Charles William Evans was born on 28 December 1828 in Sydney, NSW, son of James Evans and Sarah Matilda Dunn. He married Margaret Overton (1834-1920) on 8 February 1854 at Scots Church, Sydney, NSW, there were twelve children; 3 sons and 9 daughters. Evans died on 26 November 1881 at his home in Kellick Street, Mount Carmel, Waterloo, aged 53 years and he was buried in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £645.
Occupation & interests
Charles William Evans was a tanner. He was a Freemason and a member of No 1 Day Spring Division Sons of Temperance.
Evans worked in one of Waterloo’s tanneries. Waterloo residents also found local employment in wool washing businesses, breweries, soap works and rope works.
Local government service
Charles William Evans was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1870 and 1873-77.
‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 April 1870, p. 1, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13203898
‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 December 1887, p.11, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28345723