|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1841|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1913|
Well-Known Akron Citizen Passes Away
Joseph C. Ewart, Native of Summit County, Dies at Age of 72 Years – Was Prominent Figure in Manufacturing Circles in This City For Many Years.
Joseph C. Ewart, a native of Summit county and one of the pioneer business men of Akron, died this morning at his home, 376 East Market street. Mr. Ewart was 72 years of age and had been failing in health for some time past with rheumatism and complicated diseases.
Joseph C. Ewart, was born in Springfield township, March 25, 1841, and was the son of Robert L. and Martha (Lemmon) Ewart. He received his education in the local school district where he was born, later completing his education in the Akron High School. When the call to arms was sounded in 1861 he responded, enlisting in the 29th regiment O. V. I. (Ohio Volunteer Infantry). In 1862 he was discharged on account of disability. In August of the same year he re-inlisted in the 45th O. V. I. and served to July 1, 1865, when his regiment was mustered out.
After the war he worked one year for Weary, Snyder & Wilcox Manufacturing company, making sash. After that he spent nine years in the shipping department of the Aultman Miller & Co. In 1875 in company with Henry E. Merrill, he commenced the manufacture of roofing tile, this being the pioneer works of its class in the United States. In 1882 he purchased Mr. Merrill's interest in the concern, and later associated himself with Charles E. Howland, under the firm name of J. C. Ewart & Co. The works were greatly enlarged, and a profitable business was conducted in this city for a number of years. Mr. Ewart was also interested in several other business enterprises, at one time being president of the Akron Vitrified Pressed Brick Co.
On March 30, 1881, Mr. Ewart was married to Miss Helena E. Phillips, who died November 16, 1887. He was married a second time to Miss Flora B. Cook, of Akron, on April 23, 1890.
Since the war Mr. Ewart had taken a great interest in local military affairs, having in 1877, organized the Sixth Battery, Light Artillery, now Battery F, First Regiment Light Artillery O. N. G. (Ohio National Guard), of which he held the position of captain, from the time of its organization until his promotion to the position of major of the regiment, August 20, 1891, which office he held at the time of his death. He was also very prominent in the Masonic lodge being a member of the Washington chapter and the Grand Council.
He is survived by his wife. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Akron Beacon Journal, March 6, 1913
Robert Lee Ewart (1812 - 1891)
Martha Lemmon Ewart
Flora B Cook Ewart (1859 - 1946)
Helen Ewart (1893 - 1893)*
Joseph C. Ewart (1841 - 1913)
Mortimer Travis Ewart (1857 - 1938)**
Created by: Heatherdawn
Record added: Jun 20, 2007
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