|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1831|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1907|
WAS PIONEER UNDERTAKER: John Ewry, Who Came to Portland in 1853.
John Ewry, who was Portland's first undertaker and who was a pioneer of 1853, died at his home near Woodstock yesterday afternoon after an illness of only a few hours. He had been in his usual health in the morning until 7:30 when he was stricken with paralysis. He had suffered two strokes previously, one in September and another in November 1906.
Mr. Ewry was a native of Indiana and was born July 31, 1831. In 1853 he crossed the plains with an ox team and settled in Portland, where he was married and lived ever since. When he came Portland was a small trading point of about 300 people. Forty-nine years ago he started an undertaking establishment on the corner of Second and Washington streets, where he continued in business for 31 years and 18 years ago retired from business. For the past 15 years Mr. Ewry lived on his place near Woodstock. The first hearse used in Portland was purchased and brought by him from New York. At times he owned property in Portland that has since become of great value. Two lots on which the Dekum building now stands he owned for some time, and finally sold for $1000. He was a veteran of the Indian wars of 1855-56, having served as an Oregon volunteer at the Cascades and the Dalles. He is survived by his widow and three children, Miss Annie Ewry, George T. and Frank Ewry. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 P. M. from F. S. Dunning's chapel, East Sixth and Alder streets. Internment will be in Lone Fir Cemetery. OREGONIAN NEWSPAPER.
April 14, 1907
EWRY-- At his late residence on Hoigate Street, Woodstock, April 11, John Ewry, aged 75 years, 8 months, 21 days. Funeral will take place Sunday, April 14, at 2 P. M. from F. S. Dunning's chapel corner of East Alder and East Sixth street. Friends invited.
John Ewry (1804 - 1886)
Mary Lavina Shill Ewry (1807 - 1886)
Jane Spencer Ewry (1834 - 1907)
Anna L. Ewry (1859 - 1924)*
Charles H. Ewry (1861 - 1896)*
George T. Ewry (1864 - 1925)*
Frank Spencer Ewry (1869 - 1944)*
Jacob Ewry (1829 - 1915)*
John Ewry (1831 - 1907)
Elizabeth Ewry (1833 - 1834)*
Samuel Ewry (1833 - 1885)*
Mary Ann Ewry Pifer (1835 - 1915)*
William Henry Ewry (1838 - 1906)*
Joseph Shill Ewry (1840 - 1916)*
Eliza Jane Ewry Hiller (1845 - 1934)*
George Henry Ewry (1848 - 1914)*
Charles E. Ewry (1852 - 1913)*
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: Aug 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11481628
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Karen de Sanno
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"An Illustrated History of the State of Oregon - pub. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893 pg. 1041-1042.|
John Ewry, an Oregon pioneer of 1853, was born at LaFayette, Indiana, in 1831, a son of John and Mary (Shill) Ewry, n...(Read more)
L. A. (Terry)
Added: Aug. 5, 2005