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W. S. Ewing

EWING, EVANS, FUHRING

Posted By: Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/3/2006 at 17:51:06

W. S. EWING

Winfield Scott Ewing was the first white child of recorded birth born in Richland Township, Adair County, Iowa. His grandparents, Joshua and Sarali, had emigrated from Wales in the late 1700s and settled in Pennsylvania. Scott's parents, James S. and Margaret (Evans) Ewing, settled in Richland Township in 1855. All of W. S. Ewing's ancestors had come from Wales, and many fought in the Revolutionary War.

In 1882 he was married to May Jane "Molly" Evans. They became parents of four children: Frank, who died in infancy, James Carol, Addie and Glenn A. They lived on a farm across from Pleasant Grove Church. Scott helped haul the lumber and built the church.

Molly died soon after the birth of her youngest child. She is buried with their oldest son, Frank, in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. W. S. and his three small children moved to the growing town of Fontanelle and purchased a furniture and embalming business from a relative. He married Sarah Fuhring who became a devoted mother to her stepchildren.

W. S. passed away in 1920 and Sarah in 1936. They are buried in the Fontanelle Cemetery.

Adair County Iowa Sesquicentennial Edition 1851-2001
Submitted by Lorraine Honian


 

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