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Burbank Police officer Paul Evans, right, the oldest member of the department, celebrates his 30th anniversary with officer Robert Stentz, who has been on the force for six months. Evans wears badge number 1 and joined the department in July of 1936.

 

Police officer Paul Monroe was the son of William Manson Evans and May Belle Moreland.

 

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Marriage Record: George Evans and Ella Brakefield

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George Evans and Ella Brakefield, my 3rd great grandparents, married on 18 Jan 1878 in Henry County, Indiana. George Evans was the son of Samuel Evans and Susannah Warren. Ella was the daughter of William C. Brakefield and Hannah L. (maiden name unknown). George and Ella’s story is one filled with love and sorrow. Four children were born to this union, William Manson Evans, Lemuel Evans, Walter Evans and Elizabeth Evans. At the young age of 22 years, old Ella took sick and died less than two months after giving birth to her daughter Elizabeth.

 

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Louise Flanders Wed To Mark M. Evans

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Louise Flanders Wed To Mark M. Evans
Burbank Evening Review
Monday, October 1, 1945

 In a white lace wedding gown trimmed with seed pearls Miss Louise T. Flanders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy C. Flanders of 1069 E. Santa Anita ave., became the bride Saturday at 8 p.m. of Mark M. Evans, son of Mrs. Mary B. Evans of 261 E. Tujunga ave.

The service was read in the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. Frederic G. Appleton. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The bride dress was fashioned with full length sleeves, the skirt falling into a train. Her tiera was of lace and net with seed pearls and the veil was finger tip length. Her pearl necklace and ear rings were the gift of the groom and her flowers were white roses centered with two orchids.

Bridal attendants were Mrs. John Hendry, cousin of the bride; Mrs. Douglas R. Williams, another cousin and Mrs. Douglas Pinkerton, sister of the groom. Mrs. Hendry’s gown was of aqua marquisette, Mrs. Williams wore pink marquisette and Mr. Pinkerton also wore pink. All carried gladiolas and the three gowns were made alike.

The bridegroom’s attendants were Messrs, Paul M. Evans, Douglas R. Williams and Robert Robinson.

Flower girls were four-year-old Joan Hendry and six-year-old Carole Hendry, who wore white organdy with satin ribbon trim and organdy ruffles at neckline and bottom of the skirt.

The very small ring-bearer was Richard J. Williams, age two and a half who wore a tuxedo as did the groom’s attendants.

All the bride’s attendants, including the flower girls, wore heart-shaped lockets, gifts of the bride.

Mrs. Max Eckerman was soloist and Mrs. Ana Mojonier was organist. her selections were “Ave Maria,” and “The Lord’s Prayer”.

Following the service a reception was held in the church parlors, after which the newly wed pair left for a short trip to Santa Barbara. On their return they will live at 445 B. E. San Jose St., Burbank.

The bride’s mother is a graduate of the Willmar High School of Willmar, Minnesota and her husband was graduated from the Manuel Arts High School in Los Angeles and was with the U.S. Army nine years. He is a member of the Burbank fire department.

The new Mrs. Evans has been employed as a beauty shop operator.

 

 

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J. R. Lowe

Photograph of the Week

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Edith Annabelle Evans Pinkerton

Edith, my great grandmother, went by her middle name Annabelle. She was born 15 August 1907 in Los Angeles California. She was the daughter of William Manson Evans and May Belle Moreland. Annabelle’s uncle was Watt Moreland, who owned the Moreland Motor Truck Company. This photograph dates early 1940s, in the Glendale California area. She is about 33 years old in this picture and is married to William Douglass Pinkerton, Sr. with three children. I remember my great grandmother as a lovely lady who deeply cared for her family. She taught me to play jacks on her kitchen floor and in her backyard, how to play croquet.

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Robert Evans and Hulk Kitty

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Robert Gene Evans, son of William Manson Evans and May Belle Moreland, is holding a cat, Hulk Kitty, almost as big as he is! Robert looks to be about five to six years old, which would date this photo about 1930. Robert, the baby of the family, was born 10 September 1925 in Burbank, California. In the 1930 United States Federal Census, the Evans family was living in San Fernando, California, only about fifteen minutes north of Burbank.

 

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J.R. Lowe