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William Henry Ewry

  • Birth 7 Aug 1838 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 26 May 1906 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Section 23, lot 22
  • Memorial ID 6890541

Husband of Elizabeth Mary (Rickard) Ewry.
Father of Ella R. and Rose Lillian.
Son of John & Mary L. Ewry.

Local businessman and early treasurer of Tippecanoe County.

~WILLIAM H. EWRY, City Treasurer

Mr. EWRY, the son of JOHN EWRY, was born in the city of La Fayette, on the 7th day of August, 1838. Through the public schools of this city he acquired an education, which, although not of the scholastic order, has qualified him for successful participation in the business world.

At the age of 16 years, he closed his school life, and, with a desire to learn a useful trade, apprenticed his services to Robert Breckenridge, in the baker's trade, remaining thus employed for a period of one years. At the end of that time, he went to Kansas, and was a spectator of the riots of 1856.

In the following November, he left that point and located temporarily in Cass County, Iowa, where, after farming for several weeks, he accepted employment in a sawmill; remaining thus engaged until December 1857. He then returned to his native city, and engaged as clerk in his father's store.

Dissatisfied with the monotony of commercial life, he again turned his face westward on the 10th day of August 1859. The following Winter was spent in trapping through Iowa and Minnesota, with successful results.

His next venture was some mining operations at Pike's Peak, Colorado. In this pursuit, he was engaged from march, 1860, until December, 1864, with a fair degree of success.

Wearied with the loneliness of the miner's camp, he again sought his home, and resumed his position in his father's store, satiated with travel and sightseeing, and prepared to settle permanently in business.

On the 28th day of march, 1866, he gave his hand and heart in marriage to Miss MARY E. RICKARD, a resident of Tippecanoe County.

Having determined to make this city his future home, he retained his clerical position, entering heartily into its duties, and remaining thus engaged until 1875. At that time, he became the Democratic nominee for the office of City Treasurer, and was elected by a handsome majority. Having discharged the duties of this office faithfully, during one term, he was awarded a second nomination and was again elected in May 1877.

Combination Atlas Map of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 35 Kingman Brothers, 1878


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  • Created by: L. A. C. (Terry)
  • Added: 29 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6890541
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Ewry (7 Aug 1838–26 May 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6890541, citing Spring Vale Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by L. A. C. (Terry) (contributor 46486104) .