Robert James Evans

2 Jul 1881 - 5 Sep 1967

You are viewing BillionGraves in Português. Change to English

Robert James Evans

2 Jul 1881 - 5 Sep 1967
edit Editar Registo
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

Robert James Evans was born on July 2, 1881, at Lehi, Utah County, Utah, to Abel John and Louisa Emmeline Zimmerman Evans. He was the fifth of eleven children (three boys and eight girls) and was the youngest of the three boys of the family. In 1888, his father, Abel John Evans, was called on a miss
Register to get full access to the grave site record of Robert James Evans
Terms and Conditions

We want you to know exactly how our service works and why we need your registration in order to allow full access to our records.

terms and conditions

Contact Permissions

We’d like to send you special offers and deals exclusive to BillionGraves users to help your family history research. All emails ​include an unsubscribe link. You ​may opt-out at any time.

Thanks for registering with!
In order to gain full access to this record, please verify your email by opening the welcome email that we just sent to you.
Sign up the easy way

Use your facebook account to register with BillionGraves. It will be one less password to remember. You can always add an email and password later.


Life Information

Robert James Evans


Logan City Cemetery

Tenth East
Logan, Cache, Utah
United States


May 30, 2013


May 16, 2013

Nearby Graves

See more nearby graves
Upgrade to BG+

Find more about Robert James...

We found more records about Robert James Evans.


Relationships on the headstone


Relationships added by users


Grave Site of Robert James


Robert James Evans is buried in the Logan City Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store



History of Robert James Evans

Colaborador: GwenythFuller Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Robert James Evans was born on July 2, 1881, at Lehi, Utah County, Utah, to Abel John and Louisa Emmeline Zimmerman Evans. He was the fifth of eleven children (three boys and eight girls) and was the youngest of the three boys of the family. In 1888, his father, Abel John Evans, was called on a mission to Wales, leaving a wife and six children. While he was gone, Rob’s Uncle, Wm. S. Evans baptized him in the millrace of the old Mulliner's Grist Mill on his eighth birthday, July 2, 1889. He was later confirmed by George Webb. He attended school in Lehi and loved sports, which he played very well. He ran sprints and played basketball, which activities continued into his college days. As Rob grew older, he and his brothers would work in the sugar beet fields. They worked thinning the sugar beets in the fields on other farms to help in providing the family with the necessities of life. Early in 1900 the General Authorities sent brethren to the wards to seek missionaries, and at a sacrament meeting held in the Lehi Ward, they called for volunteers. Rob responded along with three other boys. Following graduation from the 8th grade at the age of 18, Rob received a call to the Southern States Mission. He was ordained an Elder and received his endowments in the Salt Lake Temple, and then ordained a Seventy by Apostle John Henry Smith. Rob labored for the first 18 months in the East Kentucky Conference and then in the Florida Conference. He indicated “made many friends and baptized some very fine people into the Church.” He had many other experiences, including sleeping in the open with no bed and missing many meals during much of the time. After returning from the Southern States, he was called to serve a mission in some of the Utah mining towns. The fall after returning from his mission Rob got a job working for the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company at the Lehi Sugar Factory where he worked the next three years while attending school at Brigham Young Academy (BYA) and Brigham Young University (BYU). The next two years Rob devoted himself to school at BYU. In addition to his studies, he was active in athletics, debate, the school paper, and he participated on a committee to raised money for the purchase of the original campus site of the university on College Hill. In the spring of 1907, Rob graduated from the Brigham Young University with a normal diploma and received a state certificate to teach. While at BYU he also met his eternal companion, Alice Hazel Stallings of Salt Lake City, Utah,. On August 21, 1907 they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. In the fall of 1907, Rob and Hazel entered the Utah State Agricultural College (AC) at Logan, Utah, where Rob majored in Agronomy while Hazel took a few classes. While at the AC, Rob again competed in basketball. During their senior year at the AC, their first son, Robert John Evans, was born. On May 25th, he received his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. In the fall of 1909, Rob, Hazel, and 6-month old Robert left Utah by train for Ithaca, New York. Rob entered Cornell University majoring in Plant Breeding with his research in the area of using artificial means in forcing plants to vary. He was elected to the national honor scientific society, Sigma Xi, in the Cornell Chapter and in the summer received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant Breeding and a minor in Plant Physiology and in Farm Management. Following graduation he was appointed to the staff of the Utah Experiment Station and later as the county agent Leader and then as Extension Director. During the time two more children were born, Joseph Stallings Evans and Ray Stallings Evans, both of which died shortly after birth. Two daughters followed, Helen and Hazel Joy Evans. Paul William Evans was born a few years later. While in Logan he taught Sunday School and served on the stake high council. In 1924 he left the Extension Service, and returned to Lehi to take over the farm. They raised hay, grain, sugar beets, and sheep. They also had milk cows and horses for the farm labor. In the fall of 1924, Rob and the family moved to Ogden, Utah, where he served as the head of the Department of Agriculture and Biology at Weber College, for a year. While in Lehi he served on many farming organizations and associations on the state and local level. In 1928 he was elected to the Utah State Senate. He also served on the stake Sunday School board and on the high council. In 1931 Rob to return to Utah State College as head of the Department of Agronomy and Soils, which position he held until he retired. He again served in the stake Sunday School and on the high council, as well as a member of the council executive committee of the Cache Valley Council of BSA. After retiring, the family moved back to Lehi where he kept a large garden for many years. He also substituted in seminary, continued his involvement with the Directors Crop Improvement Association and his support of Utah State University, and with his service in the Church. On Tuesday, September 5, 1967, at 2:30 pm., he passed away.

Life timeline of Robert James Evans

Robert James Evans was born on 2 Jul 1881
Robert James Evans was 13 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Robert James Evans was 22 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Robert James Evans was 36 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Robert James Evans was 48 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Robert James Evans was 49 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Robert James Evans was 64 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Robert James Evans was 76 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Robert James Evans died on 5 Sep 1967 at the age of 86
Grave record for Robert James Evans (2 Jul 1881 - 5 Sep 1967), BillionGraves Record 4036678 Logan, Cache, Utah, United States