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From: "Carole Francesca" <>
Subject: Re: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Evans & Welsh
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 16:28:37 -0500
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Tho no doubt not related (since your family is Irish Catholic) - I attended
church at the James Evans Memorial Church (a Presbyterian church) at Broad &
Moyamensing Ave in south Philly. The name of the church was changed to
Calvary United Presbyterian in the mid-late 60's. The chuch is still there
(altho the orig building was replaced by a smaller, more 'modern' design.
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Subject: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Evans & Welsh

> Fellow Philly researchers;
> Would anyone on the list know which cemeteries and funeral homes would
> been the most likely ones to be used by Irish Catholics living in northern
> Philadelphia (19th ward & within St. Michael's Catholic parish boundaries)
> the late 1870's to 1900 or so?
> I am trying to find my grandfather James Evans' family. His father was
> Evans (b. ca 1842 Ireland) and his mother was Mary Ann Welsh (b. ca 1844-5
> PA). Her parents, William and Ann Welsh, were both born in Ireland. They
> lived in the same house on Columbia Ave. (now Cecil B. Moore) near
> and Philip Sts. and less than a mile from St. Michael's parish. Two sons,
> William and Joseph, are listed in the 1870 census but not listed in 1880.
> assume they died. My grandfather James Evans came to IN in the 1890's but
> rest of the family remained in Philadelphia.
> Other siblings of my grandfather were: Robert A. Evans, b. ca 1878, lived
> Philip St. in the 1910 census. He married Mrs. Mary Streit a widow with 5
> daughters. He had a daughter, Ida Evans, who married George Barth (I
> believe). Ida was born about 1907. Robert also had a son David Evans born
> about 1909. Robert A. Evans was an officer for the city (what kind I don't
> know). I remember seeing a nice photo of him in a uniform when I was a
> Jim Evans also had sisters Catherine (Kate), born about 1876, who married
> named Smith; Anna Mary (know nothing of her), and Sarah (Sadie), born
> 1880, who married a man named Ed Lutz.
> I know I must have a lot of cousins living in the Philadelphia area! If
> of these names sound familiar--or if any of you know which funeral homes
> cemeteries would have been likely ones for this family, I'd appreciate
> hearing from you. I have a list of cemeteries (from Rootsweb) for
> Philadelphia and of funeral homes (from LDS library catalog). The latter
> no addresses however.
> Thanks,
> Joyce Colleen in Indiana
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