I'm looking for information about my grandfather, Arthur L. Evans, whose nickname was "Chick". He was born around 1899, or earlier, and lived in Boston. He came from a large family, and married Margaret O'Leary around 1927 or 1928.
from the Boston College newspaper "The Heights" 23 October 1928
'CHICK'EVANS JOINS BENEDICT RANKS
Last Friday afternoon the Senior and Junior classes gathered together to honor Mr. Evans of the chemistry department, who was married last Sunday evening. "Chick," as he is more commonly known, should feel that he has the friendship of every B. C. man. It was needless for the upper classes to present "Chick" with gifts to make known their estimation of him, but such an occasion it was felt could not be overlooked.
"Chick" was married to Miss Margaret O'Leary at St. Eulalia's Church, South Boston. The faculty, school body and alumni all join together in wishing the newly-wedded couple happiness and success.
from the Boston College newspaper "The Heights" 26 October 1932
ARTHUR L. EVANS PAYS BRIEF VISIT
Former Chemistry Professor Meets Many Old Friends
A lethargic group of THE Heights' office habituals trapped by the rain and waiting for transportation home were qu,te surprised the other clay at the sudden appearance of Mr. Arthur L. Evans, erstwhile Professor of Science at Boston College. Mr. Evans, who was affectionately known as "Chick" during his regime over the chemistry department in the under-graduate school, appeared from nowhere, popped into The Heights' office looking for back issues. Having indulged in a brief though snappy repartee with some of the boys, Mr. Evans spied an old friend and after exchanging wellwishes held a more personal conversation. Mr. Evans smiled out of the office, shooting remarks over his shoulder. Walking down by the lower rotunda, Mr. Evans was greeted on all sides by his former pupils whom he had coaxed through chemistry. He broke loose from a cluster of admirers and faded into the A. A. office. Back in The Heights' office reminiscences permeated the conversation. Tales and anecdotes were related and many an old chestnut was cracked again. When the lights were dimmed, the office deserted and the students all departed, the shadow> walls, the dusty desks and the old shattered typewriters could have unanimously testified that there have been but few and there never will be many better teachers than Mr. Evans and never a better scout. Mr. Evans was accompanied by Mr. Rennihan, former Boston College catcher and now connected with the teaching staff of English High School, where Mr. Evans is connected with the chemistry department.
WOW! I had given up hope that I would ever get a reply to my request! I had almost forgotten about it as well!
Are you related to Arthur Evans as well? How did you happen to have this information? The first picture I have of him I found online in a BC yearbook. He looks so much like my younger brother- it was really amazing for us all to see.