The Marion Star, Issue of March 29, 1876
Leon Evans, son of C. D. and Sarah Evans, was born March 19th 1864, and died of pneumonia, near Marion C. H., S. C., March 25th, 1876.
Leon gave promise of a first-class mind, and was regarded as one of the best students at school.
He was a boy of remarkable energy; his achievements, physical and intellectual, might have done credit to one of riper years. The buddings of his moral character were most promising. He was gentle, generous and thoughtful?noble.
Such was his bearing among his schoolmates that though he was their successful rival for preferment in school, his success did not inspire them to envy. He was a favorite in whatever circle he moved. To his mother he was all that a boy could be, and wherever the grief stricken mother turns her eyes, she sees mementoes of the thoughtfulness and efficiency of her noble boy. Such was his life, that though he died young, yet his death has made a vacancy in the family circle that years may not supply. He was delirious from the commencement to the end of his severe illness, but his pious utterances showed that his mind was under the domination of spiritual truth. ?His body was deposited in the Village Cemetery by a large concourse of friends to await the resurrection.
A. J. STOKES
Submitted by Jane Booz Thompson, 19 May 2004.