David Henry EVANS (1876-1964)
HOUSE, 53rd General Assembly, 1903-05; representing Roane County, Republican. Born in Roane County, Mar. 24, 1876; son of Patrick William and Mary E. (BOWERS) EVANS. Attended public schools of Roane County; Rittenhouse Academy, Kingston, same county. Married at Kingston, Feb. 28, 1903, to Mary McNutt POPE, daughter of James Calvin and Carolyn (MATTHEWS) POPE; children--James Patrick, David Henry, Jr., John R., and McNutt. In early life engaged in farming for a time and was a rural mail carrier two years; in 1923, became president of newly organized First National Bank of Kingston. Began public career by holding clerical positions in county offices; elected county court clerk, 1909, and remained in that office twenty-four years; member county court eighteen years; member and sometime chairman board of education; alderman in Kingston; member county election commission. Deacon and Sunday School superintendent in Baptist Church; member Union Lodge No. 38, Free and Accepted Masons; Knights of Pythias; Indexpendent Order of Odds Fellows; Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Son of Patrick William EVANS; uncle of John Allensworth EVANS, sometime members of Tenn. General Assembly.
Sources: Information supplied by son, David H. EVANS, Jr., Kingston; Harriman Record, Dec. 24, 1964; Roane county Banner, June 30, 1938; Moore and Foster, Tennessee, The Volunteer State, II, 394-95; Tenn. Vital Statistics, Death Certificate 34863.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.