Near West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Columbus Penn Evans
(1824 - 1854)
Columbus P. Evans
A Citizen of Delaware
Born in Pennsylvania
September 6th 1824
Died at West Chester
February 19, 1854
Editor of the
1843 – 1854
Mayor of the
City of Wilmington
His Adopted State
His Gallant and
in the War with Mexico
February 20, 1849
Departed Worth is erected
by Affectionate Brothers and Sisters,
11th Regt. U.S. Infantry
1847 – 1848
Molino Del Rey
City of Mexico
Erected 1856 by Affectionate Brothers and Sisters.
Location. 39° 58.678′ N, 75° 37.284′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Off of Pottstown Pike. Click for map. This Marker is inside of Oaklands Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Isaac Dutton Barnard (here, next to this marker); We Hold in Honor and Sacred Memory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Chester (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph T. Rothrock (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marquis De LaFayette (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Lafayette (approx. 1.2 miles away); 97th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marshall Square Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Oaklands Cemetery with map. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, PA. (Submitted on November 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Columbus P. Evans - Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on February 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
He was an apprentice to his brother, Henry S. Evans, at the Village Record (newspaper started by Charles Miner) but soon moved to Wilmington, DE to edit the "Republican". In the Mexican War he was commissioned a second lieutenant and by 1848 was recognized for "gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco. He also fought at Molino Del
— Submitted November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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