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Alpha M. Ewart

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Alpha M. Ewart

Posted: 21 Feb 2002 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Ewart,First,Smith,Sutton
"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg. 688-89

Alpha M. Ewart. One of the prosperous farmers among the younger generation of farming men in Rock Creek township, where there are many successful and enterprising agricltural men, as none will deny, is Alpha M. Ewart, general farmer and a breeder of blooded Poland-China hogs. Mr. Ewart has devoted himself to farm life from his boyhood, and he is realizing a distinct and pleasing success in his chosen work.

Born in Jefferson township, this county, om September 3, 1873, Alpha M. Ewart is a son of Theodore and Caroline (First) Ewart, and of their two sons he is the only surviving child. The other, James W. Ewart, married and died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on November 11, 1905.

Alpha M. Ewart was reared on the home farm in Jefferson county and Rock Creek township, and he had his education in the schools of the latter place, to which the family removed in his boyhood. He remained on the home place until he was twenty years old, when he launched out into independent farm life. He operates his father's farm.

In 1892 Mr. Ewart married Miss Maude Smith, and to them were born two children. Harry C. Ewart was graduated from Rock Creek Center high school and Hazel M. is now a student in the same school. Mr. Ewart was twice married, and on March 16, 1904, he wedded Lulu M. Sutton, of Louisville, Kentucky. She was born in Marion county, Kentucky, and when she was three years of age moved to Louisville with her parents, and was there educated in the public schools. She was unable to carry out the plans of her family for a higher education because of defective eyesight that manifested itself in her teens, compelling her to leave her studies in the high scool. No children have been born of this second marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Ewart are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Plum Tree, and are active in the good works of that organization. Mr. Ewart is fraternally identified with Solomon Lodge No. 392, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Warren, Indiana, Encampment No. 167, Rebekah Lodge No. 262, and Canton No. 56, at Bluffton, Indiana. He is Past Chief Patriarch of the Grand Encampment of Indiana of the Modern Woodmen of America. A Republican in politics, he has been active in local and district politics, and has taken a prominent place in his community along lines of active improvement and general progress. His citizenship is of a high order, and he has the esteem and high regard of all who share in his acquaintance.

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