REV. CHARLES EVERS was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1865 to Thomas Evers Jr. and the former Sarah Wilson. His father passed in 1880. On July 25, 1888 Charles Evers married Maria Hummel in Philadelphia at Siloam Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
A glassblower by trade, he was called to the ministry late in life. He was ordained as a minister in 1913 and served for several years in Bridgeton. Rev. Evers and family were living at 605 Belgrade Street in Philadelphia when the Census was taken in January of 1920. The following month he came to Camden, where he served as pastor of Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church for the rest of his days. By 1923 the family had moved to 806 Morgan Street. When the 1924 City Directory was compiled the Evers family had moved to 829 Morgan Street.
Rev. Evers died of a heart attack on Sunday, January 27, 1946 at his home at 829 Morgan Street. Services were held on January 30 and he was interred at North Cedar Hills Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A city park at Morgan Boulevard and Fairview Street was named in his memory.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 28, 1936|
MEMBERS WILL HONOR CLERGY
Fifth Anniversary of Rev. Whitney's Pastorate to Be Observed
fifth anniversary of the pastorate of Rev.
Augustus D. Whitney, Jr., of First
Presbyterian Church, Fifth
streets, will be observed tonight at a dinner in honor of the pastor
and his wife. It will begin at 6.30 o'clock in the church.
Alexander Mackie, pastor of Tully Memorial Church, Sharon Hill, will be
toastmaster. Guests will be Rev. William Chalmers Covert, former moderator
of the General Assembly; Rev. Thurlow G. Cole, professor of
religious education, Crozer Seminary; Rev. William R. Rearick, of North
Mutchmore Church, Philadelphia; Rev .. J.
Shackleford Dauerty, Moorestown
Presbyterian Church; and Rev.
Charles Evers, Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Patronesses are: Mrs. Mary Crawford, Miss Lillian Craig, Miss Etta Duncan, Mrs. Frank Fithian, Mrs. F. B. Garrison, Mrs. S. Russell Greene, Mrs. Joshua C. Haines, Miss Hannah Hood, Mrs. Eva H. Harkness, Mrs. Sarah M. Lacy, Mrs. Robert W. Montgomery, Mrs; Louise B. Marchant, Mrs. Elizabeth McPherson, Mrs. Sarah J. Mechling, Mrs. Benjamin G. Mickle, Mrs. Anna C. Preisendanz, Miss Ellen Plant, Mrs. Louisa B. Reeves, Miss Edith Rogers, Miss Kate Reed, Mrs. Edwin L. Seabrook, Mrs. Chester D. VanDuyne, Mrs. Lucy F. VanSciver and Mrs. William Walker.
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