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William Walter Ewell

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  • Name William Walter Ewell 
    Born 12 Jan 1870  Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1HNH-WT 
    Died 26 Oct 1950  Salt Lake City, S-Lk, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Oct 1950  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2013 

    Father Francis Marion Ewell,   b. 3 Nov 1835, , Ray, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1904, Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Frances Mary Weech,   b. 9 Oct 1838, Upton Noble, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1916, Wellington, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1858  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: EH Sealings to Couples, film 183,395
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elvira Lillian Bigelow,   b. 27 Aug 1877, Gunlock, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1952, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1894  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: Marriage rec. of Utah Co. FHL 488,399 Bk 2, pg195
      SS: FHL 186,206 pg27
    Children 
    +1. Verona Lillian Ewell,   b. 15 Apr 1895, Helper, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1981, Ukiah, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Leah Vivian Ewell,   b. 9 May 1897, Provo, Utah, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1961, Granger, Salt Lake, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +3. William Lamar Ewell,   b. 8 Oct 1898, Provo, Utah, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1949, Arcata, Humboldt, Ca, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +4. Lucile Amelia Ewell,   b. 3 Jun 1901, Spring Glen, Carbon, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1984, Midvale, S-Lk, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Elvira Fay Ewell,   b. 3 Sep 1905, Provo, Utah, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1942, Sandy, S-Lk, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +6. Walter Leon Ewell, Sr,   b. 1 Jun 1908, Lake Fork, Duchesne, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1993, West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +7. Thelma Alice Ewell,   b. 10 Jun 1910, Price, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1990, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Erma Frances Ewell,   b. 22 Oct 1913, At Mt. Emmons la, Duchesne, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1924, Standardville, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +9. Lois Ewell,   b. 6 Dec 1917, , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2001, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ewell, William Walter & Lillian Bigelow
    Ewell, William Walter & Lillian Bigelow
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian
    50th wedding anniversary newspaper clipping
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian
    56th wedding anniversary newspaper clipping
    Ewell, Will & Lillian
    Ewell, Will & Lillian
    Ewell, William Walter & Elvira Lillian
    Ewell, William Walter & Elvira Lillian
    Ewell, William Walter family
    Ewell, William Walter family
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian Bigelow
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian Bigelow
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian Bigelow
    Ewell, William Walter and Elvira Lillian Bigelow

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Rec of Bapt. of Santaquin Ward FHL 027,323 pg24
      Death: Utah State Cert. of Death file # 50- 181903
      Bap: by Levi Openshaw, pg 24, Santaquin Ward Rec 027,323
      Confirmed: 3 Aug 1879 by Ed W. Clark, in same ward rec
      End: FHL 186,067 pg52
      SP: 186,206 pg27
      History:
      Spring Glen Branch, HDC WfT pt1, pg 2, Elder, Priest, Teacher, rebapt. 5 Sep. 1889 by T. Pratt, Recieved from Price 24 Nov 1889

      1918 Lived on 235 Hazel Street SLC Utah.
      Ref: William Lamar Ewell's WWI draft card listed his father's residence in 1918

      He is buried right next to his wife in the Provo City Cemetery.

      William's first words were swear words he learned from the mill workers in his father's plant. He usually played on the front porch, but being an adventurous child, one day he wandered off. A mill race ran in front of the the house.

      HIs mother and neighbors were frantically searching for him, and thinking he had drowned, had turned off the mill water race water and were looking everywhere they thought the body might have lodged. The boy boy walked up to his mother, from the rear, and pulling on her dress, asked what she was looking for; she almost fainted.

      Having a sensitve stomach, Will had a hard time trying different new food. He tried eating bear meat, but said the meat the more he chewed each bite, the bigger it got.

      In 1882, the Ewells moved to the Helper, in Spring Glen; where they bought a farm on the Price River. They were some of the first settlers in that part of the country. They raised melons, sugar cane and horse radish, all of which they processed and sold.

      At the age of twelve years, Will saw his future wife for the first time, when her family, the Asa Elijah Bigelow's, were moving from Gunlock, Washington County; Utah, to Provo. They had been camping on the river at the Ewell place and Will went down to get acquainted.

      While talking to the boys he saw this beautiful little five year old, golden -haired, blue-eyed girl. He never saw her again until he went to the academy at Provo. He lived in the Bigelow home.

      Will, as he was always known, owned the first coal mine in Spring Canyon. He found it while rounding up cattle. Not having eithr the money or transportation to move it, he sold the mine to a large company , this mine was later known as the Store's mine.

      At the age of seventeen, Will developed diptheria. This sickness was so bad, it destroyed his tonsils and pallet. Thinking he wouldn't live long, his father asked if there was anything he would like to eat. His request was for hamhock and beans. When Will ate them, it seemed to put a coating on his stomach and throat. This put him to sleep and he got better.

      An interesting case happened with the Bigelow boys. While they had been camping on the Ewell property they had been sleeping on the ground. When Will's father came to check on them one morning he found mountain lion track's and could see where the lion had lain at the heads of the boys, waiting for one of them to move. A train had come through nearby, during the night, and when it had whistled it scared the cat away.

      At the age of nineteen, William went to Provo to attend the Brigham Youth Academy and lived at the home of Asa E. Bigelow. Being a friend of the Bigelow boys, this way a natural place to stay. Lillian and her chums had a natural crush on Will, so when he teased her about not going out with him, she took it seriously. Her brother told him, he better not not disappoint her, and after the first date, they courted, and fell in love.

      The first home they occuppied was behind the Ewell store in Spring Glen. They then moved to Tintic, Utah, where Will went into the mining business. From there they moved to Provo.

      At the time first child was born with the help of a mid-wife, Mrs. Davis, they were still living at the Ewell store. The next two babies were at Grandma Bigelow's home in Provo. When Vivian was two or 2 1/2, every day about eleven o'clock she would ask for bread and milk. She take it and go to the cottonwoods. Her mother was curious one day, so one she followed her and found her feeding big blow snake. That friendship abruptedly ended.

      William died 26 October 1950 of four different heart conditions.