (m. 1853)
  • Children:
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 3 July 1897
  • Place of death: Denver, Colorado.
  • Works by:

Biography

Personal

John Evans was born in Waynesville, Ohio in 1814 to David and Rachel (Burnet) Evans. He married Hannah Canby and settled in Attica, Indiana. In 1840, John Evans joined the Methodists. He married again on August 18, 1853 to Margaret Patten Gray. Evans maintained an interest in railroads. The town of Evanston, Illinois and a mountain in Colorado have been named for him. His portrait also hangs in the Capitol of Denver. John Evans died on July 3, 1897 in Denver, Colorado.

Education and Medicine

John Evans was educated at the Academy in Richmond, Indiana and later the Friends School in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. In 1838 he graduated from Lynn Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio and visited the "West." In 1844, Evans became superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane in Indiana. In 1848, he settled in Chicago and founded its first high school. He later became President of Northwestern University's Board of Trustees. Around 1866, he helped to found the Colorado Seminary, which later became the University of Denver.

Politics

In 1862, President Lincoln appointed John Evans Governor of the Territory of Colorado.

Sources

  • Davis, The Quakers and medicine, Bulletin of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, v.4, no.l, Apr. 1928, p.89.
  • Dictionary of Amer. Biog., VI:204.
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