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FRANK EWING; The subject of this sketch was born in Hartford County, Maryland, June 27, 1825. His father, Charles Ewing, was a native of that county, and of Scotch descent; and his mother, Theresa Ireland, was born near Liverpool England. The family removed to Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1834, and there Frank was reared and grew to manhood. He received such a common school education as was afforded in the log school-houses of southeast Ohio in the early days. On the 20th of February, 1848, Mr. Ewing was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Hardesty, a native of Muskingum County, Ohio. There was born of this union, three children, Milton,
Alice May and Charles. The two sons are living, but the daughter died at the age of eleven years.
Mr. Ewing began the study of law with R. W. P. Muse, of Zanesville, Ohio, in 1856, and was admitted to the bar in 1859 by the Supreme Court of Ohio. From 1846 to 1867 he was a successful farmer in that State and during the last nine years of his residence there held the office of justice of the peace In 1867 he removed with his wife and two sons to Daviess County, Missouri, and located in Gallatin, where he engaged for two years in mercantile pursuits. The same year he was also enrolled as a member of the Daviess county bar. In 1870 he was elected justice of the peace, and, with the exception of an intermission of two years, has held that position ever since. He has, also, most efficiently served as supervisor of the City of Gallatin for the past ten years, and as such has had charge of all the public improvements in said city.
Mr. Ewing is a man of commanding personal appearance, standing sis feet high and weighing 215 pounds. He is, so far as education is concerned, a self-made man, having made himself what he is by hard study, perseverance and industry. He possesses more than average ability, and is a man of acknowledged good judgment and sound opinion. His intellect is bright and has that scope and capacity to grasp and understand the most difficult questions presented.
In politics Mr. Ewing has always been a staunch Democrat, of the most pronounced type. He takes an active and earnest part in upholding and defending the political tenets of his party, and is a close reader and keeps himself well informed upon the political as well as general topics of the day. He is a genial, sociable gentleman, and both he and his family are most highly esteemed by all who have the pleasure of knowing them.
Source:  The History of Daviess County, Missouri; by Birdsall & Dean; Publ. 1882; Transcribed by Andrea Pack

MILTON EWING; Milton, son of Frank and Rebecca Ewing, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, October 30, 1848. He was reared in his native county, and received his education in the schools of Zanesville, Ohio. When he was nineteen years of age he accompanied his parents in their removal to Missouri, settling at Gallatin in 1867. He early evidenced a decided interest in and preface for the law, and in 1868 began legal studies in the office of Judge R. Dodge, of Gallatin, continuing with Judge Dodge one year, then entered office of Judge Samuel A. Richardson, with whom he studied until he went to the bar in 1870. Mr. Ewing has since practiced his profession and has not only earned a high place among the best practitioners the Daviess County bar, but stands deservedly high in the esteem of the citizens of Gallatin and Daviess County. He has held the position of city Attorney and city clerk of Gallatin several terms, and is now most accepting the latter position.
On the 20th of February, 1872, Mr. Ewing was united in marriage to Miss Hattie, daughter of Rev. J. H. Brundige, of Gallatin. Mrs. Ewing is a zealous member of the Presbyterian Church, of Gallatin. Mr. Ewing is a member of Gallatin Lodge No. 106, A. F. & A. M., and of Gallatin Chapter 11, R. A. M.
Source:  The History of Daviess County, Missouri; by Birdsall & Dean; Publ. 1882; Transcribed by Andrea Pack

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