Surname: McEwen

Grewell, Vincent M. – Obituary

Capt. Vincent M. Grewell, a pioneer of Ipava, Ill., died Dec. 16, 1902, aged nearly 81 years.  Mrs. Jane Grewell, Dec. 28, 1902, aged 77 years.  There were just 14 days difference between the deaths of this aged couple, who had lived together for 52 years.  They had relatives in this valley:  E. D. Grewell, Clay, and Stanley Grewell, Mrs. Harvey McEwen [Martha Jane Grewell], and Mrs. William [Mary Grewell] Taylor. Contributed by:  Shelli...

Read More

McEwen, Melvin E. – Obituary

Melvin E., 62, 412 S. Pacific Ave., Kelso, died April 2 at home. He was born April 5, 1907 in Winchester, Wash. He had lived in this area for 42 years and worked as a bartender. He was a World War II veteran and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include one son, Shirley McEwen; three brothers, Wilbur of Kelso, Elmer of Oakland, and Dan of Centralia; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Timberman of Vancouver, and Mrs. Alta Rasmussen of Battle Ground; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ditlevsen-Moore Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Holloway officiating. Concluding services and interment will be in the Toledo Cemetery [Fir Lawn Cemetery]. The Ditlevsen-Moore Funeral Home is in charge. Longview Daily News, April 3, 1970 Contributed by: Shelli...

Read More

McEwen, Wilbur D. – Obituary

Wilbur McEwen, 77, 120 Vision Drive, Kelso, died July 4, 1992, at Community Hospice. A Washington native, he was born March 24, 1915 to Daniel and Lena (Owens) McEwen. Mr. McEwen, a former Weyerhaeuser Co., International Woodworkers of American Wood Worker, had lived in this area since 1929. He was a member of the Kelso American Legion Post 25 for 44 years. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Evergreen State Chapter 11. He enjoyed his family and family gatherings. He is survived by his sister, Laura Timberman of Vancouver; two brothers, Daniel L. McEwen of Centralia and Elmer J. McEwen of Freemont, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Winifred Chandler of Kelso. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Toledo cemetery [Fir Lawn Cemetery] with the Rev. Jim Crislip officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday at McVicker’s Chapel on the Hill. Daily News, Longview, July 6, 1992 Contributed by: Shelli...

Read More

McEwen, Martha Grewell – Obituary

Old Pioneer Of Valley Dies At Toppenish Mrs. Martha Mcewen Passes Away After Lingering Illness Of Several Months Mrs. Martha Grewell McEwen, an old pioneer of this vicinity, passed away at Toppenish Sunday morning at 7 o’clock after a lingering illness which confined her to her bed for the past several months [died December 22, 1918]. Mrs. McEwen was born February 22, 1860, in Iowa, and three years later crossed the prairies in an ox team with her parents, settling at Vancouver, Wash. When she was 13 years old she moved to this vicinity where she has since made her home and where she has many friends. She was married in 1877 to Harvey McEwen, by whom she is survived. She has been a staunch member of the Christian Congregational church practically all her life. In addition to her husband she is survived by eight children. Four sons, Ed, Ernest, Clarence and Carl, all living at Toppenish, and a fifth son, Oscar, resides here [Ellensburg]. Two daughters, Mrs. Iva McElhinney, is of Seattle. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. William Taylor of Ellensburg and Mrs. Belle Little of Mabton; one brother, Clayton Grewell of White Bluffs, Wash., and three grandchildren, besides many other relatives. All of her children will be present for the funeral, but it is not known whether the brother and sister who live out...

Read More

McEwen, Lena – Obituary

A longtime resident of Centralia, Mrs. Lena M. McEwen, 82, died Wednesday at a Centralia hospital. She was born March 28, 1884 at Lawrence, Kan. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alta Rasmussen, Battle Ground and Mrs. Laura Timberman, Vancouver; four sons, Dan, Centralia, Wilbur and Melvin, both of Kelso and Elmer, Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Mooney, Portland; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Fissell-Brown Mortuary Chapel, Chehalis, with the Rev. James F. Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Toledo Cemetery [Fir Lawn Cemetery]. Pallbearers will be Leslie Palmer, Bob Farnell, Elmo Thomas, Carl Graham, Carl Bergstrom and Ernie Penhallagon. Daily Chronicle, July 7, 1966 Contributed by: Shelli...

Read More

McEwen, Ernie D. – Obituary

McEwen Dies from Crash. Ernie D. McEwen, 55, died at Ellensburg General Hospital at (paper damaged) today [July 12, 1981], without recovering consciousness, after suffering fatal injuries in a collision of his pickup truck with a logging truck early Wednesday. The hospital yesterday after-noon reported McEwen’s injuries of a basal skull fracture, punctured lung and seven broken ribs. McEwen’s death is the seventh from traffic accidents in Kittitas County this year and the (paper damaged) from accidents occurring off a (paper damaged) highway. Fatalities number five and six were the deaths of two children, Earl Ray Bougher, the (paper damaged) and his brother, William Carl Bougher, six months, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Bougher of Wapato. At this time last year, 10 accident fatalities had occurred in this county, the state patrol reported. A light 1936 Ford pickup driven by McEwen was struck in the center of the right side by a heavy logging truck owned by Contratio Bros. When McEwen received his fatal injuries. The driver of the truck was Vernon D. Callaghan, 37, of Ellensburg. The accident occurred at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, in the middle of the intersection of Fairview road and Schnebly road, approximately six mile northeast of Ellensburg. Mrs. Ralph Charlton of Ellensburg was killed in an accident at the same intersection a few years ago. The logging truck, not loaded, was traveling...

Read More

McEwen, Oscar – Obituary

Death Take Well-Known Resident Oscar Mcewen Oscar (Ott) McEwen, well-known Ellensburg resident, died Sunday at the Kittitas Valley Memorial Hospital. He was 89 years old [died June 4, 1967]. McEwen was one of the last true cowboys in the northwest, and the familiar scene of McEwen astride his horse, riding through town, was a common-place occurrence. He was for many years a rider at the Ellensburg Rodeo and participated in many of the early events at the rodeo. He still made an annual appearance at the show. He was born October 6, 1877 in a frontier home three and one half miles east of Ellensburg and spent many years riding trail, herding cattle, and ranching. He was married to the former Mary Peffers and she preceded him in death, passing away in 1958. They were married in 1918. Mr. McEwen is survived by two sons, Ralph McEwen, Toppenish, Mack McEwen, Maple Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Benz, Toppenish, and Mrs. Cora Miller, Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Carl McEwen, Toppenish, and Clarence (Bat) McEwen, Seattle; 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Evenson Funeral Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m., the Reverend Silas Erickson, officiating. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Oscar was the son of Harvey McEwen and Martha Grewell. He was married three times. On July 20, 1900 he married Ella Mann in...

Read More

McEwen, Sarah Agnes Banister – Obituary

Following a long illness, Mrs. Sarah Agnes McEwen, age 91, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 27, 1962, in the Ellensburg General Hospital. Mrs. McEwen was born March 28, 1870 in Clark County near Vancouver, Wash., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Banister [mother was Martha Dixon]. When she was a small child, the Banister family first came to the Kittitas Valley. They spent one winter here, then moved to Walla Walla because of the Indiana scare. In the fall of 1884 they returned here to make a permanent home. Sarah Banister was married Jan. 3, 1884 to James William McEwen. They were engaged in farming until 1908 when they moved into Ellensburg. Mr. McEwen has lived in the family home at 306 South Sampson, for the past 53 years. At the time of her death she was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church in Ellensburg, having united with the church in January 1902. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Cora B. McEwen and Mrs. Martha Jordin, both of Ellensburg; two granddaughters, six great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Melinda Dixon of Ellensburg and Mrs. Belle Lewis of Wenatchee, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Elwood Marvin officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF...

Read More

McEwen, Harvey – Obituary

Harvey McEwen Dies In Seattle Pioneer Valley Resident Came To Ellensburg In 1871 Harvey McEwen, 79-year-old former Ellensburg resident and one of the Kittitas Valley’s earliest pioneers, died in Columbus Hospital in Seattle yesterday afternoon [June 9, 1937]. He had made his home at Wapato for many years, and died while in Seattle on a visit. Mr. McEwen came to the valley in 1871 and lived near Ellensburg for 40 years. In 1921 he went to Wapato to farm, later retiring. He is survived by four sons, Oscar and Ernie McEwen of Ellensburg; Carl McEwen of Seattle, and Clarence McEwen of Kansas City, Missouri; three daughters, Mrs. L. W. Evans of Wapato, Mrs. R. E. Wheeler of Toppenish and Mrs. Charles Haack of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Abe Wheeler and Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson of Ellensburg; and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at he Honeycutt Chapel in Ellensburg Saturday Afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. [Burial in the IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by: Sheli...

Read More

McEwen, Jerusah Amelia Morrow – Obituary

Mrs. Amelia McEwen, aged 63 years, died at her home in this county last Saturday [October 27, 1898]. The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church in this city on Monday, Rev. Smith officiating. Deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. Jerusah was the daughter of William McMillan and Elizabeth Wyatt. She married John Hager McEwen on August 11, 1850 in Mahaska Co., IA. Contributed by: Sheli...

Read More

McEwen, Mary Viola Peffers – Obituary

Mrs. Mary Viola McEwen, 60, died suddenly after suffering a stroke, at the Valley General Hospital early Tuesday, Mar. 11 [1958]. She was born Feb. 13, 1898 [1897] in Ellensburg, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Peffers of this city. She was married to Oscar McEwen in 1914 and they had made their home at 801 E. Fourth Avenue for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, two sons, Ralph McEwen of Toppenish and Mack McEwen of Seattle; a daughter, Mrs. Morris Miller of Eugene, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul Benz of Toppenish; nine grandchildren; and three brothers, William of Ellensburg, John of Oregon, and Albert of Sunnyside. She was preceded in death by two infant sons, Allen and Ray. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. [Burial in the IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by: Sheli...

Read More

McEwen, James William – Obituary

James W. Mcewen Pioneer Is Dead Came To The Kittitas Valley In 1871 Health Had Been Failing Fast For Ten Months And Was Confined To Room 4 Months. James William McEwen, pioneer of the valley died yesterday [July 15, 1915] afternoon from leakage of the heart. He was born October 24, 1853 at Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa. As a child his heath was very poor and the physician advised the father to bring him to the west, which he did when William was a lad of only six years, crossing the Sound country in the fall of ’59, where they lived until ’71, when with his father he came to this valley, where he has since resided. January 3, 1884, Mr. McEwen married Miss Sarah Agnes Banister and located on their farm four miles east of Ellensburg where they lived for twenty years when they moved to Ellensburg. Four children have blessed this union, Mary Ellen [Mamie] and Leslie who both died in infancy and Cora and Martha who have grown to young womanhood in this city. Twelve years ago Mr. McEwen was converted and united with the local Baptist Church under the ministry of Pastor Willis E. Petticone, and has for much of the time has been a member of the official church board. His health has been fast failing since September of last year and for more...

Read More

McEwen, Mary Ellen Grunden – Obituary

The body of Mrs. E. J. McEwen who died in Seattle on Monday [May 23, 1916] after a long illness with pulmonary tuberculosis, arrived in Ellensburg last night and was taken to the parlor of M. L. Bridgham where it will lie until funeral arrangements can be made. Mr. McEwen is in Montreal, and will not be able to get here until Sunday or Monday. Mrs. McEwen, formerly Miss Mary Grunden, was born in Ellensburg and had lived here nearly all of her life, having attended the public schools here. She was 20 years of age, and was married in 1912 to E. J. [Edward Jesse] McEwen, who survives her. Besides her husband, she leaves her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. [Elof Arnson] Grunden of Ellensburg, three sisters, Anna and Nellie of Ellensburg, and Mrs. Don Dale of Klamath Falls, Ore., and three brothers, John Grunden of Sultan and Alfred and Glenn, both of Ellensburg. John Grunden arrived here this morning and Mrs. Dale is expected here tonight. Contributed by: Sheli...

Read More

McEwen, Catherine Chambers – Obituary

Near Oakland, Mason County, Oct 16, 1876 of heart disease, Mrs. Catherine McEwen, aged 87. Catherine was the daughter of William H. Chambers and Mary Ann Perry. She was married to the Rev. James McEwen. Catherine was the mother of John Hager McEwen. Her son John was a well-known pioneer of Oakland and Ellensburg. Catherine was buried in the Oakland Cemetery. The grave is no longer marked. A memorial headstone has been placed in the Shelton Memorial...

Read More

McEwen, Ralph Newell – Obituary

Toppenish—Ralph N. McEwen, 83, died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at his home. He was born November 20, 1919 in Ellensburg, WA to Oscar and Mary McEwen, a pioneer family of the Kittitas Valley. He served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater and was a decorated veteran. He graduated from Ellensburg High School and Ellensburg Normal School (now Central Washington University) receiving his Teachers Degree. He was a teacher and principal at Buena Grade School, McKinley Grade School and Lincoln Grade School all in the Toppenish School District. He was instrumental in the implementation of Bilingual education in the District. He was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Zillah and served as Treasurer since 1990 until his death, was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gun collector. He tied his own flies, worked for hunters’ rights, taught citizenship classes and actively supported the MERIT alcohol and drug abuse treatment organization. He is survived by sons, Arthur and wife, Anne McEwen of Yakima, Ron and wife, Diana Childress of Chandler, AZ, John and wife, Nancy Jo Childress of Sanford, NC and daughters, Barbara and husband, Richard Lilly of Yakima, and Faye and husband, Richard Halsted of Tonasket, WA, his brother Mack and wife, Georgia McEwen of Maple Valley, WA, sister, Cora Ellen and husband, Morris Miller of Eugene, OR, 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Search

Subscribe to AccessGenealogy

Enter your email address to subscribe to AccessGenealogy and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,468 other subscribers

It takes a Village to grow a Family Tree!


It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Recent Comments

Subscribe to AccessGenealogy

Enter your email address to subscribe to AccessGenealogy and receive notifications of new posts and databases by email.

Join 7,468 other subscribers

Pin It on Pinterest