Charles Ewing Gist

23 January 1868–1 October 1950 (Age 82)
Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Ewing

When Charles Ewing Gist was born on 23 January 1868, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, Holden Collins Gist, was 40 and his mother, Harriett Jane Boyd, was 25. He married Mary Josephine Moffitt on 21 February 1894, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Mound Prairie Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 October 1950, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Charles Ewing? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Ewing Gist
Mary Josephine Moffitt
Marriage: 21 February 1894
Guy Maurice Gist
Hugh Moffit Gist
Ruby Josephine Gist

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1894Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 16
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 22
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon and Cornwall): nickname from Middle English giste, which could denote a supporting timber or joist, or (in Cornwall) a beam of any kind. The surname possibly denotes a strong, well-built individual.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (21)

    • Charles Ewing Gist in entry for Ruby Josephine Gist, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Charles E Gist, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Charles E Gist, "United States Census, 1930"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.