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Frederick Ewing and his wives
Monica Mary McCaugherty Ewing and
Elizabeth Agnes Paris Ewing

Heritage of the High Country-
A History of Del Bonita and surrounding Districts
Pages 322

In 1890 F. A. Ewing and his father left Ontario, and went to California. On March 11, 1897, they came to Lethbridge. Fred went to work for W. D. (Curly) Whitney in the livery Stable in Lethbridge. Hay for horses was cut and hauled from the Milk River Ridge, and feed oats from Cardston until 1905. Around this time Fred went into partnership with W. D. Whitney on a ranch on St. Mary's River, south of Lethbridge. Here they ran horses and Durahm cattle. Fred later acquired land west of Lethbridge - N. W. 1/4-29-8-22-W4th and S.W. 1/4-29-8-22-w4th and N.E. 1/4-29-8-22-W4th. He farmed and ranched in West Lethbridge until July 1912. In 1912 he acquired his homestead at Del Bonita, S. W. 1/4-28-1-21- W4th. he built a house and other buildings, and farmed and ranched there. In July 1921, he assigned his homestead to the Union Bank of Canada.After his second marriage he worked on a ranch on the Chilcotin River at Hanceville, B. C., called the T 2 and owned by Joe Tretheway.

In 1922, with his wife and four children and broke, he moved southeast of Coaldale - then Readymade, where he farmed, ranched, showed horses, called square dances and enjoyed htis kind of life till retiring in 1945. He and his wife Elizabeth lived in happy retirement till Fred's death in 1972.

Some people may also remember Fred as a memeber of the 25th Independent Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery, formed in 1908. Fred joined in 1910 and was the driver on No. 2 gun.

Some may also remember his stationary threshing outfit mounted on four sheels, one cylinder, hopper cooled engine, hand-fed straw carrier, and grain elevator.

Frederick Andrew Ewing, son of William Henry Ewing and Rhoda Bridge Ewing of Kingston, ontario, was born in 1875m April 16, near Kingston Mills, Ontario. He married Monica Mary McCaugherty, August 31, 1910 at Fort Macleod, Alberta. They had two sons.

Monica Mary mcCaugherty Ewing died in West Lethbirdge in the influenza epidemic, November 1918.

Fred married Elizabeth Agnes Paris, December, 1921, at Lethbridge, widow of A. L. Patterson. She had two daughters.

Frederick Andrew Ewing died July 29, 1972 at Lethbridge. he is buried in Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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