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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Arthur Seth Evans

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 250 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Among the recognized leaders of the bar at Rome, Oneida county, New York, is Arthur Seth Evans, who was born in Rome, on May 27, 1887, the son of Edward A. and Adelia E. (Cornish) Evans, both natives of New York state, who settled in Rome in 1884. Arthur Seth Evans obtained his elementary education in the public schools of Delta and in the Rome Free Academy, then attended Hamilton College, at Clinton, New York, from which he received the degree of A. B. and graduated in 1909, and then entered the Albany Law School at Albany, New York, from which he received the degree of LL. B. and graduated in 1911. Immediately after his graduation Mr. Evans began the practice of law at Rome and has been a resident of the city ever since. He has served two terms, from 1914 to 1919, as first assistant district attorney of Oneida county, resigning before the expiration of his last term to become corporation counsel of the city of Rome, serving in that capacity during 1920 and 1921, since that time devoting himself to his private practice. On May 14, 1912, Mr. Evans was married, at Albany, New York, to Miss Marcia McLaughlin, daughter of the Hon. George McLaughlin, former member of the assembly from Sullivan county and for twenty years secretary of the state prison commission. Mrs. Evans is matron of Wanekena Chapter, Eastern Star, of the Wednesday Morning Club and the Woman's Club. She is a soprano soloist of unusual merit and is active in musical circles. Mr. and Mrs. Evans are the parents of two children: Dorothy and Arnold.

Mr. Evans is a director of the Oneida County Bar Association and formerly was treasurer of the organization. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Masonic order, York and Scottish Rites, is a Monarch of Zeba Grotto, and has held several chairs in the consistory and commandery. He is also a past potentate of Ziyara Temple, Utica, New York, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Evans is also a member of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Rome Club, the Teugega Country Club, the Rotary Club, is a director of the Young Men's Christian Association, and belongs to Chi Psi and Phi Delta Phi fraternities and the Masonic Club. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

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