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Minnie Ellen Ewing Chidester
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1867
Austintown
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1961
Castaic
Los Angeles County
California, USA

CHIDESTER, Minnie Ellen nee EWING
1. Mrs. Mason Chidester– m. 20 Sep 1888
2. Mrs. Munson Chidester – m. 10 May 1894
Daughter of Clark and Mary Melissa McNeilly Ewing
B. 29 Oct 1867 in Austintown Twp., Mahoning Co. OH
D. 20 Dec 1961 in Castaic, Los Angeles Co. CA
94y 1m 22d
Burial – 22 Dec 1961 in Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Los Angeles Co. CA

Mahoning Dispatch, 22 Dec 1961
Former Canfield Woman Dies in California
"Relatives here received word Wednesday morning of the death of Mrs. Minnie Ewing Chidester, 94, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Eschliman, in Castaic, Calif. Born in Austintown township, October 29, 1867, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Ewing, and lived in the Canfield area until going to California 14 years ago to make her home with her daughter. Her husband, Munson B. Chidester, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruby May, preceded her in death. Besides Mrs. Eschliman she leaves four grand-children. Waldo Ewing of Canfield Twp., is a nephew. Funeral services will be held Friday in Castaic."

Comment: Valorus and Priscilla A. Dean Chidester had twin sons, Mason Dean Chidester and Munson Buel Chidester, who were born on 28 Mar 1864. Mason first married Minnie Ellen Ewing on 20 Sep 1888 and then he died on 9 May 1891 at the age of 27y 1m 12d. His twin brother, Munson, then married Minnie on 10 May 1894. Minnie Ewing Chidester died in California on 20 Dec 1961 at 94y 1m 22d

Mason and Munson Chidester are buried in Section 1 Row 3 Dean Hill Cemetery. Minnie Ewing Chidester is named on the stone between them, but she is buried in California.

Mason and Minnie Ewing Chidester had a daughter, Ruby Chidester b. 14 Aug 1889 d. 1 Dec 1947 at 58y 3m 18d in Austintown. She married Harry S. May on 31 Aug 1915. They had three daughters, Eleanor Marguerite (Benjamin Franklin Wilson); Ruth Isabel (John Monroe Mallery); Doris Elizabeth (Robert Edward Beardsley); and one son, Harry Kenneth May (Mary Heck). It is interesting to note that despite being born blind, two of their daughters became quite talented – academically and musically.

Munson and Minnie Ewing Chidester also had a daughter, Myrtle Melissa Chidester b. 20 May 1895 and d. 3 Sep 1994 at 99y 3m 14d. She married Samuel Jonas Eschliman on 27 Mar 1926.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Clark Ewing (1840 - 1905)
  Mary Melissa McNeilly Ewing (1841 - 1906)
 
 Spouses:
  Mason Dean Chidester (1864 - 1891)
  Munson Buel Chidester (1864 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Ruby Chidester May (1889 - 1947)*
 
 Sibling:
  Frank Russell Ewing (1864 - 1945)*
  Minnie Ellen Ewing Chidester (1867 - 1961)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eternal Valley Memorial Park
Newhall
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: George Dean
Originally Created by: Jennifer L. Neff
Record added: Sep 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21497291
Minnie Ellen <i>Ewing</i> Chidester
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