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Lucy J. Gilmore Ewing
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1874
Crawford County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1941
Edwards County
Kansas, USA


Lucy Gilmore Ewing was born at New Albany, Ind., Jan. 26, 1874. She moved to Great Bend, Kas., with her parents when she was about 13 years of age. Here she grew to womanhood and here on June 8, 1898, she was united in marriage to Fred Ewing. They spent most of their married life near Great Bend.

To this union were born six children; Lionel and Lowel, [sic] Lamar, Colo., Mrs. James Tait, Salina, Kas.; Russell, of the home; and Eldon, St. Louis, Mo. Iolene preceded her in death in 1930. She also leaves her husband, Fred Ewing and four grandchildren, Bobbie, Delores, Eloise and Ronnie.

Mrs. Ewing departed from this life Nov. 22, 1941, at Kinsley, Kas., at the age of 67 years, nine months and 28 days. She was a member of the M. E. church at Great Bend.

Mrs. Ewing leaves behind her a host of relatives and friends that long will remember her for her thoughtfulness and kindness. Always putting others ahead of her own cares.

Two Women Are Killed At Kinsley Rail Crossing

Mrs. Sam Gilmore and Mrs. Fred Ewing, Former Residents Here, Victims of Crash.

Two former residents of Great Bend were killed and three others injured about 10 o'clock Saturday night when the motor car in which they were riding collided with a Santa Fe passenger train at the Main street crossing in Kinsley.

Mrs. Sam Gilmore, 60, a sister-in-law of Cleve Gilmore, Great Bend barber, was killed instantly and Mrs. Fred Ewing, 65, a sister of Mr. Gilmore and sister-in-law of Harve Ewing, Great Bend, died about two hours after the crash.

Mrs. Gilmore's husband suffered a fractured hip. Their daughters, Ruth Gilmore, 25, and Lucy Gilmore, 41, suffered cuts and shock. They were taken to the hospital in Spearville for treatment.

The five, who reside in the Rozel community, were returning home from a vacation trip to Tombstone, Ariz., where they visited Mrs. Chas. Schmidt, sister of Mrs. Ewing and Mr. Gilmore, when the accident occurred.

Cleve Gilmore, who drove to the scene of the accident yesterday, said that Ruth Gilmore was driving and sitting in the front seat with her was her father, Sam Gilmore. In the back seat, Mrs. Gilmore and Mrs. Ewing were sitting on the outside and Lucy Gilmore was sitting between them.

A row of box cars on a siding partly obscured the main line tracks, Mr. Gilmore said, and when the approaching train was discovered, brakes were applied to the car and it skidded onto the tracks, being struck a glancing blow by the fast passenger train. All five of the occupants were thrown from the car.

Mrs. Gilmore and Mrs. Ewing struck a concrete abutment, the top of Mrs. Gilmore's head virtually being severed while Mrs. Ewing also suffered a head injury that caused her death a few hours later.

Mr. Gilmore is of the opinion that if the two women had not struck the abutment when they were thrown from the car their injuries might not have been fatal.

Both families were known to many residents of Great Bend and community. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore removed from this community many years ago, to a farm about 10 miles south of Rozel. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ewing formerly lived in the residence now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Sol Brack on the east side of the Parkview Heights addition to Great Bend.

Mrs. Gilmore is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Will Jones, of near Dodge City, and Ruth and Lucy of the home; also two sons, Glen, of the home, and Dee Gilmore, Vinita, Okla., and a brother, Bert Tullis, who resides in California.

Surviving Mrs. Ewing are her husband, who did not accompany his wife to Arizona, four sons, Lionel and Lowell, La Junta, Colo., Eldon Ewing, St. Louis, and Russell Ewing of the home, and one daughter, Oleta, who is married and lives in Salina, two brothers, Cleve Gilmore of Great Bend, and Sam Gilmore, Rozel, and two sisters, Mrs. Flo Williams of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Chas. Schmidt, Tombstone, Ariz.

A double funeral service will be held for Mrs. Ewing and Mrs. Gilmore from the Cook & Weber Mortuary Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the Great Bend cemetery.
Family links: 
  Thomas J Gilmore (1843 - 1926)
  Margaret Catherine Highfill Gilmore (1846 - 1926)
  Fred Halbert Ewing (1874 - 1956)*
  Lowell James T. Ewing (1905 - 1989)*
  Cleva Iolene Ewing (1909 - 1930)*
  Russell Merle Ewing (1917 - 2002)*
  Hannah Elizabeth Gilmore Schmidt (1870 - 1953)*
  Lucy J. Gilmore Ewing (1874 - 1941)
  Polly Isabelle Gilmore Beardsley (1877 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Great Bend Cemetery
Great Bend
Barton County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Diane Pedersen
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
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Lucy J. <i>Gilmore</i> Ewing
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Lucy J. <i>Gilmore</i> Ewing
Added by: Diane Pedersen
Lucy J. <i>Gilmore</i> Ewing
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- Judy Mayfield
 Added: Oct. 16, 2011
Rest in peace
- Diane Pedersen
 Added: Sep. 7, 2011

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