James Ewing

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James Ewing
Born 1890
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Died 1914 (aged 23–24)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality American.
Occupation Company Man

Early Life


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.



Census Records

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

Company Man

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


James is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.


Schedule E


Thomas Haran, 920 Duke, St., Glasgow

Interesting Facts

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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