James Livermore Ewers

James Livermore Ewers

Bunker Hill, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 Mar 1940 (aged 85)
Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Burial Silt, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Plot Lot 1, Row 1, Sec. 3, Tier B
Memorial ID 68819459 · View Source
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Progressive Men of Western Colorado
Published 1905, A.W. Bowen & Co., Chicago, Ill

James Ewers, whose industry and capacity have won for him a
substantial prosperity and a well established regard among his fellow
men in the wilds of Colorado, now blooming and fruitful with all the
products of cultivated life, was born near the town of Mason in Ingham
county, Michigan, on October 2, 1854, and is the son of Joseph C. and
Eunice (Livermore) Ewers, natives of New York state who settled in
Michigan when it was a part of the western frontier. There they
devoted their energies to farming and raising stock, ending their days
on the soil which they had redeemed from the wilderness, having built a
home in the virgin forest and helped to start a civilization where as
yet the savage roamed and the deer disported. They were members of the
Methodist church and the father supported the Republican party from its
foundation until his death, which occurred in 1897, he having for
thirty-seven years survived his wife, who died in 1860. They had a
family of seven children, of whom but two are living, a son Frank at
Morrison, Colorado, and James. The latter had the usual experiences
and hardships of country boys on the frontier, short and infrequent
attendance at the public schools and continual and arduous labor on the
farm. He remained with his parents until he was twenty-one, then came
to Colorado, arriving at Denver on February 1, 1879. He worked in that
neighborhood for awhile on ranches for wages, then began an enterprise
in the business for himself. He also did some mining, locating claims
at the head of Rock and Maroon creeks, which, however, proved to be of
little value. He gave up prospecting at the end of a year, and in 1883
took up a pre-emption claim of one hundred and sixty acres, which he
has since doubled by purchase of another one hundred and sixty acres
adjoining it. Half of his land is naturally tillable and he has a
large acreage under cultivation in hay, grain, vegetables and fruit,
hay and cattle being his main reliance. He has prospered in his
undertaking and is held in high regard by the people around him. In
politics he supports the Republican party, but in reference to local
affairs affecting the welfare of the community he works for the best
interests of the people. On May 10, 1891, he united in marriage with
Miss Belle Cozad, who was born in Kansas and is the daughter of John G.
and Rovina (Sullivan) Cozad, the father a native of Ohio and the mother
of Missouri. The father was a farmer in early life but afterward
became a wholesale merchant. They came to Colorado in the early days
of its history, and here the father freighted for a number of years,
then turned his attention to ranching and raising stock on Divide
creek. He supported the Republican party with zeal and fidelity, and
took an active interest in public affairs. Their family comprised
three children, Mrs. Ewers, Eunice B., the wife of Emanuel Grant, and
Andrew, living at Purdy. The father died on February 22, 1895, and the
mother has since lived at Purdy. Mr. and Mrs. Ewers are the parents of
six children, Eunice, Nellie, Joseph, Laura, Rosa and Frank. Mr. Ewers
recently completed a commodious residence of modern construction which
is one of the best on Divide creek.

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  • Maintained by: K-J Wall
  • Originally Created by: Rebecca Maloney
  • Added: 23 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 68819459
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Livermore Ewers (2 Oct 1854–9 Mar 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68819459, citing Union Divide Creek Cemetery, Silt, Garfield County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by K-J Wall (contributor 47086369) .