Evans, George Bird

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Evans, George Bird Gender: M
George Washington Evans Jr
born on 28 December 1906 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Uniontown (Fayette County), Pennsylvania, 39n54, 79w44
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°39' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°42 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 24°48'

George Bird Evans (at Old Hemlock Farm)
photo: Devin scanlon, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American author, artist, dog breeder, and sportsman, whose most notable contributions are in the area of upland gunning with English Setters. Over the course of his career, Evans authored over two dozen books and several hundred magazine articles on this subject, becoming one of the world's foremost authorities on upland gunning and bird dogs.

Evans' career also included success as an artist, providing illustrations for Cosmopolitan, American, Woman's Home Companion, and Redbook.

As a dog breeder, Evans created the Old Hemlock line of English Setters whose progeny continue to be prized by hunters across the United States for their bird hunting abilities.

He died on 5 May 1998, aged 91, in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Misc. : Animal Breeder/Trainer (Dogs)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Old Hemlock line of English Setters)