"Kate Van Dam Evans," Salt Lake Tribune, 13 November 1933, 12.
Kate Van Dam Evans
Mrs. Kate Van Dam Evans, 77, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at her home, 736 Fifth East street, following a paralytic stroke.
Mrs. Evans was born in Holland, June 28, 1856, a daughter of Jan Cornelius and Marigji Exalto Van Dam. With her parents, she emigrated to American in 1864. She traveled part of the way to Salt Lake by railroad and the rest of the way by ox-team in Captain Hyde's company.
Both parents died from exposure and lack of proper care, several days apart, on the plains. Undaunted, she and four brothers and sisters continued on to Salt Lake, where Bishop Hunter took charge of them, giving them in to the care of several families.
She was married to Edward H. Evans in 1875. She was an active member of Camp No. 2 of the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers.
Surviving are seven sons: David W. Leonard, Carl, Clarence and Clifford Evans of Salt Lake; Harold and Thurston Evans of Fall River, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Neve and Mrs. Edward Shellenberger of Salt Lake; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Herbert Van Dam, and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Sharp, Salt Lake, and Mrs. Nellie Leonard, Portland, Ore.
Friends may call at the Deseret mortuary pending funeral services.