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Washington County New York Biographies - Surnames E

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Washington County New York Biographies - Surnames E, extracted from the Washington county, New York; its history to the close of the nineteenth century by Stone, William Leete, 1835-1908.

EVARTS, Silas E. Biography

Silas E. Evarts was born in the town of Easton, Washington County, N. Y., September 17, 1867. He was educated in the public schools, Williams College, where he received the degree of A. B., and the University of New York, from which he was graduated in the class of 1892 with the degree of L. L. B. In this year he was also admitted to the bar and was a law partner with District Attorney Samuel Thomas at Granville for two years, since which time he has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession alone.

On June 10, 1892, Mr. Evarts married Lucina Woodard, daughter of Daniel Woodard, the President of the National Bank of Granville, and they have two children, namely: Palmer and Miriam.

Mrs. Evarts' mother was Miriam McNitt, a native of Hebron, Washington County, N. Y.

Mr. Evarts is a prominent member and Warden of Trinity Church and succeeded his father, Palmer D. Evarts, in the Wardenship. His grandfather, Alonzo Evarts, was also Warden in the Episcopal Church.

Palmer D. Evarts was born in 1844 and married Elizabeth Perry, daughter of Aschel Perry of Easton, N. Y. They had two children, Ruth Louise Evarts, who is a school teacher in New Jersey, and Silas E. Evarts, the subject of this sketch.

Palmer D. Evarts was a farmer in Granville for many years, first in Easton and latterly in Granville, and was prominent as a citizen and also in politics. He died in 1894.

Mr. Silas E. Evarts, although but a young man, has advanced to a prominent position in the bar of Washington County. He has a high reputation as a counselor and enjoys the fullest confidence of the cominunity.

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