This information was gathered from Evart Review newspapers and Portrait and Biographical Album of Osceola County. Chapman Brothers. Chicago, 1884
EVART -1200 to 1300 population in 1875, on Flint & Pere Marquette RR, 
good power available, from dam on the Muskegon River  settled in1871;
principal business is the manufacture and shipment of  lumber, lath, shingles,etc.  

Simon & Dwight Adams (1974) brickyard BD John N. Allen (1875) grocer Robert Allured (1875) (Brownson & Allured) hardware & stoves George F. Andrus, Accountant, men’s clothing Mark Ardis (1871) American Express agent & general store Barber & Wellman(1873) general store A.L. Barber (1880) boots & shoes Henry W. Bassingthwaighte (1875) (Bassingthwaighte & McManus Co.) foundry & machine shop R.A. Bennett(1880) Attorney Edgar M. Beeman (1882) Opera House Patrick Brazil (1875) bowling saloon David Brown(1875) barber, billiard saloon Hezikiah Brown (1875) justice of peace . Oscar Brownson (1875) (Brownson & Allured) hardware & stoves O.M. Bush (1880) Groceries John R. Butler (1875) grocer William G Cameron (1875) editor Evart Review Cannon Brothers (1871)(Levi H., John W. & Ellery C. ) general store S.B. & G.H. Cannon (1883) general store Oscar H. Carns (1875) mill & stationery Asahal Chase (1874) (I Chase & Co, publishers) Irvin Chase (1874) (I Chase & Co, publishers) Henry Cherry (1875) barber H. Church (1878) provisions Mrs. H. Church (1878) millinery Ward B. Clark (1882) boots & shoes Joseph W. Crater, meat market C. Curry (1880) barber John R. McDonald (1875) proprietor Commercial House Joseph W. Crater (1875) meat market Barlow Davis sawmill Henry A. Davis (1871) furniture & painter Walter Marsh Davis (1871) harness maker, boots & shoes, furniture, undertaker Davis & Curtis (1875) lumber Davis & Lamb (1872) sawmill Dermont & Co.(1875) general store: Jacob D. DeVries (1875) proprietor, Irving House & saloon James Deacy (1871) meat market L. H. Dexter (1875) flour & feed Stephen F. Dexter(1875) justice of peace & insurance Daniel L. Dumon, physician John Eastwood (1875) watches & jewelry James Egan (1875) groceries, jewelry & liquors, saloon 0000Elston & McCarn (1875) druggists & groceries John Englund (1873) tailor Ira R.Ennes (1872) (Griggs & Ennis) gents' furnishings & postmaster E. Entwhistle millinery Erastus Fleming (1871) minister, Methodist Church Evart Boom Co. George E. Mills (1875) president George Feazil (1880) barber Dwight Forton, wagons, buggies and sleighs Greer & Vermilyea (1875) flour & feed Eugene Griggs (1872) (Griggs & Ennis) gents' furnishings Thomas Hall (1875) saw mill George J. Hamilton (1875)shingles manufacturing Roderick C. Hepburn (1875) physician Willard Hess (1872) Evart Review, editor & publisher Alice Holden (1878) millinery Richard Holden (1875) builder Abner Horton (1875) agent, F & PM RR & Western Union Telegraph. Thomas Jeffs (1878) provisions T.R. Johns, cutters, wagons and carriages, blacksmithing James Kennedy (1871) provisions, lumber & sawmill Isaac F. Kinney (1873) proprietor Exchange Hotel & saloon John McManus (1875) (Bassingthwaighte & McManus Co.) foundry & machine shop Lamb & Matthews (1875) saw mill: William H. & Lawrence H. Lancashire (1873) general store Antoine C Lapres (1875) blacksmith Robert Laughlin (1875) liquors & cigars Charles F. Leasia (1872) proprietor Leasia House & saloon Henry S. Ledger (1875) meat market Lemert & Clay (1875) flouring mill Levinger & Schlukbier (1874) brewery Lewis & Reed (1875) real estate William A. Lewis (1873) lawyer William R. Livingston (1875) watchmaker Lymans, Boomer & Co. (1873) provisions John G. McDonald (1871) proprietor Railroad House/ Commercial House & saloon Martin & Nichols planing mill George E. Mills (1875) shingle manufacturer & lumberman Theodore Nix (1878) photographer Peter B. Olson (1875) blacksmith Frank Parker (1872) boots & shoes John T. Peter & Co. (1875) drugs & stationary Robert Ponsford (1875) grocer Edgar C. & Herbert A. Poppleton (1873) general store Frank S. Postal (1871) proprietor Evart House & saloon Walter W. Quigley (1871) proprietor Quigley House, hardware Ransom Rapp & Orval M. Bush (1875) grocer Jacob J. Reik (1878) general store & bakery Frank Rice (1875) liquors & cigars H. Rindskoff (1874) millinery A.Root (1883) general dealer in hardware, agricultural implements and flour E.S. Richardson (1875) physician W.H. Ross (1873) (Ross & Seeley) (Ross & Hope) general store Thomas Ruby (1876) National Hotel Luther Russell (1879) Boots & shoes Joseph Sayles (1875) (Sayles & Trumbull) lawyer Jacob Schlukbier (1872) Bakery, brewery Myron H. Seeley (1873) (Ross & Seeley) general store Edward F. Shaw (1872) boots & shoes Edward J. Sleezer (1875) wagonmaker M. Spaulding (1876)millinery Alban Y. Smith (1880) butcher Sam E. Smith (1875) insurance agent Snyder, Bell & Co. (1875) shingles manufacturer Snyder & Coats (1875) saw mill Jonathan Tainter .(1875) Tainter Bros shingle manufacturer Taylor, Dunning & Dunn (1874) planing mill Carrie E. Thompson (1873) millinery Morgan Thrasher (1875) wagonmaker Edwin. Tonkyn (1875) prop. UNION HOUSE, brickmaker Mrs. H.A. Tibbitts millinery Albert C. Trowbridge (1871) wagonmaker & blacksmith James H. Trowbridge & George W Trowbridge (1871)(Trowbridge & Postal) proprietors Evart House Turner Bros (1875) meat market John B. Wagner (1875) blacksmith Frank T. Reed (1875) saloon Eli P. Wightman (1875) jeweler & photographer William A. Wightman (1875) saw mill: John W. Wilkinson (1875) physician: Jacob Willey (1875) livery Williams & Cone (1875) hdw. John M. Wilkerson (1875) physician A..H. Wilson & Co (1875) saw mill D. E.Wing & G. L. Wing (1875) sawmill Harris Wolf (1875) clothing Benjamin & David Wolf (1878) General store B. Worsky clothing store William W. Woodford (1875) boot & shoemaker.