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This is John and Harriet with their daughter Gertrude and son John and grandchildren at Grace. John was the second Episcopal priest in a line which now numbers 6 in 6 generations.

John Evans' ministry


My great- grandfather came from Wales with his family in 1871. He had studied at Lampeter College in Wales and finished his studies at Nashota in Wisconsin. He was ordained a deacon in 1880 and married my great-grandmother Harriet in 1882. They served parishes in Michigan, New York and Montana before coming to Minnesota to be near their daughter Gertrude in 1912. Gertrude was married to Louis Cook who became the first principal of Edison High School in Minneapolis. In 1914 he was called to serve at Grace Memorial which he did until he retired in 1917. I hope to attach a picture of the family gathered at the church around that time or shortly after. I have written a biography of my great-grandmother Harriet and would like to give a copy to the church.