On March 7, 1904, I married Mrs Lois Bryant, a widow of Hoquiam. Two children were born to this union: Endora and Russell, who lived in Oregon. We moved to Portland after I quit carrying the mail, and from there to Medford Oregon. I worked for the Southern Pacific R.R. until I reached the old age limit, August24, 1938. My wife Lois died, March 1938.
Ernest Evans remained a bachelor. Ethel married Leslie Scott, July 2, 1911 at the home of her sister Bertha Hansen in Humptulips. Their children are Esther (Bagron) of Hoquiam; Elizabeth (Stockton) of Spokane; and Robert, now teaching in Spokane.
In November, 1905, Ethel, who had joined the Salvation Army in Hoquiam, went to San Francisco to help carry on religious work there. The earthquake came April 18, 1906, just two days after her 18th birthday. During the fire that followed, the Salvation Army hall was dynamited one day and the residence the next. After that we slept outside by the reservoir.
"When Anton Hansen married Bertha Evans he bought lots on the townsite and had Otis Roberts build him a house. After his marriage, Charley Evans bought the buliding that had housed the butcher shop, and operated a mercantile business in it. While Hilda kept the store, he logged. Later they had the Post Office for eight years.
When Harry Evans, Jr., was a boy of nine, Kate Murhard was sitting in the hotel lobby when he came and stood directly in front of her and eyed her for a while. Then he demanded, "How old are your father's oxen?" Realizing he meant Gust's she replied, "Two years." "They aren't nearly as big as ours," he declared. "Father says they aren't".
On another occassion at Christmas time little Ethel brought her presents to show Kate and remarked, "I did pretty well. And Papa's hard up, too." Kate wasn't at all surprised at that, as all the pioneers were "hard up" for cash."