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Christopher Evans Jr.

Wagoner, U.S. Army

Supply Company
23rd Artillery Regiment

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 3, 1918
Buried at: Section 3, Site 203
                  Beverly National Cemetery 
                  916 Bridgeboro Road 
                  Beverly , NJ 08010

CHRISTOPHER EVANS JR. was born in Aril of 1896 to Christopher and Nellie Evans, probably in Stockton Township NJ, which became a part of Camden in 1899. The elder Evans had been living in the area of 29th and Saunders Streets in what is now East Camden in the 1880s and 1890s. When the Census was taken in 1900, the Evans family, which included a younger brother, John, lived at 3065 Cleveland Avenue in what is now known as the Cramer Hill section of Camden. Interestingly enough, 29th and Saunders, while in East Camden, only a block away from the peak of the hill that is Cramer Hill- which is to say, Cramer Hill isn't in Cramer Hill, it's in East Camden.

Christopher Evans was enlisted in the United States Army on April 27, 1917 at Fort Slocum, New York. He was attached to initially assigned to Battery C, 21st Field Artillery Regiment. He was later reassigned to the 21st Field Artillery's supply company.

Christopher Evans Jr., Wagoner, of North 29th & Saunders Streets, Camden NJ, died on October 3, 1917. He was a member of the Supply Company of the 23rd Artillery Regiment. He was reported to have died from hemorrhages at Camp Sam Houston in Texas after being kicked by a mule. His father was living in Seaville, New Jersey at the time of his death. Christopher Evans was brought home to New Jersey and was buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, New Jersey.



Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16, 1917


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