|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1868|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1942|
Ulysses Grant Ewing (aka: Grant) was born, son of William A. Ewing and Rebecca N. Marshall, in Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Boone County, Illinois on Sept. 15, 1868.
In early autumn of 1869, he left Illinois with his parents on a long journey westward toward Kansas. Travel was by covered wagon and oxen teams. Several months were spent traveling across the mud flats of Illinois and Missouri. On the first day of 1870, they crossed the Missouri River and entered Kansas, the state to be his home for over 72 years. With no railroads at that time, they traveled by steam barge up the Kaw River to Wamego, KS. They then went northward into Pottawatomie County where a homestead waited. After 6 months among the Flint Hills of that county, they gave up the homestead and moved to a farm near Irving, Marshall County, KS, which was more like their native Illinois.
On one occasion after the fire on Nov. 17, 1873 which swept from the Nebraska line to the Kaw River in the face of raging gale, the entire settlement was forced to live on cornbread and dried buffalo meat for 6 wks. until a hunting party brought fresh venison and provisions.
On May 17, 1894 he was united in marriage to Mae Newberry of Irving, KS. To this union were born 5 children; 3 of whom died in infancy, and Levi Ewing, who died in service to his country in the Philippine Islands in 1922, and Mrs. Lena Hansen of Lubbock, TX. His first wife died in 1902.
On March 1905, Grant married Miss Margaret L. Fincham of Blue Rapids, KS. Born to them were 3 children, Leonard of Lawrence, Nebr., Mrs. Gloria Wentz of Blue Springs, Nebr., and Lieut. Clair Ewing of the Army Air Force.
He took unusual interest in natural science and on his farm he planted a veritable forest of evergreen trees, ornamental scrubs, & experimental plants. With a great interest in geology, he spent 47 years in well drilling business learning the geological structure of northern Kansas. His hobby was writing news articles; he wrote a column "Notes by the Wayside" which appeared in several county papers for a period of 30 years.
He passed away on Sept 24, 1942 in Marshall County, KS with burial in Antioch Cemetery, southeast of Blue Rapids, KS.
Survivors were his wife Margaret, his children, one brother John of Blue Rapids, KS; two sisters Mrs. Ann Brush of East Auburn, Nebr. and Mrs. Sadie Benton of Harrison, ID
Carry M. Ewing (1870 - 1886)
Margaret Leona Fincham Ewing (1877 - 1966)*
Gloria Ewing Zook (1913 - 2009)*
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Originally Created by: Mike Kokoruda
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
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