Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
1914 (aged 23–24)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
About 1890 born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Father James McArthur Ewing was born 26 Oct 1863, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
Mother Letitia Lumsden was born 1871 in Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland.
They married in Chicago, 3 Dec 1891.
Father, James, died Feb 1895, Chicago.
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- James Ewing
- George Ewing
- Walter Ewing All born in the United States.
1901 James, age 11, was staying with Thomas Haran in Glasgow.
Immigration back to Scotland from USA
1895 April Ship "Carthaginian", James aged 6. (with mother and brothers)
Immigration to Canada
Maybe 1906, age 16 to Montreal, Canada going to Hasting, Ont. to be a farmer or tailor. Born in USA
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
James is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.
Thomas Haran, 920 Duke, St., Glasgow
Assume he was single as no one had claimed widow/orphan compensation by Feb 1915.
1914 Dundee Courier: James Ewing (24), single; Advise Thos. Haran, 920 Duke Street, Glasgow
Thomas Haran's sister Elizabeth married Jacob Ewing, the grandfather of James.
1901 mother Letitia (age 27) was working as a servant in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
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