Charles James Evans1

M, #2067, b. 6 November 1851, d. 4 May 1920
FatherJames Evans1
MotherSarah Purcell1 b. 30 Nov 1828, d. 27 Dec 1922
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited14 Jan 2022
Birth*6 November 1851 Emu Plains, NSW1 
Baptism11 January 1852 Castlereagh, NSW;
When Baptized: Jan: 11 1852
When Born: Nov. 6 1851
Child's Christian Name: Charles James
Parents' Names: James & Sarah Evans
Ábode: Emu Plains
Quality or Profession: Farmer
By whom the Ceremony was perfomed: Jno Vincent1 
Marriage*29 August 1874 Wollombi, NSW;Bride=Mary Chapman2 
Death*4 May 1920 Nepean Cottage Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
EVANS.—May 4, 1920, at Nepean Cottage Hospital, Penrith, Charles James Evans, late of N.S.W. Railway Department, aged 68 years.3 
Article*8 May 1920 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Death of Mr. C. J. Evans
Mr Charles James Evans, a highly esteemed resident of Penrith, died in the Nepean Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, at the age of 68 years. Deceased had only been ailing a few days, having contracted pneumonia. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, and rapidly declined.
The late Mr Evans was a native of Castlereagh, being the eldest son of the late Mr Jas. Evans and Mrs Evans, and lived in this district all his life. He was a grandson of Ensign Purcell of the early days' regiments. His father died a good many years ago, but his mother (who is over 90 years of age) is living with her daughter, Mrs Chas. Wright, at Castlereagh. In his young days the deceased was a farmer, and also had teams for carrying, and was a good horseman. About 30 years ago he joined the railway service, and at the time of his retirement, some years ago, was a signalman at Penrith. His wife (who was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Robert Chapman), two daughters and two sons predeceased him. He is survived by one son (Mr Theo. Evans, Penrith) and one daughter (Mrs Aubrey Stewart, Canterbury); also by one brother (Mr George Evans, Picton) and the following six sisters: Mrs Wright (Castlereagh), Mrs Rees (Peak Hill), Mrs Stevenson (Lewisham), Mrs Russell (Auburn), Mrs W. Eagle (Homebush), and Mrs Easterbrook (Granville).
The late Mr Evans was a prominent Mason, being a member of Lodge Nepean for 21 years, and was Worshipful Master for a term.
The funeral took place on Wednesday, the internment being in the Church of England portion of Penrith General Cemetery. There was a representative attendance of townspeople and Masonic brethren. Rev Hatfield conducted the burial service, and Wor. Bro. J. J. Emery, I.P.M., read the Masonic service.
Mrs John Price and Son were the funeral directors.4 


Mary Chapman d. 4 May 1920


  1. [S430] NSW Early Church Records 1788-1855, 1529/1851 V18511529 38A Charles James Evans.
  2. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 4205/1874 Charles James Evans & Mary Chapman.
  3. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1920.
  4. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Nepean Times, Saturday, May 8, 1920.