Express, Merced, Ca. Saturday, June 16, 1889
Laid to Rest.
The funeral obsequies over the remains of our once fellow townsman, Mr. C. E. Evans took place last Monday. A few relatives, including the mother and the step-father, Captain Mace, and a large congregation of friends assembled at the depot, from whence the procession formed and moved to Bethel church, where the Rev. Mr. Wilson delivered a beautiful and touching sermon, which left it's impression deep, within the hearts of those who heard him.
The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, and a lovely wreath in a pyramidal shape set directly in front of the pulpit.
After the sermon was over, the body was removed to the undertaking establishment of Messrs Clough & Nordgreen, where it was prepared for shipment to Madera, where it will be interred. The hearse belonging to the establishment was taken to Madera, to convey the remains to their last resting place.
Mr. Evans was born in New Orleans, L.A., and was but 47 years of age when he died.
In his death Merced county has lost a noble upright man, a man of conscientious principles, who has been identified with our town for a number of years, and has always proven himself to be a zealous worker for what he thought would be conducive to our best interests.
For a number of years he has been troubled with a complication of diseases, and has sought medical skill in vain. As a last resort he concluded to try a change of climate, which in temporarily afforded him some relief, but his vital forces were too much weakened for health to ever come to him on earth, and on Sunday last at Auburn, he peacefully surrendered up his soul to his creator.
The obsequies were under the management of the fire Department of which he was a member.
Transcribed by: Alma Stone