Morris Evans (Pipestone, MN)

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Morris Evans (January 20, 1865 – August 27, 1942)


  • Name: Morris Evans
  • Birth: January 20, 1865 Williamsburg, Iowa County, IA
  • Death: August 27, 1942 Pipestone, MN
  • Spouse: Kate (Legler) Evens (m.1894)

Morris Evans was born January 20, 1865 in Williamsburg, IA, the son of Reverend Evan J. and Anne (Davis) Evans. He completed schooling there, and then taught school at nearby Marengo, IA for 2 years. After that he enrolled at the University of Iowa, and graduated with a Law degree in 1893. After graduation, Morris decided to open a law practice in Pipestone, where his brothers Evan and David had already located. He resided there and practiced law continuously from June 1893 until his death in 1942. 1,2

On June 28, 1894, Morris was married to Kate Legler in Muscatine, IA. They had 3 children; Lloyd born in 1896, Meredith S. born in 1897, and Morris Tedd born in 1899. 1,2,3

Morris Evans served as Cashier at the First National Bank in Pipestone from 1900 to 1903. 1,4,5

During his nearly 50 years in Pipestone, Morris served in many positions of trust in the community. He was president of the public library board from 1900 to 1912, and it was largely thru his efforts that Carnegie funds were obtained to build the original library building. He served as County Attorney from 1911 to 1914. He was president of the Pipestone County Bar for many years, and was an active member of the District and State Bar Associations. 1,2

Morris Evans passed away at the age of 77 on August 27, 1942. He is buried in Pipestone's Old Woodlawn Cemetery. 1,2

Bank Officer Summary

During his banking career, Morris Evans was involved with the following bank(s): 6

No bank notes are currently known with Morris Evans' signature.


  • 1. Morris Evans Obituary, Pipestone County Star, September 1, 1942, p1
  • 2. Morris Evans Obituary, Pipestone Leader, September 1, 1942, p1
  • 3. 1900 U.S. Federal Census
  • 4. Pipestone First National Bank History (Internal bank document, (probably) written by A.R. Stillwell in 1919,1929. On file at the Pipestone County Historical Society Museum, Pipestone, MN)
  • 5. OCC Reports 1900-1903, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency - U.S. Treasury Dept.
  • 6. Banks & Bankers Historical Database (1782-1935),