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Elvira Fay Ewell

Female 1905 - 1942  (36 years)


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  • Name Elvira Fay Ewell 
    Born 3 Sep 1905  Provo, Utah, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN 66P7-T2 
    Alias Vie 
    Died 11 Mar 1942  Sandy, S-Lk, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Mar 1942  , Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I814  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2008 

    Father William Walter Ewell,   b. 12 Jan 1870, Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1950, Salt Lake City, S-Lk, Ut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stanley Harold Draney,   b. 9 Jun 1899, , Plain City, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 May 1925  , Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    +6. Frances Draney,   b. 1 Jul 1926, Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1994, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Marion Elvira Draney,   b. 17 Nov 1933, , Union, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1934  (Age 1 years)
    +8. Laurence Roger Draney,   b. 23 Apr 1936, , Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 2008, West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bigelow, Elvira Lillian and daughter Elvira Fay Ewell
    Bigelow, Elvira Lillian and daughter Elvira Fay Ewell

  • Notes 
    • From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      Elvira Ray, called Vie by her family and friends, was born at the home of her grandmother Bigelow in Provo. She was the fifth child of the nine children born to William Walter and Elvira Lillian Bigelow. She wanted to enter an acting career, but this her father forbid. She had learned the trade of a candy dipper while she was attending school, and she worked at that trade after she graduated from high school.

      She met her husband-to-be who worked not far away. After they had the first two children, Vie and her family moved to Union and little Marion Elvira was born.

      One day when Marion was just about a year old, she was left with a neighbor while Vie went shopping. The baby, who was just beginning to walk, bumped her head on a corner of the table. When Vie returned home, she was quite concerned about it, but the baby seemed all right so a doctor wasn't called in. The baby kept falling and irritating the bump so they finally called in a doctor, who opened the wound and cleaned it.

      Shortly after this, the baby had convulsions and died. Vie had a series of stillborn child and then started a downhill slide of illnesses culminating death due to uremia.

      The Ewells in America and Allied Families pg. 170