Joseph Alfred Evans was born at Everton in 1876. He was the son of Joseph Evans and Emma (nee Edwards).
 
He married Catherine (nee Grealey) at St.Mary's C.of E. Church, Kirkdale in 1897.
 
At the time of the 1911 census Joseph was a bootmaker and repairer and was living with his wife and seven children at 48 Riddock Road, Litherland.