John Jackson Ewing

12 May 1835 - 22 Aug 1914

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John Jackson Ewing

12 May 1835 - 22 Aug 1914
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BIOGRAPHY: This Biography was obtained from the Smithfield, Cache, Utah Public Library: John Jackson Ewing was born in Pennsylvania May 12, 1835 and came to Utah with his father in October 2, 1847, making the journey with the Jediah Grant company. Rebecca Smith Ewing was born at Coosca, Alabama Febr

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John Jackson Ewing


Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States


April 15, 2012


April 13, 2012

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Biography of John Jackson Ewing

Contributor: rcdash15 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

BIOGRAPHY: This Biography was obtained from the Smithfield, Cache, Utah Public Library: John Jackson Ewing was born in Pennsylvania May 12, 1835 and came to Utah with his father in October 2, 1847, making the journey with the Jediah Grant company. Rebecca Smith Ewing was born at Coosca, Alabama February 25, 1846; a daughter of John and Maria Smith. The Smith family moved to Texas in 1846. There they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1849, and came to Utah in 1850, they were converts of Preston Thomas Morehead. Mr. Ewing’s parents died on their way to Utah. Jackson was 12 years of age, and his sister ten years of age. The Ewing children made their home first at Provo; and later to Lehi. The Smith family settled first at Tooele, then at Lehi in 1866. Here is where Jackson Ewing and Rebecca Smith met and married, November 30, 1861. Mr. Ewing had shuttled back and forth several times bringing stranded emigrants. That was an enterprise which tested the strength, the health, the faith, the stamina and the courage of a man: Hazardous roads, savage Indians, tough weather, hot or cold, wet or dry, marked the trail. But the thinking of the rescue men who made the drives was those stranded Saints must be brought in. Other men like Brother Ewing said “we will get them or die trying!” The Jackson Rebecca Ewing family moved into Smithfield to make their life-time home in 1864 or 1865. Mrs. Ewing’s father was of sturdy determined spiritually, descended from Scottish origin. Along with others of her relatives served on the civil war some for the North; other for the South. Mrs. Ewing was a very brilliant woman. She was interested in Joobitice home government, civic affairs and dedicated to her religious convictions, taking an active part in all phases of her church programs. From the very beginning of Relief Society program of the ward, she gave superior support, acting from block teacher to Presidency. All Relief Society projects had her support. She served 15 years in the ward Presidency. She did much for the sick of her ward. Her service was at a time when the Relief Society was the greatest service organization of the Mormon communities. The church authorities designated the Relief Society’s duties: Care for the sick, furnished food for the poor, clothing for the needy, quilts for the destitute, and served as mortician in caring for the dead. In all those elements of service, Mrs. Ewing was highly superior. She had a large family to help move along the way. She was an expert in pattern making and sewing with machine or by hand. She gave her time often at a sacrifice to her home needs. Fourteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ewing. Every newcomer was heartily welcomed by those older. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing, besides being persons of high material value to the community, rate highly in the concepts of moral, religious and spiritual values in the home and in their public relationships. In the family and community associations, they spoke gently, quietly, sincerely and everyone listened. Their preachments were by moral, spiritual, honest to goodness patterns of virtue that required very little voicing. In brief the Masters precepts were lived every day of their lives. They performed wisely and the people saw and respected them. With fourteen children to care for they resolved to a strategy of team work for father and mother Ewing. Both did their parts worthy of notice and praise. They had an acreage of good land which Mr. Ewing farmed efficiently in grain, foliage crops and pasture areas. They had a few good cows and a small flock of sheep. They had the know how to turn those potentials into food and clothing. Mr. Ewing always kept a good team of horses and a wagon, and when the farm and livestock did not urge his attention, he would go to the canyon for fire wood and building material. For many years he would keep the farmers and the merchants supplied with coarse salt that he would haul from Plain City on the lake shore. He was a partner in ownership of a threshing machine; it was horse-power driven and each grain threshing season-usually August and September-Mr. Ewing furnished one of the five teams serving on the power machine and was the teamster and care taker of the power plant. By intelligent planning and close family cooperating bringing the older children into the program on the basis of a family enterprise they quite well mastered the home economy program. The two daughters, Florence and Cordelia early learned the clothing making business from mother. The boys were russelers, had pleasing personalities and quite readily found jobs and became self supporting. They completed the school program offered by the town schools and the oldest son, Samuel, attended the Brigham Young College and became a school teacher. Jackson, another son went to the Butte, Montana mines as a young man; he never returned to Smithfield. Wickliff, the next son became well to do in cattle business and horse trading, and the younger boys after completing school got employment with city, county and state equipment machinery.

Biography of John Jackson Ewing from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

Contributor: rcdash15 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

BIOGRAPHY: EWING, JOHN JACKSON (son of Samuel Ewing and Esther Shaffer). Born May 12, 1835, at Little Britain, Lancaster county, Pa. Married Rebecca Florence Smith Nov. 30, 1861, at Salt Lake City (daughter of John Smith and Maria Foscue; the former died crossing plains. the latter came to Utah October. 1850, Byron Pace company). She was born February, 1842, Coosa county, Ala. Their children: John Smith b. Aug. 26, 1862; Esther Maria b. Oct. 6, 1863; Frederick Miles b. Aug. 15, 1865, all foregoing dead; Samuel Preston b. Nov. 4, 1866, m. Lana Hansen 1897; Jackson Elmer b. Sept. 20, 1868. m. Alice Hammond 1900; Wicklift Anderson b. March 25, 1870, m. Kate Meikle March, 1905; Florence May b. Dec. 13, 1872. m. George W. Lewis May, 1899; Cordelia Jane b. Aug. 190 1873, m. Alma Raymond April, 1892; Porter b. May 8, 1875, m. Ione Thomas Oct. 30, 1902; Erie b. Feb. 18, 1877, m. Rose Pitcher; Lester b. Aug. 30, 1878; William b. May 23, 1880, m. Jane Merrill Dec. 1910; Russell b. Dec. 7, 1882; Lois Eliza b. Sept. 15, 1885. Family home Smithfield, Utah. Moved to Smithfield 1866. Served as city marshal. Indian war veteran. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1864. - Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

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John Jackson Ewing was born on 12 May 1835
John Jackson Ewing was 5 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
John Jackson Ewing was 24 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
John Jackson Ewing was 26 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
John Jackson Ewing was 43 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
John Jackson Ewing was 46 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
John Jackson Ewing was 64 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
John Jackson Ewing was 69 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
John Jackson Ewing died on 22 Aug 1914 at the age of 79
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