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H. Haker Trustee, 293 Washington Street
built on a large plot of land at the corner of Welland and Hancock
Roads, was the home initially of Alice P. Brockaway (1868?-1948),
who was first listed here, alone, in the Street List in 1927. She
was listed again in 1928 and 1929 together with May L. Allen, shown
as a "companion." Both women were back in 1930, but by
then Alice Brockaway was Alice Evans, having married noted clergyman
and missionary E. Joseph Evans.
Evans (1886-1969) was born in Wales and came to the United States
in 1906. He was pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church
in Brookline for 12 years, and later served as a missionary in different
parts of the world. "During his clerical career," according
to his obituary in the Boston Globe, "Dr. Evans lived
in Palestine, Greece and China and had private meetings and audiences
with many international leaders, including Emperor Haile Selassie
of Ethopia, Generalissimo Chiang-Kai-Shek of China and President
Syngman Rhee of Korea."
Massachusetts, Evans served as president of Union Rescure Mission
and the Industrial Home of Boston for nearly two decades, according
to the Globe, and was also associate pastor of Temple Baptist
Church in Boston.
major discrepancies in the records on both Alice and E. Joseph Evans.
Their ages vary widely in different years of the Street List and
in the 1930 U.S. Census. The same is true of Joseph Evan's son Charles,
who is listed as 14 years old in the 1930 Census, but 20 years old
in the Street List in 1931 (the only year he was listed at this
1930 Census listing showed the residents as: E.Joseph Evans, 55,
clergyman, born Wales; Alice P. Evans, 50; and Charles B. Evans,
14. The house was valued at $35,000, among the highest valuations
in Blake Park at that time. The Evanses were listed at this address
until 1935, and were listed next door at 14 Welland Road for one
year in 1936.
Mailman, a retired wholesaler, was listed along with his sister
Susan Wilson in 1936 for one year before they, like the Evanses
the year before, moved next door to 14 Welland. No one was listed
at #4 in 1937 and 1938.
and Frances Cohen were next, listed here from 1939 until the late
1960s. Abraham Cohen (born c1892 in Russia) was a real estate broker.
In 1944, he was a vice president with Dyer & Co., a real estate
and insurance business on Beacon Street. He and Frances (born c1898)
and their three children had previously lived at 101 Winthrop Road.