William Thomas Ewell

5 October 1846–12 February 1916 (Age 69)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Ewell was born on 5 October 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Fletcher Ewell, was 30 and his mother, Mary Lee BLAND, was 28. He married Martha Platt Wall on 23 June 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Goshen, Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 12 February 1916, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Thomas Ewell
Martha Platt Wall
Marriage: 23 June 1873
William Thomas Ewell Jr
Frederick John Ewell
Sarah Mariah Ewell
Peter Fletcher Ewell
Purmit Richard Ewell
Zachariah Henry Ewell
Martha Ewell
Pauline Bland Ewell
Mary Elizabeth Ewell
Franklin Marion Ewell
Clara Alice Ewell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +6 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): habitational name from Ewell Minnis or Temple Ewell (Kent) or possibly from Ewell (Surrey), all named from Old English ǣwell ‘river source’.

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

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    Life History

    William was born during almost incredible hardships in Council Bluffs, Iowa where the Mormon saints had fled because of religious persecution. He was the 5th child. His father and namesake died when …

    Sources (35)

    • Wm J Jones in household of Peter Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm S Ewell in entry for Clarence B Fowler and Clara A Pace, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Thomas Ewell in entry for Franklin Marion Ewell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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