Raymond Crawford “Ray” Ewer

Napa County, California, USA
Death 22 Jun 1915 (aged 26)
Burial Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA
Plot Lot 22 Block A
Memorial ID 47812630 · View Source
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Ewer passed away June 22, 1915. His death was reported in the Dobbs Ferry Register (New York) on Friday, June 25:

Raymond Crawford Ewer, a resident of Circle Driveway, Riverview Manor, Hastings-on-Hudson, died on Tuesday [June 22], after a short illness. Mr. Ewer was 26 years of age and leaves a wife and infant daughter.

The funeral services were held from his late home on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. His body was taken to Fresh Pond Long Island for incineration. The ashes will be taken to his former home in St. Helena, Napa county, Cal.


Raymond Crawford “Ray” Ewer was born in Napa County, California, in October 1888. The birthplace was determined by his father’s name in the 1888 Napa County, California Voter Register. The 1900 U.S. Federal Census had the birth date information. According to the census, he was the second of three children born to Fred and Adella. His father was a “wine grower”. They lived in Hot Springs, California. In the Polk-Husted Directory Co.’s Napa City, St. Helena and Calistoga Directory, 1908, his father was the president of the St. Helena Bottling and Cold Storage Company, and they lived in St. Helena on “Kearney off Pine”.

He attended St. Helena Grammar School. Photographs of the school and his classroom were published in St. Helena (2010).

During most of 1907, he was a staff cartoonist on the San Francisco Call. Around September 1908 he made his way to New York City. In 1909, he produced two Sunday newspaper features and kid’s activity page.

The 1910 census recorded him and his wife, Ruth, in Manhattan, New York City at 514 West 122 Street. His occupation was magazine illustrator but he continued producing comics. Brown—City Farmer, also known as Brown—Would Be Farmer, ran from May 15 to November 6, 1910.

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