A Guide to the J. F. Evans Narrative, 1931
Born to W. L. and Martha E. (Veal) Evans in Rogersville, Tennessee, J. F. Evans (b. 1849) moved with his widowed mother to Texas in 1860, arriving in Parker County the following year. In 1876, he married Lizzie Davis, with whom he would have six children. After a decade as a salesman, Evans began ranching in Donley County in 1880 and served as president of the Panhandle Stock Association for three years, collaborating with George B. Loving on the founding of the Texas Live Stock Journal. In 1889, Evans began a real estate business in Sherman, handling property transactions in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He was also an active Democrat, Methodist, and Mason.
Johnson, Francis White. "J. F. Evans." A History of Texas and Texas. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1914. 1482.
Two short historical sketches compose the J. F. Evans Narrative, 1931, discussing the founding of the Texas Live Stock Journal and buffalo in Texas. Evans gives a brief biography of George B. Loving and describes how the two men collaborated on the idea for a publication devoted to the cattle industry. "Buffalo in Texas" concerns the animal's habitat and feeding habits as well as over-hunting.
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J. F. Evans Narrative, 1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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