Catherine Evans Devlin Obituary

              THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1911

Mrs.Thomas Devlin, a highly esteemed woman of the Oregon section, died very suddenly at her home yesterday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Mrs.Devlin appeared to be in the best of health and was attending to her household duties in the kitchen, where she swooned and fell to the floor unconscious Her little daughter, Edna(Esther), was the only person in the house at the time and seeing her mother fall, went to the home of the next door neighbor and told of what had happened. A physician was summond but they could do nothing to revive the woman and she passed away after he arrived. Deceased was born and brought up in this city, and her maiden name was Catherine Evans. She is survived by her husband Thomas Devlin and the following children; Joseph, Teresa, George, Alice, Mary and Edna (Esther), also one brother, and three sisters, John Evans of Cork Lane, Mrs.Thomas Mangan of Broad street, Mrs.Mary Faggen of Newport, Rhode Island, and Mrs. Charles Space of Wyoming.
             Alice Evans Obituary

Wed. Jan 4, 1899

Mrs. Alice Evans of Cork Lane died Monday night after several weeks illness. She had resided in that neighborhood for many years and was admired and loved by those who knew her. Her husband, James Evans, died about fifteen years ago. The following children survive: John Evans and Mrs. Thomas Mangan of Cork Lane, Mrs. Thomas Devlin of Oregon, and Miss Mary Doran of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning with a requiem mass in St. John's Church. Internment in Market Street Cemetery.
Greatgrandmother Catherine Evans Devlin

Catherine was the daughter of James and Alice Evans of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. James was born in Wales and Alice was born in Ireland. Catherine married Thomas Devlin, Jr. of Pittston.  Catherine's obituary mentions her brother John, her sister Alice Mangan, and 2 other sisters: Mrs. Mary Faggen of Rhode Island and Mrs. Charles Space of Wyoming (probably Wyoming, PA.) Her mother's obituary from 1899 mentions John, Alice and Catherine and another daughter Miss Mary Doran of Philadelphia.  Alice and James Evans were older when they had John, Alice and Catherine and we surmise they both had been married before with Mary Doran (probably later Mary Faggen) being Alice's daughter and Mrs. Charles Space being a daughter of James.

According to John Jenkin Evans obituary Alice Evans maiden name was Keating. Catherine's death certificate gives the mother's maiden name as Mangan but that could be a confusion with her sister Alice Evans Mangan.
           Retired Mine Foreman Dies
                Tuesday May 6 1941

John J. Evans Served Term as Pittston Township School Director

John Jenkin Evans, widely known Pittston resident, died yesterday morning at his home, 142 Broad Street, that city. Mr. Evans had been ill for the past two months and for the past 10 days his condition was critical.

Funeral will be Thursday at 9 with mass at 9:30 at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Evans was born in the Cork Lane section of Pittston on August 21, 1861 when that section was known as McCarthyville.His entire life was spent in the Pittston area and by reason of his wholesome friendliness he acquired a host of friends during his long and useful life.

During his active years he followed the mining profession and at periods was fireboss at Langcliffe Colliery of Hudson Coal Company and assistant mine foreman at the same operation under the Jermyns. He retired in 1923. Mr. Evans was a son of the late James and Alice (Keating) Evans, early Pittston township settlers. Some years ago he was appointed by court to serve an unexpired term on the township school board. His wife, the former Anna McCawley, died 19 years ago. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Holy Name Society.

Surviving are these sons and daughters: Mrs. William Mooney, James, well known Pittston druggist, Pittston; Mrs. John J. Gallagher, Miners Mills; John, Jr. West Pittston; Grace, Joseph, Charlotte, secretary of Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce and Ann, at home; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Mangan, Pittston Township.

Friday May 9, 1941

Funeral of John Jenkin Evans was held yesterday morning from the home 142 Broad Street, Pittston, Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church by Rev. John R. Cunningham, assisted by Rev. Maruice O’Hara, O.F.M., Wilkes-Barre as deacon, and Rev. John J. Maher as subdeacon. Rev. Francis A. Kane, Swoyerville, and Rev. George T. Casey, Freeland, were seated in the sanctuary. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery where final benediction was pronounced by Rev. Fathers Kane and Casey.

Bearers were John F. Howley, J. Earl Keating, Joseph Judge, John J. Mangan, Thomas Granahan and Thomas J. Mangan, the last of Washington.

Brother of Catherine Evans Devlin
Alice Keating Evans