Evans, John

Evans, John,

1814–97, American founder of educational institutions, b. Waynesville, Ohio, grad. Lynn Medical College, Cincinnati, 1838. He practiced medicine in Indiana and was the first superintendent (1845) of the state hospital for the insane, which he had helped establish. In 1848 he went to Chicago as professor of obstetrics at Rush Medical School. He invested in real estate and helped found Northwestern Univ. in Evanston, Ill., a city named for him. Evans served (1862–65) as governor of Colorado Territory and later worked for the promotion of what is now the Univ. of Denver.


See biography by H. E. Kelsey, Jr. (1969).

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In the area semi-finals of the fours, Tamworth's Paul Mason, Andy McDonnell, Daryl Vyse and Andy Bailey were 21-13 home winners over Avon Valley's Mike Cooper, George Moon, Greg Moon and Martin Timms and Birmingham's Roy Wooton, Gareth Evans, John Godfrey and Jack Badham were 22-11 home winners against Solihull's Alan Lucas and partners.
Despite a casualty list which means Lee Evans, John Newall, Ronnie Sayer and Steve Hawkes will not play again this term, Titterton is hoping to get the longawaited chance to keep a consistent line-up over the next few weeks.
Drifting from the lush orchestral arrangements of Gil Evans on the Gershwin/Weill piece ``My Ship'' through ``Stella by Starlight'' with the great sextet that recorded ``Kind of Blue'' (Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb) to the '60s quintets on ``Summer Night'' and a 15-minute version of ``My Funny Valentine,'' these are eloquent, lyrical sounds.
In February this year, at a service to mark the centenary of his death the grandson of Edgar Evans, John Evans, 72, made an impassioned plea for a statue to be erected in his grandfather's memory.
David Wilson, left, whose great-uncle, Edward Wilson, departed Cardiff on the Terra Nova 100 years ago this week, along with grandson of Petty Officer Edgar Evans, John Evans PICTURE: Richard Swingler [umlaut]
The fours match between Thorn-field's Ron Davies, Wayne Kilsby, Dave Murley and John Kilsby and Birmingham's Roy Wooton, Gareth Evans, John Godfrey and Jack Badham was all-square at 20 across at 21 ends before Birmingham clinched a 21-20 away win with an extra end single.
With seven senior defenders - Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, John O'Shea, Gary Neville and Rafael Da Silva - out of action, plus goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, it was felt Ferguson may make an emergency signing, even though he had already ruled out the possibility of out-of-contract Sol Campbell joining the Old Trafford outfit on a short-term basis.
Ferguson expects Vidic to have recovered from a bout of flu, but will be without a long line of defenders including Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, John O'Shea, Neville, who pulled up with a groin injury, Rafael and Wes Brown who limped off in the dying minutes.
Larkspur (Jason Brennan 2, Mark Evans, John Beckworth) eliminated Mersey Town by a 4-3 margin.
Adroddir yr hanes gan Ioan Gruffudd ac ymhlith y cyfranwyr y mae wyr Evans, John Evans, a'r anturiaethwr, Syr Ranulph Fiennes.
Stork Youth remain third in the Youth Division after winning a seven-goal thriller 4-3 against Glenavon Hawks (Dave Robinson, Matty Bennett & Alan Curry) thanks to the efforts of Paul Roberts, Clink Evans, John Demellweek and Ash Williams.