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Coal company, opened the mines which they operate near Lilly, and has since had charge of their interests in that locality. His long experience in the various mines renders Mr. Evans eminently capable to fill with satisfaction the responsible position which he now holds.
Mr. Evans is a staunch prohibitionist, and takes a deep interest in all political issues. He is an active and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which organization he occupies the office of steward, and is also secretary of the board of trustees. He is a member of Mount Tabor Lodge, No. 125, I.O.O.F.
In 1882 he married Miss Lizzie Gunter, a daughter of Joseph Gunter, of Shenandoah, Schuylkill county.
CELESTINE J. BLAIR, ex-register and recorder of Cambria county, is a son of John and Mary Ann (Evans) Blair, and was born August 11, 1857, in Ebensburg, this county.
one term, and that his administration of its affairs was satisfactory to the public, is evidenced by the fact that he was re-elected.
September 10, 1880, Mr. Blair married Kate M. Fenlon, a daughter of John Fenlon (whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume), and their marriage has been blessed in the birth of twelve children: Frank J., Mary Grace, Maria Marmaleta, deceased; Ellen M., deceased; C. Louisa, Pauline, Jessie M., Katherine, Jeanette, deceased; Celestine J., Fenlon L., Marian, Basil, deceased, and four died young.
DR. JOHN MURPHY, a physician and general practitioner of Loretto, this county, is a son of John and Lucinda (Todd) Murphy, and was born in Ebensburg, this county, September 23, 1855. The Murphy family is of Irish descent.