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THEODORE L. EVENS had achieved a competence through his business career in the East before coming to California. For a time he was interested in orange growing, but he is now practically retired, having sold his groves. His home is at 417 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.

Mr. Evens was born at Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, September 26 1859, son of George W. Evens, a native of Pittsburgh. His mother was born in New York. George W. Evens spent all his active career in the meat business at Pittsburgh. Theodore L. Evens acquired a public school education in that city and learned the meat business from his father. On leaving Pennsylvania he went to Iowa, and for twenty-two years was in business as a retail meat dealer in Des Moines. Mr. Evens came to Riverside in 1909, and he bought a valuable orange grove on Magnolia Avenue, but has since sold this property. He is a republican and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

October 16, 1894, he married Miss Maria B. Thompson, daughter of David Thompson, of Pittsburgh, where she was born and reared and educated in the public schools. Mr. and Mrs. Evens have one son, Albert W., now of Cranbrook, Canada. They also have a grandchild, Leona May.


History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011