Portrait: Governors Photograph Album, 1878, RG 22, PSA; Bio: Smull’s Handbook, 1878, Senate of Pennsylvania.
Private Evan Holben (D16) Lehigh County 1877-1882
Private Evan Holben, born November 26, 1837, Pleasant Corner, Lynnville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Lydia Kocher Holben; attorney, admitted, prominent member, Lehigh County bar; private, Civil War, 1862-1863; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1882; author, 1902; married, Ida Elizabeth Wright; died, May 16, 1918, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, interment, Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Grand Army of the Republic marker on grave.
Enlisted, Company D, 176th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, private, November 8, 1862- nine month service; mustered out with company, August 8, 1863.
Stories and Reminiscences (Volume I) 1902
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lehigh County, 1877-1882; committee assignments, Judiciary Local and Pension and Gratuities.
When born, Pleasant Corner, referred to as Holbensville, Lynnville, Lehigh County.
At the time of his passing, he was the oldest member of Lehigh County Bar Association; Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania) Friday May 17, 1918, Page 9.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1881). Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 673, 680-682, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 643.