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The Vinton Eagle; July 28, 1896
Death of Ed Hewes
Ed Hewes

Ed. Hewes, so well known, in this section and among the traveling men of the state died last Saturday. He had been sick for something over a week but it was not thought he was in any immediate danger, but Saturday evening it took a very acute turn. At about six o’clock he fainted and was brought into the house and from that time until 8:45 when he died, he suffered the most excruciating pains. He was unconscious when he died.

Mr. Hewes was born August 6, 1838. He came to Vinton in 1863 and has lived here ever since. Part of the time he has been in business for himself and part of the time as a commercial traveler. He was of a very genial disposition and easily made and retained friends. He served in the army the first three months of the war but did not re-enlist.

He leaves a wife and daughter to mourn.

The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon and were largely attended. They were conducted by Dr. Avery, assisted by Rev. Keagle. The remains were laid away in Evergreen cemetery.

{Submitter comment: not related}

Submitted on 29-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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Vinton Eagle; January 8, 1879
A Sad Suicide
Stephen Brown Hewes

A Sad Suicide - On Friday afternoon last a telegram was received in Vinton from Ogden, this state, announcing the accidental shooting of S. B. Hewes, familiarly known here and elsewhere as Brownie Hewes, a former resident of Vinton. Immediately his brother, Ed. Hewes, and his brothers-in-law, Henry Palmer and P. W. Watson, took sleigh and drove across the country to Blairstown to take the train west. On arriving at Ogden they found the dispatch only too true - Mr. Hewes had been shot in the temple and was past the aid of surgical skill. The facts as we gather them from Mr. Palmer and Mr. Ed. Hewes, are briefly as follows: S. B. Hewes was doing quite a large business in the clothing trade at Boone, and had "trusted" out a considerable amount - so much as to embarrass him with creditors. On Friday morning he took the train to Ogden, in the vicinity of which considerable was due him, for the purpose of collecting. He failed to make the expected collections and went to an office of a friend to wait for the train which should take him to Boone. While in the office, the friend was called out for a few moments. On his return Mr. Hewes lay at full length on the floor with a pistol wound in his temple and a pistol lying near him. He left no letter, note or word of his intention. The only conclusion seems to be that in a moment of overwhelming despondency he took his own life. Mr. Hewes was a man of unusual exuberance of spirit, very genial and a general favorite among his associates. He was a brother of Ed. Hewes, Mrs. J. A. McDaniel and Mrs. P. W. Watson, of Vinton; and his widow is a sister of Henry Palmer. The remains arrived in Vinton this morning accompanies by the following named members of the United Workmen, of which order he was a member: E. L. Haff, Geo. H. Reed, A. R. Townsend, F. A. Bolt, Allen Smith and Dr. Huntington, of Boone, and J. H. Browne, of Ogden. Mrs. J. A. Head, of Boone, accompanied Mrs. Hewes. The remains were met at the depot by the United Workmen of Vinton, and were conveyed to Evergreen Cemetery.

The people of Boone and Ogden have spared no pains nor expense in their efforts to lighten the blow of the terrible bereavement. And the bereaved friends have the united sympathy of the this entire community.

{Submitter comment: not related
Ed. Hewes is Edwin Hewes. His wife was Mary Palmer.}

Submitted on 09-Sep-2013 by
John Shuck,

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