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EWING, Rev. Thomas Davis 1832 - 1905


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/21/2021 at 19:34:33

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, August 2d, 1905
Page 7, Column 2

President EWING Is Dead.

Thomas D. EWING, principal of Corning academy for many years and the second president of Parsons College, this city, died at his home in Corning early Monday morning (note: in Adams Co., IA). He had been in failing health for several years past and it was generally known that he was in a critical condition. Dr. EWING had been a minister of the Presbyterian church for many years when he was called to the presidency of Parsons College and the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church of this city in 1880. The cares of the college were so multiplied within a few years that he gave up the pastorate and devoted his entire time to educational work. He resigned his position in June, 1899, and within the following year accepted the principalship of the Corning institution.

Dr. EWING was thrice married. His first wife died in this city, and her body, with that of the youngest daughter, Anna, lies in the cemetery here. Three other children survive him--Mrs. Paul W. McCLINTOCK, now a missionary in China, Jay F. EWING of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. W. G. BLOOD of Keokuk.

In the ministry and in his educational work Dr. EWING was a strong and forceful man. Parsons College prospered under his administration and his management of affairs at Corning has always been very satisfactory. He was a preacher of unusual strength, a popular pastor and prominent in social life. The years he spent in Fairfield gave him many warm friends and they will keenly regret his death.

Funeral services were held at Corning this morning and it is expected that the body will arrive here this afternoon at 2:15 to be buried by the side of wife and daughter. It will be taken directly from the station to the cemetery. Trustees of Parsons College will act as pall bearers and the Alumni association will attend the funeral in a body.


"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, August 2, 1905
Page 2, Column 3

News was received here Monday of the death of Rev. T. D. EWING, of Corning, Iowa. Rev. EWING was a former president of Parsons college, and will be remembered by many of our citizens, who will be sorry to learn of his death. The remains will arrive here this afternoon and be interred in Evergreen cemetery.


"The Fairfield Journal"
Thursday, August 3, 1905
Front Page, Column 2

EWING Burial Wednesday

The body of the late Dr. T. D. EWING, who died at his home in Corning Monday morning, arrived in Fairfield Wednesday afternoon on Burlington No. 6, and was taken at once to the cemetery. Dr. EWING has been in poor health for several years, and while the exact cause of his death is not known, it is supposed it was the result of a general breakdown. He was president, of the Corning academy, but was relieved from the actual duties of that position about a year ago. He was formerly president of Parsons college and pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this city at the same time, but soon found the combined work too heavy and dropped the church work to devote his entire time to the college. He was succeeded in the presidency of the college by Dr. A. C. Smith.


"Jefferson County Republican"
Friday, August 4, 1905
Front Page, Column 5

... Rev. Dr. T. D. EWING, who was at one time president of Parsons college, died at Corning, Iowa. He had been poorly for a number of years. He was a good man, a man well liked. He was brought here Wednesday and taken from the train to the cemetery and laid beside his wife. ...


"The Fairfield Journal"
Thursday, August 10, 1905
Front Page, Column 4

... Mr. and Mrs. NIXON, of Mt. Pleasant, were guests Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Kirkpatrick on West Burlington street. They were called here to the funeral of Dr. T. D. EWING former president of Parsons college. Mrs. NIXON and Mrs. EWING are sisters.

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Note: Buried in Lot Old.P.264 with wife Anna GRAHAM EWING and daughter Anna. Thomas' second wife was Anabelle ROGERS (married 1887, died 1898), and his third wife was Ruth VanKIRK (married 1899, died 1923).


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