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Evans, George Henry (25 March 1805–02 February 1856), labor editor and land reformer, was born in Bromyard, in Herefordshire, England, the son of George Evans, who served in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars, and Sarah White, who came from the modestly landed gentry. When she died in 1815 George Henry remained with his father to receive a “scholastic” education while his younger brother Frederick William was sent to live with relatives. In 1820 Evans immigrated to the United States with his father and brother; he was apprenticed to a printer in Ithaca, New York, where the family settled. The Evans brothers studied the writings of ...

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Macune, Charles William (20 May 1851–02 November 1940), agrarian and monetary reformer, was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of William Macune, a blacksmith and itinerant Methodist preacher, and Mary Almira McAfee. His father died in 1852 as the family trekked to California. Returning to Illinois that year, Macune attended school until the age of ten and then provided for his mother and sisters by farming a small family plot. Leaving home after the Civil War, he ranched and drove cattle in California and Kansas. In 1871 he made frontier Texas his home, and he studied and practiced both law and medicine. He also ran a hotel, which went bankrupt in the panic of 1873, painted houses, and edited local newspapers. In 1876 he married Sally Vickery; they had two sons and three daughters....