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George Evans

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2006

George H. Evans

December 26, 1873 – December, 1956

George Evans

George H. Evans was born Dec. 26, 1873, in Warrensburg, Mo. and died three months after suffering a debilitating stroke on Sept. 24, 1952. George and his wife, Hazel, had one daughter, Mrs. Vincent Jones. George attended the University of Missouri and Harvard University and was a teacher before entering the newspaper business. He was the publisher for two papers in Missouri and was associated with another paper in Enid, Okla. George came to Chickasha in 1903, when he purchased a half-interest in The Daily Express. He immediately joined local efforts to improve the new community. George helped to organize the local Red Cross and what would later become the Chamber of Commerce, and he worked to secure the Oklahoma College for Women for Chickasha.

(photographers: Joanna Owen-Clouston and Marcie Price)